Friday, January 2, 2015
Favorite Highlight of the Month:
The 5km Color Run!
Those of you who know me, know how obsessed I am with India and attending the Holi One Festival of Colors.
This wasn't quite India but it was such good fun, filled with laughter, happiness and COLOR!
We shared some pretty great memories over December - a lot of which were never captured with photographs because we were too busy enjoying ourselves.
But we discovered the joys of Jenga and getting absolutely pickled (AKA drunk,) together on Jam-Jars and Jagerbombs.
We spent loads of time chilling out in the sun and surfing...
and even played a little game you may have heard of called:
'How Well Do We Know Each Other?!'
This is just a sneak-peak.... the rest will be uploaded in another post sometime soon!
The fishtail braid! I freaking love it.
Favorite Fashion Must Have(s)
Still rocking my Bindi!
The crystal around my neck has also become a bit of a permanent fixture these days...
and... I also got this bohemian head-braid with beads and feathers for Christmas which I absolutely LOVE.
Favorite Sentimental Moments
In June, my best friend in the world left. We had dated for over a year and had traveled bits of Africa together. We went through a lot together - more the the average person should ever have to go through.
So when he left, I was alone with a broken heart and empty inside -when he came back for the Christmas holidays we met up for old times sake.
It's weird knowing things will never be the same again - but it was wonderful to put the past behind us and move on.
Speaking of putting the past behind us.... if you ever read my blog waaaaay back when.. about five years back.. you'll have read a lot about Shaun (he's the one in the yellow vest).
We dated for going on three years but it didn't work out between us.
He also came back to the little town I call home for the Christmas holidays and bumping into him was pretty much inevitable so to avoid the surprise and awkward moment, we decided to arrange a little welcome home shindig. Along with my two best friends in the world, Lucien and Ashley, we actually had a really good night.
So 2015 is starting off with a complete new slate with no bad feelings between me and exes - everything is resolved and in the past.
It feels so good.
I also went Christmas shopping with my mama-bear followed by a bottle of wine and a salad in the sun.
I'm very family orientated so it's always lovely to bond with my loved ones.
Setting up the Christmas Tree, listening to carols, disasterous family photographs and a delicious Christmas lunch.
This was just ONE of our Christmas parties.
Sam and I actually attended THREE different Christmas parties last month!!!
His mum celebrates Christmas on Christmas eve so we enjoyed numerous alcoholic beverages and presents the day before the 25th which was a bit different for me but I still loved it!
Then we drove an hour to my house where we had Christmas morning, opening stokings and sitting under the tree to unwrap gifts.
After a bit of a guilt-trip, my folks managed to make us stay for a small portion of Christmas lunch with them before we THEN drove an hour back to Sam's dads house where we had the most delicious Christmas duck dinner and copious amounts of Shiraz.
Favorite Birthday Boy
Sorry dad... even though your birthday is on the 28th of December... this month is now also the birthday of my absolutely gorgeous nephew and we celebrated his very first birthday last month.
And that was my month.
New Years Eve was spent at home with Lost season 1 with some nice champagne.
Over all a very festive and busy but chilled and wonderful December was had.
I hope yours was great too!
2014 was a mad year for me and to be honest, relating to my VERY real and honest previous post you can read HERE... I'm glad it's over.
But it is now 2015 and I am ready to make it mine.
This is my year.
All the best to all!
Keep in touch xxx