Happy New Year| 2012 In Pictures

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Happy New Year everyone! I am writing this post nursing a tiny hangover after drinking too much champagne last night, while cuddled up on the sofa…I assume that I’m not the only one currently in this state! I had a lovely evening despite not being the biggest fan of New Years Eve as I think it is very overrated but I do like to take the time to reflect upon the year I’ve had and plan the year ahead. I decided to celebrate 2012 by sharing with you my favourite pictures from the year, you can see them above.

2012 has been one of the best years of my life, I graduated with a great degree, I gained a job straight out of university, I celebrated 5 years with my boyfriend, I was Chief Bridesmaid at my mum’s wedding, I got to travel new countries with my close friends and I saw my blog become a finalist in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards.

There have been some low points in the year that have affected those I love, with cancer raising its ugly head in my family again (thankfully my Grandma won her battle), and my best friend’s marriage also broke down. But as I said the worst is over, and with 2013 being a New Year it’s a chance to put a line underneath all the negatives and focus on the positives.

As with every year I always like to set goals to achieve… much more attainable than vague resolutions. So to make sure I actually attempt to do them I thought I would write them down and share them with you.


  • Complete the 365 miles in 365 days challenge. Yes its only a mile a day to run, so not too difficult, but I hope by taking part in a challenge it will ensure that I keep up with my fitness streak.

  • Continue to lose weight and inches, and become healthier. As I mentioned in previous posts I don’t believe in scales, so don’t have a goal weight, just an idea on what I want my body to look like.

  • Complete a competitive run, be it 3/5/10k

  • Learn to cook. I have zero flair in the kitchen, so aim to put my food and nutrition knowledge into good use by actually cooking my own meals!


  • Learn to drive!! I need to do this!

  • Buy a car… just a cheap one to go from A to Z

  • Continue to develop and grow my career through both my performance at work, and through my blog and independent projects.

  • Move back in with Matt… as much as I love my family, living at home at the age of 23 going on 24 is not living the dream.

  • Actually use my savings account and put 5-10% of my wage into it each month

  • Spend more time with my family and friends. This was difficult this past year thanks to a gruelling final year at uni. So I aim to get the balance between work and play more equal this next year


  • Develop my photography with the use of my new camera

  • Film a You Tube video

  • Buy a tripod and remote for my camera

  • Develop my skills in html and continue to edit and adapt my blog layout

  • Take part in more #bbloggers #lbloggers etc. chats

So there we have it a reflection on the past year and my hopes and goals for 2013. I hope you all had a lovely evening last night, have had a great 2012, and wish you all the best for 2013. Thank you for all your love and support over the past year, I really do appreciate it as it makes blogging so much more fun!

What are your resolution and goals for 2013?


24 Comments Add yours

  1. Mimi says:

    Happy New Year,hope all your dreams come true and that you accomplish all your goals:)


  2. Cat0805 says:

    Aww thankyou Mimi, and the same to you x


  3. .x.Sarah.x. says:

    Happy New Year!Hope 2013 brings you the best and you achieve your goals :)My main resolutions are to exercise more (actually use my gym membership more like), continue to lose weight and save money more rather than spending.Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx


  4. Great photo's hun hope you have a good 2013.pocockins.blogspot.comSophiexx


  5. Jayne Becca says:

    I like the idea of 365 miles in 365 days – totally achievable! Bring on 2013! Xx


  6. Cat0805 says:

    Happy New Year to you too. Sounds like alot of people are aiming to work on their health 😀 xx


  7. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks sophie, hope you have a great one also, all the best 😀


  8. Cat0805 says:

    I know, its not too much, but still something to aim for 😀


  9. Ani Bey says:

    It sounds like you had a great year! I'm graduating this May so 2013 will be my big year… eek! Just thinking about the "real world" is enough to send chills down my spine


  10. Ellie says:

    Love your resolutions!! 365 miles in 365 days sounds like a good goal to me! Hope 2013 is an amazing year for you!xx Elliehttp://www.ellalogy.com 


  11. Isa says:

    I really enjoyed your 2012 collage and your thoughts on 2013. I wish I could find a new job this year, because I have to work on Saturdays only in my actual job and that pretty much takes away my weekend every time :/ Also I want to start running again, now that I'm living exactly opposite of a big park, I might as well use my runnning shoes again! The last time I used them was on the beach in Mallorca on holidays, that's six months ago … not good ;)Happy New Year to you!


  12. Cat0805 says:

    Oooo how exciting for you! All the best in 2013, work hard as it's your final year and worth all the hours in the library and tears when you graduate 😀


  13. Cat0805 says:

    Thank Ellie, do you run also then? x


  14. Cat0805 says:

    Thankyou Isa. Well I wish you all the best in your job search this year. And am excited for you to start running again. It's difficult to begin with but stick at it and you'l get that runners high again 😀 xx


  15. Limes Smiles says:

    Always love your pictures!! You inspired me to do some lifestylepictures myself this year 😀 Have a Happy 2013!!!! Ixx


  16. Jamie Gibbs says:

    I love the 365 in 365 idea – I might give that a go myself :)I'm with you on the need to drive too. This Christmas I could have really done with the ability to hop in the car and zip off. It's a weird trade off – I need to run more to lose weight, but I also need to drive …Jamie @ Zombie Food 2 Zombie Fit


  17. thetangylife says:

    I need to share my resolutions on my blog too, there is just SO much to do this year! 🙂 And I just found your blog, and I love it so much!! I'm also trying to add more video to my blog too. Good luck with all your resolutions, can't wait to see what happens!Happy New Year!! ❤ Kelly


  18. Love the goals! Can't wait to see how they turn out through all of your updates to come this year :)Best of luck!xoxo


  19. What a great summary and set of goals. I wrote a few on my blog on Monday too:http://forcailini.blogspot.com


  20. Cat0805 says:

    Aww thanks so much lovely. This has to be one of my fav comments 😀 Happy New Year to you too xxx


  21. Cat0805 says:

    I think its a reasonable target, but still motivating enough, unfortunately I haven't clocked a single mile this year… so bad! Need to get myself moving again :DI was thinking that also, I need to drive but then I need to move more, they kind of contradict each other don't they 😀


  22. Cat0805 says:

    Let me know when you do, would love to read them. I'm really happy you enjoy my blog lovely. Happy New Year xx


  23. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks, I will certainly be keeping everyone updated 😀 xx


  24. Cat0805 says:

    Ooo I will be sure to check yours out. Thanks for your comment 😀


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