Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year

Now if you aren't already its time for you to sit down because I have something to tell you. It's 2012. Can you believe it? I can't. This year is the Olympics, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and my 24th birthday. It is also the year that I officially put university behind me and head out into the big wide world. To kick that off I'm starting a placement at Video to Viral in Birmingham in a few weeks. It's a busy year, and one I'm excited about, so of course I celebrated in style...

I went to Hull to see my boyfriend and on New Years Eve Eve we went for some impromptu drinks at the pub, which of cause led into a long night that left us a little worse for wear on New Years Eve. Due to this there was no posh outfit, no expensive entrance fees or queueing 5 deep at the bar, no dancing and no drunkenness. We woke up very late, had a team nap with his flatmate around 7 (by which I mean we all fell asleep in the living room watching television, not that we all snuggled down together) and woke up to see in the New Year with Jools Holland (only at the last minute for the countdown - I'm not a fan) and drank champagne that he had very thoughtfully purchased and had chilling in the fridge.

Hornsea Beach

I had a great time. New Years Eve Eve is the new New Years Eve don't you know. It meant that on New Years Day we were bright, shiny and smiley so we decided to go to the coast. I've never visited a northern beach, I'm all about Cornwall and Wales, so Hornsea's surprisingly brown sea wasn't quite what I'm used to but I loved it nonetheless. Pottering along the sand and listening to the waves is one of the most relaxing things to do. Oh, and we got back in the car just before the heavens opened from those grey clouds. Amazing timing. I hope my luck continues for 2012 and that you all have a great year.


  1. good luck with the placement and finishing uni :)

    happy new year!


  2. good luck with your placement! :)

    and happy new year!


  3. Best of luck with the placement - here's to 2012!


  4. Thanks for your lovely comment, Laura! It sounds like you had a lovely time celebrating new years. Athough I went out this year, I'd love to spend new years inside in the warm...it's never fun waking up the next day feeling terrible after a big night out.
    Good luck with your placement! I began mine today!

    Sophie x x

  5. love this pictures, they make me realx!! happy new year!!


  6. Happy New Year Laura! sounds like a big year for you, good luck :) xox


  7. Lovely pictures!

  8. Haha I have stopped exercising too that is why I need the motivation!!!
    Thank you for your comment!
    Enjoyed browsing, and I am following you. Hope we can stay connected. :)

  9. Ha Northern beaches make me sad, I was born in Grimsby and the beach there is all in the name - Grim.

    Glad you had a good new years eve eve!


  10. Happy New Year! Good luck with your placement! xx

  11. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, it was a big help to me! And I'll defo be trying out that shortbread recipe, hopefully it works out better next time! xx

  12. I love those shots. Looks like a fab area to go for walks and get lost in your thoughts.

    Happy New Year!

    Fashion Translated

  13. Happy new year!

  14. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :) I hope your placement goes well. What is it that you'll be doing? I definitely need some career based motivation this year...although as you said it'll probably be the last thing on my mind after Midge makes his arrival. Happy new year :) xxx

    P.s. loving the new look to your blog x

  15. wowww!!! love the idea of the tights with stars!!!!
    im sure you were stunning!


  16. Happy New Year, hope you have a lovely 2012! A relaxed NYE sounds great, napping in front of the TV is one of my favourite activities haha!

    Gillian x

  17. Sounds like you had a relaxing New Years. :)