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The Veggie Blogger on Blogspot

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here but the good news is that I am pleased to announce my newly ignited blogging passion, the bad news is that I have gone to the other side. I have created a vegetarian blog called ‘The Veggie Blogger’¬†where I have written reviews and talked about places I have visited relating to the Vegan or Vegetarian lifestyle. I have taken a real interest in Veganism lately and I am currently cutting down on the consumption of dairy products.

All I have to do is work out how to gain an audience like I have on WordPress. I noticed that I have had views but I don’t seem to have any followers. I would love to have an active blog where people comment regularly but it all seems a little more difficult on ‘Blogger’. If anyone has any tips or suggestions on what I can do to reach an audience on Blogger then please leave a comment below.

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Post-pals

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I accomplished my first good deed of 2014 by sending a letter to a special young girl. When I found out about Postpals.co.uk I knew I had to get involved. Post-pals is a charity which enables people to send letters, cards and gifts to sick children who desperately need cheering up. I have chosen a child who I plan to write and send gifts to on a monthly basis. On a more random basis I shall send gifts to other children on the website.

I look forward to dedicating some of my time to help make sick children smile… That’s two of my 2014 aspirations already underway (Make people smile and help some charities). Why don’t you get involved and visit the website yourself. There are people that send letters/gifts from overseas so you don’t have to live in The U.K to take part. It makes me happy knowing that I am somehow making a difference in people lives.

A Fresh Start!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As many of my friends are trying their hardest to get over their epic hangovers today, I am thankful that I gave up alcohol over a year ago and stuck to it. I had the usual quiet night in with my parents with absolutely no desire to venture out. I must be getting old. I hope everyone enjoyed the celebrations and stayed safe.

The last few days I have been preparing for 2014 by having a huge clear out. I had binned a lot of things that I had managed to horde over the years and I sorted out lots of things to take to the charity shop. Now I feel like a weight has been lifted and I can start the new year with one less thing to worry about.

I’ve started as I mean to go on by reading, although I’m finding that ‘Zombie Apocolypse’ is becoming very boring now and I’ve already started considering my next read. Not until I have completed this one of course. I’m still determined.

Here’s a quote that we can all relate to which I find quite appropriate for the start of a new year:

‘A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step’

A Chinese Proverb.

2013 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Thank you WordPress, I do love these annual reports. Sad, I know, but it’s true. Simple things have always pleased my little mind.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,100 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

This, once again gives me the opportunity to thank everyone who has visited, liked, commented and followed my blog. I really do appreciate the time you spend reading my posts. I hope to achieve more blogging success in 2014. See you on the other side ūüôā

My Aspirations for 2014

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As I have said in the past, I don’t believe in new years resolutions and last year was the closest I came to them with my post ‘7 Things for 2013’¬†and as I suspected, it was a complete fail. I literally only managed 2 of the things I wrote about so I’m going back to my old way of thinking. I always strive to be the best person I can be and that will be no exception in 2014. I will continue to do good deeds, make people smile and help some charities. To remember each kind thing I do I will be keeping a ‘Kindness Jar’ (as I shall call it) throughout the year. With each kind thing I do I will write it on a piece of paper and pop it into the jar, at the end of the year I shall look back at all the things I wrote down. Sound like a good idea? Why don’t you join me.

A Quick Look Back On My 2013

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I consider 2013 as being a good year looking back. I have been on two amazing holidays and made many happy memories. The Spain and Canary Island Cruise in May was awesome and it was lovely to spend time with two of my very good friends during this time. We did have a lot of fun and we laughed until we cried a lot of the time. Some people may of even thought we were a little mad but we didn’t have a care in the world. Thinking about it makes me want to book another cruise for next year but as I have some crazy saving to do I don’t think I’ll be booking anything.

Disneyland Paris is never a let down (in my opinion anyway) and I was lucky enough to take my niece Jordan on her first trip there. I’m not sure who exactly was the biggest kid but I’m pretty sure it was me. I love all the rides and meeting as many characters as I can. Despite going at peak season and having to face the crowds of people and the queues, we still had a great time. I would have loved to have returned next year but that also looks very unlikely.

There has been a few events that have stuck in my mind from this year including the annual ‘West End Live’ in Trafalgar Square, conventions such as ‘Collectormania’ in Milton Keynes ‘London Film and Comic Con’ ‘Hyper Japan’ and ‘ToyCon’ were all enjoyable and I hope to return to these events again next year. Another event I enjoyed was the charity football match between ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Miserable’.

This year saw me try my hand at creating things with Polymer clay which goes well when I have the time apart from when I burnt two tea light holders in the oven much to the horror of my mother who had to clean the blackness from her oven the next day, oops! I also joined a amateur operatic society and performed in my first show which was successful. Unfortunately because of the lack of young talent and men, the society will be closing after our next show in March. It has left me wondering what I should do next, if I even feel like doing anything after that.

There has been some events I have been to which I haven’t mentioned in my posts like Seeing various bands live at Wembley Arena and the London o2 such as ‘Paramore’ ’30 Seconds to Mars’ and ‘Boyzone’. I have also been to a couple of WWE events and loved it… more for next year I think, including some more gigs and shows that are already planned. So far I’m rather looking forward to 2014, I hope you are too!

200th Post celebrations

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Another milestone reached in my blogging ventures so I thought I would mark the occasion. When I reached my 100th post I decided to share my 10 favourite posts since I started blogging so I thought I would do something similar and share my 10 favourite posts since my 100th. Many of the posts have a lovely collection of photo’s to go with them.

  1. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium¬†I’m currently looking forward to the opening of this cafe which looks like it’s set for the beginning of next year. It is very exciting and I’m sure once I get to go I will let you all know what it’s like. I’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be very popular.
  2. Consuelo Parra РDigital Art An artist that I discovered this year. Check out some of the pictures that I have included in this post.
  3. Ronan Keating Live¬†This seems like ages ago, I can’t believe it was at the beginning of the year. How time flies!
  4. The Struggle¬†One of the few Poems that I wrote this year along with ‘Defeated’ and ‘Don’t Judge Me’ which I’ve also included in this list. I’m hoping to compile some more poems for 2014 because I’m not that bad at writing them.
  5. Egg-Citing Art Lots of giant egg designs in Covent garden. There are so many photos.
  6. Defeated
  7. Don’t Judge Me¬†
  8. A Damp Day in Camden Town¬†This is the only time I visited Camden this year. I hope to go again next year. It’s so hard to find the time to fit everything in. There are lots of places that I had hoped to visit this year but didn’t.
  9. Carrie Hope Fletcher¬†Photos of Carrie performing at this years ‘West End Live’. She has become one of my favourite YouTubers.
  10. Garden Wildlife¬†It’s surprising what you can find in your own back garden. See what you can find.