Saturday, 4 January 2014

2013 Highlights...


In essence, 2013 was generally quite a good year for me. Yes, there were some not-so-nice bits like everyone else but you can't have a perfect, straight-forward life all the time right?

Anyway, here are some of my highlights from 2013:

Blogging:
2013 was a great year for me blogging-wise. I may not have posted as much as I perhaps would've liked to but outside posting, I've had a great time. I've been able to meet lots of bloggers in my local area and also become more knowledgeable about brands that I love.

New job:
Last year also brought me a new job. I worked hard enough on both the application and interview and I was lucky enough to be successful.  I now work in a role with a team I enjoy working with.

Biffy Clyro:
I am a huge Biffy Clyro fan and when they returned to the AECC last year, I had to go and see them play again. Biffy Clyro have been one of my favourite bands since before they were well known, so I always enjoy seeing them live.

British Grand Prix - Silverstone:
Little known fact: I am a huuuuuge Formula 1 fan. Last year, I went down to Silverstone with a few of my friends for the weekend. It was so much fun (even the camping side was fun) and we were treated to a great weekend finished off with a drama-fuelled race. Two things to note: Sebastian Vettel is a blink-and-you-miss-him type of guy - he is seriously fast (no wonder he has several World Championships under his belt at 26); the cars are by far noisier than you can ever imagine.

Reading:
Years ago, I was a little bookworm. Over time, I became one of those people who didn't read (mostly due to lack of spare time). In the past year, I have rediscovered my love for reading and I am genuinely happy when the time comes to switch off everything electronic and curl up with a good book before bed. Reading highlights last year were: The Great Gatsby (much shorter than I thought it would be), I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk, Miranda Hart's autobiography (cannot remember for the life of me what it is called), Mad about the boy by Helen Fielding and Halfhead by Stuart MacBride. I'm currently ploughing my way through: A tiny bit marvellous - Dawn French, Origin of the Species - Charles Darwin (geek!), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (surprisingly good) and Les Miserables (finding this one difficult at times).

As well as highlights from last year, I also learnt a few things along the way:

001)Eating healthily is much, much easier than it appears.
002)Living areas don't have to be cluttered; the minimalist approach is good hence why I have gutted a lot of my flat and I'm looking to revisit a few areas shortly.
003)Sitting back and watching will not make things happen, hard work and determination will. Took me long enough to find this one.

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