Happy New Year!

As the year 2012 comes to a close I look forward, as ever, to ringing in a bright, shiny, new year.




Like last year I now take this opportunity to look back over the year that's been, to celebrate the good and most likely gloss over the bad!

It was a year that commenced with some life-enhancing changes that lasted for a while and are now making a comeback!

A year of celebrations where I rocked the #50club, as I celebrated an important birthday and still do not feel like a pen..pens...retired person. I will never feel like a retired person! I simply don't have the time! 

And a year that our lovely boy celebrated his Confirmation Day, in style.



In fact our boy has had a pretty good year, as he graduated from Primary school with flying colours and made a successful transition to secondary school. He's growing up and has also made the successful transition from Pre-Teen to Teen Boy! We are very, very proud of him. He still keeps us amused, you'll be pleased to hear!

'Twas a year that we had a wonderful time working with some amazing, fun and talented teenagers on our musical Footloose in March. We very much look forward to starting our new musical, Disco Inferno, with them in the new year. It is energising to be involved with teenagers and it's wonderful to help encourage a love of musical theatre in another generation.

It was a year of the tale of two holidays as I enjoyed an amazing fun-filled birthday trip to New York in April, the memories of which I shall live off for a long time to come, and a lovely, relaxing family holiday in Lanzarote. Oh joy.

2012 was the Year of the Kittens as we had the lovely experience of caring for some new borns when our Pretty Cat surprised us with a litter, 2 days before we went on holidays!



It really was a lovely time caring for them, they were so gorgeous. We have recently seen two of them and they are such beautiful cats.

There were some sad and difficult times too as my mam has been so unwell for most of the year. However, she continues to amaze us with her Lazarus-like skills and ability to fight all that comes her way.

It's been nice to sit back and glimpse back through my year.

It was the year that lots changed personally yet nothing did nationally.

My national  wishes for 2012 from last year didn't quite come true: 
We didn't effect much national, or global change as we continue to do as we're told and
we didn't quite put the goal in the other team's net!
However, Katie Taylor and our Boxing team did us very proud in the Olympics.

We can still smile and go forward with as much positivity as we can muster into 2013.

May 2013 not be unlucky for some!

May it bring us all lots of luck.

A New year, a new beginning.

May 2013 be all you want it to be.

Cheers!

xx

17 comments:

  1. Happy New Year. You certainly did 2012 in style so I wish you more of the same and send you lots of love for another wonderful year! xxx

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  2. May you have a wonderful joyful amazing year-with lovely adventures...:)) (p.s.-I wish lovely adventures because I do so love reading about them!)

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  3. So many good things in 2012, hopefully 2013 will be even better! Xx

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  4. @Midlife Singlemum: Thank you and lots of love frome me to you and your gorgeous daughter for 2013 :-)

    @Kathleen: hehehe! I aim to keep you all amused! And I do love reading about yours too.

    @Looking for Blue Sky: My wish for us all :-)

    Thanks for your comments. Apologies for activating comment moderation, a necessity as the numerous and annoying blogger spammers who hit me every day are now starting to get on to my posts.

    xx Jazzy

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  5. Happy happy new year darling - loved your post

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  6. oh and you and the boy look so cute - and you do not look at all even close to 50 ( not that there is anything wrong with 50)

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  7. @Floortime Lite Mama: Ah, thank you. And a special Happy new Year to you, hubby and your beautiful boy :-)

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  8. Happy New Year. Lovely photos :) xx

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  9. You have had quite a year, lots of success and excitement. So sorry about your Mum, I hope that she continues to rally around. Happy New Year Jazzy. 2013 IS going to be a good one! x

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  10. @magnumlady: Thanks my dear, same to you:-)

    @Dani G: Cheers, hope it's a good for you :-)

    @Bright Side of Life: Thank you Di. I SO agree, let's hear it for 2013! Bring.it.on.!!

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  11. And here's hoping this is a fabulous year for you Jazzy! XXX.

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  12. @Older Mum: Thanks.....and you too!

    xxx Jazzy

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  13. May 2013 be the best yet! I look forward to following your blog throughout the year! Emma xx

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  14. @BavarianSojourn: Thanks Emma and I look forward to following your blog too!

    xx Jazzy

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  15. I love that photo of the two of you! Such a handsome and very cool young man :) and your dress is stunning. Happy New Year!

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  16. @Tanya Savko: Thanks so much Tanya, Happy New Year!

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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