Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Where I was 2013

This year was a busy year.  I got used to working again.  I started to feel like a nurse.  I started to run - and I kept on running.

All of us in Kristina's socks
In March I had a lovely day with blogging friends, and Kristina gave us all handmade socks!

Going up the steps
My parents and I took the children to the Cutty Sark over the Easter holidays

My new socks match my reading material!
I knitted socks that matched my surgical textbook

Nurses' toes!
In June I had a picnic in Victoria Park with some nursing friends

View from the hammock
In August we went to see my parents in France, and I spent most of the time dozing in the hammock

Brand new running shoes! My prize from Sweatshop for being parkrunner of the month in September - VERY exciting! #sweatshop #parkrun #running #shoes
I won some new running shoes!

Done! Goodnight all. #warmtoes
I knitted some pink socks - started in the spring, finished in the autumn

Back from parkrun - waiting for the teenager to make me a pot of coffee #usefulchild
Still running - I bought myself a running skirt and some fancy socks

Which way?
Walking to university for lectures in October

His and hers blue running shoes - back from parkrun #parkrun #running #shoes #blue
Graham and I do parkrun every Saturday morning.  In almost-matching blue shoes.

The view inside #sundaymorning
A morning on the sofa after a long shift the day before

November leaves in London

Found some excellent tights at the back of the drawer #fancynancy
Excellent, forgotten tights - found at the back of my sock drawer

Heading into University to hand in my second year portfolio. So excited to be in a dress and heels and wearing perfume! #nomoreuniformforafewmonths #nursenancy
Heading into university for the last time this year - to hand in my second year portfolio right before Christmas

Festive tights! #red
Seasonal tights!
It was a good year.  A year of consolidation rather than new beginnings.  I tried to keep family life more or less the same, and incorporate work and study into it rather than let nursing dominate everything.  I didn't always manage it but it got easier as the year wore on.

It has been a peaceful but productive year, which is how I like it.

On the beach
Ending the year in Norfolk with my brother's family

On the beach
New Year's Eve beach walk in Norfolk

I ended the year with my brother and his family, who we don't get to see very often, in Norfolk.  We walked along sandy beaches under the vast empty skies, chatted, laughed, and eased into each other's company.  It was a perfect end to the year - with family... outdoors...relaxed.  Just how I like it. 

Graham and Cam #beach #sameheight
Graham and Cam - the same height now

Sunset on Brancaster Beach in Norfolk, yesterday #sunset #beach #norfolk
Happy New Year!

See all the previous Where I was posts here:


  1. Happy new year Nurse Nancy, wishing you lots of love and best wishes for 2014 xxx

  2. Happy New Year!
    Thank you for all the wonderful posts in 2013 which have been an inspiration for me.
    Bring on 2014!

  3. Your feet have had an excellent year. Thank you so much for continuing to post despite your increasingly busy life, I love reading about it.

  4. Happy New Year. Your blog is always inspiring.

  5. A fabulous upbeat New Year post, thank you for taking the time to share.

  6. A good year I think. You should be very proud of all you have achieved. Wishing you every happiness and success for 2014. CJ xx

  7. Although I don't always comment, I'm always delighted to log and and find you've posted. I hope you'll find much to write about in 2014. Happy New Year Nancy!

  8. a wonderful year of feet Nancy, may they take to you to great places in 2014 x

  9. excellent foot year! Have a good one Nancy!

  10. Hi, I love your blog! I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award :) Link is here http://thestylishbaker.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

    Have a lovely day!

  11. its really such a nice blog post to remember our past 2013


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