This is it! Another year gone and what an ace year it has been. I can’t believe it is over already, time seems to be whizzing by almost too quickly. I thought I would put together a list of my highlights of this year.
1. Seeing meteorites in Scotland and tracing the steps of Ghost Adventures
2. Interviewing Lights and being published in the Louder Than War music magazine
3. My visits back home
4. Becoming really close friends with some amazing people
5. Having my first Caravan holiday
6. My sister weekends
This year has definitely been a rollercoaster of emotions and quite challenging nearer the end, but what has happened has made me stronger and has made me believe in myself a lot more. I have realised to stop caring too much about what people think of me and to do things that make me happy. From this, I have been less scared to venture out of my comfort zone and have made some amazing friends in doing so. I’ve also come to see the people who actually care for me, and as eye opening as that was, in some ways it has released me and I couldn’t be more happy for it.
I have learned to love life, live every day as though it could be my last and to do things that make me happy. Honestly, don’t surround yourself with people that get you down. Go out and make new friends, as scary as that might seem, for me it has been the best thing that has come from the past few months.
This year has taught me how lucky I am and to always count my blessings.
Thank you all for reading my blog, following me and supporting me throughout 2015. It means the world.
I hope you all have an amazing Christmas and I will soon be back in the New Year.
Until then… Eat, drink and be merry!
I have had such a fun weekend with my family!
It has become tradition that every year me and my family put the Christmas tree up on the first weekend of December. This came about when I was two years old and had just left hospital after having open heart surgery. When I got home all I wanted to do was put the Christmas tree up and so we did. Now whenever it is the first weekend of December I will always try and make it home to help put the tree up – it is a precious time.
The baubles on our tree all have memories attached to them. It is packed full of our family history; with decorations made by me and my sister when we were younger; presents we bought for Santa (but was left behind so he could admire it on our tree every year); and gifts given to us by family.
Here are three baubles that are very special to me.
I think this is just super cute. It was bought for me on my first Christmas and has stayed intact and been hung on the tree for nineteen years. What makes it more adorable is that my sister has an identical bauble to this one, just with her name and date of birth on. I think they are extremely special and will hopefully be on the tree for many more years to come!
This little piggy was one of my Grandpa’s favourite tree decorations. I have no idea why… it isn’t the most glamorous of tree decorations he could have chosen. However, it was and therefore we have it on our tree every year. My mum doesn’t really like the look of it, so there is an on going joke in our family that he should be what sits on top of the tree instead of the star.
This gorgeous bauble was made for us by my Nana one year. She is so amazing at sewing and creating cute little things like this. There are quite a few baubles on the tree she’s made, and also a little soft angel. But this is one of my favourites… I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to Christmas and I just think this looks so shiny and lovely. My Nana is extremely clever!
So there is my Christmas tree this year, and just a small insight about what is on it and what it means to me. I think it looks pretty damn good and very traditional which is something I love about it. I think having a green tree filled with red and gold baubles makes your home super cosy. Unfortunately I had to venture back to university to finish off this semester, but now that I have seen my home decorated I am literally counting down the days until I can come back home for Christmas. I cannot wait to spend more time with my family. I love them so much!
Comment below with a photo of your Christmas tree! I would love to see it, and let me know what you think of mine x
I want to be 5 again. Wouldn’t it be great to be that age, when nothing mattered, you got to play with toy dinosaurs and beanie babies all day. There was no concept of time. Tea would be made and you’d be called in from the back garden to come and eat it only then to return to playing pretend. I feel I was much more creative in my mind back then than I am now. I may know more, but fun isn’t the same kind of fun. Stories are ruined. Magic that was once there is now lost and things don’t seem to have that sunny hazy glow to them any more.
It’s quite sad, and I don’t understand it really. The saying ‘’the good old days’’, I’ve never got it until now. Of course there will be more good days to come, but I doubt they’ll ever be as good as all of the special moment I had as a child. My childhood seems to be packed with sunny memories.
Where has the sun gone?
I’m sure it must have rained but I can’t remember those days. They say the brain only remembers the good memories and maybe that’s what’s happening here …
The only rainy memory I have is that of a thunderstorm. Me and my sister were sat by our pond in the pouring rain, counting the moths at the window and watching the lightening light up the sky.
We used to make potions out of leaves, water, mud and grass. We invented Whizzers (when really, they were just water balloons). We’d have BBQs and stay out in the back garden until 10 o’ clock … YES!! 10 o’ clock!
Everything was innocent and charming … Where has time gone? I can’t seem to keep up with it these days. It’s only a few months until I’ll be leaving home and moving to University, not to mention I’m 18 a week tomorrow. Everything is so scary and everything is going by so fast.
Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and revisit those halcyon days.
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