Tuesday, October 07, 2008

200th POST, RAMSEY DAILY PHOTO.

My 200th post. Not quite what you was expecting was it? In fact I had no planned image, nothing specific, but I found this fun lively image and just couldn't resist it. A contrast to yesterday's arty shot, a colourful image of the fun and games that happen when we have Ramsey Day during the TT. It's also one of the limited images I have of just people, and a lot of you have requested to see some locals, so here they are letting their hair down. I'll try and include more people but it's dfficult in a small private community.

Back to the word for the 100th post Xenodochial


The kindness of strangers who have consistantly supported this tiny island blog, encouraged me to continue, emailed me, blog awarded me, linked me, and even put me on the Community favourites list. Again I wouldn't have known this unless one of you hadn't emailed me.

I have lots of projects ongoing due to the blog, latest being to write an article for a museum to do with a Manx item. This is what I meant about taking a new turn. It's the writing now and the photography combined. Thanks to the North American Manx Association who actually wrote a post about the blog after finding me and introducing me to a whole new audience. Thanks To Dave McMahon for the honours shared for post of the day. Motoaction, Andree for the negotiations with the magazine, and thanks to Karl for the heads up on all the places that I'm being linked too and want to use me, in a nice way obviously

Gary, Marley, Virginia, Knoxville Girl, Scarlet, Laurie, Kelly, Bibi, Brett, Chuck, Louis La Vache, Mrs Nesbitt, Blue, Aileni, Dragonstar, Laxeylass, Mannanan's Cloak, Old Man Lincoln, Lake lady, Jim, Hyde dp, Mr Wigger, Olivier, Angela, Jackie, Eki,Stephen, Crazy Cath, Brad... I could go on. Thank you so much for just the conituned support, shared ideas and for endorsing my reputation on the net as the place to go for images,opinions, advice, wit and perhaps sometimes more than you bargained for. You have made me the blogger I am today. Aha! Now I can blame you lot.

What of the next 200 who knows. Maybe the escaped wallaby, the Manx fairies the odd celebrity. As you have discovered, Ramsey is a weird and wonderful place and I'll capture the Manx spirit for the blog.

Tarra,

B

62 comments:

Sam said...

Well done.

Brad, Boston said...

LB,

CONGRATULATIONS! 200 posts, is that days? Yesterday was my favourite image of all time. This looks like fun. I don't think the skinny guy will be around for long.

Barbara Rahal said...

Congrats on your 200 post!!! Loved the image from yesterday too in B&W!! Today is such a colorfull one!!! Perfect to celebrate, NICE!!!

mannanan said...

Babooshka, congratulations on your 200th post. I find today's piccie rather odd only because I think I've got the same two people sumo wrestling in some of my images. taken on sprint day before I was rudely interupted by a shout on the Lifeboat.How weird is that. I could be mistaken of course but it certainly looks like our best friends son. What a coincidence if it is.
Here's to the next 200...Cheers

laxeylass said...

Well done babe! You're a star for all the stirling work you do for the island not just Ramsey. I've contacted a few people about the blog, you may get some feedback and requests. I hope anyway. Just my way of helping out. I'm on nights this week( I'm a shipping auditor, surprise)so I can check in more. Suggestions from me? People if you can, the park and the tower. Don't change your writing or photograpy style, it's unique and pure class.
Take care hun,

Lisa(laxeylass)

Dan said...

Hooray! Happy 200th! Good for you and great image and post today!

Ann said...

Congratulations. Lovely colourful shot.

dan, brad's bro said...

Hi LB,

200. Brad said I had to say hi. He's
so in awe of your work. Come to Boston. We treat our artists with respect. Pubs are bars aren't they? I'd go for those photos. Do you have any Irish Bars? We're Irish, second generation.

Eki Akhwan said...

First thing in order: Congratulations (and I mean a big CONGRATULATION) on your 200th post, Babooshka!

I think I can confidently say, your photo blog is one of the most notable success stories in CDPB and quite probably beyond it: Thousands of visitors, a number of awards, and a lot of friends you have won through your high quality photographs, insightful and educational commentaries, and the constructive comments you gave to others' are the testimonies of your success.

So here's to the next 200 posts and beyond!

As for the photo today: Yes, I'd love to see more of the Isle of Man's people.

Oh, and one more thing I've been meaning to ask: How did the Isle of Man get its name? (I've been guessing that it must have been because only men used to live there? - I could be wrong... :))

Virginia said...

B.,
We are kindred spirits I think. Thank you for your wonderful comments that help me be a better photographer, and for your hilarious, irreverent dialogue that entertains us and makes this CDP blog a fun place to hang out.. What would we do without your bad self!!!
V

Jim said...

You are right, I was not expecting that for 200. Good one. The ladies seem to be on the large size there. Oh, thats a costume? Nevermind.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Woohoo! Hail Babooshka! Congratulations on your 200th post! And thanks to your blog because it is one of my inspirations to pursue Cavite Daily Photo!

God Bless you and 200 thousand more!

Steven^^

Lynette said...

Congrats on your milestone. Love these inflatable sumo wrestlers--I saw some in person once, in a country and western dance club in Jackson, Mississippi. Downright hilarious!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

The sumo wrestlers are fabulous. I am anxious with anticipation of their match. Congratulations on your 200th post.

Hilda said...

Now this is a fun and colorful image to celebrate your 200th post! Congratulations, Babooshka, and thank you for all the wonderful images, tips, comments, tales and information that you have shared with all of us. You are truly a lovely, generous person!

