December is the time to reflect on the year that's been and make plans for the new year ahead. Me and my friend Paula had a little 'end of year review' when we spoke to each other last week and I thought it would be nice to actually create a run-down of everything great that has happened in 2015. Hope you enjoy!
January: Me and Steve have a date night meal at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, indulging in some 1930's decadence. (They have a good gluten-free menu.) / I buy my Canon EOS-M camera in the Christmas sales and it is one of the best purchases of 2015! / I do my first 'Vitality Week' with Laura Daglish and start the year with some healthy eating habits. / I work on initial corsage designs for Karen & Ian's wedding. (The final designs evolved quite a bit!)
February: I am extremely busy with Applicant Visit Days at work a.k.a Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). / Valentine's Day is our 3rd anniversary and we have a day trip to Pilling Pottery in the hope of painting some pots, unfortunately, they don't do this at the weekend (WHY?!) so we have a cup of tea and admire some of their creations. / I travel to Warrington to visit my friend Ruth and watch 'Wild' at the cinema with my friend Catriona.
March: I discover GB Antiques as the perfect place for sourcing styling props! / My little sister (Ruth) has her last family meal before going travelling across America. / Steve has a board-game birthday party accompanied with allergy-free birthday buffet!
April: I go back to Manchester for Easter and have a lovely day in Glossop playing 'Charity Shop Challenge' with my mum and brother. / I go out for Charlotte's birthday meal and meet her lovely friends. / I do a great photography workshop at Myerscough College and me and Jen set-up our Facebook Page for Photo-Shoot Fridays. / Me and Steve have a date night watching 'Dior & I' at The Dukes Cinema.
June: I buy a new laptop to cope with all the photos I've been taking with my new camera. (Jen and Steve help me get the best spec for my money and it is a great little machine :)) / I do some practice designs for Karen & Ian's wedding including my first attempt at a fashion styling shoot with flowers. / The summer Open Days start at work and I sign-up for this year's Postcard Swap 2015 with Sunny Sweet Pea.
July: The day of Karen & Ian's wedding finally arrives and everything comes together beautifully! / We watch the Wimbledon final with our friend Charlotte and I finally get round to using my new laptop and installing the Adobe Suite (a perk of working for LICA!) / We celebrate mum's 60th Birthday with an allotment party and BBQ.
August: We go on our summer holiday to Crete and cook in the heat! Steve gets to drive a jeep on safari and I wear a cabbage patch hat (glamorous!) / We have a trip to Bath for Zaf and Miriam's wedding and get dressed up in the Jane Austen Centre. / I decide to move Morganna Designs over to Squarespace and up my blogging game. / We find our cleaner - Janette - who's a god send!
September: We get a new Assistant in the LICA Admin Office - Andrew - who has introduced me to Spotify and Goodreads this year! / I have dinner with Catriona at 1725 and am working my way through the '30 Days of Film' challenge set by Siobhan at Bless The Weather. / We celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary with an over-priced meal at Quite Simply French in Lancaster. / Jen has her last day in LICA and puts her writing first!
November: I watch 'Suffragette' at the Dukes Cinema with Catriona and we celebrate Dad's Birthday watching the amazing 'Light Up Lancaster' fireworks by the Castle. / The 'Queen of Christmas'- Kay - starts in the LICA Admin office just in time for the festive season. / Nob (Robin) and Sarah come to visit and we take them to the Blackpool Tower Dungeons. / I start work on Catherine's silk wedding bouquet and do some early Christmas shopping.
December: The LICA Admin office do Advent in style! / I attend my first Blogging Cafe and get some great advice from the lovely Kerstin and Sharon. / I turn 33 (OMG!) and have a birthday meal at the Sweet Mandarin in Manchester (best gluten-free Chinese food!). / Steve takes me to a 'Winter Skies' star gazing workshop at the Lancaster Adult College for my birthday. / We celebrate Catherine & Mark's wedding (photos and posts to follow in the New Year).
2015 you were a great year!