I probably say this every year but my, doesn't time fly! It only feels like yesterday that I was compiling my round-up of 2013 and now here I am rounding up 2014.
The year started off like any other, cold and miserable. I had a bad knee and spent most of January and February with a limp. My knee proved to be a mystery and I still don't know what was wrong with it.
I also showed you all how to do the Watusi in January.....
...and shared with you my latest make, a tartan dress with contrast collar and cuffs.
Not a great deal happened in February, in fact I only posted once that month. Here I am prancing around in my Orla Kiely shoes.
March saw me heading down to Pakefield for the first Hep Cats Holiday of the year. The dancers pictured above are Steve and Chanzie from the US, you should check out some of their stuff on youtube, they're amazing.
In April I was a busy bee, the Easter bank holiday weekend saw me heading down to the V&A where I happened to find myself in the middle of a ska festival. Ska is one of my all time favourite genres of music, me and the boy were wandering through the V&A when we heard the unmistakable ska bass which we followed until we found the source. It got packed pretty quickly after we arrived so we timed it just right.
In April I was also invited to attend Pinterest's Festival Embellishment event at Hand and Lock which was really fun.
I participated in Me-Made-May for the first time this year and also went on a trip to the Isle of Wight.
I also went to the Harry Potter studio tour which was all kinds of awesome.
July saw me heading off to Hep Cats Holiday again, this time in Weston-Super-Mare.
In August I hopped on the Eurostar to Paris, where I got mistaken for being French by an actual Frenchman. It's a bit of a running joke whenever I go away anywhere, as for some reason people never think I'm English and will often speak to me in French at first. When I went away in November to Cyprus, some English people at the resort we were staying at even thought I was French - bizarre. As far as I know there isn't any French blood in my heritage, just Irish and English!
September was Goodwood Revival time - my favourite event of the year.
In October I celebrated my birthday and also popped down to see the Poppy display at the Tower of London. It was very moving.
November saw me heading off to Cyprus to attend a friend's wedding and spend a relaxing week in the sun. I made friends with one of the hotel cats - I like to think that we bonded but he was probably only hanging around because he thought I was going to give him food.
I was sick for most of December with the flu, which made getting into the Christmas spirit quite difficult. I did manage to drag myself out of bed to go and see Bombay Bicycle Club at Earls Court. I'd booked it months in advance and didn't want to miss it as they're one of my favourite bands. It also happened to be the last gig at Earls Court before the bulldozers moved in (apparently they're building luxury flats - because what London really needs right now is more luxury flats).