Happy New Year| 2012 In Pictures

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Happy New Year everyone! I am writing this post nursing a tiny hangover after drinking too much champagne last night, while cuddled up on the sofa…I assume that I’m not the only one currently in this state! I had a lovely evening despite not being the biggest fan of New Years Eve as I think it is very overrated but I do like to take the time to reflect upon the year I’ve had and plan the year ahead. I decided to celebrate 2012 by sharing with you my favourite pictures from the year, you can see them above.

2012 has been one of the best years of my life, I graduated with a great degree, I gained a job straight out of university, I celebrated 5 years with my boyfriend, I was Chief Bridesmaid at my mum’s wedding, I got to travel new countries with my close friends and I saw my blog become a finalist in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards.

There have been some low points in the year that have affected those I love, with cancer raising its ugly head in my family again (thankfully my Grandma won her battle), and my best friend’s marriage also broke down. But as I said the worst is over, and with 2013 being a New Year it’s a chance to put a line underneath all the negatives and focus on the positives.

As with every year I always like to set goals to achieve… much more attainable than vague resolutions. So to make sure I actually attempt to do them I thought I would write them down and share them with you.


  • Complete the 365 miles in 365 days challenge. Yes its only a mile a day to run, so not too difficult, but I hope by taking part in a challenge it will ensure that I keep up with my fitness streak.

  • Continue to lose weight and inches, and become healthier. As I mentioned in previous posts I don’t believe in scales, so don’t have a goal weight, just an idea on what I want my body to look like.

  • Complete a competitive run, be it 3/5/10k

  • Learn to cook. I have zero flair in the kitchen, so aim to put my food and nutrition knowledge into good use by actually cooking my own meals!


  • Learn to drive!! I need to do this!

  • Buy a car… just a cheap one to go from A to Z

  • Continue to develop and grow my career through both my performance at work, and through my blog and independent projects.

  • Move back in with Matt… as much as I love my family, living at home at the age of 23 going on 24 is not living the dream.

  • Actually use my savings account and put 5-10% of my wage into it each month

  • Spend more time with my family and friends. This was difficult this past year thanks to a gruelling final year at uni. So I aim to get the balance between work and play more equal this next year


  • Develop my photography with the use of my new camera

  • Film a You Tube video

  • Buy a tripod and remote for my camera

  • Develop my skills in html and continue to edit and adapt my blog layout

  • Take part in more #bbloggers #lbloggers etc. chats

So there we have it a reflection on the past year and my hopes and goals for 2013. I hope you all had a lovely evening last night, have had a great 2012, and wish you all the best for 2013. Thank you for all your love and support over the past year, I really do appreciate it as it makes blogging so much more fun!

What are your resolution and goals for 2013?


  1. .x.Sarah.x.

    Happy New Year!Hope 2013 brings you the best and you achieve your goals :)My main resolutions are to exercise more (actually use my gym membership more like), continue to lose weight and save money more rather than spending.Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx


  2. Isa

    I really enjoyed your 2012 collage and your thoughts on 2013. I wish I could find a new job this year, because I have to work on Saturdays only in my actual job and that pretty much takes away my weekend every time :/ Also I want to start running again, now that I'm living exactly opposite of a big park, I might as well use my runnning shoes again! The last time I used them was on the beach in Mallorca on holidays, that's six months ago … not good ;)Happy New Year to you!


  3. Cat0805

    Thankyou Isa. Well I wish you all the best in your job search this year. And am excited for you to start running again. It's difficult to begin with but stick at it and you'l get that runners high again 😀 xx


  4. Jamie Gibbs

    I love the 365 in 365 idea – I might give that a go myself :)I'm with you on the need to drive too. This Christmas I could have really done with the ability to hop in the car and zip off. It's a weird trade off – I need to run more to lose weight, but I also need to drive …Jamie @ Zombie Food 2 Zombie Fit


  5. thetangylife

    I need to share my resolutions on my blog too, there is just SO much to do this year! 🙂 And I just found your blog, and I love it so much!! I'm also trying to add more video to my blog too. Good luck with all your resolutions, can't wait to see what happens!Happy New Year!! ❤ Kelly


  6. Cat0805

    I think its a reasonable target, but still motivating enough, unfortunately I haven't clocked a single mile this year… so bad! Need to get myself moving again :DI was thinking that also, I need to drive but then I need to move more, they kind of contradict each other don't they 😀


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