The end of 2012 has come already and I know everyone says this every year but this year has been the quickest in my life.
We have done so much this year, I can’t believe we fitted in so much and looking back I’m surprised we had the time. So here is the run down of 2012, mainly for my own addled mind to look back and smile but also as a nice way to end the year and to see what there is to look forward to in 2013.
Let’s start at the beginning, January, with a holiday to Blackpool. That was certainly an interesting one with visits to its famous landmarks and sights as well as it unadvertised run down appearance. I would love to go again during the summer and visit the ballroom (as well as the punk festival) but a day would definitely do it.
Then there was our second and so far last visit to Eastbourne before heading on up to London for the double birthday weekend which ended up being so busy as we tried to fit in too many visits to see too many people in far too short a time, however we got to celebrate our 1st anniversary at the SG prom where we met which was all good with me.
Then we moved onto February. We kicked it off coming back from London to celebrate our anniversary in Edinburgh with a visit to The Plumed Horse, a small Michelin star resteraunt hidden in Leith which was absolutely beautiful. This was then followed up the next day with afternoon tea at Dalhousie Castle thanks to a leaving present from a friend. The theme of afternoon teas appears a lot in 2012.
Heading into March we started with the Anti-nowhere league which made me a very happy bunny indeed and ended with another trip to London and April was equally as quiet with gigs galore and heading to Prague on the 30th.
May kicked off in Prague which is a beautiful place however the people are so utterly rude… and I’m from the south of England, I know rude! We also got to see two of our lovely friends get married in Leeds which gave us the perfect excuse to catch up with everyone and have a fantastic weekend away.
In June we jetted off again, this time to Belgium. Starting off in Ghent before heading to Paris, back up to Brussels to meet our own personal tour guides for the last few days. It was also 1 whole year of living in Edinburgh… while we were away! Perfect timing!
After a long long wait friends fro the south finally made it up to visit in July which gave me the perfect excuse to treck them around Edinburgh to see how much of a beautiful city it is, we also buggered off to London… again.
August being a rather hectic month in Edinburgh we stayed put for once… well all bar an overnight trip to Durham and instead had lots of lovely people visit for the festival and yet another excuse to all catch up.
September was a bit of a disaster with a friend visiting before she flew back to America only to be sick her whole visit. Wish we could have showed her more of the city she came to visit however the taped Military Tattoo also worked for a bit of Scottish culture.
October we were off again, this time to Wales, we even visited Port Merion! and ended the month yet again down in London… we seem to go there a lot.
November started off with milkshake and nacho day, aka two years since my first visit to Edinburgh. A fine tradition which means we absolutely must go and have nachos and milkshake. Later in the month we went back to Leeds for Thought Bubble and to say farewell to our friends who were moving to America.
Last but not least December where we well and truly did stay put for once, we didn’t even leave Edinburgh! Well ok a brief trip to Musselburgh to the panto but that hardly counts.
All in all now I have sat here and looked through the calendar and seen exactly what we have done this year we have done a hell of a lot… and fingers crossed that continues. 2013 is going to begin with yet another jaunt to London followed by our big holiday in Japan that we have been going on about for a long time now and that’s just the first two months.
So here is hoping that 2013 will be an equally epic year, I’m sure it will be and as soppy as it sounds, as long as i get to spend it with Leo I’m gonna be a very happy bunny.