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Friday, 13 December 2019

Pick of my Posts for 2019



As we wrap up for another year, a quick review of my favourite posts.


One of my more popular posts this year, while not one of my best so I suspect it is the subject matter that made it appeal broadly was back in February and about Lying and Children...or in particular, being aware that your beloved darlings will lie to you.

I loved this very short post on not over thinking success. Valuing Simplicity.



At the prompting of #Lifethisweek, I've written a few on Self Care - practical and easy tips both back in February and in November. I also liked this one where I discovered shifting my focus could lift the heaviness of my grief and that something minuscule can change your outlook. I explored how I try to manage my grief at Christmas. I also discussed Financial Stress and Mental Health.



With the #MLSTL ladies, I thought a lot about ageing. One of my best posts on this was dealing with the lack of relevance. The other covered loving an adult child's partner, but having no power when it comes time to say goodbye. I also dusted off the Torshlusspanik List with some Chinese Plaza Dancing.

I have no idea why but my most read post was on my 20th wedding anniversary. While it's not the most profound post, it does have my beautiful wedding dress in it. I still love wearing it. In a close second was a #ShareMySnaps post on Sydney



I liked discussing Contentment in this post, and the discovery that dancing raises your self esteem, regardless of ability. I loved what prompted me to write Sharing Joy from the Magic House.



One of my favourite posts, because I learnt something is There isn't always a cure, but there is often a better. As someone who can get stuck in the mud at times, there was a lot for me to take on board.










As I watch people interact with their adult children, I'm amazed at the length they need to justify them dropping out of Uni or choosing a trade (that is a proper job, people!!). This post covers how wrong our generation are getting it for the young people in our lives.








Probably my personal favourite post of the year was Throw the Shade Away, on both confidence and party etiquette. I think because the experience showed how much I've grown in the last four years.




And that's a wrap.

Have a safe and Happy Christmas (the #XmasLinky is open until the 24th December). Keep out of the fires and smoke, and if you can, donate where you can to help. Drive carefully and have a wonderful New Year.

May 2020 bring some miracles, because Australia really needs some.

Linking with #TheRandom













16 comments:

  1. What a year! Just nipped over to check out your wedding dress (don't know how I missed that post) and love the dress and the fact that it's been the dress that keeps on giving! Wishing you the happiest of holidays and an absolutely fabulous 2020!

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    1. Same to you. It was a real highlight to finally meet you after all these years of keeping in touch weekly!

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  2. Lydia
    It's been a joy sharing the year with you through your blog. You leave me with more wisdom today 'There isn't always a cure, but there is often a better'.

    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and looking forward to catching up on your life in 2020.

    SSG xxx

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    1. I hope next year we meet in person, as I feel I follow your life in pictures, and like me, it's hard to put a face to it. :)

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  3. I haven't been reading your blog for very long, so this was a fun intro for me! I really liked "Throw the Shade Away." It brought back a lot of awkward memories for me!

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  4. Amazing. It looks like I made it back to the link up in time for all these round up posts, and that's the best timing of my life. Haha. I enjoyed reading through your post, your photos are awesome too!

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  5. a great snap shot of your blogging year... I went back to check out your blog post on children and lying... loved it!

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  6. A lovely year with some great memories and some wonderful places visited. Happy Christmas #DreamTeam

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  7. So much there to re-read and remember. It's been great having you join in this link up here every Monday. Thanks for all you do to bring fun, info and more to the blogging scene. Here's to more meet ups in 2020! Thank you for linking up for this 2nd last #lifethisweek 2019. Next week is the last link up for 2019. 51/51 Christmas/Holidays: Prompt Optional 23/12/19. Back in the business of blogging and link ups on Jan 6 2020. See you then...or thereabouts! Denyse.

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  8. I'm going to check out some I've missed. I love that you're sounding more zen or resolute or something about life in general over this past year and it really shines through in your fave posts. A sense of contentment - though not the smug 'nothing needs to change' kind, but more the 'understanding what we can control and having faith in the rest' kinda way. If that makes sense!

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    1. Hmmm, and yet I feel like an angry ball ready to explode!

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  9. A fantastic look back over the year :)

    It's terrific to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  10. A lovely post looking back at your blogging year. I loved visiting you and reading your posts.

    Thank you again so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!
    Wishing a wonderful holiday season!
    -Soma

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  11. I always enjoy doing this as a year in review for New Years. - Margy

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  12. What a great way of looking back over the year with these popular and favourite posts. Happy New year! Thank you for joining us for the #DreamTeam

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  13. What a year and a lovely post. A great way to look back over what you have done xx

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