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

This sport seems to bring great fun.

Olivier said...

Champagne pour 200th post et ce combat de Sumo ;o)) Félicitation et bonne continuité
Champagne for 200th post and this fight Sumo o)) Congratulations and good continuity

Chuck Pefley said...

So, is that a colorful tent, a hot air balloon in the making, or a deflated swimming pool?

Congratulations on both your 200th as well as your new writing assignments!

rob said...

Happy birthday, 200 days old Ramsey!!
I like this colourful image, it's not planned but perfect for the event!

Roberto
Trieste Daily Photo

magiceye said...

good on you babooshka!
looking forward to plenty more!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Brett said...

200 posts, i really know the work you have put in, and you do so much more writing than i ever do. Congratulations

Ferreira-Pinto said...

If I'm allowed I would like to give you a very big, big hug on this 200th post and say that QUALITY is a word that everyday comes true on this fantastic blog.

Knoxville Girl said...

Hope no one sticks a pin in those sumos. Oh hell what am I saying - I'd be first in line.
Congrats on 200 posts, B, and on the new exciting turn in your career. I love your writing as much as your photos.
I raise my JD in your honor. Cheers!

Antoine said...

Joy 200. Football to see. Yes. Breton Isle of Man pod of peas.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Congratulations, my friend, on your 200!
I thank you very much for your support on my blog as well... it was soooo much appreciated!
{HUG}
~Michele~

Zsolt72 said...

congratulations:)! i hope to see the next 200, too!

Marie-Noyale said...

Congratulations ;~))
It's nice to celebrate in colors, and with some of your fellows islanders.

You deserve the success you are getting from the pictures and writing qualities.
Bravo.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a great celebration pic! it looks happy, bright and crazy! A fantastic combination!

angela said...

Woohoo! 200 and going strong. Congratulations on the first 200 and looking forward to the next 200....i lift my glass to you.

Hyde DP said...

you're doing great lass - just keep up the same variety and repartee and we'll keep on coming back.

Silwy said...

B,
I am rather fresh in this CDP comunity, so I didn't even imagine for how long are You part of this (wow 200 posts)...I think it is under your skin now...I like very much your critical but warm way of writing and of course, nice photos....

RuneE said...

Congratulations with the 200th! Time flies when you are having fun doesn't it? I have enjoyed many of your posts - especially those where you touch upon history (I'm a history freak if such things exist).

I agree with about the problems of putting recognizable people in pictures and try to avoid it if I can. The same goes for my family.

Good luck with the next 200!

PS Thank you for the comment! Always nice to be read...

Boise Diva said...

Congrats on the 200ths - and the related twists and turns.

Dusty Lens said...

Congrats on your 200th post! We are all growing together, evolving and taking on new projects.

I enjoy the colors of this one. Perhaps this should be the only way we settle world conflict differences.

Saretta said...

Congrats on 200 posts! Keep up the good work! ;-)

sal said...

Ramsey should be proud. Well done for a "come-over"

Tanya said...

Happy 200! I enjoyed the photo for today, colorful and silly! :)

Sharon said...

Congratulations on the 200th post. And, a special thanks for the new word Xenodochial. I love learning new words and this one is great.

L.C.T. said...

Thanks for popping by! May be checking out your blog too!

stu said...

Nice one.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

many happy returns!

Marie Reed said...

200 high fives to you! ouch my hand hurts now:)

John said...

Congrats on your 200 post!

Keep up the good work, Babooshka!

Professor said...

Congrats on the post! And how much fun is this pciture! Love th color and the silliness.

Jackie said...

Congratulations, and how exciting about your new project! I've enjoyed learning from you, both here and from your comments on my blog. Thank you so much.

Webradio said...

Nice sumos, yes !

Gail's Man said...

Best wishes on your 200th & thanks for the continued comments on my site. I'm not far off my 800th, so I'll have to find something as colourful as your photo to highlight it.

marley said...

Congrats on the big 200! Great photo for your celebration and thanks for the mention too! I'm glad to know my inane comments mean something! Keep up the good work. Where would we be without Queen B?

:)

Kelly said...

Hearty CONGRATULATIONS!

I am really happy about your new adventures!

Love this photo too, by the way! Such silliness!

Mo said...

You go girl! Congrats for #200. A toast to the next several 100. Hope we get an opportunity to see this new work you will be doing. Thanks for all the encouragment you give.

crittoria said...

Congratulations!! I look forward to enjoying your next 200 posts!!

Tash said...

Congratulations! Keep on trucking baby! We love it.

Ming the Merciless said...

Congratulations!

And it was very xenodicial of you to visit my blog so regularly. :-)

metromanila said...

Congratulations! This is indeed a colorful and fun shot.

metromanila said...

Congratulations! This is indeed a colorful and fun shot.

angie said...

congratulations on the big 2-0-0! keep up the great work!

Jilly said...

Whoops, I missed this yesterday. Many congratulations. Your blog is always fascinating with so much to learn and you are so encouraging and helpful in your comments on other people's blogs - including mine. Thanks, Babooshka - here's to your next 200.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Congrats and fun picture. :-D

tr3nta said...

congrats for yours 200th post...

Louis la Vache said...

A belated congratulations on your 200th post, Babooshka!

pierre l said...

Belated congratulations on your 200th post. I am afraid I have fallen behind with my reading, but I am catching up. It was also good to meet you in other places that we both frequent.
Best of luck with the the new endeavours.

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