Friday, November 14, 2014

Look Who's Four



Wow, where has the time gone, four years ago today we dipped our metaphorical toes into the world of blogging with this post. That first post got a couple of comments which was kind of cool at the time, four years later and you lot keep us busy, with lots of comments and readers, you have accessed the posts over 900,000 times in those four years, with over 60,000 page views in the last 30 days alone.

I don't think either of us expected to have enjoyed blogging so much, meeting so many wonderful people, and showing our garden to lots of interested and interesting people both in person and online. So thank you all for making this such a fun and enjoyable journey, hopefully you will all stay with us for the next four years too!!

Gaz, Twinkles and Mark


Gaz, Mark, Knickers and Twinkles :)

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  1. Very Happy Birthday! Great garden; inspiring photos and stylish prose = success! It is a pleasure to see your garden grow. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thank you Patricia, much appreciated! :)

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  2. Congratulations! Did you ever think that writing about your garden would make you friends from all across the globe? :)

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    1. Not at all before Alan and it's amazing really how it turned to be like that :))

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  3. Happy birthday guys! You are an inspiration to me with how hard you are always working on projects in your garden and home and also find time to post about all of your adventures! Thanks for four years of interesting and beautiful posts: Here's to many, many more!

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    1. Thank you Peter, that's really lovely :) looking forward to more years of garden blogging!

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  4. Congrats and thanks for your 4 years of blogging! I've learned a lot from you.

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  5. Dear Mark and Gaz, congratulations to four years of very successful blogging and many thanks for all the great posts that you have been writing! I am sure that is the cutest birthday cake that any blog has ever gotten ;-)! Warm regards
    Christina

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    1. If only we can eat that cake for real too Christina :) thank you!

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  6. Oh many, many congratulations on your blog's fourth birthday and long may 'Alternative Eden' continue to bloom! It's a pleasure to visit.

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    1. Likewise Anna, always a pleasure to visit yours :) thank you!

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  7. Whoo hoo! Congratulations guys - save me a slice of that scrummy looking cake :-)

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    1. Thanks Michelle :) will share a real slice next time we meet up!

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  8. Congratulations on your 4th blogversary! I enjoy your blog immeasurably and look forward to many posts to come.

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    1. Ditto Kris, we love your blog! Many thanks :)

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  9. I get world travel out of my system by following your blog, and getting to meet you in person was a very special treat. Blog on!

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    1. It was a delight to finally meet you last July Ricki :)

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  10. Very many congratulations. I really look forward to seeing how the garden continues to develop. Great photo of you both too. x

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    1. Thanks Jessica! It our latest photo together too :)

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  11. Congratulations on a fun four years! I enjoy following your adventures.

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  12. Happy Birthday guys! So, who made that beautiful cake?

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    1. Thank Gail :) some talented person somewhere out there...

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  13. And I thought one year was a big deal! Congratulations! I've only discovered your blog since starting my own a year ago, but I've really enjoyed reading it.

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    1. One year is a big deal John :) thank you and ditto on yours!

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  14. Only 4? But it seems like you've been at it as long as I have! Indeed who would have thought some crazy thing called a blog could have me meeting a couple of great guys on the other side of the world. I'm so glad you started and have kept with it, not to mention that you traveled here too! Keep on for at least another 4, I don't know what I'd do without your adventures and projects.

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    1. The feeling is mutual Loree :) one of the best results we got from blogging is meeting you and seeing your garden!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS! Happy birthday to your inspiring and fascinating blog! Here's to many more years and some excellent cake!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! And looking forward to many more years reading your blog too :)

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  16. Happy anniversary, my friends! If it weren't for blogging, we would never made met, and my life would be poorer for it. Here's to many more years of blogging and friendship!

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    1. That's really lovely Gerhard, thank you! And very much likewise as well :))

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  17. Congratulations on four years of blogging! It's wonderful reading about your hard work and getting a glimpse of life and gardening across the pond.

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    1. Thank you Evan! Have found blogging to be an enjoyable activity :)

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  18. Congratulations!!!!! please stay 4 more years...or more!!!! it is always a delight to read your beautiful blog!!!! you are two very talented guys :)

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  19. Happy Birthday!! Now, repeat after me, four more years, four more years...

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  20. Happy blogoversary! Time flies when you are having fun, as the saying goes. I have enjoyed your posts for much of that time, and I look forward to many more beautiful and informative posts!

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  21. Congratulations you two! (or should I say four, can't forget Twinkles and Knickers!) Here's to many more years :)

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