31 December 2013

Good bye 2013, Hello 2014.

As you read this, New Zealand is already embracing the new year of 2014. Here in the UK we are planning how to welcome it in, getting into our glad rags (in after the last two we experienced - 2013 on the Southbank, and 2012 drinking celebratory Sake in Japan - I'll probably settle for fluffy PJs this year) and thoughts are beginning to turn to the new dawn.
 
London, New Years Day 2013 
 
Both personally and blog 'professionally', it's been a wonderful year.
 
Kyoto, New Year's Day 2012

The top 13 posts of 2013 (I did 12 last year... see where I'm going with this?) The first six are chosen by you, my lovely readers, and include a few great surprises...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
... the posts I enjoyed writing the most...
   
 
 
 
 
 
...and a little bonus of a post by my other half and partner in crime; The Anglo-Kiwi Experience - The other side of the Expat story. I've also had some wonderful guest posts and guest post-ers.
 
Thank you.
 
Blogging for me this year can be summed up in the word community. 2013 has been a year of afternoon teas, Tweetups, discovering there are more nooks and crannies of London than even I thought were possible, many many cups of tea, cooking, baking, brunching and some really wonderful new friends, blog and otherwise. So many more things never made it to being blogged, but that's life, hey?
 
 
 
Here's to 2014 - may it be wonderful for you! 

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12 comments :

  1. Happy Happy Happy New Year :) be it in PJs or in something snazzy ;)

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    1. Straight back to you lovely!!! My pjs has glitter on them - all of the bases were covered!

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  2. May it also be amazing for you! I am hoping as part of my 2014 resolution as another antipodean blogger that we may be able to meet up soon for a good Southern Hemisphere style coffee? :)

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  3. Best wishes to you, too!!! I like how you mentioned fluffy pajamas - I wore my fleece ones to ring in the new year! :o)

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    1. Isn't it the best way ever? Admittedly I was dragged to the pub, but it was my plan to see in in with champagne & pjs, so come 11.30 we hurried back. It was delicious.

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  4. Happy new year Emma! It looks like you had a super 2013! I really should have done a post like this but was too busy devouring the Doctor Who boxsets my lovely husband got me for Xmas.

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    1. Happy New Year! I've been very lucky this year - I hope 2014 is just as fun.
      That is AWESOME!!

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  5. A very happy New Years to you!! I've been catching up on your blog from the beginning and laughing at your exercise comments at the end of your old posts haha. Hope 2014 is even more amazing to you!

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    1. Happy New Year lovely!!! Oh, dear. Yes, I started off with good intentions & accepting a public culpability... :D

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  6. Fire works at London eye and Big Ben was really awesome and a visual treat.

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    1. There really isn't anything like it - Happy New Year!

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