Monday, 1 August 2011


Welcome to my Blogiversary post - 1 year of clogging up the internet with my creations, thoughts, photos and the odd video!   114 posts (counting this one) over 12 months with an average of just over 9.5 comments per post (thank you).  41 followers when last I looked, and 101 Google Reader subscribers - some of whom are the same people. According to Blogger I've had over 7,000 page views and my Flag Counter gadget at the bottom of the page says that my visitors come from 43 different countries!!! (including a chatty crafty arty "pig" on holiday!)

SunFlower: the Fibonacci sequence, Golden Section
Do you get the impression I like numbers?  Well you'd be right.  I do.  Sudoku puzzles are fun.  Numerical crosswords are even better!  I love that numbers and sequences and patterns are everywhere.  Did you know that there is a spiral hidden in a pineapple?  Or that pine cones, artichokes and sunflowers are also Nature's representations of the number sequence named after Fibonacci? One of my childhood heroes was the brilliant, witty, talented Tom Lehrer who sang clever songs about science and pigeons and mathematics too:

WARNING: Don't listen to it more than once or you'll be hearing it in your head all day long!!!

Romanesco - fractal cauliflower
To help me celebrate my Blogiversary,  I nabbed an idea from Sandie, and roped in a few blog buddies to do a blog hop.  As I like numbers I have asked each of the hoppers (hoppees?) to share a number with you.

And because I like winning give-aways I thought I'd reciprocate and supply (a small) one of my own, so once you get back here, put the numbers in order, have a think, and drop me an e-mail to say which one is missing to Jimjams at dreamj dot co dot uk.
I'll draw a winner from the correct answers next Monday, August 8th.

Please start by visiting Sandie and she'll point you in the direction of the next person on the hop.
If you get lost, here is a complete list of places to visit:

Sandie @ Itchifingers
Furrypig @ Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
Siân @ From High In The Sky
Hilary @ Pictures and Paper Bits
Alexa @ Trimming The Sails
Helen @ Craft Imperfect
Missus Wookie @ Missus Wookie's Wanderings ***
Mel @ I Speak Melsh
Mary @ Mary's Musings
Mel @ Created By ATDML

*** ETA 1/8/11 - please bear with my helpers if one or two posts aren't isn't quite there (yet) as it's holiday time and Blogger doesn't always play fair ...  I'll be back with clues tomorrow if any are still missing!
ETA 3/8/11 - YAY Missus Wookie managed to get her post online -  use the clue if you're still confused!

Oops - I nearly forgot - you need a number from me to get you started .... how about:


Beverly said...

Congratulations on your first blogoversary, I am cleebrating my third this week :) What a fun way to celebrate and great bloogers to hop around to :)

Mary B said...

Love that video very clever and I want to watch it again even if I do get the song stuck in my mind.

scrappyjacky said...

Congrats on your blogversary.

JO SOWERBY said...

happy bday to u, happy bday to u, happy bday dear Gemma, happy bday to u xxxxxxx
Jo xxxxx

happy onging years of blogging to come xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Congratulations on your first blogiversary:) I saw that you were having a hop when I visited Sian this morning. Heres to the next year xx

Mary B said...

Sian said...

Many congratulations! I'm so glad you decided to take the plunge. here's to many more years of happy blogging!

ps, I'm not good with numbers, this might take a while..

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Great fun (loved Mary's jpeg too)

Lisa said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm happy to have discovered your blog via the CKC. Fun pictures and your "31" picture is great fun!

furrypig said...

Happy Blogiversary! Sorry I am a bit late checking in, looking forward to joining in your blog hop and glad you have a new country added via this pig! xxx

Tracie said...

I had no idea you were a fellow Lehrer fan Jemma!
Sorry that was off topic, happy blogiversary!

Hilary said...

Happy Blogiversary. Here's to the next one!

alexa said...

Wishing you a very happy day, Jemma, and a great year ahead! I'm just waiting for one more person to post and then I think I am on the case, and emailing soon! Great fun, everyone!

Melissa said...

I noticed a few of the blog hop posts in my Google reader this morning, but I didn't have much time so I waited until now so I could reward myself after getting all my errands done and enjoy each post.

Happy blogiversary!! I enjoyed this numbers post (such a cute video)! It reminds me of two books - have you read "The Math Curse" (a picture storybook) and "The Professor and the Housekeeper" (a novel)? I recommend them both for numbers people!

Off now to hop around.

Sandie said...

Happy blogiversary, Jemma. It certainly was a fun idea and I love your post. Fibonacci sequences and other mathematical concepts have always fascinated me and the picture of the sunflower seeds is wonderful.
I've not watched the video yet but I will.
Thank you for inviting me to be part of the fun and I'm looking forward to the last couple of posts which will complete the hop so that I can work out the missing number.

JulieJ said...

Congratulations on the first Anniversary. I used to like think of a number with Johnny Ball.

Alison said...

Congrats Jemma on your anniversary! Unfortunately I don't have the time to go 'hopping' but hope everyone has fun!
Alison xx