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The bunting has been up for all of June, here at Vix Towers.  I've been able to enjoy some celebrations this past month, despite the sad news about my Dad's illness.  I've hit some incredible life and blog milestones over the last month, so here's a belated look back at them to enjoy some happy moments.

June kicked off with my 50th birthday celebrations!  Crikey, how the heck did I reach 50 so darn quickly?  I swear I was only 35 a few years back!  Tall Brown Fox whisked me off to Copenhagen for a week to celebrate my birthday.  A few years ago we went to Stockholm, which we both loved and I'd been eager to visit some of the other countries in the Scandinavian area and Copenhagen did not disappoint.  I wanted to go back to visit it, even before we'd left!

The night before my birthday we had tickets to see the ballet, 'Come Fly Away', at the Royal Danish Opera House - quite one of the most stunning and impressive arts building I have ever seen and been inside of.

All dressed up ready for a few pirouettes and arabesques!  The dancers, not mine.  Although I did a mean pirouette in my ballet days and I still do a fierce Arabesque but these days it's on the Reformer in the Pilates Studio, rather than in the ballet studio.


The next day, my actual birthday covered both ends of the cultural spectrum - high brow and low brow!

Excuse me for a moment.  *cough, cough*   *la, la, la, laaaaaaaaa*

Happy Birthday to me.
Happy Birthday to me.
Happy Birthday Petite Silver Vixen (you don't look a day over 35.....)
Happy Birthday to me!

Here I am being photobombed by a hippo in the beautiful Winter Garden of the Glyptotek Museum - now officially one of my favourite museums in the world.

If you're going to be photobombed, it might as well be by an ancient hippo!


The Glyptotek is a world class museum, and is only one of four museums in the world that house the complete collection of Degas' studies of horses, bathing women and ballet dances executed in bronze.

Degas is one of my favourite artists and I'm particularly fascinated by his sculptures and how he managed to capture movement so brilliantly in static 3D form.  What a delight it was to see and study this collection close up.

I couldn't resist doing my own interpretation of his world famous The Fourteen Year Old Dancer.  I knew I should've packed my tutu and ballet shoes!


After a morning amongst such treasures and a fantastic lunch in the museum's café, it was time to cross the road to the Tivoli Gardens.  And when I say cross the road, I mean, literally cross the road as the Tivoli Gardens is opposite the Glyptotek!

We had a fun filled, hairy scary, stomach churning, scream inducing, rib tickling afternoon running around like a pair of crazy kids going on as many rides as we could.  Tall Brown Fox won by miles as he went on all the REALLY scary rides - the BIG rollercoaster and the rides that went upside down, turned you inside out, threw you waaaaaaay up into the air, and then whirled you around at ridiculous breakneck speed.

What can I say?  He's a glutton for punishment, that chap!

I enjoyed myself immensely ramming him on the dodgems.

Braving the dizzy heights to go on the Ferris wheel.  And yup, for me, this is dizzy heights!


Now we are ONE

Back home from birthday celebrations, I hit my first birthday with the blog on 8th June.  Never in a million years, did I think I'd stick at blogging for a whole year!  I had no expectations when I started and like those rollercoasters in Tivoli, it's been one heck of a ride!

But I've learned so much from blogging - things I didn't think I'd learn.  Although at times I've almost chucked in the towel due to time pressures and family commitments and illness, I'm so proud that I've stuck at it.  I inhabit a tiny corner of the internet and I am but small fry in comparison to many bloggers out there, BUT that corner is mine nonetheless.  I've staked my claim and Petite Silver Vixen is still in business!

So please excuse a moment of pride as I look back over the past year from my very first post - A Pastel Palette -


to now, this my 100th post!

So thank you, dear reader for coming on this incredible journey with me.

Thank you to all the people who've popped by my blog, moysied through it or read it, commented, sent kind messages, encouraged me, supported me, cheered me from the sidelines.  I've met some extraordinary people and fellow bloggers along the way - including a few of my fellow bloggers in real life!

