Monday, 30 December 2013

30-31: What Dizz Did

I'm ending the month of visuals with yet more visuals, cos that other thing that I normally do is very wordy and takes forever. I can hardly believe that along with all the work I've actually posted almost every day this month. I've really enjoyed taking photos and am now drooling over DSLR cameras that I really can't afford and definitely don't need. Off topic. Returning back. 

2013. What a year! Highs and lows with very little fair to middling. In true British tradition there has been much talk of the weather. The year started with snow, we had one of the most glorious summers I can remember for a long time which ended up being a bit soggy and that's pretty much how it's been since then, with some odd epic gales thrown in for good measure:

February was pretty monumental. After 12 long years in libraryland, I quit my job and went back to school! Carpe diem and all that jazz.

It's easily the best decision I made in a long time. I love it. It's bloody hard and challenges the eff out of me but now when I walk into libraryland I have a big old smile on my face. This is a tidy representation of how the house looks when I'm busy with work:

In other book related news, Wavey built me my own library. The man is quite simply the best!

We had another jolly holiday in France, but we also enjoyed two cracking weekends in London. There are many things I miss about living there and the odd trip or two lets me catch up with museums and galleries and all the sights that are so easy to take for granted.

With the help of T. this was truly the year of the bake off. Having always enjoyed baking up a cake or two, a few choice lessons have really increased my confidence and I'm willing to tackle anything now. The smoothness of my Christmas cake icing was commented on by both Wavey and Tizz - the girl done good.

I went through a period of taking weird selfies. I say weird as they were all strange angles and not really of my face. At the time I felt they were too random to share but it seems like a good time for random. I call these two "Legs" and "Scarf"

With a new lease of life and energy I set about volunteering my socks off all in the name of boosting my work experience. 2013 saw me at the very first Festival of Thrift, working the door at Teesside Oxjam, kicking my theatre group into the 21st century by persuading them to give online ticketing a try, and enhancing my social media skills through another charity. I want to keep this going into 2014 as it is something I really do enjoy heaps.

Upon returning to uni for the second semester I kind of said goodbye to my life as I knew it and handed it over to my course. It's been busy. Like way busy. Even now I have a list that covers one side of A4 and the end seems to be nowhere in sight. I apologise if I bored you via the blog and any other social media type places with all my whining and moaning, I love it really. Suddenly Christmas was here. I'm still not even sure how that happened. It's been a quiet one. Reflective if you will. The best thing about it was definitely seeing Tizz. Just today when she left I said to Wavey, I can't believe we have to say goodbye again, it's too soon! I hope to suddenly come into some magic money so that I can make a trip down to see her very soon.

So there you have it. What Dizz Did in 2013. 

I wish you all a very Happy New Year and raise my glass in a toast to 2014 x


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