31 March 2012

'Post Of The Month' Club - March

Hello Sparklers, it's here - our first 'Post Of The Month' Club together!

I can't wait to see what treasures you pop on the table for March.

It's been a crackerjack month in our home not least because we've had so many lovely family celebrations AND I've managed to fulfill my Lenten promise of giving up coffee for a whole [well I'm almost there] forty days...I may have kicked a habit......let me emphasize the 'may' have.

Today also marks the start of a two week Easter holiday for our family and I've found myself pulling out the photo album and dreaming a little. You see a special friend is taking her Mother on a glorious holiday treat to Bali, jetsetting over to one of my favourite pockets of the world, Ubud.

Captain V took me for my first adventure to Bali for my fortieth birthday and I've been dreaming of returning ever since. I've whipped up a little montage of photos taken during our stay, I hope you enjoy...

So now, whenever I take Luke for a walk and spy the Lobster claw Heliconias in a neighbours' garden, or wear one of my colourful kaftans, bright silk scarves or souvenir silver jewellery purchased on the trip, I get an immediate flashback and exhale a deep sigh...truly I do.

It was one of those magical adventures where you're left wondering that if we went back, would it be as good.
We stayed in several locations but Ubud was my favourite and most of these photos are taken there.
So as my gorgeous friend Annie & her Mum touchdown and inhale that first blast of hot humid, clove infused air, I'll be closing my eyes and dreaming of rice paddies aglow with sunset hues, cocktails by the tropical lagoon and Kecak dancers in their silken threads....sigh.
But what am I thinking? There will be lots of fabulous new places to explore and new people to meet when we pop our favourite posts onto the 'Post Of The Month' Linky below. 
Don't be shy, it's as easy as can be. If you're a regular, you'll know what to do.

For our new friends, it's as simple as skipping through your posts from March, choosing the one that you love the best, then pressing the hyperlink below that says "click here to enter". 
You should be guided through a simple process 'et voila' you've become one of a terrific group of writers who meet every month.  Share the love by visiting a few other blogs and you're away!


Photobucket

I'd be tickled pink if you'd be so kind as to add my button to your lovely sidebar, that way your own readers might be inspired to join in too.


We'll be doing this on the last day of every month and I'm looking forward traveling around the globe, reading and responding to each and every post added.

Happy day!

52 comments:

  1. I'm the first. This must mean I'm up too late...or you're up too early!
    I would love to go to Bali...it is on my list!

    Thank you for hosting the party-this is my favourite hop!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Robyn, I think like your name suggests, you are an early bird...and so am I.

      Lovely to meet you through "POTM' Club and looking forward to getting to know you better as each month unfolds.

      Happy week Lovely,
      Fx

      Delete
  2. Oh my, talk about a glorious spot!!

    I'll hop on board lovey, I just need a few minutes to go through March and I will linky up and join the fun!

    Margie!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi, moving on over from Happy Homemaker. Glad to see PotMC has such a great home!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Liene - I hope you enjoy coming back to the beach regularly!

      Delete
  4. How wonderful it looks there. I don't think I'll ever visit though, after that flight to China I decided I don't want to go anywhere that far ever again. You are lucky to have that kind of paradise so close.
    I just scrolled through my March posts and sadly none seem very exciting. I must do better for April so I can join in the fun :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sounds like if ever I'm to give you a real life happy hug J, that I'll be coming to you - yippeee!
      Here's to a wonderful weekend ahead Lovely,
      x F

      Delete
  5. What a wonderful Bali post. You transported me there mind, smell and spirit. There is a certain magic about Bali, and luckily we're off there in July for 16 days. I'm excited to have something to look forward too.
    Congrats on your first 'post of the month' series. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh so envious Sonia - 16 days would have me completely zenned out.
      I guess it's just a hop, skip and jump for you now and airfares would be almost negligible.
      Thank you for popping in today, the 'POTM' series is going to be a wonderful adventure for sure.

