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Let’s talk – about the last 6 years!

February 3, 2016

Doing a little forward roll to celebrate (and failing dismally). My Custard Pie is six years old today!

What’s on your mind?

So what’s happening in 2016? I’d like to get to know you better as there’s no way I would have come this far without you. While my curiosity leads me on a winding path of what I publish, I’d really like to know what you’d like to see more of (and less of). Pure Google numbers won’t tell me as they can’t have a conversation with really, truly loyal readers. But we can talk…

Would you fill in this questionnaire for me? It’s totally anonymous and will take no more than five minutes (or quicker). I’d be so grateful as it will help me to know a little more about you and make this space a better place for the people who matter the most.Β  That’s you.

Thank you in advance for your valuable time and for visiting My Custard Pie. Your feedback is genuinely appreciated. I’d love to send you food as a thank you, but as this isn’t possible, if enough people reply, I’ll share the video of my failed forward roll!Β  And hope you’ll stay with me for more of the journey.


How can you refuse?!

  1. February 3, 2016 4:05 pm

    Happy Anniversary, don’t change a thing, I love it the way it is πŸ™‚

    • February 14, 2016 3:59 pm

      Such kind sentiments. The blogging journey has been first class all the way due to the people I’ve got to know. Thanks GA

  2. February 3, 2016 4:33 pm

    Woo hoo congratulations Sally! My Custard Pie is one of the earliest blogs I started following and since my own site has just turned five years old, this makes sense. I was perhaps reading yours for up to a year before, and Sarah’s and Helen’s! Thus, is so lovely to be able to mark milestones, even if they are virtual ones and across the miles. Your blog is truly wonderful. Makes me miss Dubai a great deal (my last visit would have been 10 years ago this April – time to rectify that) and I love your ‘UK and beyond’ travel posts. It’s Polish Doughnut Day tomorrow, so I promise to eat the biggest custard doughnut I can find in celebration :-))

    • February 14, 2016 4:00 pm

      Always approve of celebrating with custard! I can remember the thrill of finding your blog too – and the Polish connection. We so need to meet in Dubai next time – come soon as the weather is so perfect right now.

  3. Ginny permalink
    February 3, 2016 4:55 pm

    Happy Anniversary Sally – it started on a high and just keeps getting better – congratulations! xx

  4. February 3, 2016 5:00 pm

    Happy Anniversary Sally. I will raise my glass of yummy Hanging Rock Dessert Wine to you πŸ™‚

    • February 14, 2016 4:01 pm

      Just the thing to be toasted with. Thanks dear friend.

      • February 14, 2016 4:04 pm

        PS What’s happened to YOUR blog?!

  5. February 3, 2016 5:12 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary Sally… here’s many more years to your blogging… and may each year bring on more creativity and meaning to your blog. My Custard Pie prompted me to blog… so here’s to licking a spoonful of custard!!!

    • February 3, 2016 5:15 pm

      Bambi is my fav character by the way!

      • February 14, 2016 4:06 pm

        Ha ha – either that or Thumper! Perhaps I mean Puss in Boots in Shrek. So wonderful to wander these meandering creative trails with you.

  6. February 3, 2016 5:47 pm

    Congratulations Sally, Loving your blogging style and photography. Addicted to your Instagram gallery. Thank you for great publication you’ve made, I am regular visitor in your virtual estate. Happy blog anniversary…where’s the party?! [HEART emoticon here]

    • February 14, 2016 4:07 pm

      Now that’s an idea. Need to plan for an actual party next time – writing it in for 2017 now! Thanks for the inspiration, friendship and support here, in real life and on Instagram.

  7. February 3, 2016 5:49 pm

    Great survey! Loved being in an age group that starts with 35 haha. Your blog is one of the best out there. Keep going strong! Happy 6th anniversary.

  8. February 3, 2016 5:59 pm

    Ha ha. How could anyone refuse???
    Congratulations on 6 years, here’s to many more xx

  9. Janice Adey permalink
    February 3, 2016 6:06 pm

    Bravo Sally πŸ‘πŸ»! My how time flies when you are having fun. Don’t change a thing. May the wind be forever at your back! Cheersx

  10. February 3, 2016 6:58 pm

    Many happy blog returns πŸ™‚ Survey done! x

  11. February 3, 2016 8:12 pm

    Congratulations, Sally! Your blog is a delight to read. I always learn something whenever I visit. Keep writing!

    Survey done!

    • February 15, 2016 10:06 am

      Thank you Nadia – really appreciate the time taken to fill in the survey too.

  12. February 3, 2016 10:32 pm


    • February 15, 2016 10:05 am

      Cheers – and thanks for lots of bottle shaped inspiration.

  13. February 4, 2016 1:17 am

    Happy blogoversary Sally, six years is a great achievement

    • February 15, 2016 10:05 am

      Thank you LRS – always good to connect with you.

  14. February 4, 2016 1:33 am

    Happy Anniversary, my lovely friend! Here’s to many more! xxx

    • February 15, 2016 10:04 am

      You’ve been a shining star in this blogging journey dear Celia.

