Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you celebrated in style! I'm spending the rest of the holiday season with my family before it's back to life, and work, and all the other mundane things! This post is to kind of look back on 2014 (I know, I should have scheduled this post for yesterday - I'll be quick!) and also what's ahead in 2015. 

Firstly, the highlights of 2014 for me were the following:

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A trip to London

At the start of the year, I was told that I had won a luxury trip to London courtesy of F&F. It was great news to start the new year with, I was so excited! I was allowed to set my own date for it so I picked May, for Niki's birthday. Weather-wise, it's a nice time of year, it's sunny but not too hot. We had tickets to the theatre, accommodation in S. Kensington, spending money, hot stone massage and spa treatment, complimentary manicure at WAH nails and a helicopter ride. I blogged about the trip here, but the thing I am most pleased about was getting myself on that helicopter. I'm not the best of flyers so I was really worried about it for months but I knew it was literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I couldn't possibly wimp out and I'm glad I didn't. It was amazing!

A Surprise Wedding

An invite came through the post for my friend's, Beth, 30th birthday party. A road trip to Scarborough and the chance to catch up with friends sounded great, my idea of a perfect weekend! Well, as you can see, it turned out to be her wedding reception! She kept it a secret for a year and it was the best surprise! You can read more here and see more pics from our day exploring Scarborough!

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Photoshoot in Manchester

I enjoy looking back on this day because at the time, it was a bit of a blur so I like to look at the photos and remind myself what actually happened. I've been involved with a lot of the photoshoots at Hero&Cape and this one is the best one yet, thanks to the amazing team we got on board, everything fitted in to place. And as you can imagine, the weeks leading up to the photoshoot, we were stressing out about the things that could go wrong but we needn't have worried so much. It was a busy day but everything went smoothly. I loved being in Manchester and I can't wait to go back!

What's in store for 2015?

For the first time, I don't know. I have nothing planned for the year ahead - that's either really exciting or really worrying, I'm not sure. Maybe I'll just roll with it and see what happens! Good things always happen when you least expect it, right?! All I know is that 2014 was a weird one for me and I found it difficult to keep my spirits up, for no real reasons, really. I was unrealistic about my goals and I kept setting myself up for a fail! But I'm going to try harder to be more positive this year and to be proud of the things I have achieved without comparing it to someone else (always a killjoy, that!) Work-wise, in 2014 I have had to find my feet in a new chapter but this year, I want to push myself a bit harder and and generally be a lot more focussed, whilst always remembering this quote in the process...

inspirational quote, good things take time

Let me know in the comments what your highlight of 2014 was, and what are you looking forward to most in 2015!

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  1. Happy new year Sarah! I hope 2015 is amazing for you x

  2. Happy new year Sarah! I think it's good to not have anything planned, you'll end up feeling more relaxed and happier. Whatever comes up will be a surprise.

  3. Wishing you a Happy New Year. My highlight of 2014 was spending time with my niece as I don't get to see her often

  4. You had a great 2014 and i hope your 2015 is even better! My highlight of 2014 was going on holiday after 10 years of no holiday! I would love to go on a helicopter, i bet it was amazing x

  5. Happy New Year Sarah! Wishing you the best for 2015 :) x


  6. Happy New Year!! I hope that 2015 brings you as much happiness and good things as you want it <3
    Take care*

  7. Happy New Year Sarah, I hope 2015 is an amazing one for you! The flight above London looked incredible!
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  8. Happy New Year lovely, I hope 2015 is even more amazing than the last for you! xo

  9. Ah what lovely highlights Sarah! I absolutely adore that first photograph of you too - oh the hair envy! Happy New Year lovely, wishing you all the best for a happy, healthy and lucky 2015 (:

  10. happy new year! :)

  11. The surprise wedding sounds so lovely, I don't know how your friend managed to keep it a secret.
    Rubi | The Den

  12. I love the surprise wedding!!

  13. A surprise wedding, that's so exciting! And a winning trip too, good year! :)

  14. What a great year you had Sarah! My 2014 highlights were spending the summer in Cameroon with my family and friends, getting a job, starting Graduate School and moving into my new apartment. Really looking forward to see what 2015 has in store.
    Wishing you all the best this year!
    Colette | Skattered Notes: A Lifestyle Blog

  15. Happy new year to you chick, your 2014 sounds pretty awesome hope your 2015 turns out as good

  16. Cute photos
    happy new year

  17. I've only been following your blog for the past month, but I'm always looking forward to your posts :) This one was especially exciting to read, because I got to see some of the things I missed! (wow surprise wedding, that must have been one hell of a weekend, never to forget!) Happy new year :) wishing you all the best! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  18. Happy New Year Sarah! It sounds like you had such a wonderful 2014 and I hope this upcoming year is just as wonderful for you :) xx

  19. Happy new year, 2014 sounded pretty fun, if busy!

    Maria xxx


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