2 January 2013

My year : 2012

Around the last day of 2012 I saw a lot of people online mention that they were thankful that the year was nearly over. It got me thinking that 2012 had been a good year to me.

Although my Grandad sadly passed away back in June, throughout the rest of the year I have had some amazing experiences and had learnt new skills. 

Some things that come to mind are:


 Meeting new friends. Earlier this year I met up with bloggers for the first time ever. Although we knew each other online, we were really strangers to one another. I was so nervous at first but now we try and meet up regularly.

Learning to drive. It has been on my mind for so long but I managed to be brave (which was my word of 2012!) and I booked my lessons. I'm so thankful that I had a fantastic teacher and passed on my first test!


Ian & I had a helicopter tour over London. It was my first time in a helicopter and again I was nervous at first but once we were over the city it was amazing.

My first poor attempt!

My better second attempt!



I also learnt how to crochet. It all started out with a flower to make that came with Mollie Makes magazine. My first try at it was BAD! After that it suddenly clicked and my next try was much better. My SIL to be taught me the basics and from there i've made a giant granny blanket, jar votives and lots of scarves/snoods.  



What sticks out in my mind mostly is getting engaged to Ian. Our first little holiday to Canterbury will always be a memory. I still look at my ring everyday and am dazzled by how sparkly it is!

So 2013 is here. It is scary to think what changes, good and bad, will come our away throughout the year. Fingers crossed it will be just as good as 2012 was! 

Ian and I are doing an evening photography course over the next 10 weeks at a local college. It will be great to finally understand what everything on our camera does. I'm also starting a 'study at home' course in Interior Design which will result in a Diploma. It's something that's always interested me so it should be good. It will be so weird studying/going to college again!

Happy New Year!

Gemma xxx

13 comments:

  1. Wishing you a very happy new year. Look what you can achieve in one year! x x x

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    1. I know it's amazing how much can happen/ change. Happy new year Gem!

      Xxx

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  2. You had a wonderful year, Gemma! Here's hoping 2013 will be just as good!

    Happy New Year to you! xo


    Danielle

    PS You interior design and photography courses sound like so much fun. Good luck with them!

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    1. Thanks Danielle. I'm looking forward to taking some great pictures.

      Gemma xxx

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  3. Hi! I just found your blog through Gem's Country Life Dream. I am your newest follower!

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    1. Hello!

      Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy new year.

      Gemma x

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  4. Your right 2012 was a pretty good year :) Lots of happy memories. I'm so glad to have met you, it's been great building a friendship over the year and I hope it will continue for many more years to come.
    2013 is already set to be a good one, the courses sound amazing, I can't wait to hear more about them soon.

    Lots of love x x x x

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    1. Awww ! I really hope we continue to build our friendship too : ) Fingers crossed we can meet up soon!

      Xxx

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  5. Such a lovely round up of a great year! And you already have great things planned for 2013! Can't wait to catch up soon! xx

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    1. Thanks for the comment Julie. I'm really looking forward to our next meet up too!

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  6. Hi Gem!
    Happy new year :) such a nice post and I agree this year has been fab, and so lovely to meet you and really looking forward to our next meet! XX

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    1. Thanks Gem! It was nice to realise how much of a nice year we had!

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  7. Getting engaged is definitely a big thing! And a helicopter ride around London sounds absolutely fabulous!!
    xo TJ

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