Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: Happy New Year

HK Skyline TST
I can't resist doing one more post before the year is out. It's been an awesome year and I felt the need to put one of these year in review posts together. I've only chosen a handful of photos and some of these you've seen before but some of them are new but here we go! 2012 started with a job hunt that was proving to be quite slow and at the end of February I took the plunge and disappeared off to Hong Kong for a few months to work but also had equal measures of play as I got to catch up with family, old friends and make some awesome new ones. I loved every minute from the simple things like walking to the bus stop after work where I would catch views like the one below to discovering new parts of HK with friends!
HK Wan Chai Trainer St.
On my return, my sister had booked us tickets to see Incubus at Brixton Academy. They've been the soundtrack of a huge chunk of my life. I've seen them several times on arena tours and festivals but not at a venue as small as Brixton. I was instantly transported back to my school days!
The Summer also saw the Wedding of my housemate Nat from my Art History days at Uni. It was a beautiful wedding and I couldn't have been happier for the lovely couple.
Botanical Gardens
Ever since I heard about the opening of the Warner Brother's Harry Potter Studio Tour, I knew I had to go. So one day my dad treated us to a fantastic day out with my sisters. As you can tell from this photo - we were so happy to be there!
Sirius' Bike
The next highlight of the year was being treated to Bestival by the wonderful guys over at Echo Falls. It's hands down the best festival I've ever been to. I took my friend Rachael who after some thought is one of the very first people I made friends with at uni. She recently got engaged just before Christmas, on the ice at Somerset House. Swoon! Congrats Rach!
Me and Rach
In November I started a new job and celebrated my 26th birthday. A number that I still can't quite believe - but I had a lovely evening with some of my very best friends that I've known since school. That's 15 years of friendship right there. Sally is leaving for Australia next year and Hannah is planning on working abroad so who knows when I will spend my birthday with these guys again.
Birthday 26 Only a few weeks ago - my sister and cousin trooped down to Wembley stadium to see Big Bang. A K-Pop group that I never ever imagined I would see in the UK. So cue lots of fangirling and lots of happy dances when I saw those boys that night...
Big Bang Wembley So that was a random cap of some of my highlights from this year. It's been a good one. I hope you all have a fantastic NYE, whether you're staying in or partying it up. 2013 is going to be awesome - I just know it!!!
happy new year 2012


  1. Happy New Year Winnie, can't believe I spent my first new year in Hong Kong last was the best.

  2. Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is just as good to you as 2012!

  3. Happy new year! That Incubus concert looks great. My best friend is obsessed with them.

  4. Wishing you a wonderful new year lovely xx

  5. Happy new year ! :)

  6. Balancing work and play is so important. I'm glad to hear you got to do that when you went to HK!! i guess i'm out of the loop.. i remember hearing about incubus a long time ago. i didn't know they were still together as a band? It's awesome you got to see them live.. whoo the photo of the singer looks hot hahah! It's even coolor you got to see big bang live too! awesome stuff!!! :D


  7. Have a fantastic new year!
    Sounds like you had a great 2012. I love your highlights: Those HK pictures made me so nostalgic.

  8. so 2012 was great for you, i hope 2013 is double the fun!
    happy new year!


  9. Amazing pics!!!

    Wish you an amazing new year!
    Kisses, Lucy:)

  10. Great pictures! Hong Kong looks truly amazing, what a great opportunity going there for a few months.

    Happy new year! :)

  11. Happy new year gorgeous! I love your blog and your photos :)

  12. Sounds like an amazing year!! I wish you an even better 2013!!

  13. Hi Swetie loooks like you hae a lot of fun in 2012!
    Happy New Year~~


  14. Sounds like an amazing year, here's hoping 2013 will be as fun!

    Maria xxx

  15. awesome round up Winnie!! BigBang was my highlight too haha

  16. seems like you had a great year !! And you look so cute in all the pictures !! Hope you'll have a great 2013!! :D

  17. wow such a packed year!

    i find we have a lot in common...i was a DIE HARD fan of incubus when i was younger...sadly i've kinda lost touch with them but seeing them on your post has made we want to get back into them! and yuum brandon boyd...he was my biggest crush for like..seriously the loongest time! (now it's TOP haha)



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