Yep, That’s Me Up There in the Freshly Pressed Gallery!

Freshly Pressed Gallery showing Vanessas post

In the past I have lamented over not being Freshly Pressed, I have analysed what it takes to get Freshly Pressed, I’ve wondered, after more than two years of blogging, would it ever happen to me? And then last week it happened, I got the email – my post expressing how little I know about gardening had been Freshly Pressed!

Of course when I heard the news I played it totally cool, I was very modest and barely said a word about it…

Vanessa screaming excitedly

Vanessa on knees with arms out

Vanessa on trampoline

Vanessa on trampoline

Vanessa talking on phone

Vanessa singing and dancing

Yeah, it’s no big deal, no point in making a song and dance about it.

I would like to take this opportunity say welcome to my new followers, and thank you!

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101 responses to “Yep, That’s Me Up There in the Freshly Pressed Gallery!

  1. Considering HMQ and the New Years Honours list – as someone once sang, ‘There is nothing like a Dame’!

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  2. Congratulations!

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  3. They were going to get you eventually, especially after you did that detailed analysis on them. One thing’s for sure — the people at WP have a sense of humor. (Or humour, as you would say.) Congrats again.

    And I love the pictures. *climbs up from floor after having fallen off the chair laughing*

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    • It’s funny though, in common with a lot of others who have been Freshly Pressed, that wasn’t a post that I thought it would happen to! In fact I almost didn’t post it after I wrote it because I wondered if it was too silly. Glad I did though of course!

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  4. Loved these photos. Although, the trampoline photo looks mighty painful. Congrats again, V! And here’s to many more FPs in your future!

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  5. That’s a nice split you do up there. So nimble. Congrats on FP! At long last…validation. It’s all any of us want. Nice to see you handled it with the quiet dignity it deserves.

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  6. A call from the queen is a wonderful salute. Love the trampoline pics! Congrats again! …. Enjoy the stats bump!

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  7. I woke up this morning and all the church bells were wringing across the land…seemed there was some big news happening while I was sleeping.

    Woo Hoo…and Holy Cow…You can still do the splits?

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  8. Doesn’t surprise me! Congrats

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  9. Congratulations!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  10. Oh, those photos! Aren’t you adorable!

    Frankly, I never could understand why you had been overlooked by the Pressers for so long. As I said on my own blog the other day, you’re one of the best bloggers out there. Better late than never I suppose.

    So enjoy your newfound fame! Oh, and tell the queen I said “Hi!”

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  11. I read it and thought it was hilarious!

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  12. Venessa, and I’m so glad to see you are still modest and that this exceptional honour has not gone to your head!
    Joking aside – WELL DONE. Richly deserved.

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  13. I’m still catching up with your posts, including the FP’d one, but CONGRATULATIONS, VANESSA!! You write great stuff and this is well deserved. Was Her Majesty suitably impressed by your news? Of course with her it’s sort of hard to tell. She might be the queen and stuff, but has she been FP’d? I think not.

    Love the photos–so limber! How do you do those things without rupturing something??

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  14. Ha ha ha ha. I’m still giggling over all your pictures. Great job, Vanessa! You’re awesome, and silly, and definitely freshly pressed now! Good job.

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  15. Congratulations, Dame Vanessa! You’re pretty athletic, considering you eat all those cupcakes!

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  16. Haha, best post-FP post ever! Loved it!! Congrats on the Freshly Pressed. You deserve it!

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  17. Congratulations, Vanessa. F.i.n.a.l..l.y.
    If it’s Dame Vanessa to you, I wonder if we would be more likely to call you Lady or something like that. Yay. Looking good. Happy for you! πŸ˜€

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  18. LOL! Congrats. You crazy lady.

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  19. Congrats, Vanessa!! I love this post. Look at that split jump!! I’m glad you had fun with it!

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  20. LOL! I think you are my new favorite person.

    And CONGRATS!!

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  21. Always a dame, never a lady … Can we take the bunting down now please?

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  22. Ah, you English folk. I love how reserved you areβ€”that stiff upper lip and all. Such a restrained response to such a great honor! Or is that honour? πŸ˜‰

    Congrats again, and I bet it won’t be the last time!

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  23. Wonderful news, Vanessa! Well done! I was dancing with you at the end there!

