Tuesday, 28 October 2014

One Year of Blogging

One year of blogging
You might have been wondering yesterday where my Monday post was, but fear not there was a good reason for the delay. This week and today especially marks a very special occasion.

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

PennyHill Park
Pennyhill Park is one of my absolute favourite places to relax unwind and eat wonderful food, so it was very fitting that it was my very first post for
FoodieForce.    

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. 
London Bloggers
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). 



Nip and Fab
London Christmas Tree decoration
Rococo Nail Apparel

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.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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44 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I love your blog so this is a very special day :) Hope you'll be out celebrating later with some lovely food ;)

    xx

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    1. A year has gone really quickly Lucy x

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  2. Happy blogging birthday Lucy! Congratulations. Your blog is one of our favourites...to many more blogging years to come, yay! Amazing gifts :-)

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, that means a lot. I hope that you are both well and not working too hard Lucy x

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  3. Happy blog birthday Lucy! I love reading about all the different places you visit and the food you try, I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts :) xx

    Toasty

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    1. Thank you Beth. Here is to lots more adventures Lucy x

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  4. Happy anniversary my lovely!!! I hope you have a fab day of celebration.
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. Thanks Angie, got to spend it at Trader Vic's with all their wonderful cocktails had lots of fun Lucy x

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  5. Congratulations!!! This is so exciting and I'm wishing you the best of luck in everything in your life <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

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  6. Happy blog birthday Lucy! That's fantastic - apart from the increase in weight - oops!

    Hope you have as much fun this next year.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. The increase in weight is a bit of a negative but a good incentive for exercise Lucy x

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  7. Happy blog birthday. Congrats on getting through the first year. xx

    www.loveandlimoncello.com

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  8. Happy blog birthday! I hope it's only the start of a long blogging journey.

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    1. The 1st year has been great fun so here is to the next Lucy x

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  9. Happy Birthday and thank you for the lovely giveaway

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  10. Happy Blogiversary you have done well, thank you for a fab giveaway :-)

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    1. Thank you I have enjoyed the first year and here is to the second Lucy

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  11. Congratulations Lucy, that's fantastic. Like you, I eat everything offered to me so had better step up the high intensity exercises!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. It is a good incentive for exercise Lucy x

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  12. happy blog birthday. I love that teddy, great giveaway, thankyou x

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    1. Thank you the London bear will look fab on a Christmas tree Lucy

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  13. happy 1 year!! and what a lovely 1st giveaway; i would love to do a giveaway on my blog too hmmm... :D happy happy x
    Joy
    http://www.thejoyousliving.com

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  14. Congrats Lucy! I'm looking forward to reading your blog for year 2!

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  15. Lucy this post made me so happy to read! HAPPY BLOGGER BIRTHDAY (sorry for being late...) It's crazy how kind + supportive everyone in the community is, that's one of the things which everyone seemed to say but I didn't really understand until I joined it myself. You're right, there are very few 'places' in life like this. Here's to "many more" happy years! :) <3

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  16. Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your posts, even though I tend to do them in bulk rather than when they come up. Life continually gets in the way!

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    1. Thank you Bridget I know life is busy appreciate your comments Lucy x

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  17. Happy birthday, always great to celebrate a milestone! Love the nip fab set, haven't seen this one xx

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  18. Congratulations!!! Here's to many more.... Love your posts!!!

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  19. Oh Lucy - just catching up on my blog reads, and am gutted I missed your giveaway! Congrats on one year! I so enjoy reading your blog, and appreciate your friendship. I hope if you are ever in the US and I am ever in London again, we can meet and have a few drinks and laughs. Here's to another year!!!

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    1. I appreciate your friendship too. I hope that one day when I am in the US I will get to catch you for a wonderful foodie feast. If you are ever over here I will definitely show you some foodie favourites. Lucy x

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  20. Thank you so much Lucy! I woke up to this today and it was the best morning!
    I'm wishing you all the best! <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

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    1. My pleasure lovely will be packing all your goodies up tomorrow to post out Lucy x

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