Sunday, 26 December 2010
Compiling my 2009 Retrospective was a great opportunity to look back over the year - so enjoyable that I thought I'd take this opportunity to do it all over again! Same rules: one post from each month, trying to cover at least some of the variety of an incredible year. If you're doing something similar, please feel free to link up at the end of the post.
In January 2010 we lived in a world of beautiful white for most of the month, and one day, I came home to find foxes playing in the snow - they were having so much fun.
I started to learn embroidery in February (one of my goals to achieve before I turn 30), moving on from freehand experiments to a couple of cute kits.
In March I got all geeky, and decided to tell you about my latest language observation - the proliferation of touch-screen typos.
At the beginning of April, we enjoyed an amazing weekend break in the Faroe Islands - and I put myself through paralysing terror for spectacular views.
I did a lot of baking in May, as picnic weather encouraged me to share my creations with friends - the highlight was definitely peanut butter & chocolate cookies.
I spent most of June in Greenland, soaking up the landscape and the culture, and playing with adorable husky puppies.
In July I was back home, and back in the kitchen - reconstructing some chocolate truffles we'd enjoyed in Denmark and Greenland, which had a rather surprising secret ingredient.
The most exciting moment in August's blogging history had to be when my post about why it's okay to use "said" a lot in your writing was highlighted by a couple of big names in literary blogging, and suddenly brought a load of new visitors.
On a trip to Cornwall in September, I found one of my all-time favourite places, a little strip of land sandwiched between salt and freshwater.
In October I went to Leeds to see my friend Kirsty's first art exhibition. The pictures speak for themselves, I think.
November saw a busy month for me, as I struggled to complete NaNoWriMo and a conference paper - but I managed to squeeze in a trip to France, and shared a snippet of my next novel with you.
As for December... well, it's hard to know where to start with so many Christmassy highlights! But I think, of all my Christmas crafts, I had most fun making felt decorations.