Looking back to look forward: The Pretty Vintage Life Top Fifteen

It’s been a while. I know that.

Thanks for sticking with us.

I’ve been distracted by another project, but now that’s over, I’m back.

And I’m wondering where to start, so I’m looking back over the last year to look forward to the next.

So here are the top fifteen Pretty Vintage Life posts:-

  1. OUR INSPIRING ORDINARY WOMAN OF THE MONTH SUE
  2. OUR INSPIRING ORDINARY WOMAN OF THE MONTH MAVEEN
  3. OUR INSPIRING ORDINARY WOMAN OF THE MONTH MARY
  4. MY LURCHER DRESS
  5. IT’S SHOWTIME
  6. OUR INSPIRING ORDINARY WOMAN OF THE MONTH BECKY
  7. OUR INSPIRING ORDINARY WOMAN OF THE MONTH MALLORY
  8. IT MAKES YOU WANT TO JOIN A CHOIR
  9. A WOMAN AND HER DOG
  10. OUR INSPIRING ORDINARY WOMAN OF THE MONTH SUSANNAH
  11. OUR INSPIRING ORDINARY WOMAN OF THE MONTH JUDE
  12. CRAVING CAULIFLOWER
  13. SUFFOCATING TRUTH
  14. UPCYCLING HEAVEN
  15. TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT HOLIDAYS AND THEN TEN THINGS I LOVE

So what does that tell us? There are some pretty surprising ones in there, if I’m honest.

Well, it tells us that we love real life stories. We love to read about ordinary women doing extraordinary things. These true stories inspire, encourage and challenge us. It doesn’t matter whether we know the person or not, although reading about someone you know is always fascinating. These women have taken the difficult situations in their lives and turned them into opportunities for something new. We want to believe that as ordinary women, we are capable of living extraordinary lives. These fabulous, courageous women show us that we can.

Let’s find and interview and feature some more of these inspiring women. If you have a woman like this in your life, let me know. I’d love to find out more about her story.

And then there’s dogs. We love our dogs. That never changes. Three years on and I still adore my two lurchers. That dress still makes me smile. Maybe we should run a feature on your beloved pet…I’m sure you’d love to tell us about some of the quirky things your dog gets up to and why your breed of dog is the best of all. I’ll be in touch!

Of course, anything we post about singing is always popular. Helen H brings singing into the Pretty Vintage Life world and her Inspirationers love to sing and love to read about the joy of singing. So Inspirationers, keep the inspiration coming. Get in touch with an idea and write something for us. How about choosing a particular song, a favourite performance and telling us all about it?

I was just going to present the top ten to you today, but I couldn’t miss out on the joy of sharing these seemingly random results with you.

Craving cauliflower – what’s that all about? Who wants to read about cauliflower? Well, I know Helen H would disagree with me, but I never knew cauliflower had such a following. We do need to do more recipes though. Anyone got any great recipes that they want to share?

I’m glad that dance made it in to the top fifteen. If singing is Helen H’s things, then dance is mine. I’ll happily keep the reviews coming. Off to see Matthew Bourne’s ‘Red Shoes’ soon, so watch this space!

And then there’s upcycling. It seems a lot of you love a project. I need to get my daughter-in-law to share some more of her work with us. Helen H is good at this stuff too. While I am not. But we’re all always looking for inspiration for our homes. I need some help here!

And finally, holidays. I think the popularity of this one is less about holidays and more about our fascination with lists. You’ve got to love a bit of flagrant click bait! Writing a list is as fun as reading one, so prepare yourself for many, many more.

This has been fun. Good to reacquaint myself with some of our great articles.

So thanks for journeying with us over the past year and come on girls, let’s bring it on!

 

Helen R loves words, running, dance, her dogs and yoga. For her, age really is just a number. She believes in living life to the full and adopting an attitude of gratitude.

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