2012, like 2011, had some pretty monumental ups and downs – and in all honestly, I was glad to see the back of it. But that isn’t to say there weren’t some good times along the way. Once again my family proved to me that they were as fun as they are mental – and the same goes for many of my friends! (You aren’t all crazy.)
2013 is the year of the career – I’m determined to find what I want to do and stick with it.
Thank you so much to all my colleagues, friends, family, wonderful boyfriend (and his family deserve a special shoutout too) for providing the good times in 2012. Most importantly, thank you to my mum for being an absolute inspiration every day of the year.
2012 – the ‘good times’ (that’s for you Nonsuch girls…)
January kicked off with a visit to Southampton to see the Dodds.
Followed by what can only be described as a ‘dirty’ team building weekend away with the Beach Break team. I’ve never feared for my life as much as I did on the journey back….
A brunch to top all brunches at Holly’s pad in Feb. I have never eaten so many pancakes in one sitting.
Some epic roof lunches with the BBL team in the warm March/April period…. turns out that was our summer! If only we’d known.
A cheeky trip in March to see my grandparents in France (which turned out to be one of three in 2012…) The best bit? Hanging out with my family who flew over from Oz, including my gorgeous cousin Maddie.
‘Bugsy Malone’ Secret Cinema with the office crew. A definite resolution for 2013 is to do this again.
It’s not every day you get to pie your boss.
Sunny days on Clapham common with my Rag girls.
June brought my favourite time of the year – Beach Break Live. Four days and four nights of (no) sun, sea and sand. We braved the worst storm Wales had seen in 50 years, but came out the other side smiling. I had an unforgettable time witnessing what we had created as a team, and celebrating with some of my favourite people in the world.
I met Ben Howard. He was LOVELY.
My favourite (naughty) interns. Not forgetting Elliza of course!
July seemed to be filled with parties. and moustaches….
This was followed by another trip to France.
My old wendy house my grandad built me back in the day.
Lucy’s hen do at the end of August was the source of much amusement – whoever knew a murder mystery would be so darn difficult.
Rachel and Tom’s engagement party in Fulham. I think their wedding may be the highlight of 2014…
And then came the olympics. I must admit, I wasn’t that bothered before they started. But from the moment it kicked off, I was HOOKED. 5 trips to Hyde Park and 1 Nonsuch gold (well done Jo!) later, it was all over.
The amazing closing ceremony concert in Hyde Park – if only they’d turned up Blur…
September was all about the surfing…. and then the Naden wedding! I won’t repost all the photos as I’ve blogged them both before, but here are the highlights.
Autumn was a busy haze of job hunting, long walks, pancake making, and, er… another trip to France.
The highlight of November was a week long trip to St Ives to celebrate my mum’s 50th birthday. I’ve blogged it fully here, but here are a few snapshots.
December was all about CHRISTMAS! (of course.)
‘good time’ photos taken by other people…
There were of course plenty other good times that weren’t captured on camera, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to take more photos – at least one a day. So hopefully more blog posts soon.
In the meantime, here’s my motto for the year…