My personal hashtag for this year is #graceandgratitude. I am making a conscious effort to find at least one thing each day to be grateful for, and I am going to try and do everything with grace. Last year I was lucky enough to walk the streets of Venice, experience Bologna and visit Lake Como. I enjoyed a visit to Milan, Naples and Sicily as spent time in the Med on the Amalfi coast. This year we will be visiting family and friends in the UK and sightseeing in Wales. We also are barging in Burgundy and I look forward to sharing both experiences with all of you.
I am grateful for each and everyone of you who pops in to read my blog, and I love every comment that I get. Last year my most viewed post was an IMK post. My most popular post is for a tomato and onion relish and this is something we make often at home. A special thanks goes to Celia for hosting the IMK posts – a lot of you have arrived here from her site. I have a flag counter on my blog, and it is great to see that I have had visitors from 177 countries. Most of my visitors are South African, and a lot of you are from the USA and the UK.
My most commented post was for coriander and avocado dressing and I make variations of this recipe on a monthly basis as it is really good. Mandy has left the most comments for me, and I want to thank her together with Tanya, Uru, Lorraine and Tammy for always leaving a kind word or comment on my blog.
I also want to thank the brands and PR companies that I have had opportunities with in 2013. Amongst the things I did, I spent an evening with Fair Lady making pasta, a day with Taste / Glacier making bread and was involved in a charity dash for Christmas with Checkers. I got to spend an evening at Spier and at Grootbos and experienced some amazing meals and wine pairings.
There is much to be grateful for and I thank each one of you for making this blog what it is.
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