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  24. HAHAHAHA!!!! I think you’ve handled being Freshly Pressed like everyone does. We all say, “Whatever!” but we all write a letter to the President saying there should be a day named after us.

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  25. And to think I knew her when she was just a little blogger!

    Very very very well deserved. πŸ™‚

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  26. Congrats again, V. Love the photos – I think that is the best freshly pressed announcement I have ever read. I am sure the queen is rearranging her schedule now to fit you (and your trampoline) in.

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  27. OMG, you are just too much. When I saw the first two pictures, I thought, “There’d better be some jumping in here.” You didn’t disappoint. Very impressive split jump, btw. Call from the queen–so great. I’m so happy to follow you because you always bring me a smile. Well done, My Lady, well done.

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  28. Hilarious! Congrats to you and I would do the splits on the trampoline too with such an announcement…but then I would need to call 911. Great blog!

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    • Thank you! Thankfully we were able to take those trampoline shots in just a couple of attempts, I was worried that we might have to keep trying for ages, with the camera repeatedly failing to capture the exact moment, but luckily my daughter is good with these things! Too many attempts and I may have need to call for help too…

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  29. Laughing! What a hoot. So happy for you. I loved that post too. Your photographer deserves an award too.You go with your bad dot commer self. Us dot orgers are cold and lonely and unpressable.
    Love to you Vanessa,
    Shalagh

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  30. Congratulations! So the key is to write about something you have no idea about? I have SOO much opportunity! πŸ˜‰
    I get the feeling, despite your words to the contrary, you are just a little teeny weeny bit excited. πŸ™‚

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  31. Well deserved, Vanessa! Hopefully, your new followers will look around the site and find what other gems lie in wait around here. πŸ˜€

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  32. Great pics, Happy Girl!
    And well done!
    it’s about time WP recognized your greatness and genuine talent.

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  33. That pretty much sums up my experiences with FP πŸ™‚ Except the Queen part- but prez Obama was just as supportive! CONGRATS!

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  34. Woohoo! Well done Vanessa – this is absolutely brilliant news, and thoroughly well-deserved. Of course now we’re all going to have to go and post something about gardening if that’s what it takes!
    I’m so pleased to see you up there on FP. Based on comments from other FP’ers, it’s only a matter of time before you get it again.

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  35. Congrats! I’ve often wondered what it takes too. And I think your reaction is completely in line with waiting 2 years for something! πŸ˜‰

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  36. Congratulations Vanessa!! How exciting for you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Love the pics – I never would have tried those trampoline pics, I think I’d be too afraid to pull a hamstring or something.

    That was a great post — you deserve the FPing!!!

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  37. Wow, good job. It’s like winning a small lottery in a way, save for you’re still broke when its done. . I know from what joy you bounce with, tho, for POTP some how fooled the editors one day too, and got FP. . It is like a shooting star across your stats page. Brilliant for a while, and then fades into humbleness again.

    You certainly deserve it tho, for you are a very fine writer, and apparently not too shabby on a trampoline either.

    A tip of the hat to your efforts here. Nicely done.
    POTP

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    • Thank you PotP. I’m certainly not surprised to hear that you got FPd too. When I read what you write, I hear a voice in my head from something that’s familiar but I just can’t think what it is. If I ever think of it I’ll let you know. It even comes through on this comment you left!

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  38. hahaha omg that’s so funny, I love the pics Vanessa! πŸ˜€ Congrats my lovely xo

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  39. SO well-deserved, Vanessa! YIPPEE! And you have some awesome moves on the trampoline, Girl! πŸ™‚

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  41. I trotted over to your blog after reading Eagle-Eyed Editor’s suggestion to do so in the latest update. Whew! Two years into blogging I’m also wondering if I shall always be a bridesmaid having watched so many other blogging buddies get the nod of approval of FP. Perhaps I should practice my trampoline skills in anticipation.
    Congrats and Happy New Year!
    CM

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    • Hey, well thanks for stopping by, yep don’t give up, I did wonder if it would ever happen to me and I was so pleased when it did! It’s always nice to get a little pat on the back from those above isn’t it! And yes, get practicing on the trampoline so that you’re ready when it does. Happy New Year to you too!

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