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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year and a look back at 2014

2014 Chinese New Year of the Horse eastern elements composition. Vector file organized in layers for easy editing. - stock vector 

I know I'm a bit late in wishing my blog readers a Very Happy New Year, but I'm like a horse's tail - all behind. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and that I manage to do better in 2014!

I thought I'd have a brief pictorial look back at my own personal 2013:

It started off with some snow in February - after missing giving us a white Christmas, but the horses didn't mind.  They just stood waiting for us to come with their dinners! They have their rugs and an  open  shelter so they were snug and warm


Then spring came, bringing with it some sunshine and walks through a
 bluebell wood near where we live
                       
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Later in the summer we visited several steam rallies, just love these old steam engines...
Not to mention the heavy horse displays

The highlight of the year however, has to be my holiday with hubby in beautiful Pittsburgh and Ohio...




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.



I hope that 2004 will bring you everything you wish yourself

6 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Lyn. I hope the year holds many sales for both of us.

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  2. Thank you Caroline, Happy New Year and I wish the same to you!

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  3. Wishing you a happy, healthy and successful New Year, Lyn - what a lovely pictorial record of 2013!

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  4. Thanks so much, Rosemary, glad you liked the pics, and wishing you a Very Happy and successful New Year as well, with good health and good fortune to you and yours.

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  5. I am so sorry I am late. I really thought I posted a comment. Happy New Year dear friend. Hope 2014 is good to you. I am glad to hear your dog is happy and comfortable. Wishing you the best.
    Sue B

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  6. No worries Sue, you are such a loyal friend and supporter, it's always good to hear from you. Wishing you and your sweet kitty friends all the best for 2014, may the New Year bring you all good things!

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