There’s nothing like being at the top of a mountain to clear your head… As another year draws to a close and we pass into 2016, I can’t help but reflect upon the last year, and think about what is to come in the next.

For me, 2015 was been a mix of incredible highs and some very stressful lows. Let’s get the lows out the way first…

My house in London, a place that used to be filled with such joy and love, has turned into mess of awkwardness, tension, and bitterness. It is not a pleasant place to be. One of my housemates caused such destruction that two of our house left. It doesn’t look like this stress is going to end anytime soon and I often wonder why I’m still here. The situation at home makes me so sad. To the point where I was excited to leave for Christmas – something I’ve never thought before – and I didn’t want to return after my skiing holiday (though there may have been other factors involved there…!)

But, new year and a new start and all that… I’ve had the most brilliant couple of weeks away from London, from work, from the stresses of my house. It’s been magical to just switch off from it all.

I spent a lot of time with the people who mean the most to me:
My parents, who are always there through thick and thin; I laughed so much with them this Christmas.

V (+S), B, Z; the most dependable and valued of my friends.


J, J, and J; I’m not sure if they know how much they mean to me, but I love them each to bits.

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L; who is just brilliant. Even if she does sound like Brian Blessed.


Those people are just a few of the important people in my life and, for my New Year’s resolution I’m going to make a conscious effort to see more of the people I care about, and less of the people that I don’t like or want in my life anymore.

I was very lucky to go on a lot of holidays in the last year. Bookended with ski holidays, I visited Florida, fell in love with New York, escaped to Lisbon, took my first domestic flight to Aberdeen, then took the train to Edinburgh for Hogmanay, I ran away to Glastonbury, I went to Paris for the day, and explored the Cotswolds for a weekend. I’ve done a fair bit of travelling and it’s been fabulous!

My aim is to make 2016 as rich as 2015 travel-wise. And as more of my friends disperse themselves around the country I have more of an excuse to travel and get away from the stress of London.

Finally, I’m going to do more of what I love this year, and I mean that in a completely selfish way…! For instance, I’ve neglected this blog because I’ve been too busy to keep it up. Which sucks because I love working on this blog and I’m going to make concerted changes to give myself more time. So, expect more lovely things in 2016!

There we have a few of my musings about the past year and looking forward to the next. What are you planning on changing this year? If anything, there’s nothing wrong with staying as you are if you’re happy.

Wishing you the happiest in 2016. Speak to you soon!


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