January was definitely the year that I was trying to sort everything out and it was so weird, I added pictures of things I liked or was inspired by, but when I look back over it, it’s because I didn’t really know what I was doing and I was just adding random stuff.
I finally booked up to go to Barcelona and blogged about it here, here and here! I had a lovely few days away and, even though I wasn’t completely crazy happy at the time, I went and had a good time. I got to go in Picasso’s actually house, which is a pretty cool thing to say.
I did a bit of shopping at Freeport Designer Village and Primark had a heap of stuff in for Spring/Summer! I reached 48,000 visits, which is just insane! That’s a lot of people! I dyed my hair mermaid blue on the ends. Oh, and I casually climbed over the 02 Dome in London, which, I’m not even joking, was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done!
This was the month that I had (secretly) given in my notice at my job and couldn’t tell anyone – I was definitely on the countdown to the summer, but I had my birthday to celebrate and went out for dinners, drinks, going to the Alexander McQueen exhibition and Hampton Court Palace. I bought my first Michael Kors bag!!! :) I had a London day out and the Museum of London. – This is also when my ‘Come With Me’ blogs started :) I also baked Tanya Burr’s cookies and they actually came out amazingly!
I updated my List of Happy! I ordered some of my instagram pictures from Polargram! I had my first proper interview in about 6 years – it was super nerve-raking, but I think they liked me and I went with the idea that it was a leanring curve if nothing came form it.I got totally fed up with my skin and randomly decided that I wanted to take my care of it, so I did the Clinique skincare challenge and uploaded a make-up free picture of myself for 30 days!
I left my old job and celebrated the six weeks holidays! It’s strange but as I’ve done this, it’s so obvious how unhappy I was because of the things that I was blogging about. I hope you’ll notice from here downwards, I was blogging about all sorts and was clearly a lot happier haha!
After a really crappy time at my old school, I was determined to squash in as much fun as I could once I left and didn’t have all the stress to worry about. So, I booked Ella Eyre tickets, I read Tanya Burr’s book, I went along the Thames for afternoon tea, I watched ‘Blackfish’ and it totally changed my life and made me adopt an Orca named Fife, I went on holiday with Emma, I blogged a little haul on the things that I bought, I saw IRIS the movie, I made my first ever Lemon Drizzle Cake and it came out amazingly, I went to Colchester Zoo with Terri (here and here), and I rounded it all up in a Goodbye August post! It was probably the most amazing month! Not gonna lie!
I began my new job, and felt a lot more positive about everything… I attempted to make smoothies and be more healthy and, although this was delicious, this is still the only one that I have ever made/drunk. Lol… I had a not so sunny day out in Brighton going all down the lanes and generally having a mooch and I attempted the 90 day challenge thing.
I went to see Straight Outta Compton, which wasn’t what I thought it would be at all and it was actually pretty amazing seeing what sort of lives N.W.A. and black people had at that time. I met the gorgeous Ava and became a very proud friend, I went to see ‘Legend’ which was all about the Krays, I went to Spitalfields for the day, I made a massive batch of healthy tomato and red pepper soup, I painted my first ceramic ornament / tealight thing, I saw ‘Suffragette’ and it changed how I thought about politics and women’s rights… and finally, I blogged about haloween and all things related! Wow! There was clearly a lot of a brilliant films out in October!
I baked Olaf cookies, and shared my secret recipe for Spaghetti Bolegnese, I visited a City Farm and was amazed by how happy the animals were! I went to see Ella Eyre on a school night and totally struggled for about 2 weeks ha! She was amazing though, so it’s okay! I did a bit of a autumn/winter haul and bought loads of pretty things haha!
Looking back, this year has been pretty amazing! Like, really amazing! I have changed a lot in myself and in the things that I do. I really feel like I’ve grown up this year! I have seen a lot of Art, done a bit of travelling, realised my real friends, changed my job, and I just feel like I’ve grown as a person. Sloppy, right? Anyway, I hope that you’ve enjoyed the blog this year and I hope that I can bring even more to 2016! I’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be pretty awesome!
Peace and love,
Polly May xx