I'm not sure what the next few months will bring as my Dad's health deteriorates, but I plan to keep on beavering away at this blogging lark for as long as I can.  I've lots planned - including a blog revamp, so I hope you'll stick around and see my corner of the internet grow from being a tiny one to a less tiny one.

I'm not planning world blog domination just yet.

I've pencilled that one in for 2017!

I raise my glass to you and say...


And last week my How to Style Culottes 3 Ways was chosen in the weekly round up Links à la Mode, capping quite a month.  Thanks to Kim Toomey at Independent Fashion Bloggers for including my post.


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June 30, 2016
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20 comments

  1. happy birthday and congrats!!, glad you own and enjoy your little corner on the internet, as it's an inspiring & cool little corner!, it's lovely to visit you!!
    And such a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday!!.
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica, sweet words from you. It was definitely celebrated in style!

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  2. Congratulations! That's a lot of milestones in one month, and I hope the party continues, in spite of the sad news.

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    1. Yes, the celebrations have continued into July! Thank you.

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  3. Happy Birthday. Happy Blog Birthday. You're blogging well. Be careful to pace yourself so you don't burn out; we want our blogging to be fun and not turn into a chore.

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    1. Thanks Ally.
      Yes, pace is important as the last thing I want is for the blog to be a chore.

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  4. Happy birthday Jacqueline!!
    What a wonderful celebration----it's such a privilege to get so many birthdays!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you. Indeed, Jodie. I'm very grateful for you it.

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  5. A BIG Happy Birthday to you and to your blog, Jacqueline!! Your post makes me want to go to Copenhagen for my birthday!

    And Cheers for your 1-year blogging anniversary!! That is quite an achievement! I'm so happy to have found your corner of the internet and look forward to reading/seeing more as you continue this inspiring journey!

    - Sherry
    www.petiteover40.com

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    1. Thanks Sherry for your encouraging words. Means alot.

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  6. Yay ! We can celebrate together on Links a la mode ! Happy Birthday again, Don't give up. Enjoy blogging when you can x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thanks Laurie. And congrats to you too!

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  7. We love your corner of the world! So happy to have met you through blogging. Congratulations on your first blog year, 100th post, your IFB call-out, AND (drum roll, please) your 50th!! To top it off, Tall Brown Fox took you to Copenhagen? (I'll have to get O to git over here so he falls under the influence.) CHEERS! Great outfits, especially your fancy ballet night dress. Gorgeous.

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    1. What lovely words, Melanie. Thank you so much. And I reciprocate. It's been wonderful meeting you to. You must go to Copenhagen. I know that O and you would love it. They truly have some wonderful art galleries and museums to visit.

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  8. Happy Blog Birthday, Happy 50th Birthday and Congrats on the IFB mention, that's always nice. Thanks for joining us for the next 'How I Wear My,' the post goes up Wednesday! xx

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    1. Thank you Jill.
      Looking forward to seeing the 'How I Wear My' post.

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  9. Congratulation Jacqueline with all these achievements. You celebrated them well. And for your information, all bloggers think about calling it a day many times... and then continue. Until one day they bite the dust. You are very right, this is your corner, your creativity, your outlet. You and nobody else, is master of this.
    Loved your black and white dress with the strappy sandals in that fabulous building.
    I spent three days in Copenhagen with my best friend and did totally different things. Really nice town I agree.
    Greetje

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  10. What an eventful time you've been having lately! Congrats on all your milestones and I have to say that of course you don't look 50! I'm sorry to hear about your father and send you my support with all that happens in the forthcoming months. I'm pleased that you've hung on in there with the blogging Jacqueline as you do it so well, in your own particular way. I also think when life gangs up on you it's good to have a little happy place to retreat to and our blogs provide that refuge. Keep on doing your thing - you're doing a fine job!
    Anna x
    Www.annasislandstyle.com

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