The birth of each new year provides us with anticipation, new possibilities, challenges along with joy and hope for the year ahead. Apart from looking forward it also gives us a chance to reflect on the previous year, learn from our mistakes, maybe shed a tear and smile at fond memories.
I think it would be safe to say that 2016
is was memorable and not always for good reasons. Maybe when we look back from some point in the future all will become clear, 2016 could in fact be a pivotal year in human history however only time will tell.
At this point I could go on about Brexit, Donald Trump, Terror Attacks, Natural Disasters and of course the amount of surprising celebrity deaths that we have witnessed during 2016. I have seen so many social media posts highlighting these points that I refuse to add to the multitude. Instead I am going to be completely selfish and talk about me.
Below are a few of my highlights from 2016 and why it will always be memorable for me.
G E O R G I A – R O S E
2016 was a big year for my daughter, Georgia-Rose a year of endings and new beginnings. In March she made the decision to get baptised after a trying few months. It was a wonderful day and we finished it off with a meal with some lovely people from our Kingdom Hall.
Then she sat her GCSE’s which was a stressful few months for her from April to June. However her GCSE results were wonderful the result of all her hard work. This of course meant that she would be finishing school. I cannot believe I have a daughter who has left school.
In September she began College and is currently studying History and Classical Civilisations at A-Level. I can’t believe my baby is nearly all grown up.
F L O R I D A
I fulfilled one of my biggest dreams and actually stayed at Walt Disney World. My daughter and myself spent three weeks in Orlando with two weeks at Walt Disney World resort and one week at Universal Studios. It was a truly magical experience. We both loved Walt Disney World so much we hope to go back one day, but at least we can say we have been there.
There were so many highlights from that holiday which I still do intend on sharing with you all at some point in the future. One which I will mention though was the night we spent at the Hard Rock Cafe. The staff were so lovely and entertaining, the food was also amazing, not to mention the cocktails. It was so much.
T H E T O W E R O F L O N D O N
Another place I got to visit this year was the Tower of London. My mother had always wanted to go and this year we actually got there. I love visiting places of historical interest. What was great about the Tower of London though was that they have preserved some of the graffiti the prisoners had carved into the wall. It also holds the crown jewels and it was great to see them close up.
F A V O U R I T E M O V I E O F T H E Y E A R
I have thought about this a lot and I have decided that The Jungle Book is my favourite movie of 2016. I have based this purely on my own emotional response to the movie and the fact I have watched it several times. At Animal Kingdom there was a Jungle Book show which was fantastic, I think that may have helped this decision.
So, that was just a few of my highlights of 2016. I could have added so many more but I am afraid it would of got boring after a while. I hope you liked them? Till Tomorrow.