Happy New Year, you lovely lot! 2017, so far, is shaping up to be all kinds of fabulous and while the next few days have to return back to some kind of ‘normality’, as I plough on through my last university deadline – I kind of like the push and ‘need’ to get back into the swing of things. While for most people, January is a slog, I have always enjoyed the motivational buzz that the new year brings, the need to be productive and keep busy. Needless to say, however, the past seven days have been absolutely glorious and time off to catch up, reflect and spend quality time with loved ones, was well needed!
Last week, me, David and some friends met up for a drink at our local beach. Just as we were finishing up, the sky turned the most magnificent colour while the sun was setting, so we decided to brave the cold and go for a walk along the sand to capture just how breathtaking it all was. I complain about how bloody far North Devon is from everything, but it does have its perks.
Catch up with Friends
During the awkward few days between Christmas and New Years, I decided to take the opportunity to meet as many people as possible. Some for drinks, some for coffee and some to just simply pop round for a cup of herbal tea. Being at university means I don’t see friends as much as I’d like, but when I do I have happy vibes for days. I’m not one for resolutions, but I do want to strive throughout the year to make more time for friends and family; you can’t beat a good gossip, rant and laugh with your nearest and dearest.
Lunch dates with the Boyf
On New Years Eve, David and I went for a lovely meal out at a nearby pub. Tucked away in the sticks, this pub is of the proper kind, full of locals, families and pet dogs. Decked out with Christmas decorations and a roaring fire, it was the perfect setting for mine and Davids end of year celebrations together.
New Years Eve
This year, New Years Eve, evening was spent with David and some friends in my local town, renowned for being such a good place to go on New Years Eve, it once made the top 10 places to go, in the world. (Unfortunately, this was back in the day and has since relinquished this status). The reason for this is because it is just one massive fancy-dress, street party (my favourite from this year was a man dressed up as Honey G!), where everyone can gather on the quay, dance to music, drink in the street and have a jolly good knees up. After being slightly too drunk on Disarano, me and David welcomed in the new year watching the fireworks, dancing in the street and having a bloody good time.
Breakfast in Bed
As New Years Day was spent with hangovers and refusals to move from the sofa, me and David had the best of intentions to wake up early on Bank Holiday Monday, to catch the sunrise on the cliffs. By the time the alarm came around, we both opted to stay in bed that little bit longer, which of course meant we missed the sunrise. Instead, we decided to have breakfast in bed, something that rarely happens at my house because I only have a single bed. Already a squeeze, but making it work, we were soon joined by my two cats, Felix and Jasmine, who definitely did not fit but they were determined not to miss out on the action. While it was no sunrise over the cliffs, that morning was very special, with three of my favourite things all squished together; my own little family.
These ‘Wonderful Wednesdays’ you have seen scattered all over the bloggersphere have been inspired by the lovely Sally Tangle. If you want to read more then check out Jo, Helen,Michelle, Sarah, Kate, Cat, Sam, El, Kerri and Carina’s blogs and let us keep this cycle of happiness and good intentions spinning!
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