Sunday, 4 January 2015

My 2014 Photo Album

It's still the Christmas holidays to many, so it's still okay to post New Year themed posts, right? I've seen a lot of bloggers and youtubers talking about their year and I wanted to join in too and reflect on my 2014. Overall, it was a pretty good year. Nothing major happened but for the most part, the good outweighed the bad and when looking back in the year, I have a lot of great 

I went to see the Alasdair Gray exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. He's one of my favourite illistrators so it was so amazing to see a huge collection of his work all in one place, especially his early work from around the city. It's there until the end of February so if you're in Glasgow and looking for something to do, get yourself along!
Baking! Bramble muffins (hand picked the brambles myself!), candy cane lollypops for Christmas and strawberry red velvet cupcakes.

In Summer, I finally redecorated my bedroom. Until then, it'd been decorated the same since I was in my early teens and while the decor itself was fairly neutral/inoffensive, I had very much grown out of it. I'm so over the moon with my room now though, it's perfect.

A friend of my sisters' bought a camper van this year and at the beginning of Summer, we went for drive around Loch Lomond in it. While I didn't actually get to sleep over in it, it was such a nice little day out enjoying the lovely weather and beautiful scenery. 
In May, I managed to get tickets to BOTH days of Radio 1's Big Weekend. It was so amazing, a great weekend with some of my favourite people and I got to see so many bands and artists - personal highlights include Sam Smith, London Grammar, Example, Royal Blood, One Direction, Jake Bugg, Bastille, The 1975, Kasabian and Calvin Harris as well as two of my all time favourite bands, Coldplay and Kings of Leon. Not too many for a fiver!

I went to see Clean Bandit in the ABC Glasgow in May. I had only heard one of their songs then, but they were amazing live and the atmosphere was insane. 

In July/August, the Commonwealth Games came to Glasgow and I was lucky enough to go to not just one, but two different athletes nights at Hamden Park. It was so surreal to be a part of history for our city and see famous athletes complete. On top of that, I was even (briefly) on TV!

Random adventures in Edinburgh. I'm a Glasgow girl through and through but I must admit, Edinburgh's much prettier. Walking through the streets of Stockbridge in the Summer sun is so nice, it almost feels like being abroad but it's only an hour away from home!

 Soup, burgers and Beyonce cocktails at The Butchershop, Glasgow - YUM!

In 2014, Glasgow finally got it's very own Hard Rock Cafe! I visited it for dinner in cocktails with some old friends and had a great night. 

My first ever Coldstones ice cream at Crolla's, Byres Road, Glasgow.

One of my favourite and most surreal moments of 2014 was finally seeing my favourite band, The Killers live. I've been a huge fan of them ever since their first album and having missed out on tickets to 4 previous tours, I was absolutely elated to see them in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow in August.

(I wrote a full post in going to see them here if you fancy a read!)
 Relaxing times by the beach. I'm so lucky to have somewhere to beautiful to escape too. 
(Again, I've done a whole post on it here if you fancy reading.)  I went to see 'Singing In The Rain' in the Threate Royal in Glasgow. The show itself was amazing and had 10,000 tones of real water on stage. It always amazes me how they can do such incredible things in theatre!  
With the Commonwealth Games bringing so much life to Glasgow, the city was full of things to see and do and we actually had some fairly good weather too, despite how pale my legs remained!

In October, a two friends of mine got married! It was such a magical day of love and celebration and I'm so grateful that I got to be a part of their special day!

(Full post here!) 

Good things all round at work in 2014 too - I was accepted onto my companies management training programme and I moved to a new, and much busier store! Onwards and upwards in 2015 too I hope!

Just last week, I went to see Wicked at the Edinburgh Playhouse. I've wanted to see it for years so when a friend of my mums couldn't make it, I didn't hesitate in pinching her ticket and going in her place. It wasn't really what I expected but still incredibly good, great music and outstanding performances all round!

Random Moments

Watching fireworks on Guy Fawkes night from one of the highest points overlooking Glasgow - breath taking!

Hearing one of my idols, Patrick Grant speak as part of Debenhams '#DebsMuse' campaign   

My very first ever driving lesson - users of Glasgow roads, beware!

The chance of finding 4 double yolked eggs in a row is approximately 1 in 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 and it happened to me! Ironically, I don't even like eggs!   

All black everything - my (gents) all black Converse, which I've been putting off getting for years, but am so glad they are finally in my shoe collection.

Travelling to Edinburgh with work to meet my companies VM team and help in putting together our model store.  

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair in Wasps Artists' Studio in Glasgow.

Banoffee pancakes in Tribeca, one of my absolute favourite places to eat, but even I struggled to finish this lot!

Adorable pastel huts by the canal.
My first ever 3D film - Gravity. It's a great movie, I urge you to see it if you've not already, you won't regret it.

Random creepy mask in the fence, I really don't know what to say about it!

Fireworks at the beach!

Some of my favourite nail looks of the year - multi-coloured glitter, ombre (well, my attempt at it!) and aztec.

Food, glorious food! (and drinks, glorious drinks!)

Looking back at 2014 has been so nice. I may not have done anything amazing or life changing, but over all, it was a good year with lots of good times and happy memories with lovely people. Lets hope 2015 brings a lot more of the same!