Exciting Stuff!

OK, I know it’s still 2 months away but I’m feeling rather excited about something that’s gonna be happening to me…. (no I’m not getting marriedย ๐Ÿ˜ฑย ๐Ÿ˜›)

However, I am going to be saying goodbye to my roommates, and moving into an apartment… just me and the ginger ninjas, Oliver & Emmett Button โค

My ginger ninjas

I’ll post about the move in detail when it happens, but since I’m so excited and spending some time today getting ideas for my new place, I thought I’d share them with you… and then will be able to share the finished products too once I’m finished!

So…. what are these ideas, I hear you cry?!

Well, I’m going to be digging deep into my creative side once again and doing my apartment up with a bit of flair, fun and fanciness!

Currently in my room I have a painted wall as follows (which I will be copying in the new place):

However, I will now also be adding in two new wall ideas as follows:

A world map wall which will change from black, to coloured as I tick off all the countries that I visit:

A cork pinboard wall that will be filled with polaroid pictures that I take of fun times with friends and family:

Sooooo…. watch this space as the story unfolds ๐Ÿ™‚

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Why I think 2018 is going to be an awesome year!

It’s halfway through the year and so I thought I’d do a quick recap on where I’m standing on making 2018 an awesome year…. here we go!

Resolutions, smesholutions… who needs them anyway? Nobody sticks to them for more than a week! Instead, I’m just going to list a bunch (make that 26) reasons why I think 2018 is going to be a great year for me ๐Ÿ˜€

A – Adventure; I always find ways to throw some adventure into my life… this year will be no different ๐Ÿ™‚ Nothing particularly adventurous has happened yet, but we’ve still got 6 months…

B – Beer mile; this will be taking place at some point this year, thanks to my friends Z&S Still need to get this on the cards, but plans were altered slightly when Z&S had a baby girl in April…ย 

C – Cats; Olly & Emmett always bring smiles to my face Always โค

My darling hearts โค

D – Date nights; I plan on having lots of these with a certain special someone โค Lots of these still happening!

E – Essays; Not normally something to call ‘awesome’, but I’m going to learn how to write a killer essay ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not sure if there were any ‘killer’ essays written, but I did learn, and will continue to learn as my degree unfolds…ย 

F – Food; So many new restaurants open, so few meals in the day… will do my best to try as many new places as possible ๐Ÿ™‚ Had a couple of disappointing ones, but that’s not gonna stop me!

G – Girls; I’ve got so many absolutely fabulous friends! Yup!

H – Hazy; be all the me that I can be! Doing my best!

I – Instagram; Let’s try get 200, or even 250 (!) followers Still got a ways to go on this….

J – Jรคger; drink lots of this on holiday with the family ๐Ÿ˜‰ The next holiday in one week’s time will certainly involve this!

K – Karaoke; surely we can get one night of karaoke at some point during the year?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Still need to make this happen…

L – Louvre; I’d love to visit the Abu Dhabi Louvre It’s on the list!

M – Massage;ย treating myself to regular massages Have slacked on this a bit, but haven’t forgotten…

N – No; say no to some social events in order to have some down time, without feeling guilty! I’ve had many quiet nights at home, on my own, so this is certainly working!

O – Opera; going to watch Evita at the Opera! It was fabulous!

P – Personal Best; I want to smash my half marathon time and get it under 2 hours Had to put this on the back-burner after getting injured, but it can hopefully still be done within 2018!

Q – Quality Assurance; I have to get my company through their Audits to be certified… I can and I will! We passed!!!

R – Running; it deserves 2 spots coz I love it so much… just keep running! Still running ๐Ÿ™‚

S – Snow; PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can this be the year that I have a white Christmas?!?!?!?!?! hhhmmmmm?!ย 

T – Travel; there is always somewhere new to travel to! And still 6 months in which to do it…

U – Unforgettable;ย create lots of those moments that will live on forever My polaroid camera is helping with this!

V – Vacation; not always to new places, but getting away from it all always makes a difference! I’ve got a few of these on the cards this year ๐Ÿ™‚ Next up: Zanzibar in one week’s time!ย 

W – Whiskey and wine; why not try drinking more of these?? I’ve started on this!ย 

X – X-ams; I write my first set of exams in May – scary and exciting all at the same time (and yes, I cheated on this one ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Exams were scary… results are due out in 2 weeks’ time which is even scarier!

Y – Youthful; ‘Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional’ – I will stay young at heart for ever ๐Ÿ™‚ This won’t ever change!

Z – Zip line; I reeeeaaalllly want to try this out in Dubai Marina – definitely something to add to the something new list! I’ve now thought of doing the RAK zipline instead…ย 

Oh yes it is! Bring on 2018!