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Happy Two Years!

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Hello! I completely missed my two year blogging birthday last month. I was so busy doing all that I hoped I would be doing at the beginning of this year...and more... that the month whizzed by and I forgot to celebrate two years. So, before I forget again here's a little celebration, a thank you and a competition! 

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The last two years of blogging have been brilliant. Year one was a great one and then year two was even better. I met so many of my favourite bloggers in real life, I connected with others around the world, I started teaching my photography workshops again and best of all I lived a better, happier, wiser year thanks to writing, sharing and doing. 

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Blogging always helps me to work through tricky things and to celebrate happy things, both big and small. Writing grounds me, calms me and nurtures me. And when I write and share I connect with others and that grounds, calms and nurtures me further. 

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Blogging pushes me to do all the stuff I plan to do because I have somewhere to share it. It pushes me to go and see things, to make things, to bake, to read and very best of all to record it all in words and photographs. Last year's family photo book was without a doubt the best one yet and that is down to the fact that knowing I want to blog something makes me bother to take the photographs. 

Blogging has made writing and photography a part of my everyday, so thank you to all of you for reading, connecting and inspiring me! 

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*** Competition Time ***

On February 15th I will be teaching my Photography for Bloggers workshop in London. Unfortunately someone has had to pull out at the last minute, so as a thank you and a celebration of two years of The Startup Wife, I am going to give away this place to one lucky person! 

To enter please write a blog post and tell me why you would like to do my workshop. Post the link in the comments below before Saturday 8th Midnight (GMT) and, with the help of my children, I will choose a winner to attend my workshop on 15th February in London. 

Good Luck! I can't wait to see your posts. 

This Week's Floral Friday Winner is...

Eight years of pregnancy and breastfeeding