I thought I'd have a brief pictorial look back at my own personal 2013:
Then in May the village next to ours held the first ever literary festival which I was lucky enough to be able to take part in
|Not to mention the heavy horse displays|
|where we met our dear friend, the late Sharon Donovan's lovely sister, Mary Beth and went on a river cruise with her, as well as being treated to a lovely lunch at her parents home...|
|and my sweet friend and Author Roast sister hostess, Mary Ricksen, pictured here at the 'spaceship' at Mars|
|Mary, hubby Dave and I then moved on to the Dreamhouse Guesthouse in Ohio, belonging to Cat and Allan Kaulback, where we had a wonderful time in the lovely countryside, seeing the sights and spending time with them and their lovely horses|
|Mary me and Cat at Smolen-Gulf Bridge, the longest covered bridge in Ohio|
Then in November, I attended the third Festival of Romance in Bedford, and had a great time, meeting old and new Twriter friends and the conference on Sunday was really interesting with some great talks by editors and agents.
The year didn't end on such a good note, as at the end of October, our little rescue, Bouncer the Jack Russell terrier, fell ill and was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He was badly treated before we had him and has gone blind in the last year, so it doesn't seem fair that he should have this as well. However, he's on medication and seems quite happy and comfortable, and is back to his normal self at the moment, so we're making the most of whatever time we have left with him and hope that we'll be able to enjoy his affectionate and cheeky little ways for a long time to come.