In a few short hours it won’t be 2012 anymore! Usually I’m one to get sad and emotional about that, I’m not a massive fan of New Years Eve and the concept of time terrifies me but nevertheless I have decided to embrace it by looking over the highlights of my year and looking forward to a bright 2013.
So, in 2012 I:
Rebranded my blog! ‘BellasBits’ was born.
Competed in dance competitions around the country, falling back in love with music and movement and getting to know some of my squad better.
Visited the Ideal Home Show and loved it, bring on 2013!
Saw Steps and The Throne at the 02, as well as climbing over it!
Went on some amazing travels: Amsterdam, Thailand, Berlin, Edinburgh, Bruges.
Went on my first real road trip down to Cornwall, surfing included!
Learned to like Sauvingnon Blanc (but not how to spell it ..) – shocker!
Learnt how to BBQ like a pro.
Played ‘Pointless’ .. for real!
Learned to love myself as my friends, family and amazing boyfriend all love me.
2012 has been a very special year for me. I’ve worked incredibly hard, as I will continue to do so, I’ve learnt alot about myself and will continue to better myself, I’ve experienced and loved every day to the full, and will continue to do so, as 2013 dawns and every year after that. 2012 has also been a very special year for our country. I know we’ve been hearing/seeing/reading about this absolutely everywhere so I won’t go into it to much, but felt like it deserved a mention (Go Brits, woo.). So as 2013 dawns, I am looking to the future and what I wish to achieve. I’ve got lots of exciting plans for Bellas Bits in 2013 so stick around, and we can continue this incredible journey they call ‘life’ together. And please say hello! I would really love to get to know you all better :)
It’s happened again. A new start, a new chapter in my life and blogging has taken a back seat. I’m sorry blog, and readers. Since I’ve come back from Berlin I’ve properly moved into my new student house and have begun my third year of University; the important year, the year where EVERYTHING matters. It’s going okay so far. Apart from a couple of bouts of being deathly ill, I’m keeping on top of all my work and making time to see and spend time with my friends; I’ve got this work life balance thing pretty down.
So I’m all good. I’ve got a nasty deadline coming up in the next week but once i’ve finished that, I’m aiming to get back to blogging (again) in the next few days. Watch this space. But for now, here’s what I’ve been up to:
The drawer shows how super organised I’ve become with my nail polish, jewellry etc. Stay tuned for a proper tour of my makeup bag and more!
All my pretty folders from Paperchase helping me get motivated for work.
Models Own Sparkly Green nail polish for Freshers Outings = party mood much?!
Two pints at the Uni Campus Pub. Some things will never change!
Apologies for not blogging in a week or so, the reason being … I’ve been in Berlin! It was first and foremost a University field trip for my course, but I still had a fantastic time and met some beautiful new people. Snaps and stories: (Go left to right, kinda like a book)
From left to right like pages:
Victoria Park: a beautiful monument up the highest hill in Berlin
The Fernsehrturn (TV Tower), the tallest building in the EU that you can go up and look across Berlin
CURRYWURST. One of the best inventions ever. It is so tasty, I’m looking into making it
Part of the Reichstag with the German Flag (the equivalent of the Houses of Parliament)
Part of the Berlin Wall – very poignant
The dome at the top of the Reichstag
Some clever poster graffiti
Chewing gum on the Berlin Wall
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The Brandenburg Tor
Some gorgeous apartments
I won’t write too much about it all, I don’t really want to. I find that when you’re studying a place as in depth as we were with up to 10 hours work a day, your view is somewhat distorted. Berlin was a gorgeous city and I had a great time, but studying it has made me see it in a whole new light, thus I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anybody! My overall favourite thing though was the East Side Gallery:
If we weren’t so hindered by time, I definitely could have spent a whole day there. The East Side Gallery is the largest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, stretching 1.5 km that has been made into the largest open air art gallery in the world with paintings, pictures, graffiti, photograph and some very political quotes. Just gorgeous.