By: Blonde Two

Blonde One and I spent the early part of 2014 trying to decide whether it was going to be a year of triumph or disaster.  We concluded about half way through (and, as it turns out were right) that it was going to be both. This review is as much for my treasured friend Blonde One as it is for you Blondees and Blondettes. It is a record of a challenging time when we needed each other, bit off a whole lot of chewing and (obviously) came out the other side -stronger, wiser but a whole lot Blonder!

January – The Two Blondes ponder the busy year ahead.

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Blonde Two tries hard (but fails) not to write  a blog post on New Year’s Day http://wp.me/s2OiIR-no

Both Blondes end up sitting in a hole during a Dartmoor hail storm http://twoblondeswalking.com/dartmoor-jacket-testing/

The NightNavOff challenge is born  http://wp.me/p2OiIR-XG and won! http://wp.me/p2OiIR-XM

February – The month of dynamic  planning.

Ten Tors (2 days, 1 camp), DofE (2 days, 1 Youth Hostel) Exmoor Sunbathing

The Two Blondes first Ten Tors camp of the year http://wp.me/p2OiIR-10P

The Blondes ponder a Dartmoor Winter Olympics http://wp.me/p2OiIR-Yi

The Blondes make lots of plans but Dartmoor proves, once again, that she is in charge! http://wp.me/p2OiIR-YU

The Blondes venture onto another moor and meet a very Silly Bridge.  http://wp.me/p2OiIR-108

March – Blonde Two refuses to be redundant.

Ten Tors (4 days, 3 camps) DofE (2 evenings) (Dartmoor Rescue – 1 day)

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The Two Blondes undertake some very dynamic emergency planning http://wp.me/p2OiIR-11N

A Dartmoor day of absolute perfection with our Ashburton Dartmoor Rescue friends http://wp.me/p2OiIR-12v

The Blondes face a weekend of “Triumph and Disaster” together and “The Christmas Tissue” is born http://wp.me/p2OiIR-134 –http://wp.me/p2OiIR-137 – http://wp.me/p2OiIR-13b

Blonde Two decides that she is not redundant after all http://wp.me/p2OiIR-15Y

The first Blonde Bimble is published in Active Dartmoor Magazine. http://wp.me/p2OiIR-13u

Dartmoor mothering on Mothering Sunday http://wp.me/p2OiIR-13M

April – How on earth did we fit it all in?DSC_0906

Ten Tors (2 days, 1 camp), DofE (4 days, 1 camp, 1 bunkhouse)

The Blonde Chariot attracts some attention http://wp.me/p2OiIR-13Z

Blonde One demonstrates some extremely good skills http://wp.me/p2OiIR-15p

The Blondes and their DofE youngsters meet Ranger Bill http://wp.me/p2OiIR-14F

Blonde Two contemplates a career change and writes her CV http://wp.me/p2OiIR-162

Two Ten Tors Blondes are grilled by a big cheese http://wp.me/p2OiIR-16i

May – Ten Tors Success (We did that!)

Ten Tors (3 days, 2 camps), DofE (3 days, 2 camps)Prince Hall Hotel View

The Blondes experience a very wet Dartmoor camp and a sense of humour failure http://wp.me/p2OiIR-16p

Some young heroes are recognised http://wp.me/p2OiIR-175

“Straight through hell with a smile”, Ten Tors success http://wp.me/p2OiIR-17j

Two Blondes, Two mad Dartmoor inventors http://wp.me/p2OiIR-17u

The Two Blondes master (?) the phonetic alphabet http://wp.me/p2OiIR-17C

And develop their own theory of evolution http://wp.me/p2OiIR-19g

June – DofE Bronze Expedition (We did that!)

DofE (2 days, 1 camp)Widgery Cross

The dumbness of Blondes is considered and rejected http://wp.me/p2OiIR-19L

Two Blondes go clitter picking http://wp.me/p2OiIR-19L

Both Blondes are moved by some lovely thank you’s http://wp.me/p2OiIR-1aE

The Blondes redefine the word “improvisation” http://wp.me/p2OiIR-1aA

More of 2014 to come later! If you have enjoyed our blog this year, please feel free to vote in the Trespass Blog Awards http://www.trespass.com/blog-awards-voting

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