Over the last year this blog has hosted over 330 posts on quite a wide range of subjects - France, green issues, gardening, cooking, parenting and animals being regular topics. Our readership has grown steadily and there was a peak in early summer when the blog was featured as Sustainable Blog of the Week in The Guardian. As we draw to the end of 2014 I have had a look at a few statistics and come up with the 12 most popular posts (by views) over the last 12 months. In no particular order these are the most viewed:
2014 was 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings which saw the beginning of the end of World War II. There were many events and exhibitions all through the year and although you may have missed these there are still loads of museums and sites to visit to learn about this important time in our history.
A popular blog that gave you links to all our social media pages and explained why Coco the pig was in such a bad mood!
|Coco The Grumpy Pig and Peardrop|
So what was it that got me annoyed back in June?
When Ben wanted to buy a large Lego kit we helped to explain to him why his money might actually be better spent elsewhere.
5 Kitchen Utensils that can help you save energy costs in the kitchen including one you may not have heard of.
This is my absolute favourite pickle recipe and by the number of people reading this post it would appear to be popular with other people as well!
|Making Chilli Courgette Pickle|
A post to get you thinking about the best ways to be green - it's maybe not as straightforward as you might think.
If you have never driven in France this post is worth reading as it gives details of those aspects of the road and what you need in your car that may be different from other countries.
Following an article in The Telegraph I wrote a post about how I believe children should be given as much time as possible to simply play - the sort of play that involves mud, some risk taking and time alone.
A fun blog post where I listed 19 true facts about me and one false one .... that very few people worked out. Can you?
With holiday booking sites and holiday makers suffering at the hands of scammers I blogged about how you can make sure your holiday is genuine and your money is safe when you book a holiday online.
Our canine friends really are the best of friends and now often feature in the Animal Tales linky I run on a Tuesday.
|Poppy and Saari|
I'd love to hear which was your favourite blog post of 2014.