2012

Saturday, 29 December 2012

2012 was a bad year for...

~ Quinces. A stormy April destroyed all the blossom and The Quince Tree produced only one rather shrivelled quince.
~ Crochet. None was produced. Not sure why - just didn't feel the urge. I did however unravel one of my projects because I had a better idea for it. Unfortunately that's as far as I've got so please don't expect any pictures of work in progress in the near future.

2012 was a good year for...

~ Being British. Jubilee jubilations followed by Olympic and Paralympic spectacle -loved it all.
~ Meeting fellow bloggers. The highlight of my year.
~ Eating cake. I enjoyed writing my Cake of the Month posts but now I feel the need for something a bit healthier, a Salad of the Month perhaps. 
~ Blog self esteem. When I wrote about the unpleasant email I received in October so many readers left me positive comments and emails that I was actually grateful to the person who sent it. Thank you once again to everyone who took the time to be nice :)

December 2012

The Quince Tree 2012

See you in 2013!

45 comments:

  1. Wishing you and the family all the very best for 2013, and look forward to following your progress. Crochet or not. Salad of the month sounds good though..

    Happy New Year, Sue. Jx

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  2. Wishing you a happy new year Sue :)

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  3. Happy New Year Sue. It is always a pleasure to read what you write... whether it's about quinces, cake, crochet or salad!

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  4. Happy New Year Sue ! :)

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  5. Thank you for another year. I've enjoyed seeing things through your eyes!
    All the best to you and yours for 2013.
    PS. How about soup of the month?

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    1. Soup is a possibility.

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  6. Satisfying reading, tasty recipes, interesting photos, delightfully objective! Happy New Year to you all!

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  7. Thanks for sharing 2012 with us. Very much looking forward to reading in 2013.

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  8. Happy New Year, Sue. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog, which I have very much enjoyed for several years now. I love your beautiful photographs and your dry sense of humour. Wishing you all the very best for 2013. :)

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  9. Happy New Year, Sue. I'm blaming Cake of the Month for several extra inches so I'm very happy to be inspired by your salads instead. (But don't start until I've finished the Christmas treats ... okay?)

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    1. I have treats to finish too Mary -don't worry.

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  10. Barb_in_GA4:17 pm GMT

    Happy New Year to you and yours! I'm looking forward to reading your blog and your Pinterest boards in 2013.

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  11. Happy new year Sue. 2013 will be a good quince year, fingers crossed ....your blog is always a pleasure to read, intelligent and funny. A very British combo and like you say it was a good year to be Britisn. X

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  12. Happy New Year Sue :D Oh, and I'd love a monthly salad post ... 2013 has to be the year I shrink me!!

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  13. Nooo! Don't stop the cake of the month! I've made most of your recipes. Can't you do salad and cake?! Happy new year. Julie xx

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    1. Haggiz, if only I could make the cakes and not eat them. I find it impossible though!

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  14. I love the December mosaic, such beautiful picture! Happy New Year to you, may you have a joyous 2013!

    S x

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  15. Have just been reading all your blogs from the start - loved the store cupboard challenge. Made me have a think about our food and how we use it - so many tins languishing in cupboards and I'm not sure why! Happy New Year x

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  16. What a lovely sampler of your life in December! Wishing you a wonderful New Year and looking forward to the monthly salad. What an excellent idea!

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  17. Thank you ever so much for your amazing pictures and the wry humour you always show Sue. You regularly make me laugh out loud. HEre's to a great year ahead, even more wonderful pictures and a bumper crop of quinces. Happy New Year with love
    Stephx

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  18. Yay for the 'meeting fellow bloggers' bit! Planning to dedicate myself to a sampler a month next year too.

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  19. Salad of the month sounds good! Thank you for a thoroughly entertaining and inspiring blog this year, I look forward to 2013!

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  20. Happy New Year Sue, and thank you for showing us that you don't need to be rich or have loads of resources to have a beautiful, meaningful life. I have got so much inspiration from your posts this year and I am determined to spend more time cooking properly in 2013. Please, pick up the crochet hook again as soon as you feel the urge - creating unique hand made things is such a joy isnt it?

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    1. Jayne, your comment about not needing to be rich or have loads of resources has really inspired me. Thank you.

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  21. Salad of the month doesn't have quite the same calorific yummy sound as CAKE of the month!!!! Thank you for sharing your life and thoughts with us. Happy New Year to you and yours and hope the Quince crops well in 2013!! Kindest regards Heather

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    1. Thank you Heather, salads can be delicious too -I hope!

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  22. Pati from London8:44 pm GMT

    Dear Sue, the salad of the month sounds great. I'm more likely to make a nice salad than a cake as I'm not a great baker. This year wasn't great for me but I have great hopes and plans for the next one. Have a lovely end of the year with your loved ones and look forward to more of your posts in 2013!!! Pati x

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    1. Thank you for your comments this year Pati and I do hope 2013 is a better year for you.

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  23. Your samplers are beautiful as ever, Sue; they epitomise the why of blogging.

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    1. Thank you Mise, they make a great record of the year too, I often look back at them.

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  24. It's been lovely visiting the Quince Tree this year Sue, looking forward to 2013 and maybe another meetup? x

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  25. I have enjoyed reading your blog this year ! I made the Florentines that you urged us to make - really scrummy and quick and easy ; brushed one side with melted chocolate using a pastry brush. Going to make your mincemeat cake next week to use up all the extra I made ! Have a great New Year !

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  26. Sue, it has been a great pleasure getting to know you via your very entertaining, informative and wise blog posts during 2012.

    I now send you huge wishes for a very Happy New Year...2013 will offer us even more wonderful possibilities! xo

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  27. Anonymous3:10 am GMT

    Sue, many thanks for your blogging throughout 2012 and I certainly look forward
    to your ongoing writings and photos for 2013. Your sense of humour is hugely entertaining. Happy New Year to you and all of your family. Best Wishes from Sheridan in Hot Queensland.

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  28. Beautiful photos Sue. I wish I had seen that treacle tin in the shops, was it this year? Wishing you and your family a Very Happy 2013. I look forward to reading your blog again next year. Best wishes, Pj x

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    1. Yes Pj, those tins were in the shops this year at Halloween. Happy new year to you too.

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  29. Happy New Year, Sue. I've enjoyed reading your blog this year and look forward to more.

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  30. Have a wonderful New Year and look forward to many more enjoyable blog posts.
    xx Sandi

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  31. P.S and I so agree with what you said about the 'unpleasant' comment, for every grumpy pants you will find a hundred happy ones! x Sandi

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  32. Hi Sue I have just been very lucky, lucky to find your blog. What a lovely blog it is, its like listening to an old friend. May i wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year. I will keep reading love your slant on life and your recipes. Regards Catherine

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  33. Thank you for all your common sense and brilliant recipes - many of which I've done and thanks for the peek into your world. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  34. please don't stop the cake of the month
    i'd rather be dead than on a diet and salad smacks of dieting!
    i am pleased i found your blog, i would never have been the proud possessor of a trick or treacle tin otherwise, and your honest recipes are great
    Happy New Year
    and thank you
    Claire xx

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