Review of 2012

Seeing as this didn’t exist in 2012 thought I would give a review of the year….


Was threatened with redundancy at work. Not the best start to the year. And it didn’t get much better….


I didn’t lose my job. Highlight of February.



This is me and my best friend on my 23rd birthday party (I’m the one with the blonde hair). Yes we look a bit drunk but apart from that fine? Wrong. Unbeknownst to me at this point I am in the early stages of viral meningitis. The day after this photo I was in the contagious virus’ unit at our local hospital.

This the point that a lecture starts; Meningitis’ early symptoms are not much different to a colds. If after developing a runny nose, sore throat and headache 24-48 hrs later you develop photo sensitivity, a stiff neck, other muscle aches, vomiting and an increase in pain in the headache GO SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. While some people do develop a rash it is more likely in bacterial meningitis. A rash is not always present in viral. I never developed one.

Fair to say not the best birthday as I had a horrible cold.


Quiet month.


More redundancies at work. Start to look for a new job.


Still looking for a new job.


Quiet month. Still looking for a new job.


I get a new job! Due to the nature of the job cannot reveal details of job. Boo!

I also visit Sweden.


The guy is my wonderful boyfriend. Possible one a handful of photos where we both look  acceptable. Normally he blinks, or I hate my teeth, or he blinks, or I have glare of my glasses which makes red eye, or he blinks. You get the idea.

Most people think of Sweden and think of a few stereotypes. Beautiful, tall women, ABBA and snow. I now think beautiful, tall women, ABBA and glorious sunshine which gives me sunburn. We went during the hottest weekend of one of the hottest years on records. My pale skin did not thank me for this.


Start new job. Due to nature of job have to say even less than before.


This is the month that basically all my family are born in. I am always short on cash in October due to meals out and present buying.


The above boyfriends birthday. Also the anniversary of when we first met. It was back in 2003.

More importantly this happened….



This would be my hen party. Which leads directly onto…



Me and the boyfriend got married! And for us there were no major disasters.

The service was short, the meal was wonderful and we danced until dawn.

We also had a lovely honeymoon.


The above is the only picture of the both of us during our honeymoon.

Can you guess where we went by any chance? Answers on a postcard.


So all in all to quickly sum up 2012; deadly disease, new secret job and wedding. In that order. It got much better towards the end.

And for the year ahead. Well the blog is the start. I plan on using it to make a record of my achievements. Big or small. Because sometimes it’s the small things in life that keeps us sane.


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