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  1. Fiona

    Happy Blogiversary gorgeous! Yes, I have 8 under my belt plus some, but doesn’t mean the first isn’t awesome


  2. Fiona

    Plus, blogs lead to IRL friends. At least I’m SO counting you. heh. NO ESCAPE now.

  3. L-Izzle

    Happy Blogmas! Bloggakah! St. Blogrick’s Day!
    You are a champ. And lovely. And the world – cyber and otherwise – is lucky to have you in it 🙂

    You are, however, a little bit devious. If that cake was truly for us, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be a single serving……

  4. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Happy blogiversary! And cornmeal-based sweets are awesome. I recently discovered cornmeal cookies (with chocolate chunks, of course) and YUM.

  5. hungryandfrozen

    Aw, I don’t have a microwave so I shall instead enjoy your dessert vicariously through your pictures.

    Congratulations on your one-year anniversary – long may you continue to write! Soul sisters all over the world, wooo!

  6. Jess: cheshirekitykat

    I love you and your sparkly happy ohsoawesome blog! I can’t even remember how I found your blog, I think it had something to do with your postings on Florence. I hope you enjoy many more years blogging! I enjoy reading. 🙂

  7. whisperinggums

    So glad you FINALLY responded to my nag – suggestion – and started blogging, Hannah. It’s been fun sharing it with you … you know what I think about you and your writing so I won’t go all schmaltzy here but may there be many more years.

    Oh, and I used to make it (the family sized version) with a mix of rye and pure cornflour – and with egg not flax. (And for those of you who know about these things, I do know rye has gluten – my aim was to be wheat-free not gluten-free)

  8. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Happy Bloggiversary indeed!!!! Here’s to many more years of your wonderful words 🙂

  9. Leah

    Happy bloggiversary! I love reading your blog, keep it up!! 🙂

  10. Maria@TheGourmetChallenge

    Awww Happy Bloggiversary!!! Its always amazing to read why people blog, and to each and everyone of us its a special thing, that no one else could truly understand. Its been a pleasure reading your blog and I hope you have MANY years to come!!

  11. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Happy blogiversary, Hannah! I just love your blog. Your writing always reaches me – most often leaving me laughing out loud! You’re so witty and smart. I love your nostalgic posts too. I’m pleased that your blog has helped you through some tough times. I know that I can always come to your blog and smile if I’m feeling a little flat myself 🙂 Great job on this cake – it looks so delicious. Perfect for you blogiversary!
    Heidi xo

  12. chanel11

    A very Happy Blogiversary to you my dear! And I am so happy that you have felt the love that all us readers send your way each time we get to hear about a slice of your life and wonderful personality – you definitely shine through your words.
    And whilst I initially came here for the chocolate, I kept coming back for you 🙂

  13. Simply Life

    Happy 1 Year!

  14. Kath Lockett

    Happy blogaversary – it’s year six for me but, like you, my blog(s) have helped save me too. And blogs such as yours are found via comments which incite a bit of ‘hmm who is this person?’ and then staying to read what they write and think about and bookmarking them, seeing them respond and on it snowballs.

    You have a witty outlook on life and a wonderful talent, so make it onto year two, year three, year twenty…..

  15. L-Engineer

    Can’t help it. I’m all teary eyed! Well done indeed.

  16. Ash

    Happy blogbirthday, Hannah! You have brightened many of my days by sharing your travel, food and life stories. Though I must agree with L-Izzle about the single serving-ness… 😛

    1. Ash

      P.S. Can I have a cool blog name too? ^o)

      1. L-Izzle

        Ash-Diddy? 🙂

  17. theresa

    Happy happy bloggiversary. I have a few orange polenta cupcakes in the freezer; I think celebrating your blog birthday is a good excuse to eat one, no?

  18. Sanjeeta kk

    Right time to have landed here, congrats for the feat. Lovely cake. First time to this beautiful place, hope to come here more often for these lovely treats. Best wishes.

  19. Anna Johnston

    Wow 🙂 Happy Blogiversary. I want to echo what just about everyone has said here lovely one but mostly I want you to know your fantasticly witty writing always makes me smile, sometimes laugh out loud & on several accounts made it to a “Oh I must tell you what one of my blog-buddies said” to friends. I’m so glad your blog ‘saved you’ – I kinda relate now you’ve made me think about it, blogging makes you look at things differently & with humour for sure, I love that.
    I think bloggers are like wine…. we just get better with age – can’t wait to see what your ‘Terrible Two’s” will bring to light (methinks it could be your launching pad)
    Happy Days new friend xox

  20. Gillian

    Congratulations one year is quite feat. I do enjoy reading your blog, your observations and of course the chocolate keep it up.

