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Chocolate Log Blog – Three Years On

Uncategorized | 14th February 2012 | By

Can you believe it? I certainly can’t. This blog is three years old today!

Thank you so much to all the wonderful folk who follow my blog, leave comments, bear with me, visit and join in the We Should Cocoa challenges. I really couldn’t do it without you. Much as I started this blog as inspiration to make me bake a more diverse range of chocolate goodies, it has morphed into something else and I don’t think I would have come nearly as far as I have if it hadn’t been for all of you.

For this, my third blogiversary, I wanted to take a highlight from each month of the last year. This proved to be much harder than I’d anticipated – there were a number of significant events worthy of inclusion, but I made myself stick to only one – cue applause. Here they are:

Matcha Chocolate Roll

February 2011 – really excited by the quality and quantity of entries for the We Should Cocoa tea challenge and to have the brilliant prize of a box of Matcha Chocolat tea chocolates.  

 

March 2011 – having fun playing with some of the words associated with my blog on this wordle cloud

 

April 2011 – rolo cake for a friend’s 3rd birthday

 

May 2011 – baking with my first ever goose egg

 

June 2011 – a triple chocolate matcha cake for a dear friend’s birthday

 

July 2011 – weather and time permitted a miracle tea party down at our plot
 
August 2011 – my first time joining in with Celia’s wonderful In My Kitchen series

 

September 2011- another friend’s birthday and a 2nd and more successful attempt at piping with these chocolate and ginger cupcakes

 

October 2011 – my mega baking session for a friend’s all weekend party

 

 
November 2011 – a weekend of food blogger meet ups with Vanessa’s Lets Make Christmas in London and Annie Ko’s Bite n Write in Birmingham

 

December 2011 – one of several Christmas Hampers I made – a true labour of love

 

January 2012 – not much of a picture, but I was inordinately proud of these top tea cakes – the most delicious I have ever eaten

 

February 2011 – hooray and just in time for the double celebration of my blogiversary and Valentine’s Day, I won this amazingly hug box of chocolates from Simply Food – and I haven’t touched a one yet! The chocolates that I made for CT and in anticipation of this post will just have to feature another day.

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    Susan's blog
    14th February 2012

    Congratulations on 3 wonderful years and for creating a place we all enjoy so much and love to visit..and for making yourself known to me and becoming someone I would like to think of as a friend…
    Here’s to many more years of creativity. xxxxx *chinking of champagne glasses*

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      I readily drink to that Susan. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and you are a friend indeed.

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    Suelle
    14th February 2012

    Happy Blogiversary – a worthy set of highlights indeed!

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Suelle, thank you, but I feel like a real Mrs Doughty now šŸ˜‰

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Dear Dom, thank you so much and for sticking around so long too šŸ™‚

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    Kath
    14th February 2012

    Aw happy birthday chocolate log blog. I love you and here is to many more years of chocolate loveliness and maybe one day that other blog that you have in you with all the savoury delights that you conjure with. xxxx

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Kath, you did make me smile – smile with pleasure and then I had a good giggle over my 2nd (don’t think I can mange that too) blog. Thank you.

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    i- lostinausten
    14th February 2012

    Happy 3rd blogiversary! I love your blog full with choco delights & amazing recipes. Talking about recipe, I’m really tempted to try your Triple chocolate Matcha cake! Looks really yummy! Have a lovely day! šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment. It’s much appreciated. Do let me know if you make the matcha cake, I’ve had positive feedback from others who have attempted it.

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    Katie
    14th February 2012

    Happy blog anniversary! You continue to amaze and delight me with your never ending chocolate inspired posts. Keep em coming! šŸ™‚

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    Johanna GGG
    14th February 2012

    congrats choclette – that year round up is so impressive because there are so many interesting things you have done – as well as great recipes – wishing you many more choc-ful posts (ha ha)

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Thank you for being such a strong supporter of my blog Johanna. I really do appreciat it, especially as I’ve been so bad lately at visiting your fantastic blog.

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Thank you for your kind comment Susie and thank you also for following šŸ™‚

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    laura_howtocook
    14th February 2012

    Happy 3rd Blogiversary Choclette!
    You are such an inspiration with your never ending supply of fantastic chocolate creations and I hope to still be going strong myself after 3 years! x

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Laura, my goodness, it’s hard to think of this still going in another three years, but at the rate my list of things to make is growing, it may well be. Thank you for your lovely comment and your ongoing support.