  15. February 4, 2016 1:36 am

    Happy blog birthday! Here’s to another 6 years!

    • February 14, 2016 6:20 pm

      Who knows what the blogosphere will look like in 6 years time. When I first ventured into some kind of online expression I had to learn html!

  16. February 4, 2016 2:07 am

    Happy 6th Birthday Sally – what an achievement!

    • February 14, 2016 6:19 pm

      Thank you – I agree with you on so many levels about food.

  17. February 4, 2016 4:23 am

    Congratulations, that is a great anniversary. Many, many more.

    • February 14, 2016 6:14 pm

      Cheers WR – better open something nice hadn’t I.

  18. February 4, 2016 9:04 am

    Congratulations Sally. There is always something wonderful and inspiring to find on your blog.

    • February 14, 2016 6:08 pm

      Touched Tasneem – thank you. Here’s to many more cups of chai.

  19. February 4, 2016 9:20 am

    Happy Anniversary My Custard Pie..Love reading your blog as always…Cant say you really need to change anything as it is a happy mix of lovely recipes posts,travel tips and gorgeous photography…Cheers to many more happy blogging time…Miss You

    • February 14, 2016 6:07 pm

      Keep in touch Shy even though we are further away now. Miss you too.

  20. February 4, 2016 11:03 am

    Bravo and happy birthday! Love your blog – my fave ever post was about the place you go to buy massive blocks of ice! I love your guide to food photography too, inspired me to try and get better.

    Don’t change a thing. Love your insights and musings.

    Jenny xx

    • February 14, 2016 6:06 pm

      We’ve had some virtual fun over the years Jenny. So glad you liked the ice post – there are some quirky sides to Dubai that people never see. It’s been great to dip my toe into your world of the glamorous silver screen. Thanks for such a kind comment.

  21. traveljumeirah permalink
    February 4, 2016 4:00 pm

    Great blog, well done : )

  22. talkavino permalink
    February 4, 2016 10:13 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! My six years of blogging are approaching in March or August, depending on how to count πŸ™‚ – it is definitely a fun ride!

    • February 14, 2016 5:57 pm

      Thank you. Really enjoyed the time of the monthly wine writing challenge. So good to connect with a different group and I still go and read even if I don’t participate. So what are you opening to celebrate your six year anniversary?

  23. February 5, 2016 12:18 am

    Many happy blogiversary returns lovely!

    • February 14, 2016 5:25 pm

      Thank you Emma – great to connect here and on Instagram. Love your view of the world.

  24. February 5, 2016 12:25 am

    A very happy anniversary to you. You know I have been following you since when I started my blog (5 years, next sunday!) and have always so admired your wonderful, evocative writing and your easy but well-informed style. I try not to be jealous of your rather glamourous lifestyle but it’s also because I know your heart is here in the green and rain. Cheers to a wonderful and successful 6 years, and to many more.

    • February 14, 2016 5:24 pm

      The feeling is totally mutual. I adore your writing style, your incredibly vivid images and your ability to make healthy food unfaddish and totally delectable. Glamorous lifestyle? Who you talking about?! Hope to see you in Scotland this summer. And thank you.

  25. February 5, 2016 3:38 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday and Anniversary My Custard Pie!! Well done.

    • February 14, 2016 5:16 pm

      Ha ha Teresa – who knew I’d have an custardy alter ego πŸ™‚

  26. Jan permalink
    February 5, 2016 3:52 pm

    congratulations, Sally and thank you for the thought and time you put into your posts.

    • February 14, 2016 5:14 pm

      So kind Jan. I take too much time really – I need to learn not to think too much … but that wouldn’t be me!

  27. February 6, 2016 8:36 pm

    Ha I recgnise the started blogging on a whim, took bad photographs and hit publish. Not the case now Sally and I love your blog (and your IG gallery makes me swoon). Looking forward to the next 6 years.

    • February 14, 2016 5:13 pm

      Things are changing so much, will blogs as we know it exist in 6 years time? It’s an exciting thought though wherever this takes us.

  28. February 7, 2016 8:46 pm

    Loved seeing your blog grow over the last few years. to many many more πŸ™‚

    • February 14, 2016 5:13 pm

      I’ve enjoyed following your journey too Shaima.

  29. February 8, 2016 8:53 am

    Congrats Sally! Love the way your write straight from your heart:) Many many wishes for many such happy anniversaries πŸ™‚

    • February 14, 2016 5:12 pm

      Heart on my sleeve indeed! Thanks Prachi – so great getting to know you through blogging.

  30. February 8, 2016 9:36 am

    Congratulations! I seem to let my anniversaries of my blog slide by πŸ™‚

    • February 14, 2016 5:11 pm

      You don’t let anything else slide by though Tandy! Have enjoyed connecting with you for many of those years. Thanks for all your comments and tweets.

  31. February 9, 2016 1:04 am

    Happy blog anniversary!

  32. February 9, 2016 11:59 pm

    Happy Birthday to your blog!! 6 years is an amazing achievement!

    • February 14, 2016 5:04 pm

      Thank you Charlie- I can’t really remember what life was like without blogging!

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