In for a penny, in for a pound. Couldn’t even deal with a small house spider and then the opportunity to get up close and personal with Rosie presented itself. I should have run for the hills but went through with it. Didn’t get a bravery badge though. *Harumph*
You know the drill… you can’t run for a bus and then you have a brain fart and sign up to do the Great South Run. Maybe it’s just me? I hated every moment but did it, and in the meantime raised £1,175 for charity. Never to be repeated again… or is it?
I’ve drunk a LOT of wine in my life but have only been wine tasting twice, once with Charlotte in Chicago at a place called Tasting Devine and once with VT and the girls at Nashoba Valley Winery both in October 2015. 10/10 would do again. And yes, I look daft.
I know, this one hardly sets the world on fire but when you have a list of 100 things to do they’re not all going to be groundbreaking.
Most of you know of his existence, he frequently makes it onto my Facebook by virtue of being a little tinker which should really have been his name rather than Hobo Fireball Dave. He’s affectionately known as Bingles when he’s being good, and Dickwad when he’s being a dickwad. Which is quite often, but I wouldn’t be without him.
This time last year I wrote a post saying that 2012 was going to be the year for love and I’m pleased to say I was right. With eleven weddings, nine engagements, eleven babies born including my beautiful niece and gorgeous nephew plus five more babies currently baking – that adds up to a whole lotta love (and quite a lot of bedroom based shenanigans)! In addition to that is the love I’ve felt and shared with my wonderful friends and family through all the ups, downs and in betweens of the year.
So Mr Right didn’t come along although Mr ‘Maybe? Nah, not so much’ put in a brief appearance and I still have a bottom that is bigger than I would like but this year has been very useful in terms of learning a) how far I’ve come since I went loopy and b) realising I’m doing okay as I am. I turned 30 and realised that it wasn’t so scary, got a new job which I love, found some direction in my life and made some utterly brilliant new friends.
I’m going to be spending this NYE with the Urban Family and our usual murder mystery party. I’ll be wearing a dress that is the sartorial equivalent of a Tequila Sunrise and no doubt you’ll hear all about it on the flip side. I hope you have great fun tonight ringing in the New Year and that 2013 brings you everything you wish for. Seeing as I called it so excellently on the love theme for 2012, I’m going to decree that 2013 is going to be the year for adventures. Anyone care to join me?