A Taste of Garlic

Garlic – an update…

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Firstly I’d just like to mention that yesterday was a record day for Garlic with 3,074 unique visitors!

This is the first time we’ve cracked the 3,000 visitors level and it reminds me that only a year ago I was more than happy with daily visitors averaging around the 700 a day mark!

So, thank you to all of you who do visit – I hope that you continue to do so.

Now that recent events are fading into the distance and my health seems to be improving I hope to be able to take Garlic to even higher levels of expat information, cheeky observations, irrelevant awards and general fun and games!

Please stay on board and, if you think that they might be interested in all that sort of stuff…

Tell your friends!

Once again, many thanks for all your support during what has been a difficult time for me – you’re all getting an award next Tuesday; whether you like it or not!

All the best

general  Garlic   an update...   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

P.S. The full statistics can be seen on The Statistics Page.


  • By Sarah Hague, September 1, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    Well done, Keith, richly deserved stats, I don’t know what we’d do without your “expat information, cheeky observations, irrelevant awards and general fun and games!”. You should give yourself a special ‘I broke 3000 views’ award, but I suppose that’s not allowed. 🙂

  • By Clare, September 1, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    Wow! Congratulations Keith!

  • By Steve aka Mr TK, September 1, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Those are fantastic results Keith. I think you could teach my SEO guys a few tricks.
    Although I have had more page hits on my business website, the unique visitor hits are a lot less.
    Basically though it is down to all your hard work and very unique style.

    Keep up the good work, you give me a chuckle every time I visit your site.

  • By Paris Paul, September 1, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Congrats on your well-deserved success, Keith. You can count on me and my continued support as I try and lasso other readers your way.

  • By Jacqui, September 1, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    It is well deserved indeed and I am so glad you are back on form – I missed you. If I were in-charge of awards you would be a winner! Keep up the good work.

  • By Angela, September 2, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    Congratulations, Sooo exciting, and I’m sure you deserve it! Blogging is such a wierd thing, you put all your energy into it and you don’t know where its going to go if anywhere! I’m still on the 61 mark, but hopefully this time next year…..

  • By Keith Eckstein, September 2, 2011 @ 11:05 am


    I think that if I were to take all of the Judging Committee down to the bar and bought them one of those big, big bottles of Ricard then…

    Once they’ve got past the half way mark they might be prepared to let me win an award?

    Anyway, it’ll be fun trying!

    All the best


  • By Keith Eckstein, September 2, 2011 @ 11:27 am



    Lets hope it continues!

    All the best


  • By Susie @ DesperateAngloHousewives, September 4, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    Extremely impressive! Well deserved, it is a great site.
    Cheers from Bdx.

  • By Michel, September 4, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    Congratulations Keith, that’s fantastic! You make it interesting week after week, that’s why we all come.

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