Talk about a blog vacation! Last month I promised that I would frequent this little world of mine more often and I happened to take one giant break instead. I lied to you guys, and for that I am sorry. But on the other hand, I've been busy having one of the greatest silly season's ever...
|My Grandma's fantastic rum balls!|
|My Aunty's crystal star collection.|
The lead up to Christmas this time round was no where near as exciting as past years... I only half put up my decorations and never had the chance to bake any sort of Christmas treats. I was working 40+ hour weeks and darting between day and night jobs though, so that explains a lot. By the time Christmas morning rolled around I dragged myself out of bed after only having 3 hours sleep and sat around the living room with my family. I was so spoilt by my family that I was already overwhelmed by 9am.
I had a few days off work during the week following Christmas, so we decided that we would visit my parents at our holiday house for some much needed down time. Two of my best friends surprised me by visiting as well, so those days were spent swimming and sleeping in the sun.
New Years Eve
|The party hosts - Tegan & Nathan|
|Bringing the bar with me... SHOTS!|
New Years Eve came next. This year was the first time in a long while that I've been able to make plans with my friends because the bar I work at closed for the night. We welcomed the new year with two different groups of friends this year. First we partied with two of our lovely friends who had just moved into their new place, and then onwards to another house party for the countdown. It was so great to be around my closet friends, farewelling the year passed and writing down some resolutions & goals for this one. My resolution has generally been 'do not make any resolution', because time and time again I've broken them. This year however I changed it up a bit and wrote "to keep everything just the way it is, because it's perfect". This was probably just me avoiding the whole resolution thing all over again, but I believe it takes just as much effort to keep things going solid as it would to change them completely. I still have another year of University before I can start thinking about growing up and moving on with my life... so stability is going to be my very best friend in 2012.
|Field Day 2012|
|The upkeep on this red is crazy! It's worth it but...|
The start of my year has been jam packed with beach days, festivals, shopping trips, lunch dates, salon visits and birthdays... all of which I wish I had the time to tell you about (I Instagram though, so that counts right?). Work has picked up again now, and before I know it I'll be back at Uni fulltime, so I'm just going to savour the spare moments I have until they are gone again.