Eight hundred and sixty three glimpses of me

Don’t be panicked by the title of this post. It does not contain 863 photos of me that would take all day to view or 15 minutes to  scroll to the bottom, press ‘like’ (hopefully), breathe a sigh of relief and quickly move on to the next blog. The title of this post refers to the 863 posts that comprise Bassa’s Blog on its second anniversary.

On this day, two years ago, I was relaxing on the cool stone floor of the bathroom chatting to the tall person when he took this photo and suggested that we start to blog about our life in Tbilisi. This is the very first picture posted on Bassa’s Blog.

It's cool in the bathroom

Neither of us knew much about blogging but decided to leap into the world wide web and hope that we would not be eaten by a gigantic internet spider. Fortunately we weren’t and I am beginning to think that there is no such thing as a gigantic internet spider.

Anyway, I digress. Like me, Bassa’s blog has grown over the last two years. My first post had two ‘likes’ (it still has) but since then I have made many wonderful blogging friends from all over the world. I want to thank everyone who has visited Bassa’s Blog. I know how busy you are and I am thrilled whenever you stop by and say hi and leave a comment.

It has been a busy two years. Aside from recording our daily adventures on the blog we published ‘Bassa’s World’ eBook at the end of last year and have plans to write another.

It’s another hot day in Tbilisi and just like two years ago I am relaxing on the cool stone floor of the bathroom chatting to the tall person. Hmm. I sense Déjà vu.

It’s a whitewash!

The tall person told me that he had seen a painting of a Georgian tree. He knows I like art so he agreed to take me to see it. I must admit it was not what I had expected.

Painting of a Georgian Tree

I asked the tall person why the tree had been painted and he said that it was probably because the tree had strayed onto the road and the white paint would help drivers avoid it at night.

Hmm. Silly tree. It should have stayed on the sidewalk.

Relief for dusty shoes and paws

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw this strange sight.


I asked the tall person why the man in the strange vehicle had driven onto the sidewalk to show someone his shoes. The tall person smiled and explained that the vehicle was actually a chair for customers who wanted shiny shoes.

Hmm. I wonder if the man also shines paws? Mine are a little dusty.

People can read me like a book!

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