Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Annes Kitchen is four years old today!
276 posts and four whole years later - where has the time gone?! Yep, Annes Kitchen is 4 years old today! Over the past few years I’ve changed and moved things around a fair amount but I am constantly amazed just how many other food blogs there are out there now! Initially it seemed only a handful of us floating around the internet but there is a whole host of you guys n gals now!! I’ve discovered some wonderful recipes from you all, and I am proud to be part of the food blogging community.
Technology has also changed so much in such a short space of time too; I can now even blog directly from my mobile phone! Where would I also be without twitter or even facebook?! I suppose they are a bit like Marmite, you either love them or you hate them; for me personally I find they are a great way of bringing together lots of like-minded people. I’ve met some fantastic people via blogging, attended some inspiring events and also made good friends all over the world – makes Earth seem very small sometimes!
I really do love to write about food (and the occasional drink!) -and it makes me so happy to ramble away about food on here, plus it also helps to ease the burden on friends and family! Most of our conversations nowadays seem to involve food in some form, as I’m sure many other food bloggers do! We always seem to be either planning the next meal or talking about the one we just had!
Blogging has also helped me through both good and bad times in my life and provides me with a constant source of both comfort and inspiration. I’ve shared highs, lows and most importantly, some great recipes! (Well mostly anyway!)
I am at my most happiness pottering away in the kitchen and it gives me so much pleasure to be able to feed my friends and family, they’ve put up with a lot of interesting dishes over the years and have been very patient whilst I’ve learned to cook! Am also sorry to D mostly for ever serving that special fish curry, I promise to never, ever repeat that one!
Food can be simple, complex, fun, challenging and more, but above all it brings people together through both happy and sad times – meal times should be enjoyed, never rushed, and shared with those we love.
And so to end my ramble, we must always remember to Eat, drink (in moderation), to love and be Happy! The last six months have shown me how short life is, don’t put off today for tomorrow, as you never know what it will bring.