Gecko update! Babies are still super cute #gecko
So last year I put together a blog compiling photos for each month of 2012. I’ve done the same with 2013 and what a year it has been! I hope those of you reading this can spot yourselves amongst all the photos, those who know me well enough will know that I take A LOT of photos, so apologies if I have missed anyone out. Anyway, without further ado, here was my 2013. Featuring THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD (you guys).
Back to Southampton after a lovely Christmas and I get to see The Vaccines perform in the tiny venue that is The Joiners Arms. Interviewing the guys beforehand was a lovely experience. Another Bastille show, despite the constant abuse I get from people for writing about them so much, this year is filled with Bastille based anecdotes.
A trip to Coventry to celebrate Samantha Pow’s 20th birthday with the Devon gang. Elections, elections, elections!!
I won the SUSU election to become the next Editor of The Edge (yesssss), now I’m in charge of the bloody thing! The month of Bastille and Bars from the looks of things. Bar Bars Pub Golf and a trip to Thorpe Park. Bastille three times on their Bas Blood UK tour. Cuddles with Dan in the rain, selfies with Woody and getting Will to flirt with Chloe. A fab month.
AGM season! A brand new Edge and EngSoc committee! The Student Radio Awards with my favourite girls (Emma and Claire/ #teamwitch). And it got sunny!
The month of posh events. The EVAs and Media Ball stood out as some of the best, most drunk, nights out for a while. EngSoc Pub Golf, nights out for various birthdays, a personal favourite being Dan Flynn’s, not getting into orange rooms, whoops!
Edge handover social, nights out galore. George’s 21st birthday party, Grad Ball followed by Glastonbury Festival. I expected to go on my own as an Oxfam steward but ended up going with the best bunch of people and having an amazing time in the beautiful weather. I never want to leave the Glasto bubble.
July started in the worst way possible. Arriving home from Glastonbury, moving into a shitty student house and being tired beyond belief. Things picked up a bit when on the evening of 1st July I went to see OFWGKTA in London. No rest for the wicked as Claire and I faced Blissfields that same week. It was such a lovely weekend. Sun, Bastille and Blue Nun, what more could you wish for? Went back to Devon and got horrendously sunburnt for the rest of the month. Spent a lot of time at Hattie’s camping and chilling, it was literally like being on holiday. You can’t beat it.
Trip to London to see Ben with all the Devon gang was wonderful. Hung out with Doel and rode bikes around Hype Park like we were in a rom com or something (bleurgh). And then back to the festivals! I went to V Festival and met a lot of celebrities, including the wonderful Niall from 1D (yep, be jealous little girls). Next on the festival calendar was Leeds Festival with George. Had the best time.
Everyone gradually coming back to Southampton meant for loads of nights out to catch up with everyone about summer. I got to attend the Mercury Prize Nomination party where I got spectacularly drunk on free wine and then told James Blake I loved him and hoped he would win (and he did!). Published the first issue of The Edge as Editor, such a proud moment. George came to stay for a whopping 9 days, was glad to get rid of him (lol, jk).
The month of fancy dress! Halloween lead to me dressing up at Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga in consecutive nights. I love a good female pop star. Bars socials and getting a new tattoo were also wonderful. An exclusive interview with Bastille and seeing them perform in Portsmouth, hadn’t seen the guys since July so was good to have a catch up and get some good content for the magazine.
A hellish month of deadlines meant not much went on. A surprise visit from George Doel and Dan Flynn made the essay writing all the more bearable. A couple of nights out and an amazing time watching Panic! at the Disco in London.
A very exciting month and awesome end to the year. The Humanties Ball lived up to all of the drunken hype of last year, had an amazing night (I think?!) Then my ‘Bad Taste’ birthday night out for my 21st. I loved being Amy Winehouse for the night. Went to London with my family to see Wicked celebrating my 21st and then came home in time for Christmas and New Year. I thought I had better include some photos of Steve and I. We couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.
Here’s to a wonderful 2014!
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