Lots of people are doing round-up posts of outfits and whatnot at the moment, but I thought I'd do a general bunch of highlights! I loved looking back over the past year, it showed me how far I've come, despite all the ups and downs...
You can click each photo to be taken to the corresponding blog post if you didn't read about it the first time around, or if you just want to re-live the memories like I did ;)
I gave my brother an illustration of a hummingbird, and he got it tattooed to represent his beautiful daughter, Evelyn, because she is a beautiful tiny bird.
Not exactly a highlight, but a massive thing in my life at the time - my flatmate left for a couple of months to travel around Thailand and Cambodia! I was left aaaaaall alone! But I did make her this fit cake before she left.
I finally got around to exploring the coastline around where I lived!
One of my favourite outfits of the year!
Feeling safe at my mother's house, hidden in the mist.
I got a disposable camera developed, and got to look back on about a year's worth of snaps!
I wasn't having a very happy time... but I wrote a blog post on my experiences with mental health, and got an overwhelming response. It encouraged me to talk about it more.
I saw the Olympic Torch and watched my good friend perform on stage at the party!
I had FUN PINK HAIR and an amazing 24th birthday full of my favourite people!
Another favourite/ridiculous outfit.
The jubilee! We had a party in our flat, including scones and cucumber sandwiches!
Kayley and I travelled to London to watch Blink 182! And to have a lovely couple of days with our lovely friend Blondie :)
I started doing volunteering - this was at a small local music festival - and was introduced to one of my favourite local bands.
Another favourite outfit. I felt like a 50s film star on her day off. As you can see I am quite the fan of these trousers..
Two scary things happened at the same time - Elliott and I broke up, and Kayley and I moved out of our flat! Some things had to change though, in order to move forward.
I didn't have time to get too sad because I had an amazing trip to Paris planned with my lovely Ella, Will and Kelly! It was incredible, and I definitely would've gone mad if I hadn't gone!
Enjoying spending time in my mum's garden, and a favourite outfit full of vintage.
Saying goodbye to my fun blondie/pinkie hair!
I enjoyed an incredibly stormy sea and it was totally exhilirating!
I FINALLY MOVED BACK TO BRISTOL!! With a lot of help from my parents!
And I've made very good friends with one of my neighbours....
One of my best friends came to visit me, and we did the Bristol Zombie Walk!
I pretended I was 6 and made a den in my room.
Things were getting on top of me, so I got a tattoo to shock me out of my sad state!
I had a ridiculously fun week in London, seeing lots of friends, drinking too much and going to press days!
I explored my vibrant and interesting city.
Trying to enjoy the cold, on a frosty morning walk.
Organising and hosting the SWBXmas Tea Party with Bee, Gina and Hayley. And getting to hang out with my best bloggy buds!
CHRISTMAS! The entire run-up, and winding down.
Other highlights include my only ever anniversary, all the press days I was kindly invited to, reaching 2000 gfc followers, working with some lovely brands, meeting loads of new people and spending time with amazing friends, all the outfits I've shared with you, sharing my love of food and recipes with you guys, the great art I've showcased...
But by far, the greatest highlight of 2012 has been getting to know this lovely creature, and watching her grow up. Every time I see her she's learnt something new, and she never ceases to amaze me. My favourite human in the world, my little niece, Evelyn Elizabeth.
I already have some brilliant things planned for 2013, and I'm pretty excited about life in general... I think it's going to be a good year. I'm not going to have any resolutions this year, as I always forget about them. The only thing to remember is POSITIVITY.
What have been your favourite things about 2012? What are you looking forward to next year?