Monday, 4 January 2016

Favourite Events of 2015

I've done a lot of cool stuff in 2015, 'twas a good year for cool stuff, so I'm gonna share some experiences I've shared, mainly with friends, but with family too.

Arcanum at FebFest

I've talked about Arcanum before, Jack, Jane, Tom, and Sam are now among my best friends in so many different ways, and it's been great to see the band grow over the last year and a half.
So, on February 13th, I went to see them perform at our local castle. It was a great night where I just got to relish in the fact that we were officially on a week long break. Surrounded by friends, I took the opportunity to take a ton of photos of us all, so here's a selection:

An Irish Wedding

I did an entire diary post, including pictures, of my four days in Ireland, it was a great weekend, spent with my family, and I'd do it again!

Catholic Partnership Concert at the Sage

This was the second time I'd performed at the Sage, and it was an irreplaceable experience, as it was the last time. I love the break it brings, an entire day spent with friends, concluding with a performance that is one of the greatest adrenaline rushes in front of hundreds.

And we got to watch the first half from the highest tier, and I'd commend every music group that performed, they were spectacular.

My 16th Birthday

For me, this was the largest event of 2015. 16 isn't the most important birthday, especially in England, all you get is your national insurance number and the ability to sign for stuff you get done at doctors and dentists.

It wasn't the benefits of my 16th that made it special, but the people I spent it with; a total of 13 of my friends joined me for a camp-out, as well as a ton of family and family friends. Being able to spend that night with my friends was one of the most precious nights to me, just being able to forget school and being with them all, seeing everyone getting on - as they were friends from several different circles - and just ... it was a fantastic night, I loved it, and loved every moment. So, thank you, to everyone, you made my birthday.

Sam's 16th

Another birthday! This was a great night out, once again spent with friends, casual, though high energy with the edition of a ceilidh, which I'd never done before, though it was certainly interesting to try ad put all the steps together; we all now know I can count to eight!

Darlington with the Girls

After a good couple of weeks of decision making, we finally got it down to the four of us girls (me, Sarah, Maya, and Olivia) going into Darlington, with the boys going to Durham afterschool on the last Friday.

We didn't buy much, nor did we do anything exciting, but being able to spend those few hours with my friends was relaxing in a way. No interruptions, no school bells telling us to go separate ways, no time limits of lunch times and break times. Just an afternoon.

Another Couple of Things

As well as these singular events above, I'd like to also mention some other things I enjoyed in 2016.
One of those is lunchtimes, spent with our gang, with many arguments, and opinions, and sandwiches. It's nice to spend my time with like-minded people, but also people of different opinions, as it certainly makes for some interesting conversation.

Another event was, of course, the birth of my nephew, Freddie. We had him and his parents up for Christmas, and he is so full of smiles, it's an absolute joy!

Any ideas what I can do for my second blogiversary on Wednesday?

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