www.helenthura.com is a year old today and to me at least that is big and exciting 🙂 I mean the response when some asks for your email address and you say helenAThelenthuraDOTcom is classic.
Strictly speaking the birth date is March 21 but it didn’t resolve till March 24. Sort of like a three day labour you could say. As a handful of you know my blog is actually slightly older than the domain as I started over at Typepad on March 8 with the title Randomness in Brisvegas, which was also the name of this blog for a while before I changed it me, my camera and my life.
Typepad was nice and fills a demand in the market but I was not in that market, I wanted control! To have as much control as they will give you at Typepad it would be US$15 a month versus the US$5 or so this costs me each month and I have total control over everything 🙂 I played with a few different blog applications before I settled on WordPress and in the early days had numerous times of frustration as I learnt how PHP and CSS worked, sure I still have them now but no where near as often. 🙂
I thought it would be nice to have a year in review of the blogs that I feel best show to you and to me part of the journey I have taken in the last year. I want to thank you all for taking part in the ride that is the first year, whether you have been around since the early days or have only recently started reading me, you are all special 🙂
March 29, 2005 – Helen leaves the banana yellow walls and pink ceiling behind and to embrace the serenity of white.
April 1, 2005 – My first recipe post 🙂 The wonderful Skonsur, nothing in the world like ham and cheese on warm Skonsur.
April 18, 2005 – The reason why I do something that I hate 4 times a year (giving blood).
April 19, 2005 – My sweet thing arrived, my Canon 350D that is!
April 30, 2005 – The plans of the eternal traveler and the dreams I have of the world.
May 19, 2005 – Brisbane gets hit with a freak Hailstorm.
June 1, 2005 – The book arrived, that was a great project to work on.
June 16, 2005 – Time to feature my Mum with her divine chocolate cake recipe.
June 20, 2005 – Is scrapbooking all that it cracked up to be? One of the most important posts I think I have made not only to me in realigning myself creatively but also giving others some food for thought.
June 28, 2005 – The utter happiness of arriving back in Iceland.
July 22, 2005 – My account of what it was like to be in a town when a mini-terrorist attack happens.
August 3, 2005 – Helen gets magic worked on her hair.
August 18, 2005 – I revert back to a life of singledom.
September 11, 2005 – I rock out at the Moun tain Goats, turn 20 and then almost die by eating too much chocolate mousse.
September 26, 2005 – Mum and I spend a gorgeous weekend exploring northern NSW
October 10, 2005 – The music that people have shared with me and how it has influenced me.
October 26, 2005 – Helen gets a real fake tooth denture and is now well on her way to getting blue rinses in her hair and lining up at the bank to collect her pension.
November 7, 2005 – How fruity are your friends? Ali (& Liam) and I have a blast at the Whitlams.
November 28, 2005 – Bring on the Ben Lee! Two of my best friends, a cute guy and sweet music.
December 14, 2005 – I get the coolest shower cap, in turn making me the coolest kid on the block.
Decmeber 25, 2005 – Last night was Christmas and what a sweet night it was
December 29, 2005 – After 3 days on the road and high seas Mum and I arrive in Tasmania.
January 14, 2006 – Some of the sweet goodies I picked up on the road trip that Mum and I took to Tasmania.
January 29, 2006 – Tracy releases her Helen digital scrapbooking kit.
Febuary 2, 2006 – There is only two colours in the world – Pink and not pink.
Febuary 13, 2006 – Happy shoes, shoes that I can wear all day long with no pain.
Febuary 19, 2006 – Helen’s best ever biscuits, which I need to make again very soon.
Well that was the last year, what will this year bring? For starters more crafty and creative goodness, more concerts, more cooking, more fun at uni, the joy of trying to find a gradute job in a limited market place, adventures with family and friends and all round fun and goodness. I hope you continue to enjoy the driver’s seat view of the life of Helen Thura Palsson, a 20 year old uni student from Brisbane, Australia.
I leave you with many thanks for your comments and support over the last year.