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    Karen S Booth
    14th February 2012

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the BEST CHOCOLATE blog around and to a lovely, warm and wonderful chocolatey person!
    Karen

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Thank you Karen – warm and lovely is how I’m feeling after reading your generous comment. Thank you for being such a regular visitor to my blog.

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    celia
    14th February 2012

    Happy Blogaversary, Choclette!! Thanks for the lovely stroll down memory lane – it reminded me that I’m STILL excited about your goose egg! šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      15th February 2012

      Ha ha, thank you Celia. It reminded me that I’m still excited about the goose egg. Will hopefully be able to get some more this year.

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      Choclette
      16th February 2012

      Thank you. Do try and find a goose egg if you can – they are fun.

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    Charlotte Pike
    14th February 2012

    Congratulations and thank you for writing such a fab blog! Here’s to the next three years!

    Charlotte
    @gofreecakes

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      Choclette
      16th February 2012

      Thank you Charlotte and thank you too for always saying such nice things – it definitely helps šŸ™‚

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    Janice
    14th February 2012

    Happy Anniversary to you blog! The blogsphere would be much poorer without it, although possible somewhat thinner!

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    Gillian
    14th February 2012

    Happy 3rd! I love that little trip down memory lane too – lots done … lots more up your sleeve I bet.

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      Choclette
      16th February 2012

      Thanks BVG – we’ll see who can out compete each other on the brownie front šŸ˜‰

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    Grazing Kate
    14th February 2012

    Well done and i’m sorry if this comment appears twice…blogger just rejected my comment!! Congrats on your fantastic three year old blog that has become such a wonderful choc and baking resource for lots of people worldwide. Your writing, baking and pics brighten up my day.

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      Choclette
      16th February 2012

      Kate, what a lovely thing to say, thank you. Blogger comments have been a right pain in the proverbial in recent months – not really sure what to do about it.

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    simply.food
    14th February 2012

    Many congrats on your blog anniversary , heresishing you mamny more wonderful post next year. Glad you enjoyed the chocolates.:)Happy valentines day.

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      Choclette
      16th February 2012

      Thank you for your kind comment and thank you also for my wonderful chocolate win which really helped to celebrate the day.

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    thelittleloaf
    15th February 2012

    Congratulations on an incredible year! Here’s to the next three, and many more beyond šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      16th February 2012

      Thank you Little Loaf and thank you so much for returning to my blog and leaving such great comments – it’s very much appreciated.

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    avillagepantry
    15th February 2012

    A very Happy Chocoblogoversary to an inspirational blogger. Congratulations and looking forward to many more years of posts and wonderful recipes.

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      Choclette
      16th February 2012

      Thank you Sheelagh, that’s such a lovely thing to say. Much appreciated.

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    Phil in the Kitchen
    15th February 2012

    Three years is excellent – you’re a vintage blogger. (I mean that in a nice way). I’m looking forward to what might appear in the next year.

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    Kate@whatkatebaked
    16th February 2012

    HAPPY BLOGGOVERSARY! What a wonderful achievement to create such a delicious chocolate treats week after week for three years us all to admire and desire! With very best wishes for the next three years!

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    Choclette
    16th February 2012

    Kate thank you very much. Both mine and CT’s waistlines are proof that those chocolate treats just keep coming šŸ˜‰

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    hotly Spiced
    16th February 2012

    Congratulations on three years! What an achievement. And so many memories there. Great re-cap!

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    Gloria
    16th February 2012

    Happy Bloganniversary all loook amazing and delicious!!

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    dms27
    17th February 2012

    Happy Anniversary to your blog,.. wow! these are really mouth watering šŸ™‚

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    Jill @ MadAboutMacarons
    17th February 2012

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Huge applause on that round-up of last year’s highlights. Love your chocolate creations, combinations and cheerful blog! Cheers to another year and biting into these heart boxed chocs.

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      Choclette
      3rd March 2012

      Thanks for your lovely comment and good wishes Jill. Really liked the idea of a cheerful blog – must remember to keep it so šŸ˜‰

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    Shaheen
    2nd March 2012

    Congrats on your Third Year of blogging Choclette. We started blogging in the same year a month of each other. I missed my bloggy birthday as I was distracted with the moving, maybe next year I will remember. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your blog grow and the chocolate inspiration you provide.

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      Choclette
      3rd March 2012

      I hadn’t realised we were as close as that Shaheen. Goodness, you have done so well. Sorry you missed your blog’s birthday, but you have a few things to celebrate – not least, I noticed you had over 1000 followers – fantastic!

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