Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another year over...

Today marks this blogs second anniversary and I know it is a cliché but boy, the year has just flown by.

So what does a year look like?

It looks a little like this...

one year mosaic

I must take the opportunity to give out a huge THANK YOU to everyone for their support - from the comments to the emails, thank you taking the time to write, it is much appreciated. It never ceases to amaze me how we can connect, regardless of where we come from over something as simple as food.

As part of this second anniversary I've made a few changes to the site. With the new template I've tried to remove some of the clutter and generally streamline its appearance.

The biggest change has been the shift of the main column to the left. For those with 800x600 screens - this should mean you get the post in the screen without the need to scroll sideways.

I've also added a menu bar that should make navigation between my other sites much easier.

There's still a few things coming and they will be up shortly.

So with two years down I look forward to sharing the next year with you all.


  1. Congratulations Haalo!
    I'm very happy that I discovered your blog this year... I'm looking forward more wonderful posts and beautiful photos! :)


  2. Happy Blog Birthday Haalo! Can't wait to see what the next year will bring.

  3. Congratulations on the two years anniversary, and I love the new look. That is a very impressive collage of great photos!

  4. congratulations on 2 years and a beautiful blog - I love your photo montage - so many lovely photos - I was originally drawn in by the idea of seeing where the farmers markets were and then by the wonderful photos and then the recipes! So look forward to many more of your beautiful posts and I hope that your blog will eventually inspire me to visit more farmers markets and make some of your tempting recipes!

  5. Looks like a wonderfully colourful year! Happy blog anniversary, Haalo!

  6. Two years! WOW - Haalo it certainly does fly. COngrats from me and look forward to many more colorful pictures and great posts!

  7. Thanks Margot!

    Thanks Breakchick - hopefully it will be a good year.

    Thanks Kalyn - glad you like the new look. Looking through the photos I was like wow, when did i make that?

    Thanks so much Johanna - the farmers market is still there now they have a handy menu item to go directly to their site. Oh if you want to find those purple potatoes, the potato man (Mows) at Prahran Market stocks them.

    Thanks Pille - and here's hoping for another colourful year!

    Thanks Meeta - last year felt especially short as I was away for close to 3 months but it was a most special time.

  8. happy blogday then! :) I would like to congratulate you on the wonderful work you`ve done and I sincerely hope theat you`ll keep it up.

  9. Oh my God those photos!!
    Cheers from Argentina and go on with such a wonderful and inspiring work!


  10. Happy Blog Birthday, Haalo!
    You were such an inspiration when I started blogging, my friend. And will always be!

  11. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. I have been reading your beautiful posts for about a year and a half. Your writing and photography are so enjoyable, I think you ought to collect them all into a book. Have you ever considered publishing your blogs as a cookbook?

  12. Bravo! You're an inspiration! Looking forward to years 3 and 4 and ....

  13. Thank you Ana-Marija - I hope I can!

    Thanks Sil!

    Thank you Patricia - you have been such a wonderful supporter.

    Thanks Heather - wow that is a long time. I wouldn't think anyone would be interested in a book especially since it's already published on this blog. I'll keep it in mind though.

    Thanks Susan - that would see me through to 2010, yikes ;)

  14. Happy 2th!
    And congrats on 2 great years!
    Love the collage of photos!

  15. Thanks Katie - I'm pretty happy about the collage too!

  16. Congratulations on your second blogversary, Haalo. A year ago I thought your posts were excellent and your photography the best on the web. But a year later, Cook (Almost) Anything is even better. Thanks for a year of inspirational blogging.

  17. Wow what a colourful two years it has been, judging by your collage :) Happy 2 yr anniversary!

  18. Thank you Trig for being such an amazing supporter and for all your many generous comments. For true inspiration we just have to see how far you've gone in achieving your dreams and ambitions and the passion and spirit in which you set about to achieve your goals.

    Thank you Y!


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