This year I did very little in the Spring, a lot in the Summer, bits in the Autumn and Winter. Here’s what I’ve been up to this year, click on any photo for full size image:
|Sye and I went to see Barry Humphries: The Eat, Pray and Laugh Farewell Tour. We had a great time. Here are some photos:
|Simon and I went to Mid-Wales to The Lovely Penrhos Cottage for the weekend. While there we took the time to relax. The Saturday it was gloriously sunny and hot, so we went to Aberdovey Beach. On the Sunday we went to King Arthur’s Labyrinth.
I published my short story The Good Teen. The Good Teen is a modern-day telling of The Good Samaritan parable, with a hint of magic. I wrote it after I saw a call for submissions from the BBC Radio 4 ‘Opening Lines’ programme. Unfortunately it wasn’t accepted, but it’s still a good story – even if I do say so myself.
|I spent several days walking around Rivington. I feel fortunate to have such a beautiful and gorgeous natural place close by.
Steve and I went watching The Lady Boys of Bangkok in Manchester. We were both slightly disappointed with the Lady Boys to be honest, but it was still good to get out and we even managed a few alcofrolic drinks afterwards.
|I watched After The Dark (The Philosophers), which became my favourite film of 2014.
My at-the-time boyfriend and I went to Lancashire Science Festival 2014 which was both educational and intriguing. Plus it had free parking!
My at-the-time boyfriend, his housemates and I visited Manchester Museum. I loved the dinosaur exhibit.
|I had my blog Theme Redesigned by TRH Development. I started Being Creative Everyday and sharing some of the results on the blog.
I felt saddened at the unexpected death of Robin Williams and began thinking about the importance of good mental & emotional health.
I read and reviewed Light by Michael Grant, which was the last book in The Gone Series. I thoroughly enjoyed The Gone Series which was about kids being trapped in a Dome without adults and developing powers.
|I got some Amazing Illustrations from the Talented Sye Watts for my blog. I am so lucky to have such a talented friend.
|Chrys, Simon, others and I celebrated Samhain!
|My at-the-time boyfriend and I broke up.
|Christmas has been relaxed, enjoyable and fun. I have celebrated it with family and friends. People have kindly bought presents for me:
But the best thing was the opportunity to spend time with people that I love.
Next year I’ll be spreading out activities, experiences and goals throughout the year. So keep an eye out for my Goals & New Experiences for 2015 blog post.