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Reflections of the year and Goals for 2015

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With the transitional period of the New Year quickly approaching tonight I've contemplating my aims and goals, whilst, reflecting over this amazing year as I look back. I've done so much and did things I thought I would never do.Here some of the highlight from 2014:

I met one of the most amazing couch surfing hosts; Sangmesh, he showed me how to party in Germany. 
I visited Sarajevo,I always wanted to go



Great hosts in Sarajevo, they took me and my American friend Jason, around the city to the best place ever.

My first ─ćevapi, amazing,  I am still searching for a Bosnian Cafe in Newcastle 

I visited Cappadocia, in the Anatolian region of Turkey and translates as the land of beautiful horses from old Persian. Cappadocia is famous for its fairy chimneys, which were shaped from the erosion of wind and rain over centuries. Christians escaping persecution from the Roman empire took sanctuary in the rocks and craved homes into the soft rock

I took the opportunity to take a hot air balloo…

My Christmas

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Christmas this year has been reticent and pleasant, I very much enjoyed it. Usually, I despise Christmas for numerous of reasons:  I find it's an emotional time of year, in previous years; I had to work over the festive period and feel over the years that Christmas has become over commercialised. What has changed this year is I've made the minimal effort with Christmas and kept it simple. I only bought presents for my boyfriend who was relatively easy to buy for got, a bottle of Tobermory Whisky, socks and a box of jelly babies. The rest of my family got money as I find it difficult to buy them presents, and they can choose what they want.

For the first time in seven years, I spent Christmas with my mam. She cooked a dinner; consisting of roast chicken dinner with veg, and I ate two servings of vanilla cheesecake accompanied by soft scoop ice cream, my favourite part the meal.

 For Christmas I got a beautiful black net with sequence dress; from Dorothy Perkins I chose and mo…

Life update

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Over the last few weeks, I've been busy with general life . Work have implemented changes by  restructuring my team, resulting in new a Manager and my team relocated work space', that's life I guess.

In beginning of December, I visited the Gothic: Terror and Wonderment event at the National British' Library, which was extremely informative . I've wanted to write either a critique or a review about the exhibition.  I've been experiencing blogger's block, and I've attempted numerous times to write about it; everything I written has turned out to be s*%^. I have taken My boyfriend's advice, so, I've finally, admitted defeat for my sanity and after Christmas I may retry to write it. 

I wish everybody a wonderful Christmas and a Happy News Year





A great day out in Sunderland

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On Saturday, I met up with my friend Kerry-Anne, and we went to Sunderland National Glass Centre; Sunderland a city about eight miles . Kerry-Anne suggested booking up this workshop to make Christmas glass baubles; she felt it was a great activity for us to share. We both share a passion for arts and crafts, however, she's extremely talented as she sews, knits, crochets, cross stitches and bakes the most amazing cakes. The workshop was great sharing it with Kerry-Anne as we both created a great memory, and a uniquely crafted bauble.


We were guided to the glass workshop, and the Glass Craftsman instructed us how to create the baubles. The workshop furnace temperatures were 1100 degrees centigrade, creating an intensely hot environment.Kerry-Anne volunteered to go first as she previously did glass making at university, she chose pink and fuchsia frits. I chose for my bauble black, purple and fuchsia frits.


The process involved : choosing coloured glass frits for the design of baubble…