Reflections

January 2nd, 2008

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Looking back over 2007 I can see much happiness and much to be thankful for. Like every year there were ups and there were downs, but all in all it was a good year.

I’ve been busy with ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ and I’m finding it more and more enjoyable and rewarding as time goes on. I particularly love the new level of interaction that I can now enjoy with my readers, made possible by the
newsletter and discussion forums I introduced last year, and also by the regular food blogging event ‘In the Bag’. Through these things, and through all the comments and emails I receive, I’m getting to know people from all over the world who share my interest in food. I’m also making friends with fellow bloggers and discovering new blogs all the time – have you visited the wonderful blogs in the list of those who link here? They really are quite remarkable.

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In March last year I started the UK Food Bloggers Association, so that my fellow British bloggers would have somewhere to chat, share ideas and offer help and support. The association now has over 80 members and is growing all the time. In June I met some fellow bloggers and food writers on a very memorable tour of Borough Market, and in September I celebrated a year of blogging. In 2007 I wrote a total of 183 posts! I really hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

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On the home front there were lots of good things happening too. In particular Rob and I were given the wonderful honour of becoming God Parents to my cousin’s adorable little girl and just before Christmas we became an Aunty and Uncle for the first time when Rob’s brother’s beautiful baby girl was born. I’m already dreaming of the time when I can bake cup cakes with these gorgeous children.

And now to 2008 – a new year full of promise. I’m excited about this year and I’m raring to go. I hope you’re having a good start to the year and I wish you love, health and happiness. Happy New Year.

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