2015 Where Have You Disappeared To?

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Christmas is stupidly scarily close and the spare room in my flat is resembling Santa’s Grotto mark 2 with presents everywhere. I have given a few friends shocks when they’ve seen the extent of just the presents I give. My family always spoiled myself and my brother with presents (and still do) so ever since I got my first job at 16 I like to do the same thing back. I spend an absolute fortune and end up with the room looking like Christmas threw up in it from around September onwards. I love to be able to spoil and treat my parents the way that they’ve always done for me.

In two weeks time i’ll be in a food induced Boxing Day coma surrounded by my family and looking forward to the year ahead. It really has scared me not just how quickly this month has gone, but how quickly the whole year has gone. I’ve done so much but it’s been over in a blur.

Highlights for 2015 have included: 

  • Sweden adventures over Easter Weekend covering Stockholm and Gothenburg
  • Visiting Copenhagen (probably my favourite European city) in October
  • Heading to America for nine intense days along the East Coast, especially seeing Niagara Falls again
  • Spending May Bank Holiday in a cottage in the middle of Devon with some of my best friends. Limited phone signal and a weekend tucked away was lovely
  • My Slam Dunk adventures heading up North to the Leeds leg before coming back down for London the next day
  • Seeing Bring Me The Horizon slay the main stage at this years’ Reading Festival

With a busy 2016 already beginning to fill up I have high hopes for my 26th year on the planet.

What do you have planned for 2016?
December 14, 2015
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  • Ahh you've been loads of places this year! Ive been to cyprus and Paris. I want to travel more next year but I have no one to go with!

    Corinne x

    • I'm starting to do trips by myself, it really isn't as scary as you think! x

  • Oh I'm so jealous! I haven't been away in years!


    • Make it your 2016 resolution, because it doesn't need to be expensive when you plan! x

  • It sounds like you've had a fantastic year, I've had a pretty damn good one myself. :)

  • I have such an amazing plans for 2016. looks like you had an amazing 2015

    • Hope you have an amazing 2016, I look forward to reading about it x

  • You had a great 2015! Hopefully you have an even better 2016.

  • definitely a great 2015! i would love to visit copenhagen and sweden at some point! i went to toronto in august and saw niagara falls. that was definitely the highlight of my year

  • What a fab year you've had! We were always spoilt at Christmas by our parents which has made me buy my 2 year old far too many gifts! My plans for 2016 are to not worry about turning 27 and bake more! haha

    Georgia x

    • My parents have said to me that when me or my brother have kids they'll be spoilt and our presents will go down haha. I turn 26 in less than a month and I am worrying a little haha x

  • Sounds like you've had a fab year! I've got a few gigs and holidays planned for next year but need to add some more to the mix to make it really special!

    • Yeah I always like having things planned to look forward to x

  • I completely agree – so much so – I have planned a day this week just to reflect on 2015 so that I don't let it pass without acknowledgement. So scary!

    Nicola, xo

    • It is scary looking back at how quick things go and how much you do in one year x

  • OMG you went to so many places this year! I went to Paris and NYC (3 times!) can't wait for what 2016 will bring!

    • NYC 3 times?! Okay now I am jealous! I am planning my trip back for next summer so if you have any recommendations send them my way! x

  • I can't believe we are at the end of the year already. It looks like you have had a great year – I love the east coast of the U.S!

    • I need to start exploring more of America though. I keep going back to the same places, although I do love them! x

  • Sounds like you've had a great year! Bring on 2016!

  • Wow you did have a fab 2015… I love the idea of being in a cottage with no signal x

    • It was amazing. Loads of walking, fresh country air, BBQ's and everything. Beautiful x

  • What a super 2015 you've had! I visited Paris on my own for the first time ever, and spent time in London, and for 2016 I've booked myself a solo ticket to Bergen for a week and I'm planning an epic three week cycle down from Shetland (my remote island home in the middle of the North Sea), to the mainland through the highlands to climb Ben Nevis. Here's to the adventures of 2016!

    • Wow sounds like some amazing adventures in 2016. I have my first solo holiday starting just after Xmas but I do want to do a weekend city trip on my own too x

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