2014 – Goodbyes and Good Hello’s

It's my party and i'll cry if I want to!
It’s my party and i’ll cry if I want to!

As 2014 takes its last breaths I’ll be sitting in an airport lounge ready to kick start my 2015, catching up with old friends in new and old spaces. So excited, but before I fast forward in time, let’s go back…

2014 has been a year of Hello’s and Goodbyes. So many more Hello’s than Goodbyes for which I am so grateful, thankful and happy for! As always, I have learned soooo much this year, lessons I take forward in my new days.

My big Goodbye this year was to my house. I can’t say it wasn’t a tough goodbye because I did fight hard (wax on, wax off) to keep it, but it was just not meant to be. All in all it’s turned out to be a positive experience, but then that could be all about my perspective. (As you know, I’m good at perspective!)

Anyways, I’m not going to drown you in a sea of emotions. Line drawn.

My Hello’s have been to some amazingly special people and spaces, people I’ve been meaning to catch up with forevs!

My beautiful cake made by my beautiful friend friend Juliet
My beautiful cake made by my beautiful friend friend Juliet

First Hello’s were on my birthday!! Cockneys gathered in Edinburgh, and we all went out out. So chuffed at the people who dressed up, travelled up and helped me party. Was so very, very wonderfully drunk. So touched by the thoughtful gifts I received too. 1798079_10203404213009941_1399978342_n

Next up was Brighton, took my babies daan sahhf for a long weekend frollick on the beach, a chippy on the pier and hugged my oldest best friend and her beautiful babies.

Brighton Pier, what a beautiful view, naturally including my babies.
Brighton Pier, what a beautiful view, naturally including my babies.
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Walking near Barry Island.

Next up was Wales to visit family, and two cousins I hadn’t met yet! Totally awesome weekend with the Fam, exploring the Gavin and Stacey locations on ‘Barry’s Island’, eating homemade Welsh cakes, getting to know some of my fave new people, and climbing a mountain. Adore Wales, will go back 2015.

I love going to new places, life is an adventure after all right?

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We always laugh so much. Friends you have over the years are so important to keep your feet on the ground. Love this woman!

Next up was a trip to see my bestie, Sin, as we both had our big birthdays this year and it was too much to not be there, so with the help of her lovely hubby, I surprised her and we did our usual crying at the sight of each other. Life moments like this are truly beautiful.

Next trip was London to see friends and a few messy nights out East, Central and South, took The Man to see Arsenal, drank cocktails at the Shard and spent far too much on airport Mac and Bare Minerals!

Became an Instagram pouter, I mean fan.
Became an Instagram pouter, I mean fan.

Sooo happy to have renewed my hellos with old friends this year, and made one super special brand new Hello too. (Insert love heart eye emoji here) More to follow…

Lessons this year?

1) If something feels bad, it is bad, give it a wide berth. In fact put your fastest shoes on and sprint like a MF outta there. If you were slow to tie your laces, learn.

2) Enjoy the moment, especially those with good people.

3) People are either radiators or drains. This ain’t a new lesson, live it and stop learning it.

Another Instagram pout photo.
Another Instagram pout photo.
First TV Credit for camera operator. Dream big Mofos
First TV Credit for camera operator. Dream big Mofos

4) Choose your dreams and go for them. Everything is possible.

5) Play is fun.

6) Maybe Calvin Harris and Rihanna were onto something. Stay tuned.

7) Yoga and meditation are were it’s at.

People will drain you or warm your soul, choose wisely.
People will drain you or warm your soul, choose wisely.

8) You can never love too much and ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.

9) Remember to look up. Head away from phone, iPad, laptop. It’s beautiful up there.

Who's that girl?
Who’s that girl?

10) Go on holidays!

Life is very much about Good people, and spending time with the right energy around you. We’re not meant to be down, or depressed or feeling low, we are made to be good, feel good and do good. Spend time doing what you love, with people you love. Simple.

These guys, and more who didn't fit in this selfie, are awesome! we filmed all weekend in the rain.
These guys, and more who didn’t fit in this selfie, are awesome! we filmed all weekend in the rain.
This girl, we are catching up lots before she goes to Dubai.
This girl, we are catching up lots before she goes to Dubai.
Just love this one, I think i said that already?
Just love this one, I think i said that already?
Emma came back from New York and we drank shots in The Hive.
Emma came back from New York and we drank shots in The Hive.
Sarah came back from Canada and we drank beer in Glasgow
Sarah came back from Canada and we drank beer in Glasgow
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My girls, we caught up in London, they are just swell. There’s no BS here.

So there we go Blog lovers, bring on 2015, I raise my glass of fizz to you, let’s do this and let’s do it in STYLE! Xx

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