What happened in 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 happened to be a rather busy year for me really.
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I made rash resolutions, including going teetotal for a year , although I didn’t achieve all of them I had a last try (that failed too). Roxy the dog came and went . I went on  holiday with 9 other bloggers which was surreal but great fun!
Blickling Hall8I went on a weekend away to Hollin Hall Hotel. Took part in a swap.  We found Lincoln and welcomed him into our lives. We started dog training  and made some good progress.
I Took up running and started competing in local 10k races , started the Running Commentary series, pondered my fitness motivation, ran a 5k road race, ran a few  more 10k races,  tried to fathom how to keep maintain fitness all year round
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We cooked at home regularly and ate out at The Olive Tree, Browns Kitchen (twice), as one of my Christmas presents I went to Pudding Night at Elveden  I visited plenty of local sights: Blickling Estate, Felbrigg Hall, Houghton on the Hill, the Broads, the coast , Hingham,  Poppy’s Wood, went to Thetford Forest.
Felbrigg6Took an interest in beauty blogging, had a bash at baking and again.
The flowers in our garden bloomed beautifully, I vlogged (nobody cared), I ventured to London to see the only band I would go there for: Muse, took a holiday, headed to a family wedding and had a brilliant time at The Household Cavalry Open Day
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Did you notice the total blog revamp? It took a while. Photoshop elements and I met, and had a party I started Photo Show & Tell for a while before I accepted that it wasn’t taking off. There was a local Bloggers cocktail party in Norwich , a family friend's wedding in September.
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAIn Autumn I took plenty of walks in the sunshine, I tried to take my camera everywhere endeavoured to make myself cheerful by putting some autumnal touches to our homefound a woodland wonderland, explored a Bronze age site, explored Peterborough
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Had a blogging wobble but perked up again. It turns out I bought quite a few new clothes (oops) but had great fun with putting together outfits all year.
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA\Here is to a brilliant 2014!
PS. This post took me an eternity to compile and only includes links to around a sixth of this year’s posts.
Sophie

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7 comments

  1. I really hope I can take on your fitness goals! x

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  2. What a year! You've done so much! It was lovely to meet you in person this year, and I really hope that next year is as good for you as this one (minus the doggy stress in the first half of the year and with the addition of wine if you feel that you want that, haha!)

    Happy New Year xxxx
    (ps, thank you again for my lovely Christmas presents, got the navy polish on now! xx)

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  3. What an incredible jam-packed year you've had! Sounds amazing. I'm very much looking forward to getting to know more about you and your blog in 2014!

    Have a very Happy New Year lovely and a prosperous and beautiful 2014!

    Katie <3

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  4. What a jam-packed year!!!!! You have done a lot, achieved a lot and worn some pretty hot outfits! When did you vlog? Really sorry if I missed that, I know how scary it is to do that so had I realised, I would've commented. I can only imagine it was down to my excruciatingly slow internet connection which wastes hours!!! Have a lovely day today!!! X

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  5. A busy year! I really enjoy looking back and remembering all the best moments of a year. These blogs of ours will be so much fun to go back to in twenty years time :-)

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  6. This really was a busy year for you! It was so lovely to meet you in person this year and I hope I get to see you soon :)

    Maria xxx

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  7. Loving all your photos of lots of lovely outdoor fun in your year. I hope 2014 is a happy one for you

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