Fifth Anniversary

February 18th, 2012, is the Fifth Anniversary of this blog, Madeleine Moments. I’ve covered a lot of ground in those five years, and somewhere along the way, parts of this blog found its way into my first novel, Parisian by Heart; and so it has come full circle now, in that I post parts of the book here on the blog, and its main page has become the home for the book.

Marcel Proust is here, bien sur, as well as Vincent van Gogh, Charles Dickens, Colette…I’ve chosen five posts from this blog to re-post here, and five posts from blogs I am following, pour votre plaisir

First, the five posts from the previous five years:


The Yellow House

The Works of Charles Dickens

Marcel Proust portrait by Blanche

Marcel Proust by Nadar

And now, the five posts from other blogs:

If you are still with me, after all these fives, merci and see you in the next five, and beyond…


3 comments on “Fifth Anniversary

  1. Well, how nice is this! I “tune in” to read your latest post and voila! There I am mentioned! Thank you so much. What a lovely surprise. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging – that’s impressive. I’m heading to my first full year and have pretty much loved every minute of it!

    • marimann says:

      Thank you- and felicitations on nearing your first year. I have enjoyed your Paris pictures immensely and your writing as well. I have learned a lot in these five years and met many fine people in the blogosphere. I’ll be interested to follow along on your journey!

  2. Steven Toh says:

    Nice blog , thanks for sharing… I remember Vincent van Gogh said: “It is good to love as many things as one can. … I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven toward these things with an irresistible momentum. …”

    I tried to write a blog about him, see whether you like it:

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