I promised myself this week I would do a post about how amazing 2011 was! But alas didn’t realise what day it was and before I knew it it was NYE and I didn’t have time…..!
This year didn’t get off to the greatest start. The biggest disaster was that we got evicted from our old flat in the first week of January because the landlord didn’t bother paying his mortgage, which was nice of him and a lovely treat for us (/sarcasm) But we found a *nicer* flat anyway pretty quickly so it worked out ok again pretty quickly.
The main awesomeness for me this year was going to THREE festivals all for FREE. It was amazing. Leeds, Sonisphere and The Big Chill. I’d never been to Sonisphere or The Big Chill before! The Big Chill was the best festival I have EVER been too! Even though the bands were all a bit random the festival itself was how a festival should be. Loads of different things going on including a Mr Scruff Tea Tent which was of particular appeal just for the novelty. It was at a Eastnor Castle in Hertfordshire and was such a lovely place itself. A little lake, these weird pod things you could sit in, there’s a family section too for if you wanted to take kids which had a petting zoo! The best part though, like THE BEST part ever was watching Kanye West and 2 many DJ’s. I’d never been a massive Kanye fan but he was seriously amazing and now one of my favourite artists ever. Which is a bit strange as my favourite genre of music is folk! And 2 many DJ’s did such an awesome set. It was so much better than their Leeds gig.
Going onto Leeds a bit more I was lucky enough to get a wristband which meant I could go ANYWHERE apart from the mainstage! Met a few ‘celebs’ in the guest area, you know how it is, la de dahing with Colin Murray haha 😉 I watched DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 WITH INTERPOL FOR CHRISTS SAKE!!!! Well jeal? I would be! (not bragging or anything, honest)
I won tickets to go to The Look Show in London earlier in the year too, which was amazing in the end! I’d never been to London properly before that!!
I’ve done a few other things too I thought I would NEVER do….Like, graduating. I never even heard of uni when I was at school (a whole 11 years ago!!!) So to actually go to University and get myself a degree was a massive achievement. I got accepted onto a PGCE to become a Design and Technology teacher and the biggest regret of this year was not being sensible with money which mean I couldn’t afford to do the course (tuition fee’s and living costs loans thoroughly fucking me over) but I’m intermitted now so when I save up some money I can fulfill the dream of being a real teacher!! For now I’m waiting for a start date for my new job which is working in a childrens home! Another thing I’ve done this year was have a job doing presentations on my own in front of 100-200 6th form students. Something I thought I would never have the guts to do! I’m hardly the most sociable ept person and HATE putting myself on show so to do this was such a massive achievement. I know loads of people that even the thought of that freaks them out – It did me! But I threw myself in at the deep end and did it!!
I was also a bridesmaid at my brothers wedding. If you knew my brother you would know why him getting married is such a shock! haha. I also got my tattoo finished…. So much stuff has happened this year!!
Anyway I’ve rambled enough. Here’s some pictures(which are in no particular order, soz);
So many great memories!! I also started my blog properly (had it for years but didn’t know what to say!) So for everyone who has followed me recently thank you so much!!
And what did 2011 teach me? Throw yourself in at the deep end and you will surprise yourself at what you can achieve.