Sunday, April 11, 2010


It is a year since I posted the first time, and I am celebrating what a lot I have learnt and what a treat it has been. I hadn't a clue when I began, and it has been such a lovely surprise to find the blogosphere community and the generosity and support of people all over the world.
I chose a few things to put in the photo with my one year anniversary candle. The tortoise is my symbol of 'slow and steady wins the race' and that my project is Slow Community Development.
That is a crocodile tooth at the bottom! It comes from the McArthur River near Borroloola where I taught many years ago. That is a symbol of power (and how amazing life can be!).

The bird is hard to see, so here is another picture: 

I was born in the year of the chook, and I like the mother hen thing balancing with the crocodile tooth!
And finally all the spirals: My daughter painted the one on a rock for me at a camp by a river. A friend brought the pendant as a gift for me from her visit to Bali last month, and the metal spiral has just come to light after lurking in a forgotten corner for several years. They show how you can go round in circles but still make progress! I can't have too many of them!

In my slow tortoisey way I am doing a big crocodile tooth update of my website to incorporate the things I have learnt about communicating the idea of my YamDaisy Cafes. And in my mother chook way I want to get it all nested and comfortable! And then I will be ready to spiral out again!

I am expecting this will instigate some interesting blogs to put up as I go!

It has been such a lovely adventure of a year thanks to you all, I am so happily looking forward to the next one!


  1. Happy blog anniversary, dear Joy !!! I've been so blessed all these months by learning more about comfort food and having your friendship =)

    Keep doing this marvelous work ! God bless you :)


  2. Happy anniversary, I'm happy to have met youonline xoxox

  3. Happy Anniversary Joy! you truly are an inspiration :) so gald to have met you!

  4. Happy anniversary!
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

  5. Happy blog anniversary!
    I like the spiral theory, so applicable to many aspects of life (education, which is my domain, included)!
    PS. I haven't forgotten the menu. I've got the soup and fruit dessert figured out.

  6. Joy, one year is a milestone. Happy Anniversary!
    I love the objects you are sharing with us today. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and blessings...Mary

  7. Happy anniversary Joy!! How exciting! May the coming year bring great things :)

  8. Happy anniversary :) May there be many more!
    (And the photo is gorgeous!)

  9. Happy anniversary and lots of luck for your next year! Your photo is lovely and symbolic.
    Lucy xx

  10. Only a year? I think I have known you for such a long time. Continue to be an inspiration to a lot of people. Keep blogging Mama JOY!

    Happy Anniv!!!

    hugs, joanie xxx

  11. Congratulations Joy! I hope this next year is wonderful for you and your project.

  12. Congrats Joy! your blog is a delight and I wish you many more anniversaries!

  13. Happy Anniversary! I love the photos!!

  14. Happy happy Anniversary Joy!
    The project is making progress, you should be proud!

  15. Happy anniversary! May you be blogging for many more years to come!

  16. Happy blog anniversary! Everyday I am amazed at the new things that I learn when visiting fellow bloggers and the talent, wow!

  17. Happy Anniversary!

    I've left an award for you on my blog to add to your happiness! :)
    Thank you for supporting me!

  18. Happy Anniversary! You have a wonderful blog :)

  19. What a delight to have your comments helping me celebrate my anniversary! And topped off by the Sunshine Award! Thankyou so much Cheryl!

  20. Happy Anniversary! Sorry I missed the big day. I'm just now getting caught up on my blog reading.