I’ve been cruising the internets for the last few days and it seems like lots of people are keen to see the back of 2013. I’m totally ready for 2014 but I have to say that 2013 has been one of the most bonza years I’ve ever had. I usually compare years to food. So 2011 was a crappy sandwich with not enough peanut butter on it. 2010 was a disappointing hamburger. 2013 was a perfectly poached egg on avocado toast with the best damn skim cappuccino I’ve ever had. 2013 was the year I got invited to join The Remarkables Group, my wonderful blogging talent agency. I got to do a play this year and started a comedy duo with my best mate and writing partner Steph Lee. I went on an amazing trip to the Whitsundays with my agency and even managed to have a holiday in Thailand with Mr Smaggle. I won the Beauty and Style Blogger of the Year for Voices 2013 and I get to write for Vogue next year. I got my health and fitness mojo back and managed to shed enough kilos to fit into my summer wardrobe from pre-2010. My family and friends are all healthy and happy. I watched lots of people get married and welcomed my beautiful friend’s baby into the world. I hung out with my amazing niece and got to know her as this rad little human instead of a baby. I loved 2013. It was a great, great year. 

I’m off to buy to some bubbly for a casual backyard New Year but I thought I’d leave you with my top 5 posts from 2013 to tide you over until regular posting resumes.

Why Hating Your Shitty Job is Only Making It Worse 

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What to Expect From a Brazilian Wax

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 5 Little Treat Recipes to Help You Win The Christmas Food Wars

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How to Dress Like Cher Horowitz from Clueless

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How to Be An Awesome Partner 

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Also a few little acknowledgements for 2013.

Thank you…

The Remarkables Group and the awesome pocket rocket Lorraine, for taking me on this year. It’s been such an incredible journey and I’m honoured to be a part of such a fantastic agency.

My fellow Remarkables. Words cannot describe these amazing people. There’s not one other blogger in my agency who I couldn’t call at a moments notice, share a bottle of wine with or crash on their couch. They are just extraordinary people and I’m so privileged to be able to work with them. They have honestly become like my second family this year and are by far the greatest perk of being a Remarkable.

My wonderful 2013 sponsors - Cheekies, Woolworth’s, L’or, Recipe to Riches and Caffitaly. It’s extraordinary to have the support of brands that I love and that fit so perfectly with Smaggle. 

And last but certainly not least, my wonderful readers. I just absolutely adore my Smaggle community. You guys are smart and funny and you really care about each other. I love it when a reader asks a question in the comments and another reader answers it. I got an email this year about two of my readers who met up and started a jewellery business together. I mean, can you think of anything more awesome? You guys rock. I seriously love you.

Tell me… How was your year? Are you happy to see the end of 2013? Or are you celebrating the close of an awesome year?