Highlights and Resolutions: Happy New Year!

It’s 2015! Isn’t that amazing? 2015. Two thousand and fifteen. Fifteen years into the 21st century. The very notion seemed light years away when I was but fifteen. It was the other side of the great millennium divide after all. And my, has the world changed! When I was fifteen, we had mobile phones the size of bricks, and texting hadn’t been invented. The Internet was but a nerd’s secret dream. Televisions still contained cathode tubes, and cars were driving with all sorts of really unhealthy fuels. And yet that was only a few short decades ago. Weird, huh?

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! May it be a fabulous one that makes all your dreams come true. 🙂

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Here’s the year that was for me, my own personal highlights.

A fabulous rock concert–the kids’ first!

The Big Rock Gig--the boys' first--and we loved every minute... Especially when Europe delivered The Final Countdown!

The Big Rock Gig–the boys’ first–and we loved every minute… Especially when Europe delivered The Final Countdown!

Birthdays and life celebrations, including a bona fide Ceilidh in April

Book launch #1: Fallen for Rock. Because I love rock stars (but you already knew that!)

Red pen at the ready again... but no, I did a good job, haven't found anything else to correct yet! Rock on, Fallen for Rock!

Red pen at the ready again… but no, I did a good job, haven’t found anything else to correct yet! Rock on, Fallen for Rock!

Starting my own radio show! BOOKS ROCK on Siren 107.3 FM! The first season comprised seven monthly shows and you can listen to the entire archive via podcasts!

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Summer holidays in and near Whitby….

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 Book launch #2: Fairy Tale in New York. Because I love Christmas!

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Autumn holidays in Wales and the West of England–the Wells family took one fabulous road trip visiting castles, waterfalls, gold mines, manor houses and friends. AWESOME!

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Family time: Building the family gingerbread house. Priceless moments!

One Gingerbread House, all done and dusted. Literally and liberally dusted with icing sugar. That wasn't in the instructions, but we like to improvise. We're very proud of our little gingerbread house!

One Gingerbread House, all done and dusted. Literally and liberally dusted with icing sugar. That wasn’t in the instructions, but we like to improvise. We’re very proud of our little gingerbread house!

And of course the Christmas time was full of more priceless moments, including seeing the children’s carol concerts (one in Lincoln cathedral, no less), a hilarious panto, and a fabulous family Christmas. I feel truly blessed!

Thank YOU for all your support throughout the year. I loved every email, every tweet, every Facebook share, every message, and every letter you sent me. They keep me going, and I love hearing from you, so please stay in touch! 😀

And here are my resolutions for 2015.

~Spend much more time with the family and enjoy every moment of that precious time right down to the tiniest second
~Slow down, breathe, and focus on the things that matter
~Write and publish at least one book
~Take up singing lessons

There you go. Nothing too ambitious. After the manic few years that I’ve had of late, I think I owe myself a stock-taking year, and that’s exactly what I have in mind.

What about you? Any highlights and resolutions to share?

 

 

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8 responses to “Highlights and Resolutions: Happy New Year!

  1. Wishing you a wonderful 2015, Nicky!

  2. Happy New Year Nicky.

    I have the five Reiki principles on my wall at work but they’ve just become part of the fixtures and fittings. I’m going to apply them this year!

    Just for today, I will not be angry.
    Just for today, I will not worry.
    Just for today, I will be grateful.
    Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
    Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.

    xxx

  3. All the best for 2015, Nicky! I’m sure it will be filled with much success. Highlights from 2014 for me were Paris, Niagara Falls and Quebec City. 🙂

  4. Happy New Year, my dear! Wishing you a very happy and peaceful 2015, as you wish it to be – you’ve had quite an amazing and productive few years now, so it sounds like a good plan to take the time to enjoy things a bit more too! All my love!

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