Thursday 2 January 2014

That Was The Year Duck...

Most people posted a summary like this on New Year's Eve but I thought I'd do my own thing and post it a couple of days into January!

So 2013 was the year Duck...
...started a blog

...spent a week with family in North Wales
...went on a day trip to the Emerald Isle
...revisited the town where she gained a degree
...had a fun-filled holiday in Blackpool
...laughed her socks off at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Tower Ballroom

...started her own weekly musical feature
..completed Rosalilium's Blog Every Day in May challenge
...spent a day at Carters Steam Fair
...investigated a new heritage cycle path in Bath
...dressed as a steampunk girlie at Frome's Steampunk Extravaganza
Carters Steam Fair at Pinkneys Green

...completed the Bonjour Blogger Comments Challenge
...complied a 32 Before 32 list
...enjoyed a fab gig by Eddie Izzard at the Eden Project
...met lots of other lovely bloggers at Rosalilium's Blognix event
...saw lots and lots of bands with her free ticket into Glastonbury Festival

Rolling Stones at Glastonbury Festival

...made her friends fall in love with Kneehigh Theatre Company
...redesigned her blog header with the help of some friendly ducks
...had a sun-filled day out in Weymouth
...felt very grown-up attending Library Camp South West
...put together a little present for a newborn baby

Female Duck

 ...bought a sweet little necklace from Claireabellemakes
...stumbled upon a gorgeous pair of Poetic Licence shoes in a charity shop
...ate baked potatoes cooked in a steam engine
...watched far too many shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
...studied the artwork of the fairground

Carters Steam Fair at Bath Victoria Park

...took a bear on holiday to Great Dorset Steam Fair
 ...completed the Gromit Unleashed trail around Bristol and the South West
...won a Liebster Award
...went back to University for the second study school of her postgrad degree
...took part in her first Photo an Hour challenge

A Bear at Great Dorset Steam Fair

 ...educated everyone about the very Somerset reason why she loves Autumn
...went to her very first ever swishing event
...was referred to the chief consultant to start IVF treatment
...ate far too many samples at Wells Food Festival
...enjoyed a fabulous vintage day out at the Pretty Nostalgic Vintage Gathering

2012 Somerset Carnival

 ...completed Rosalilium's Blog Every Day in November challenge
...wondered when she'd got so old
...took a little bear to see some big fireworks and Carnival floats
...took part in her second Photo an Hour challenge
...saw the amazing production of The Little Mermaid at the Bristol Old Vic

Bridgwater Fireworks

 ...almost bought far too many things at Frome's Christmas Super Market
 ...raised over £200 for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day
...sent and received some wonderful gifts for Hannah Bee's Secret Santa and Janet's Thrifty Christmas Gift Swap
...took part in the Share Advent challenge
...and turned 31!

Reindeer in the window of Deadly is the Female Frome

Here's to an equally great 2014!


  1. Happy New Year! What an action-packed year you've had! It sounds amazing! I don't think I'd realised you'd only started your blog this year; and you've made it such a success.

    1. Aww thanks Jen! I still feel like a small fish (or maybe duck) in a very big pond but I've really enjoyed blogging and finding other blogs to read :-) x

  2. What a busy year! Here's to an even better 2014- will be keeping my fingers crossed for you re: IVF :) xxx

    1. Thanks Katie! I will keep everyone updated one way or another, depending on how it all goes - but I will definitely let you all know somehow :-) xxx

  3. You've had a lush year, m'dear! I've loved following your adventures, and I'm looking forward to more in 2014! xx

    1. Thanks Angela! I look forward to seeing your 2014 adventures! :-) xx


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