      Happy day!
      x f

      Delete
  6. Hello sweet friend! Still on spring break
    but will slowly be easing my way back into
    Blog Land. Got your e-mail and decided to
    link up. What a fantastic trip that must have
    been....dreamy. Hope your Easter Break will
    be as lovely as our break has been. Sending
    you love and hugs!

    xx Suzanne

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you sweet friend, I'm thrilled that you've popped in during your break to join in and I love your post to pieces.

      It's a glorious autumn day here with dazzling sunshine and blue skies so perhaps your wish is starting to become reality already.

      Happy weekend,
      Fx

      Delete
  7. Bali looks amazing - I've never been there but would love to one day. Thank you for hosting - so fun to be on the other side. It is was hard to chose my favorite of the month, but I went with the lambs :) XOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Scoot on down to my hemisphere Laura, I'd love to meet you in Bali!

      It's been lovely to meet some of your gorgeous friends so far and I thank you again for this special gift.

      Happy weekend!
      x

      Delete
  8. Hey felicity... Thanks for asking me to join.... What a lovely link up. I.ve added my kinky but I don't think the pic worked!!!
    And I can't stop
    Poking at all those wonderful Bali photos!!! Wow!! Amazing xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gigglemaker! I'm thinking that your computer/phone's auto-correct has made your comment 'kinky' - love it!

      Happy weekend and I'm so pleased you could join in.
      x

      Delete
  9. I'm in! I look forward to checking out everyone's links over the next few days.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So wonderful to see you here Allison, I'm certain you'll find some treasures in your Bloggy travels.

      Happy weekend Lovely,
      x

      Delete
  10. Yay! I'm so excited it's your inaugural post of the month! Let's celebrate by doing a big star jump in the air. Sure, it looks silly, but who cares?

    I'm so excited!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's hard to laugh and jump at the same time Kymmie but you're right it's fun!

      Thank you for your enthusiasm, I'm thrilled to have such wonderful contributors joining in,
      xx

      Delete
  11. Hello dear friend, count us in. Sounds like fun! Off to take a peek at all the other linky's now.

    Happy Weekend!

    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kellie, I'm so pleased you're in, you and your lovely project deserves to be heard about far and wide.

      Happy weekend back to you,
      x

      Delete
  12. Ah Sweetheart, the one I've been waiting ages for! So delighted to dive in and participate - I can't wait to see where these posts take me ☺. J x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Most special Jane, there's a great big smile on my face - thank you!

      The serendipity of discovering new and wonderful spaces and friends is more than likely, as well you know.

      Big hug from afar,
      x

      Delete
  13. Such beautiful photos Felicity - I can see why you long to return! Thanks for the invitation to link - I shall enjoy a tour around some other blogs as well! Cx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I often find myself there in my dreams Chantal. There are some parts of Bali that are so not my cup of tea, then there are others that speak to my very core.

      Enjoy connecting with the other 'POTM' clubbers, you're a wonderful group indeedy.
      x

      Delete
  14. Yay...I am so new to the link thing. You may need to hold my hand through this.
    Ness xx
    Marley & Lockyer

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I see you managed it all just fine Ness as I knew that you would.

      Thanks so much for joining in when I know how busy you truly are.
      xx

      Delete
  15. Love, love Ubud, we stayed in a lovely resort up there for a week a while back and it looked pretty much like the room you have shown. It overlooked rice paddys and had the most gorgeous infinity pool. Once in a lifetime experience, as it was pre kids and all. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Deep, deep sigh.
      These images are mostly from our stay at the Wake de Ume and I'd love to return - the pool had its own little grotto with a waterfall and I could have seriously turned into a water nymph if there hadn't been other delights to explore.

      Happy day,
      x F

      Delete
  16. Yay! I've managed to linked up! But the cropping of the photo I did wasn't good. Thank you! : )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It looks great Ning and thank you for joining in.
      x

      Delete
  17. Hi Felicity! I've been meaning to say "Thank you" for leaving your comment on my blog titled "Pegs as light shades" once again "Thank you" Better late than never : )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are such a clever cookie Ning and thank you for your lovely manners.

