How did it get to being half way through the year?  Time really does fly by when you’re having fun.  In my review of 2012 I ended it by saying 2013 was going to be another big year and so far the last six months have lived up to that. Some of the opportunities that have come my way were not on the horizon at the beginning of the year and that has made it all the more exciting.  I’ve also met some lovely people who have made the journey a whole lot better for sharing.  With all the busyness I still haven’t finished telling you about my adventures in Boston!  I will rectify this very soon.  In the meantime I thought I’d stop and take a breath to remember how wonderful the last six months have been.

Relaxing at Sea

I became a BBC Good Food Show blogger which for a foodie has been fabulous.  The biggest highlight so far has been meeting James Martin, watching Saturday Kitchen being filmed live and taking part in my own omelette challenge.  I also enjoyed attending my first ever BBC Good Food Show and discovering lots of local producers.

Glamour in the County interviewing James Martin (4)

I really enjoyed taking part in my first blogger collaboration.  As a featured blogger on Individual Restaurants newsletter I told their readers what I love best about the Birmingham foodie scene.

Individual Restaurants Newsletter issue 28

I made my first trip to Ireland and spent time exploring some of the countryside.  I also discovered  a fabulous restaurant that I only wish wasn’t so far away.

Cooley Mountains

I survived my first cruise and spent time exploring Bruges and Guernsey.  Not a bad way to spend the weekend.

St Peters Port, Guernsey (28)

I’ve continued to champion independents and uncover a few little gems.  Whether through an interview or review I hope to give you an insight into those who are following their dreams.

The Arter, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire (31)

I’ve discovered lots of new restaurants and foodie delights.  I think the most interesting has been the amazing response to the street food revolution hitting Birmingham.  There is a real buzz about the City and it’s great to see.

Sweet As Pudding Society (9)

On a more personal level I attended the wedding of my close friend.  It truly was the most magical day.
Other guests that I have spoken to have said exactly the same.  If ever there was a day that makes you think about how amazing life can be, it was this one.

Cotswold Wedding

Based on the last six months who knows what the next six months will hold.  All I can say is that I am open to whatever may unfold.

Always Believe

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