The first of anything is always very exciting, my first smile (well it could have been wind, but who cares), my first taste of solid food (baby rice in my case, but I'm pleased too report that my taste bubs have advanced to more exotic climbs), first word, first steps (well it was more of a waddle, bum shuffle but I got there in the end). For most of these I can't remember them but they were important firsts all the same.
Today however marks an important first for me that I definitely will remember. One year exactly today, I was busy posting my first ever post on FoodieForce.
If you fancy reminiscing with me on that post you can have a look here.
What started out as a little place for me to share my world, my passion for food and travel has evolved into more than I ever thought it could be.
I have noticed that I seem to be one of the few bloggers who actually eat everything offered to them on the menu, and as more offers come in, so does my food intake and I've noticed that my waist increases proportionally. God knows how cuddly I will be on my second blog birthday.
There have been times when life, work and blogging really have clashed, that a year of blogging seemed a very long way away. But we made it and I am so very proud of the way my blog has grown over the year and I really appreciate you sharing in my adventures across London and the world. We have had quite the foodie adventure.
I say we, because along the way I have met some brilliant people and had some great adventures, without whom writing a blog wouldn't have been half as much fun as it has been.
As a blogger I don't take myself too seriously. Now don't get me wrong I love to blog and have a serious approach to eating food but blogging is about fun, laughs and putting that enjoyment in my writing.
There are very few places now in life that people are supportive, caring and encouraging but this is very much how I have found the majority of the blogging community.
I want to say a huge thank you to you all for supporting FoodieForce, commenting and being a wonderful source of encouragement. As a thank you I am running my first ever competition.
So what do you stand a chance of winning? (one of each of the following).
To be in with a chance of winning you can do any of the following:
Follow me on Twitter
Follow FoodieForce on Bloglovin
The competition is open from today (28th October 2014) and run till Wednesday 5th November 2014.
The winner will be picked at random and announced Friday 7th November 2014. The winner will be announced on this blog and via Twitter.