Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Evidence that Fran never lets up

To celebrate the New Year, I thought I'd select a post from each month of 2013 for you to browse through while you drink port and contemplate your fifteenth turkey sandwich of the season.

And this might be a good time to ask regular followers to say, in a comment, which kinds of posts you like the best.  I've been writing this blog for six years now and, very rudely, have never asked .....

In January, I was given a 'snow day' off school.
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/reasons-for-going-la-la-la-la-in-school.html

In February, I made a bread and butter pudding.
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/evidence-that-bread-and-butter-pudding.html

In March, I had moved on from thinking about puddings to pies
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/evidence-that-pie-is-integral-part-of.html

In April, Cinderella met the Three Little Pigs
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/evidence-that-fairy-tale-characters.html

In May, I met the most disgruntled waiter in the world.
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/evidence-that-waiters-are-not-always.html

In June, I wrote about how to write satirical articles
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/evidence-that-theres-no-better-place.html

In July, I kicked my shoe into the middle of the road.
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/reasons-to-avoid-warwickshire-roads.html

In August, I was in Malvern on holiday and took some beautiful photos of the surroundings
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/evidence-that-when-on-holiday-fran.html

In September, I stunned the world by writing about sport
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/evidence-that-fran-writes-about.html

In October, I was trying to distract myself from fear before a gig
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/evidence-that-being-turned-to-stone-can.html

In November, I rewrote some song titles and made them less enthusiastic
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/evidence-that-fran-is-quite-happy-to.html

In December, I realised I needed new glasses (and still haven't booked the appointment...)
http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/evidence-that-fran-needs-new-glasses-as.html

Happy New Year to all my followers, and a big thank you for staying with it, even when the going gets tough.




34 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your posts and wouldn't presume to tell you what to write. Take care and Happy new Year.

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    1. Thanks, Stephen. You're very kind. Happy New Year also to you.

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  2. I love everything you write. I worship you. I adore the words that flow from your brain to your fingertips.

    Love,
    Janie

    P.S. What was your name again?

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  3. I always enjoy your posts, Fran. Have a very happy and productive new year!

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    1. Thank you, Frances. I will do my best!

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  4. What Janie said...& happy new year!!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, fishducky. Your profile pic always cheers me up!

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  5. It was only this year we found your blog, Fran. Now even my husband reads it (and he doesn't always read mine!)

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    1. That's outrageous. Tell him off! And thanks to both of you for reading. Happy New Year!

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  6. I love the posts where you inform me I have been mis-sold a PPI. That is you, isn't it?

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I think you've got me wrong. I'm the one who tells you a friend is stranded at a Spanish airport and needs £200 immediately to help them get home.

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  7. All the best for 2014 Fran...keep on going.

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    1. Thanks, Libby. I'm going to try ...

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  8. I keep coming back for the variety, the humour, and the surprises. Where are you hiding it all? *only kidding* Your blog remains one of my favourite places to visit, Fran. Looking forward to reading more in 2014. Happy New year!

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    1. Thanks, Martin! Happy New Year to you too and all the best with your own writing.

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  9. The July (shoe) one really make me laugh, but like the others I love your blog. It cheers me up on bad days and improves the good ones. You are a very funny lady Fran Hill and the world needs more of you. Keep doing what you do best during 2014 !!

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  10. I only found you a few weeks ago, but I enjoy what you write and the way you write it, so I'll be sticking around.

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    1. That's good news! Thanks so much for reading and for your comments, River. Happy New Year!

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  11. I love it all... Happy New Year & thank you for the entertainment !

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    1. You're very kind. Happy New Year to you too!

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  12. Happy New Year!

    My favourite types of blogs are the ones about your everyday experiences, either by foot or public transport, either with grouchy waiters or at rainy, chip shop proficient holiday resorts. I discovered your blog last year and bought your Being Miss ebook (the very first one I bought). I grew up reading Anthony Buckeridge and Frank Richards, so your tales of strange boarding school antics are very nostalgic for me. Have you considered adding a bit more fantasy to your stories, in the way of Jennings and Bunter? There must be a market out there for them, even if you have to resort to magic, wizards and such! I believe they are quite popular.

    Much success with your blogging and books in 2014.

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    1. I really like the idea that mine was the first e-book you read! Thanks for your comments ... I might consider resorting to magic and wizards, as you suggest, as J K Rowling doesn't seem to have done too badly by doing so ....

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  13. I like lists. Less a comment on your blog than a terrible confession of just one of my unwholesome predilections. But I like a list in a blog. However, all your stuff is grand so don't be pandering to MY whims!

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    1. I love lists too. I will think of some more. Happy New Year, and good luck with all your writing projects this year, BB.

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  14. I too enjoy them all but perhaps most of all the ones with a wee challenge to think up a book title or whatever. Happy New Year, o Franous One.

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    1. Hm ... there speaks The Retired One with the time to do the challenges! But you're right - if I set a challenge, I often get a lot of responses. Happy new Year to you too.

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    2. Oh, it doesn't take much time to come up with my rather feeble suggestions! And indeed I'm not so much in need of displacement activity as I was when I was working. Though right now I ought to be practising the piano... .

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  15. I've got new glasses, and disconcerted to realise what a big difference, that small difference made. Not wearing them now ... I prefer my home world a little blurred around the edges. But when people are around I like to see what they are saying.

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    1. I really need to make that appointment. Print is getting blurrier and blurrier... Not good for someone who reads, marks and writes all day long.

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  16. I love all your posts……just not enough of them! Happy New Year…keep writing.

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    1. Thanks, Frances. That's very kind.

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  17. The B&B and pyjama pud . was a great success . . Do you have any more instalments of Fine Dining in Leisure Wear ?

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