A Look Back at Our 2013

Bonnie Rose Photography © 2012 All Rights Reserved

It is the last day of 2013 and time to take a look back over the year.
I have prepared some highlight posts through out the last twelve months
as well as a slideshow of photographs through out.

January | We had just moved to Bath, England and into our new house during the week of Christmas.  January was busy with getting all unpacked and getting the kids set up with schools.  Our new area is walking distance to the town of Bath as well as to the countryside.  We initiated our move with the first of many country walks in 2013.

February | This became my first month of blogging every day which became a fun challenge I enjoyed up through to December. I started sharing posts about life as an expat, our travels, and photography.

March | I found like I was finally finding my niche in the Expat and Travel Blog community and my voice for what to share on the subjects.  THese are some of my most favourite posts from the month.

April | As a Third Culture Kid who only found out about the term during her sophomore year at Uni, I really wanted to have a TCK blog presence to reach out to others. This month I wrote about being TCK issues with having to move on and the friendships you leave behind.

May | I participated in a blog every day in May challenge which I found both refreshing and fun as a daily blogger.  While the whole month was filled with prompts I really wanted to share some of the most favourites from May.

June | This month I got really honest and truthful in sharing myself and experiences as an expat.  It was a really refreshing month to be able to just talk to my readers and connect with people I had never met. I had so many correspondence this month with people who felt uplifted and no longer alone. This solidified my reason for blogging.

July | July was a busy month as we were preparing for our vacation to Wales.  There were lot of self portraits and travel stories shared but the following posts were some of the most popular.

August | This month my husband and I renewed our vows on our 10th Wedding Anniversary. To celebrate I had many guest bloggers sharing with posts for Love Week. These were wonderfully written and my favourites to share. I also enjoyed these posts:

September | This was another blog every day month challenge with prompts which helped get my posts out there about not using Shampoo and when I spent time in an Italian Jail. The weekends I focused on a new series entitled the War on Girls.

October | I continued my War on Girls series on the weekends which became quite popular and did a lot of reflection and looking back as a TCK and as an expat.

November | November is a busy month for us with two birthdays, Bonfire Night, and Thanksgiving.  There was a lot going on at ACR and here are some of the posts to prove it.

December | With the Holidays the blogging every day slowed down as I focused on my family. There were still some top highlights to end out the year.



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  • Teresa Russell Nystrom

    I enjoyed watching the slideshow again. This was the year you got your family back. I am thankful that my prayers were answered so abundantly.

  • http://independenttravelcats.com/ Jessica – Independent Travel C

    Wonderful recap and I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year! BTW, I was not able to see or link up for Travel Tuesday.

    • http://www.bonnieroseblog.co.uk/ Bonnie Rose

      Not sure why it was not working but working now and will be double checking to make sure tomorrow is perfect! x

  • http://deasynoel.com/ Deasy Noel

    Great post as it was a great way for me to read some of your past post that I hadn’t had a chance to do yet. Congrats on being in Bathe for 1 year; looking forward to future posts from you :)

    • http://www.bonnieroseblog.co.uk/ Bonnie Rose

      I’m glad you found it informative and fun too! Thank you Deasy!

  • http://www.lifewithkolbi.com/ Kolbi Gray

    Loved this recap. It is fantastic being able to see how amazing your year has been!!!

    • http://www.bonnieroseblog.co.uk/ Bonnie Rose

      Thank you Kolbi, I had fun going through to find the best of the best too! What a great year. x