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Saturday, 19 December 2009

My Year in Pictures

So 2009 is coming to an end. I thought I'd do a post which tells the story of my year in pictures.


I landed my first post as the School Librarian rather than the Assistant. This is what I saw when I visited for the day before I actually started the job.


After a lot of hard work, this is the sight that greeted the children when we opened the library.

March, April and May
These months were dedicated to planning the wedding, learning to waltz and missing my sister. No one needs to see pictures of this crazy time.

Mum's dog is found to have tumours. Talk about stressful for everyone, especially me as I nearly pass out in the vets. I am such a wimp. Thankfully she pulled through the operation and is still going strong!


This was such an awesome month. Firstly, I went to Cassandra Clare's City of Glass book signing in London. One of my best days of the year. Her Q & A was fascinating.

Then there was my Hen Day. We went to an artist's studio and tried our hands at pottery. It was such a fun girls' day and totally me! I think I look a little crazy in this picture...

The big day finally arrives! Me and my sister getting ready in the Bridal Suite before the ceremony. How much do I love my sister? Loads, she is my best friend!

Wahoo! I'm married. I spent the whole day laughing. Here, because I'm having a cup of tea in truly Becky style. My wonderful husband is wearing the green tie.  My brother is the short guy drinking champagne. Figures! For me it was truly the most joyous day of my life.


We went to Mexico for our honeymoon. It was amazing! Check out the biggest sunglasses ever!

This was when I properly got into the swing of things with The Bookette and so no surprises, I have no photos of this month. I guess I must have been glued to the computer or a book.


I go to Maggie Stiefvater's London Book Signing in London at The Golden Treasury. Another bookish highlight of my year.

I go with my mum and my sister to the O2 to see Disney Princesses on Ice. It was totally girly fun. Naturally my favourite princess is Belle, my sister's is Ariel. She has always wanted to be a mermaid.


I go to see Terry Prachett's Nation adapted for the stage at the National with hubby. It was a seriously weird play but it was also the saddest day of the year. This is the day that we lost Phyl. The inlaws forced us to go to the theatre anyway as there wasn't anything we could do to and they thought we should keep busy.


Yay! It is nearly Christmas. This is our tree. My sister and her husband are home tomorrow and so I'm very excited. I cannot wait to see them.

The Bookette would like to congratulate Cassandra Clare for winning her Best Book of 2009 Award for City of Glass.

The Bookette would also like to say a huge Thank You to all her followers and commentators. Becoming a blogger is one of my favourite things that I've done this year and it is all because of the amazing people that I've met along the way. I just want to say a few personal thank yous.

To J Kaye @ J Kaye's Book Blog
For being my first ever follower. I'm not sure I would have even written anything on my blog if you hadn't followed me without me having even one post.

To Jenny @ Wondrous Reads
I still remember my delight and surprise when you featured The Bookette as Blog of the Week.

Thanks for being such an awesome blog and Twitter friend.

To Carla @ The Crooked Shelf
For being so generous and just plain great fun. You are the Wolf Girl and you rock!

To Juju @ Tales of Whimsy
Thanks for being my Top Commentator. For making me and smile and always willing to help me out.

To Chloe @ The Book Bug
For being such a cool fun blogger who is anti-Twilight (even though I'm Team Edward) and very generous and such a loyal commentator.

To Luisa Plaja @ Chicklish
Author extraordinaire and Twitter buddy who just simply rocks!

Thank you one and all! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
I leave you with the fan girl image of me!


Sasha said...

This was really interesting to read, great post :)
Luisa Plaja is definitely someone I would thank :)

Sasha said...

P.S. Thank you for featuring me on your UK Book Blogs :) I only just noticed x

Bookalicious said...

Aww, what a cool post, I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures! It sounds like you had a great year and I hope 2010 will be even better for you! :D

The Book Bug said...

Ahhh, thanks a lot! I'm totally jealous. You got to go to Mexico and you saw Cassandra Clare! You had an awesome year. Happy chrsitmas!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What a busy beautiful year you've had.
Thank you for the shout-out.
You are one of the coolest bloggers I've ever encountered.

I was listening to a song when I opened your page that was totally perfect as the soundtrack for these pictures!
Check out Mindy Smith "It Really Is (A Wonderful Life)"

StephTheBookworm said...

What a great post! The pictures are so nice - the one of you and your sister getting ready is so cute. You also did amazing work with the library, it looks fantastic! I'm going to school to become a librarian too - yay! :)

J. Kaye said...

I was scanning through your pictures and smiling. I love the fact you laugh so much. Then I see my name and start laughing too. Didn't expect that! Thank you!!

Now about your last pic. I just received CITY OF BONES from the library yesterday and wasn't really in the mood. After looking at your photo, I am thinking I'd better get in the mood, huh?

brizmus said...

Awesome post! Looks like you had an absolutely fantastic year!!!!

Lauren said...

Great post - I love learning more about my blogger friends! I had no idea you got married so recently - your photos are lovely, and it's pretty cool that you're drinking tea at your own reception.

Justine said...

Ooh, the pictures are interesting! Seems like a lot happened in this year :P

And also, congrats!
You just won an award here at my blog.

cat said...

Oo, this was a fun post! Thanks for sharing all the photos and memories. I love the wedding shot with the tea! Brilliant!

Happy holidays and all the best for 2010!

Luisa Plaja said...

This is an amazing post - so full of smiles and wonderful pictures! I loved it. Thank you for the mention too. A huge thank you right back!

Charlotte (The Book on the Hill) said...

That was an awesome post ! Looks like you laughed a lot in 2009, I wish you the same for 2010 ! :)

Lenore said...

What a great idea for a post. Looks like you had an awesome bookish year.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Love the pictures, and you're grinning in all of them! Wow, you've been so many places this year, haha. And, yes, those are some BIG sunglasses. :)

Book Snob said...

This was a really cool post and a great way to learn more about you. It looks like you had a great year and I hope you have many more to come!

LovesSam said...

What a great post!!! Thanks so much for the thank you and right back atcha my lovely <3 Can't even believe you met my fave two authors this year!!! Hope 2010 is just as fun for you :-)

prophecygirl said...

Your year sounds amazing! The library looks fantastic, as does your wedding. Thanks for a great post! :)

I Want To Read That said...

ooh what a lovely post - I love all the pictures:) and I just love the before/after pictures of the library:)

Sharon said...

Looks like you have had a full, fun, and exciting year! Your library looks great, very inviting, after you finished with it.

Fantastic Book Review said...

What a great year you had! Congrats on your on Wedding!

Emily said...

This was such an amazing post, 2009 was an awesome year for you. Best wishes for 2010!