One year blogiversary!

Today marks my one year anniversary of writing here at Film Grimoire! I’m actually pretty excited and have a couple of fun things to announce.

1. As of today, the blog has had a bit of a redesign! I called upon the very talented Nicholas Stevenson (represented by the amazing people at Folio, shout out to Nicola!), one of my favourite artists, to create a beautiful header and background to celebrate this auspicious occasion. I love it! Can you guess who each of the characters are? Hint: They’re all from my favourite films.

2. Officially, I have my own domain! So please update your links to filmgrimoire.com.

3.a. This month is going to be a little bit different here at Film Grimoire, as between the 22nd of October and 7th of November I’ll be spending some time in the city so nice they named it twice; New York! I’ll be visiting to help my partner out with a film he’s producing, to have a bit of a holiday, and to explore a new place. I’ve never been to the USA before so any tips and tricks would be very much appreciated! Super excited.

3.b. During this time, instead of just film reviews, I think I’ll be mostly posting pictures from my adventures. I’m going to aim to find one film location in the city per day and share it with you guys. So fingers crossed that this project doesn’t end up with me posting a picture of the Seinfeld restaurant every day.

Thanks so much everyone for being so wonderful and for reading my silly reviews. Not sure what else to say other than that, but I have really loved writing here for a year and everyone’s lovely comments and participation has made it that much more amazing. Here’s to another year of good times and great films.

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47 comments

  1. Happy Anniversary! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂

  2. Congratulations! Love your blog, keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. Congratulations and enjoy your trip, I’m eager to see which locations you’re going to be sharing with us.
    By the way I like the new header, especially since it features Sean Connery in Zardoz.

    1. Thanks so much Paul, and I love the little Connery from Zardoz too! He was actually the first character I thought of for the header. Makes me smile every time.

      1. Time sure flies and I like the pumpkin head banner. A nice touch!

        1. Thanks heaps Paul! 😀 Love to celebrate Halloween when October rolls around!

  4. I would totally hang out at Monk’s too. Congrats on having such a great site, a fab achievement and your upcoming New York trip.

    1. Thanks Alex! 😀 I can’t wait to see that famous Monk’s sign!

      1. I am so envious. I have seen the puffy shirt in the Smithsonian though, so it would be unfair to be to complain. But yes, I’m envious anyway haha. So many iconic scenes there.

  5. Happy anniversary, here’s to many more years of success.

    1. Thanks so much Vinnie! 🙂

  6. Congratulations!!!!!

  7. Happy anniversary Anna! Enjoy NY!

    Adam.

    1. Thanks heaps Adam, I definitely will! 🙂

  8. I am so jealous of your header! It is amazing! I can’t even process how beautiful it is….
    Happy Anniversary and congratulations! I hope you have a trip to NYC. 🙂

    1. Thank you Katy! 🙂 I really love it too, thinking of putting little Santa hats on the characters around Christmas time!

  9. Anonymous · · Reply

    Happy blogiversary! I love the new design. Here’s to many more years of blogging.

    1. Thanks so much Brittani! 🙂

  10. Congratulations!! And I can’t believe you’re going to the States right after I left! Timing, eh? Enjoy New York – personally it’s a bit busy for me, but I was only there for one day so my opinion isn’t worth much. I don’t really have any advice except be sure to pack lots of plug adaptors and be prepared for people to fall over themselves in admiration of your accent!

    1. Thanks heaps Alina! 😀 It is pretty crazy timing! Shall make sure to bring lots of adaptors, that’s always the kicker when travelling overseas! I’m hoping to schmooze my way into business class on the plane using the powers of a foreign accent and some Australian charm, since we’re going with a random American airline for some reason. Not sure how it will go, but I will definitely report back on my success!

  11. Congrats! 🙂

  12. Congratulations and enjoy your holiday!

    1. Thanks Stu, I shall! 🙂

  13. Congratulations, and have a great time in New York! It’s my favourite place in the world 🙂
    – Allie

    1. Thanks so much Allie, getting really psyched to finally be on my way there! 😀

  14. Congratulations, Anna! Well done. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! 😀

  15. Happy Blogiversary! I’m so jealous you are going to New York I love it there. Make sure you see something on Broadway. As for any advice, remember to have plenty of change to tip people. I thought I left a good tip once at a resturant but they came back and told me I needed to put more in! Not sure if that place was dodgy or if it was because my maths is appalling but just be aware and have a calculator to hand.

    1. Thanks heaps Lauren! I can’t wait to be on my way there! Maths really isn’t my strong suit either so I’ll definitely make sure to keep a calculator around!

  16. Congratulations, looking forward to hearing about your adventures 🙂

    – Jenna

    1. Thanks so much Jenna, I’m looking forward to sharing hopefully some nice photos!

  17. Happy blogiversary! Hopefully you’ll have many more years to come. Have fun in the place where I was born and raised.

    1. Thanks so much Wendell, I surely will! 🙂

  18. Congratulations, Anna. You’re an amazing reviewer & I really wish you have another amazing year to add to this. I completed my one year in the blog world near the end of July. And then rewarded myself with a 2-months break 😀

    1. Thank you for the lovely words! 🙂 And fair enough I reckon, all that purposeful blogging deserves a break!

      1. Well, I’m back now with new freshness n already 2 new reviews although I’ve been enjoying my stint at Letterboxd much more of lately 😛

        I don’t think next break is gonna happen in the next 6 months… the award season is about to begin which means lots of promising films are about to surface 😉 ..this year so far has been good… especially the summer blockbuster season.

  19. Congrats yo, I had my 3-year anniversary not too long ago, feels great doesn’t it? I don’t know why but I assumed you’d been on WordPress a lot longer than a year, you’ve left that much of an impression on me that I’ve thought you’ve been around for a lot longer. I love reading your work, keep up the good work and have fun in New York yo! 😀

    1. Thanks so much! 😀 It does feel pretty great, and that is so lovely to hear!

  20. Congratulations, Anna!!!! I won’t ever stop admiring you and your blog and I am so very impressed by everything you do and write and by the super kind person you are! More congrats about the url and your design is fantastic! Looking forward to all the years to come on this blog! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for those very kind words Elina! That’s made my day! 😀

  21. happy anniversary!! 😀 the illustration on the header is super cute!
    I hope you’d have a great time in NY too, though i myself haven’t been there so i couldn’t give you any tips. But enjoy it anyway! If i ever went to NY i’d probably spend my time exploring broadway and museums XD

    1. Thanks heaps! 🙂 Shall definitely enjoy NY, I’m really looking forward to exploring lots of museums! Can’t wait to spend a bazillion hours at the Guggenheim.

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