2014

So tomorrow is New Years Eve and to be original (*cough cough*) I thought I would share a short reflection of my 2014 with you with 14 highlights

1. I started this blog! Though I set the bar a little too high at the start I love my little space on the internet. I love writing it and I hope to continue to use my little space on the internet in 2015.

2. I moved out of home… Scary and weird and cool and a million other things, but over all such an adventure. Living in Dunedin this year has definitely been an awesome adventure and I have learnt a lot about myself. I think the biggest thing I have learnt though was that I love my family so much. Even living in a different city they were never to busy to help or just have a chat. I can’t thank them enough for their support and love this year. So if you are reading, THANK YOU!!!! Mum, Dad and Pete.

3. I went Scuba Diving!!! That was an amazing experience! I cannot begin to describe how awesome it was. I wrote a whole post on it so check it out. But WOW! If you ever get the chance (even if you are terrified of water and swimming etc) do it! Face the fear and do it anyway, it will be worth it.

https://penaynaysblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/scuba-diving-on-the-great-barrier-reef/

4. On the note of facing fears I also held a snake this year

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I look happy… I was freaking out but wanted a nice photo.

5.  Started and finished my first year of University. Uni is what made this year so good and I can’t wait for 2015 and year 2 to begin 🙂

6. Completed the #100HappyDays Challenge. It is on my Instagram which is linked at the bottom of my blog if you would like to check it out. Such a great challenge to make yourself take time to see the happiness that surrounds you everyday.

7. Sticking with the Challenge theme, I did the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Kiwi Original Way where there are 3 buckets. You stand in one and the other two are tipped over your head then you tip the third on yourself. It was for a great cause and we had loads of fun doing it. (Not as bad a you think it is going to be)

8. I was replaced… not really. My family got a new puppy called Lola. Read all about her here.

https://penaynaysblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/the-lola-files1/

She is super cute and loads of mischief and fun. Such a good addition to the family.

9.  I turned 19! So old! Don’t even want to think about what is going to happen in 2015.

10. Speaking of growing up. I signed for a flat. So weird to grow up and my scribble on a piece of paper means something. It is moments like that where I wish I was still a kid and my biggest problem was what to eat for breakfast. But I am so excited for flatting in 2015. I am sure you will hear about our adventures and mishaps.

11. I Bungy Jumped

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MOST AWESOME FEELING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Can you tell I loved it?)

12. Taking on CathSoc leadership with a team of 3 others. So excited for the opportunities that will bring. Stay tuned for more on that.

13. ROAD TRIP! Probably the best highlight. It was such an awesome week shared with the best friends. See some pics here…

https://penaynaysblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/from-christchurch-to-nelson-to-queenstown-and-back

Must do it again sometime.

14. FRIENDS!!! I have made so many new friends and old friends that have become better friends this year or friends that I go months without seeing and then it is like nothing has ever changed. Friends have made this year great and I can’t wait for more adventures with you all next year.

So that is just a snippet of my 2014. I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you in 2015.

Can’t wait!

xx

Happy Australia Day!

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HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!!

Today I thought I do a bit of a diary post just because I had a great day and I want to share some of that with you. So my day started at 4am when my alarm went off. I then slept till 4.27am and freaked out as I had 13mins to get ready oh dear. But I made it to work on time and then I got to finish super early! I finished at 7.30am WHAT?!?!?!! I bet you were still in bed at 7.30 on a Sunday morning.

Next up I caught up on my favorite YouTube people’s. you should check out Casper Lee, Pointless Blog and Haute Brilliance’s new videos. ❤ They were my favorites.

Time to get my drawing skills out. Ha. Ha. Those skills do don’t exist. But my cousin thought my coloring in skills were amazing!

Followed by a morning swim and sunbathing session. Which meant I got really hot and so therefore needed to go for another swim 🙂 oh what a tough life. (By the way it is not even 12pm yet)

Then I went to a pie eating competition…. That was … Um … Strange and kind of gross. The guy ate 3 meat pies in 18seconds. What? Why would you do that? Why are there so many people wanting to do that? I just don’t understand! The kids enjoyed the Australia Day body painting though

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Moving on. We went down to the esplanade where there were lots of things happening to celebrate Australia Day. There was this awesome shark sand sculpture.

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And there was a zoo stand were I held a snake… Yes I held a snake. It was weird and smily but not. That doesn’t make any sense but that is the only way I can describe it. Smooth and soft and moves so easily. (It took me five minutes to actually hold it but hey I still did it)

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Then we came home and made up some homemade cocktails. That was
fun! This was the product and it was delicious! MmmmMmmmm!!!!!

For dinner I made dumplings which I am quite proud of 🙂 don’t they look scrumptious!

Now I am sitting down and watching the Australian Open Final. Poor Nadal. If only he didn’t have back pain.
And that ladies and gentlemen was my day! It was very eventful. I hope you had a good day too.

See you tomorrow 🙂

Penny