…when my ‘tinlove.co.uk’ domain expires just as I make the decision to blog more in 2013! Boo.
Now I know these cliche ‘2012 recap/New Year’ type posts can be seen just about everywhere, but I will try and not make this a long one. In fact, I’m going to condense last year’s highlights into a single paragraph…
(Please don’t see this as bragging, it’s all because of God’s incredible goodness!) 2012 started off with a bang! I celebrated my New Year 8 hours ahead of London from the Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines. I was able to communicate from the future ha! I returned to the life of a jobless grad with long ginger ombre’d hair. Shortly after starting my delayed job-hunt, I was blessed with my first ever graduate job! Met some lovely new humans :) My church family celebrated our 10th year anniversary. I went on a weekend Eurotrip to Stockholm with some great friends. Tag-teamed up with my boyfriend and shot 2 beautiful weddings - one of which was set in the lovely French countryside. I sang around a backyard fire, toasting smores with wonderful friends and family in Seattle, Washington [ooh hello clickables]. I also went on my first ever jog over there. Cray! I considered bungee jumping off of ‘The Stratosphere’ hotel in Las Vegas for a minute, but didn’t. I parasailed over the Pacific Ocean in Waikiki, Hawaii. Still can’t believe I finally made it to the stunning HAWAII! (Take me back!) I practiced my lame gun-shooting skills at a Police fire range in Los Angeles. Screamed my head off at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Turned a year older. Edited 2 amateur short ‘film-type’ things featuring my church’s young people. Bagged my first photography client. Celebrated mine and the boyfriend’s 2nd year anniversary. I sang and played the piano for the Lord. Went to my first ever film premier in the West End. Had the opportunity to review a couple of London restaurants. I drank gallons of tea & mochas. Did I mention that I even made a visit to the gym? I happily discovered my addiction to ginger beer, Starbuck’s mocha cookie crumble frappe, wasabi covered peas, Dishoom’s House black daal and a whole host of other things that come under the food & drink umbrella! Yep, an overall fantastic year I’ll say!
Well that wasn’t exactly the slimmest of paragraphs, but we are talking 366 days here! I distinctly remember that it was a leap year because the 29th of February was when I started looking for a full time job and God instantly answered my prayers, as in… within a matter of minutes! Whilst a lot of superb, sunshine and sugary things happened in 2012, a couple of tough lessons were learnt along the way too. I shall share these with you soon. If you’re wondering where my New Year’s resolutions list is, it’s written down elsewhere and is for me to know. This year is already shaping up to be another glorious one - exciting times ahead!!
Those eyes kid you not, it does look a little different around here, I’m still working on a few teething problems that came with this new layout - some of the imagery in previous posts have done a disappearing act. Gah. I spend a fair amount of time checking out other blogs - it’s part of my job - and is certainly one of the reasons why I’ve been re-inspired to ease myself back into writing about life! Thankfully, the boyfriend (who’s getting way too many mentions 0.o) was ever so sweet to renew my ‘tinlove.co.uk’ domain, so here’s me hoping that I take full advantage of it and really OWN this in 2013! Wooooo.