I got notification from Word Press last week that I had started my blog precisely 2 years ago. Wow, has it really been that long? I recall reluctantly hitting that infamous Publish button that sent my first post whooshing out into the worldwide web. So many thoughts raced through my mind then. Was I ready for this challenge? Would I be able to keep up? How would I match up to other bloggers? We had just returned from a trip to Brazil where I had recorded a lot of what I saw via photography and my scribblings. I thought blogging would be a great platform to start documenting some of my leisurely activities that I’m passionate about and so Safari of the Mind was born.
It has been quite a jaunt so far and I certainly intend to keep it going. I’ve learned heaps on all facets of the blogging world. My greatest wish was archiving some of the cooking posts on my blog, so that my girls would be able to access them when I was no longer around. I believe I’ve managed to do that pretty diligently.
Blogging friends from around the world have come to mean a lot to me. We support each other not just through the blogosphere, but also in our real lives. A special thank you to my family and non-blogger friends who have supported Safari of the Mind and encouraged me in my endeavors. It has certainly given me a discipline and a curiosity to explore some more. So what better way to celebrate the blog’s success than a cool, refreshing Mango Mojito? Summer is just around the corner, and I know I’ll be making these frequently as I sit on the patio and ponder my next post on the blog.
Mojito is a traditional Cuban drink. These Mango mojitos come together fairly quickly provided you have all the ingredients on hand. It is the perfect combination of mango juice, rum, club soda, simple syrup, ice cubes and whatever garnish you choose. I muddled the mint leaves, lime slices and sugar in a glass until the mint leaves were bruised and the sugar slightly dissolved. I did not measure, but gauged it all according to my taste buds 🙂 I garnished with fresh blackberries, chopped mango, mint and lime slices.
Here’s to many more anniversaries on the blog. Cheers Readers!