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Turning 27!

So today is my 27th birthday… I’m really on my way to being a full-blown adult, but not quite!


As a celebration, I’ve looked back at my year of being 26 and listed (just love a list!) all the things that I have learnt or achieved this year, so here it is!

I learnt how to poach an egg! I’m not an egg eater but Mike is so I challenged myself and got is sussed!

I mastered making macaroons, and learnt that they are so bloody hard to make but well worth the effort!

Getting a job in a new sector was a big achievement this year. It’s really upped my game and I love it.

Raising over £1,000 in one night for my London Marathon was probably my biggest achievement this year. The event took a lot of organising but it all paid off.

I’ve blogged almost every day for over eighteen months, and whilst it’s a lot of hard work, it’s upped all of my social numbers and views.

On that topic, I have more than doubled my Twitter following this year.

And doubled my Instagram following too!

And double my Facebook likes too!

I worked with brands I never thought would approach me to do so such as Expedia, John Lewis, Jaguar and Audi.

I saved far more than what I thought I would, hitting my first two targets of our house fund, and am well on my way to hitting my third target early next year.

I started running again and can now run a full 5 miles without stopping, which was my first big Marathon training milestone.

Survived living with Mike for over a year now!

People really aren’t who they make out to be! This may not come as a shock to many of you, but this year I’ve really learnt who my true friends are and I feel so much better for it. I have zero time for toxic, time wasting friendships!

Hit my target of seeing 12 band play at 12 different gigs.

Visited 12 different places which was another target I wanted to hit too.

We hit 3,000 views on our Nightmare Before Christmas Tree video on YouTube.

Helped plan a successful pub quiz, lunch and raffle for the Charity team at work.

We got over 1,500 views in 48 hours on our Stop Motion video.

 I planned a fun, successful surprise weekend away for my Dad’s 60th Birthday.

 I learnt how to cook a steak. Simple for some but Mike and I have them very different and I’ve totally nailed both of them now!

I crossed off attending Glastonbury on my 30 before 30 list. It really was one of the best events I’ve ever been to.

What are you proud of achieving this year?

I'm Squibb Vicious, better known as Haydy!
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