Thursday, 1 January 2015

My Favourite Memories Of 2014 ♥

I always usually do one of these types of posts every year and I want to keep up with the tradition on my blog and share with you my favourite memories of 2014.
Reading over last years highlights and the year before and the year before that is always interesting it's like stepping back in time and I like reading how far I have come and what I have accomplished.
"2014" has been an okay year, to be honest though its been pretty hard to top 2013 which was the year me and Daz got married so maybe that's why, but I have made some lovely memories with people I love which I have shared with you below.

My favourite memories of 2014.

 Concerts/Gigs - I went to about 9 gigs and concerts in 2014.
We got to see Maroon 5, One Republic, Daughtry, Mcbusted, Charlie Simpson, Jack Whitehall, Ed Sheeran, Lee Evans & John Bishop - they were all really great gigs.
One Republic were amazing live and I'm also really glad I got to see Lee Evans live for the last time shortly before he announced he was retiring, I have been lucky to see him live 4 times over the years.

In 2015, I will be seeing Charlie Simspon again, Olly Murrs and Andrew McMahon.

Days Out - Me and Daz had plenty of time this year to visit new places because we had quite a few weekends off together.
We went to Buxton for the day in Spring and came across the Otter, Owl, & Wildlife park on the way home - you can read about that day here - we met a really friendly deer who posed for selfies with us, it was one of them right times, right places moments and we got some pretty good photos.
Other days out included a day at the beach with Sasha, she had an absolute ball when we took her to Formby Beach, it was her first time at the beach and she enjoyed herself so much - you can read about that post and see photo's here.
We also visited a lovely park called Fletcher Moss which we discovered was on our doorstep, I even got the chance to take some lovely outfit photo's for my blog - visit that post here.
We did other days out too such as Alton Towers, and Ordsall Hall, we tried quite a few new places this year, I'm a bit of a geek and I love visiting old buildings that have a bit of history to them.

 2015 will be about doing the same thing and discovering even more new places.

Nights Out With The Girls - 2014 was supposed to be the year we got a kick start saving but it also meant I couldn't afford as many nights out as I wanted, my bank balance probably thanked me for that though.
Despite our saving up I had some great nights out with my girls in 2014 and I'm hoping for many more in 2015.

July Birthday's - Me and daz both celebrate our birthdays in July a week apart, last year we decided to make a day of both of them.
For Daz's birthday we went to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for the day with a few friends and when it was my birthday I opted for a relaxing day out, the weather was beautiful so we went to a national trust park up in Staffordshire called Biddulph Grange Gardens - you can read about that post and see photos here - another beautiful set of gardens and a photographers paradise,

 I'd love to go back to Biddulph Grange Gardens again this year with a proper picnic and spend a bit longer there.

Our Night In A Haunted House - In May we did something I have wanted to do for so long and that was spend a night in a haunted house, I think Daz was a bit unsure about it at first, but after our night in Wythenshawe Hall we definitely learnt we weren't alone in this world, that night just fueled our Ghost Hunting side more and we want to do it all over again - If you want to know more about this night, you can read this really popular blog post I wrote about the night here.

In 2015 we want to spend another night here or do another paranormal night somewhere else.

Weekends Away - In July last year me and Daz also went down to London for the weekend, we were originally going to the Back To The Future Secret Cinema event, but they cancelled the first few days and we were going the second night. We decided to make a weekend of it anyway and did all the London sight-seeing again and even visited Lady Dina's Cat Emporium - You can read about London here and my visit to the cat emporium here.

Supporting Daz - 2014 was the year Daz decided to chase his dream of becoming a comedian and over the summer of 2014 I supported him at various gigs where he made me proud and did his stand up routine in front of complete strangers - that took guts and confidence.
He beat the frog at The Frog & Bucket and entered Biekellers Got Talent and made it through to the final and he did a few various gigs at different charity events.

2015 will hopefully see him going further, you never know, he could be the next big thing.

Our First Wedding Anniversary In Lanzarote - Last year we booked a last minute 2 week holiday to Lanzarote, after getting married in Cyprus, we wanted to spend out first wedding anniversary in the sunshine, we had a lovely relaxing 2 weeks in Playa Blanca, it was my second time in Lanzarote and it was a lovely break away with Daz just the two of us.
It was the perfect way to celebrate out first wedding anniversary - you can read all about our holiday here.

Getting Luna - Getting another cat was totally unplanned and it was something we were thinking of doing eventually, then out of the blue in October we ended up with Luna.
 We found out through a friend someone was wanting homes for 8 week old kittens, an inquiry turned into getting a kitten the very next day before we were even prepared for another cat - we are so glad we got her, she fitted into our family so quickly and our other cat took to her within days - Luna was a complete surprise but I'm glad we got her.
No more cats for now.

Lastly a few other things happened in 2014......

I got a fringe cut..... only do decide to grow it out a few months later.

I met my favourite author Paige Toon again at her book signing in Water Stones in Manchester.

I got a new part time job at Peacocks which is where I am still working now.

I visited the Coronation Street Set and me and Daz got our photo in the Rovers Return Pub.

 I got to see my bestie Rachel who lives in Nottingham a few times this year too.

I got to go on plenty of walks with my favourite pup Sasha.

Lastly Christmas 2014 was a good one, I got truly spoilt and I had a lovely day at the Manchester Christmas Markets swapping presents with the girls in December.
I can't believe Christmas celebrations are over again for another year.

2014 was full of memories and I can't wait to make new ones in 2015.

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