January 07, 2013

My Favourite Posts 2012

2012 is OVER. What a curious year it was. I went from teacher to office job to writer. From Barcelona to England. I sold all my things, packed one suitcase and bid adieu to fond friends to say hello to old faces on the cobbled street of Canterbury. I kissed my loved one goodbye as he went to take the trip of his lifetime on his motorcycle. Whizzing out of my life and into South Africa, knowing not when we'd see each other again.
Sipping soup in my bed on this rather grey Monday, let's look back on my favourite articles and picture from the year now put to rest.

1. My Perfect Barcelona
I wrote this article originally as a guest post for Rob Dobson of 'Homage to Barcelona'. It was nearing the end of my time in the city and so I jumped at the chance to concoct my vision of a perfect day. When I read it now, it makes me chuckle. Part of me wants to re-edit and possibly extend it but as it stands, I still love reading it. You can read it here.

2. The Haunting
For those of you that follow this blog, you'll know I talk about my Grandmother a lot. This article came at a time when I was particularly caught up in her memory. Have you ever been haunted? To read the article, click here.

3. Satan's Coffee Corner
My very first interview! This article started me off on my mission to get to know people in the city. I already knew Marcos so he was an easy start but his business (and coffee) is one of my faves- still inspiring future articles with other people. Should you ever want an idea sounding-board, Marcos is your man. If you're in Barcelona, go see him for a coffee. You can read the article here.

4. Returning to England
There are actually quite a few articles around this topic since I arrived home in my favourite season: autumn.
There was the day that Vicki and I went crazy with the camera here or that time when Paul, Bruce and I watched the sunset here. I also produced a photo a day under the series title 'When Autumn Comes' which you can follow here.

5. My First Kiss
A silly little article, really but another one that makes me chuckle... Who was your first kiss and what was it like? You can read about mine here.

What were your favourite articles of 2012? Or, if you're not a blogger, you're best adventures?

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