As you can tell it has been a while. Honestly, I don’t think I was in the right frame of mind. So better late than never, I thought I would share with you my highs of 2018. There is no preference here, just things that made me happy.
Sally’s Birthday Treat Day
Well it was a special birthday for her, so what better than to spoil her. A coffee to start with birthday presents followed by a manicure, then lunch at Cotes and something for our postal nerdiness, we visited The Postal Museum. What a great day.
Completing Walk All Over Cancer
This was tough for me, but I am happy to say I actually smashed it. It felt great after completing it and obviously raising money for a great cause. Thank you to all you who sponsored me, your help was very much appreciated.
This was my first time attending this conference. I had a blast. I was nervous at first, but I was made to feel part of the family. It was extremely informative and who doesn’t like a huge goodie bag (free). It wont be the last time that I attend.
Leigh – on – Sea
I had gone past this place on the train many times and finally instead of going to Southend, I got off the train and decided to explore the little fishing town. It was the perfect place to do some writing and as an added bonus, the sun was out in all its glory.
Hades and Athena
Well after the sadness of loosing my little boy Thor, my heart was naturally broken. A few months after loosing him, my dear other half bought me two black kittens. A brother and a sister whom we named, as you can tell, Hades and Athena. They are beautiful and have brought a smile back to our faces.
Started my Open University Degree
I should have done it when I was younger, but I think loosing dad made me realise that life is too short. I have always wanted to do a degree and be a teacher. At the not so young age of 42, I have started my BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. Apparently you are never too old to learn something new. I am currently coming to the end of my first module and apart from the time flying by, I have enjoyed it so far.
Even though I come from England, I had never been to Edinburgh. So for mine and Sally’s Christmas get together, we decided on Edinburgh this year. We travelled first class on the train and it was perfect. It was so beautiful. Admittedly it didn’t stop raining, but that didn’t matter. We had each other’s company, snacks and Christmas movies. We were in heaven. I will go back as I really wanted to visit Edinburgh Castle, so now I have an excuse to go back.
Thunder Christmas Party
For those of you that know me personally, will know of the obsession I have with a certain group called Thunder. I have seen them numerous amounts of time. I never get sick of seeing them and no one show is ever the same. I had never managed to get to one of their Christmas shows before. This time I was going. It was my little Christmas present to myself and it was worth every penny. Would I do it again? Absolutely.
So there you go. Its only five months late, but these were the highs of 2018 for me.