  21. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Happy happy first blogsoversary lovely Hannah! I’m raising a chocolate to you for many, many more! 😀 xxx

  22. Alisa Cooks

    Happy Blogiversary! I think celebrating your first year is the best year of all to celebrate, and the hardest to make it too! Glad that you joined the blogisphere … and posted that cake 🙂

  23. tasteofbeirut

    Happy anniversary and I was touched by your heartfelt and honest assessments of what this blog has been to you; I am likewise very happy I started mine, have learned a lot of new things and have met alot of great people, virtually and not.
    Love that little cake, I always go for these sweet treats with cornmeal, love that little crunch and rustic feel of it, similar to the semolina we use in Lebanese pastries.

  24. Emily

    Congratulations! I got a little behind in my RSS feed, so only just saw this today.

    I understand completely how you feel – it seems strange that the blog anniversary is a big deal but it definitely felt special. It is an achievement to have started this and kept it going and great that you have connected with so many people along the way.

    A toast to you Wayferer!

  25. Priyanka

    That is such a heart felt post! Happy blogoversary, I think milestones in life, big or small deserve celebration. I am glad I found a great blogger like you!

    here’s hoping for many more such fun filled posts and blogoversaries!

  26. Alicia

    Adorable cake! Happy blogiversary!

  27. Joyti

    Happy Blog-versary!
    And your small maple cornmeal cake looks delicious. Funny coincidence: I just made polenta cakes myself.

  28. Heavenly Housewife

    A very happy blogoversary to you my dear! Wishing you many more.
    Blogging has really changed my life too, and made me happier than I thought I could be.
    *birthday kisses* HH

  29. gmasydney

    Congratulations – you are one of my two favourite bloggers (you can guess who the other one is.) Now you know how special you are to so many people – so start feeling special about yourself.
    Look forward to future blogs (though as you know I skip most of the choc ones – after all they do make me jealous.)

  30. green ink

    Happy blogaversary Hannah….you are a wonderful writer and your vibrant, happy personality really shines through in your blog! I love reading it. And you aren’t listed on my blog under the title of “People I’d Like To Have A Drink With” for nothing!! xx

  31. Johanna GGG

    happy first blogiversary – I am glad your blog is still going and that I have discovered the joys of dropping in for some entertainment and chocolatey goodness. And what better way to celebrate the anniversary than to get to meet you and find you are just as lovely in person as on the blog. Blogging is a beautiful thing!

  32. Vaala ◪

    I am so slow on commenting here. Read this post a few days ago and I wanted to tell you how awesome you are and how much reading your blog makes me laugh (and I’m still cracking up when I hear that guy’s voice). I love how you approach every situation here with courage and a smile. You are awesome! (I can’t stop using that word at the moment…potentially tragic).

    PS One of my friends started dating when she was 11 (or at least that’s when I first met her and she was dating then…so perhaps she’d been at it earlier?). A bit scary perhaps?!

  33. Agnes

    AWWW. Happy blogiversary! Squish.

  34. Conor @ Hold the Beef


    I am SO very glad that you decided to give birth to this little baby a year ago, I would not like to imagine a world without having met you 🙂

    Tonight I shall dine on a leftover cupcake in your honour, and I may even pour some maple syrup on it too, even though the flavour doesn’t entirely go with it. I think some ice cream may also be required. And peanut butter, of course.

  35. penny aka jeroxie

    Happy bloggy day! And many many more to come lovely 😀

  36. anh


    Congratulation!! 🙂

  37. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I’m SOOO sorry at my behind-ness! Happy very belated blogiversary! I really enjoyed reading this heartfelt post of yours. Assuming I am in fact one of them, I’m proud to be a soul sister to such a bright, witty, lovely person (and that doesn’t even begin to describe the wonder that is Hannah!). Here’s to many more years!

  38. Louise

    I’ve been a little behind with blog reading this week, and just got to reading this post today. I feel sorrow at having missed your blogiversary, but so glad you celebrated it in style. I read a fair range of blogs at the moment, and yours will forever be one of my favourites. Such a nice surprise to see a new post from you in my reader. As everyone has said I too enjoy your wit, humour, fun and turn of phrase. What I really like though is that even though you started the blog to write about grazing on chocolate as you travelled around the world, the blog didn’t die off when the travelling stopped. I did love living vicariously through you whilst you were away. Vestri pistachio still nags at me you know. But you’ve turned an adept hand at a range of other topics and made them fun and interesting too. No one trick pony here, no siree. Well done Hannah. I’m glad your fame is spreading. And I’m glad it’s given back to you, just as it’s given to us.

  39. Camille

    Happy belated blogiversary! I’m so glad we had a chance to meet on the travels that inspired this blog, and I hope we will one day again be in the same city at the same time. (I was imagining moving to Melbourne just today, in fact…)

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