      Happy weekend,
      Fx

      Delete
  18. Hi Felicity,

    I'm new here as I discovered your blog from Happy Homemaker UK. Thank you for continuing on the Post of the Month Club tradition!!!

    Erin x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Erin and a warm welcome.
      One of the great delights of hosting the POTM Club is meeting new friends and I look forward to getting to know you.

      Happy weekend,
      Fx

      Delete
  19. Morning, I love Bali and I am hoping to take us on a holiday(finally) next year.
    xxxxxxxxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can imagine that will be a truly magical holiday Jill and well deserved too.
      xx

      Delete
  20. Hello Felicity, Thank you for the invitation to wonder through some lovely blog posts here!I have been a little quite lately so not time for me to be out there but I enjoyed the visits :)
    Happy weekend lovely!
    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bonjour mon amie, I hope you find some treasures to follow in your travels and a happy weekend to you too.
      x F

      Delete
  21. First up - giving up coffee?!!! Wow, I am impressed!

    Next - I've never been to Bali (can you believe it?!) but your photos make it look like a very tempting proposition indeed...

    Lastly - love the post of the month idea! So simple to do and a fabulous way to discover new blogs and new posts. It looks like you've got a wonderfully diverse collection up there, looking forward to diving in :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. #1 The coffee thing - had to be done I take it black with two sugars and we all know what a demon the white stuff is alone!

      #2 Can. Not. Believe! Surely a stopover on the way to or from home one time could be wrangled!

      #3. So happy to have you as part of this month's line up and you know I adore green [in fact as I type this I'm looking down on a green and gold ring gifted to me recently by my Mum. It was her Mother's and we don't know what the stone is, but I love it]. Will be working on silver for my April submission - tricksy but possible.

      Happy day Lovely!
      x

      Delete
  22. I love your blog, but my ramblings would not qualify I do believe. By the way, I continue to devour the John Carter Martian series written by Edgar Rice Boroughs on the kindle! Awesome.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by Ray, perhaps April you will gift us with an offering in the POTM Club series.

      Happy week ahead!

      Delete
  23. Felicity thank you for inviting me to join in! I love the concept & I am looking forward to adding some new blogs to my must read list - as soon as my internet speeds up!! Sarah xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sarah it was such a delight to see your beautiful image in the line up and I really related to what you wrote - deep breaths sweetheart, deep breaths!

      Delete
  24. What beautiful images and memories of such a beautiful place, Felicity!
    I would love to be there right about now!
    Sending you wishes for a most wonderful week ahead!
    xo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You and your camera would be in heaven Lisa - so many lush tropical plants and landscapes to capture.

      Happy week to you too my friend,
      xx

      Delete
  25. Hi I did it, gosh Felicity I must post more in April when I looked at my monthly options there wasn't much there!!!
    It looked gorgeous where you stayed in Bali I have only ever been for the day a few times when I was working on the cruise ships to to stay for a hoiday would be wonderful!!!

    Captain V did remind me of the King & I standing there :)) hope he whisked you around Ubud shall we dance 1,2,3 & ohh I love that movie.

    Some lovely post to read think it will be lovely to do this once a month I will endevour to post a little more for April I feel. xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your enthusiasm is a bright salve in my day Lainey - thank you for stopping by and for joining in with this first POTM Club by the beach.

      xx

      Delete
  26. Such a great idea for a linky, Flick. I'll be very happy to visit lots of these posts - it's always a treat when a blogger chooses their own fave. The one I chose is possibly a bit random, but that's why I like it. It's a 'stream of consciousness' post that makes me laugh.

    I was tempted to give the 'me time' post another airing, but decided I couldn't handle it!! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Brilliant choice Bron!

      A NOTE FOR ALL WHO ARE JOINING IN THIS MONTH< YOU MUST READ #44 >

      I'll be popping back to see what you had to add.

      xx

      Delete

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
Each new comment is a gift - unexpected and lovely and definitely deserving of a reply.

Felicity x