A Yummy Lummy 2015

So here is a Yummy Lummy 2015 highlight post. About this time every year bloggers start posting reviews from the previous year.

Last year I did my top 10 Canberra restaurants which I split into two posts. This year I didn’t eat out that much because I’ve been saving for a special holiday with my daughters. Every pay day I’ve been sequestering money into a holiday account.

Highlights for 2015

I think one of the biggest highlights this year was holidaying in Hawaii and all the spam I ate.

The other big highlight was attending my first food bloggers conference right here in Canberra.

Another revelation was turning fifty and receiving a gift from the Australian Government in the form of a faecal occult blood test with the associated positive result and the need for a colonoscopy.

Statistics for 2015

Yummy Lummy has very meagre stats. Not many people read my blog but there are some regular readers and people who comment.

Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella tops the list with MJ (Bloggeretterized) coming in second. I have a tear in my eye knowing Barb, a dear friend who died recently was number three. I am sad that her comment count will never go up.

According to the WordPress statistics my most popular day is Monday and the most popular hour is 7 pm. My most viewed post ever is about Chicken Maryland. This year my top two most viewed posts have been about Eat Drink Blog 2015 and Delicious roasted Chicken Maryland pieces (there’s something going on with Chicken Maryland).

Most referrals come from search engines, Facebook, Twitter, Not Quite Nigella and The Bloggess.

Most visitors come from Australia, the USA, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Germany (thanks Jennifer and Ana).

Related post  When a blogger dies

How about a little Canberra Food Blogger link love

Each Monday Canberra Food Bloggers share a post from the previous week in our Facebook group. Here are the links from today so far.



Simple Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (sugar-free, vegan, with hidden greens!)

Behind the Scenes with OzHarvest – COP21 Canberra

Here are some food photographs from the last day or so.

Baked salmon with fennel salad and aioli
Baked salmon with fennel salad and aioli
Baked salmon with coleslaw including fennel and red onion along with aioli and sweet chilli sauce
Baked salmon with coleslaw including fennel and red onion along with aioli and sweet chilli sauce

One of the things I’ve really enjoyed this year has been doing more nonfood photography

Lake Ginninderra HDR
Lake Ginninderra HDR

What are your highlights for 2015?

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12 Responses

  1. Thanks Gary and especially for your two part series on your best restaurants in Canberra. I have been to a couple and some I will definitely try. I heard the one in Narrabundah has closed but will double check (Artisan).

  2. Nice year 😀
    I mostly read blogs from my mobile and from there, it is not possible to comment at your blog, only to like. Why, I don’t know.

    1. Thank you. I don’t know why that is. I use the WordPress reader app on my phone and use it to comment on blogs.

  3. I haven’t gotten my stats this year but I’m sure they are going to be down. Even so, I do like reading them. BTW, my most popular day is Monday as well. I’m looking forward to your posts next year…Happy New Year. 🙂

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