CHEERS! – ¡SALUD! – YIAMAS
I have had a really good year at the keyboard and posting my blogs but I have also enjoyed reading other work just as much. Some catch the eye straight away, some can be found indirectly through others, some appear like shooting stars and disappear without a trace whilst some continue to get better and better.
I thought it would be nice to share with you my favourite blogs of 2013. Seven of my favourites reappear on the list from 2012 but there are three new ones which replace some that have sadly slipped away into blogging oblivion!
Don’t panic anyone – this is not an Awards Blog so it does not come with any requirement to display anything, reveal embarrassing facts or to pass it on to anyone else.
They are in no particular order except this one, which is my favourite. We have fallen out with each other a couple of times but I still keep going back for another spat and for more of this post about ex-pat life in Gibraltar:
Author Richard Tulloch writes about his travels:
Adrian shares his excellent pictures:
I like this one even though there seemed to be fewer posts this year:
Great pictures here from Gunta in the USA, especially the surf and the sunsets:
A lovely recollections and memories blog:
Great posts about one of my favourite countries – Portugal – and a lot more besides, including a shared obsession with windows and doors:
and then a new one for 2013 – a gentle pot-pourri of good stories from an Englisman living the good life in Turkey:
Also new for this year more travel tales from:
and finally a blog from Canada with some excellent short stories:
Apologies if I didn’t include you in my top ten this year, it’s nothing personal and I still enjoy your posts – I will review the list at the around the same time next year!
One final thing – this is not really a blog so I can’t include it in my blogging top ten but I have to mention my friend Dai Woosnam who comments regularly on my posts and writes an excellent monthly on-line magazine full of articles, anecdotes and links called Daigressing – if you write to him at DaiW@gmx.com, then he will add you to the mailing list.
One final, final thing – if any of you in my top ten get ‘Freshly Pressed’ then you will be removed from it immediately!