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2013 Highlights

December 30, 2013

I think 2013 was pretty much my favourite year so far. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite posts and things from throughout the year in a little recap post.Coughton Court Wimpole Hall Farm Shugborough EstateLamport Hall Country FairIn the spring and summer we took advantage of the good weather and went to a couple National Trust houses since we became members. Some of our favourites were Coughton Court, Wimpole Estate and Shugborough Estate. We also went to a couple Country Fairs and saw these pretty adorable owls.
Beetroot Burgers Chinese Style RiceSome of my favourite recipes that I shared were these Moroccan Style Beetroot Lamb Burgers and Chinese Style Rice.
Cambridge Punting OxfordWe went on a couple trips with my parents which included punting in Cambridge and attempted punting in Oxford. We didn’t realise that there aren’t really any punts in Oxford, so that was a bit of a fail. It was still a good day out though exploring the city.
Pitsford WaterWe started walking each weekend at one of our local reservoirs and found some pretty locations.
Canary Wharf Tower Bridge, LondonFor our 4 year anniversary, we booked to stay in London for the night and see Cirque du Soleil – Allegria. It was amazing! I totally recommend if you ever get the chance to go and see that show (or any Cirque show for that matter) to see it. We then spent the next day exploring the city.
Dungeness Lighthouse DungenessWe took a day trip to the south coast to go lighthouse exploring. We visited Dungeness Old Lighthouse and then explored the Nature Reserve around it. Such a weird (but absolutely amazing) place!
Vegetable Garden 2I started my own little container garden which was so much fun! I started with just a few herbs and salad things and got completely addicted so added some small vegetables to it which some turned out ok and some didn’t.
Arizona Vegas Grand Canyon Page Rafting Horseshoe Bend Monument Valley Flagstaff Slide Rock State Park, Sedona Sedona Hummer ToursThen in October, we took a 2 week trip to the US to go on a mini road trip across Nevada, Utah and Arizona with my parents. It was honestly the best two weeks of my life so far and so much fun! We’re already planning our next road trip. We visited Las Vegas and the west rim of the Grand Canyon, went rafting in Page and stopped by horseshoe bend, went on a 4×4 trip through Monument Valley, got a change of scenery in Flagstaff, explored Slide Rock State Park in Sedona then went on a 4×4 hummer tour through the dessert, and then stopped off in Phoenix to visit family. It was pretty amazing.

I’m pretty excited about 2014! We’ve got a few things planned already that I can’t wait for. I’m going to be sharing my goals for next year too in the next couple days. How was your 2013? If you’ve done a post like this, I’d love to see it!


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    December 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    i can’t believe it’s gonna be 2014 within 3 hours here. you seem to have a great year in 2013. here’s to another adventurous year of life! happy new year

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      January 1, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Happy New Year to you too! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Happy New Year, April. I adore your posts – they always inspire me to ‘do’ more. I’m hoping to go on lots of adventures this year and channel the ‘aprileveryday’ spirit!

    Thanks for your comment – I replied underneath but thought I’d pop over to your little space too. Looking forward to seeing your goals!

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      January 1, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much! That means so much to me ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to read all about your adventures for this year too.

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    January 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Discovered your blog thanks to Bee from Vivatramp and I have spent all afternoon reading through all your posts. Love your style and photography and love seeing the places you’ve been to. Am now following and look forward to reading more from you in the new year x x

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      January 2, 2014 at 6:41 am

      Thank you so much! That means a lot to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy it!

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    Jamie Rose
    January 2, 2014 at 7:51 am

    You went to so many cool places last year! I hope one day I actually get to travel more often. I loved seeing a recap of your trips! I wish you the best 2014 ever! Happy new year!

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    January 10, 2014 at 6:04 am

    your 2013 seemed so adventurous and inspirational! I really love the fact that you guys traveled to so many amazing places. I’ve always wanted to go out of the country somewhere but I’m terrified of flying. So I think I’ll pass on that one :). When you come back to the US, stop by Georgia! We don’t have anything interesting going on here except the beautiful Cherokee mountains, but I’m sure they just look like hills compared to landscapes in Europe haha. But I’d love to meet you!!!!!!! So is that a good enough reason to come here? ๐Ÿ™‚

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      January 10, 2014 at 6:49 am

      Ahh, flying is great fun! I actually have trouble with my ears when I fly and they kill so bad when we land and then I practically can’t do anything but stand up straight (I even have to sleep sitting up for the first couple nights haha), but I still love flying ha! Me and my mum would actually love to visit Georgia (She loves it because of The Walking Dead haha)! I was actually looking at doing a road trip through the south starting in New Orleans and up through Georgia then down to Miami through Florida. Ahh, I just need to win the lottery first though hahaha!

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