Thursday, 4 July 2013

Celebrating my first year...

One year...
129 posts...
278 comments published...
11,067 page views.

Please forgive this rather self-indulgent post! Just over one year ago I started my blog. Nervously I wrote my first few posts, unsure if anyone outside my family would ever read them! I had no idea quite how blogging would enhance my life.

  • I have made some wonderful, supportive friends who post encouraging comments about my ramblings. 
  • I have discovered vegetarian cooking and we now eat veggie at least once a week.
  • I have learnt to crochet and discovered that I really love it.
  • I have conquered my fear of the sewing machine.
  • I spent a month baking all our bread, cakes and biscuits from scratch.
  • I have found that I enjoy photography, which I would never have guessed. 
  • I have been encouraged to live more sustainably and have started getting a veg box.

I think I have found my blogging voice now. I don't have time to blog every day, but I try to manage every few days. I have had a few comments that were like the "howlers" in Harry Potter; I felt that I was being shouted at! Although I don't like getting them, I have learnt when to respond and when to leave well alone. 

I am very grateful to everyone who reads, comments on or follows my blog. To thank you I would like to host my first giveaway! I am going to put together a little parcel which represents me and the area that I live. To be entered into the draw for the parcel, please leave a comment by Sunday 14th July. You don't have to be a follower, and I am very happy to post abroad.


  1. Congratulations on your first year - I love reading here!

  2. Congratulations! I would officially be lost without my blog. I am enjoying yours, please keep up the good work! WS xxx

  3. Hi Lesley well done you have had a fabulous result. You have inspired me from day one of my own blog so a special thank you. I hope I can achieve a quarter of what you have done this year Lesley. Just love your blog so much.
    Lots of love and a big hug

  4. Well done on getting to your first year , hope you have many more years to come

  5. Happy Blogiversary, I love writing my blog but most of all I love reading through my blog list. I tend to write about the random things that are in my life as they pop up.

  6. Lesley, I read all your posts and find them very interesting, keep up the good work!

  7. Congratulations on your first year! Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway, too. :)

    Cindy Aiton


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