Like I’m of the opinion birthdays should be celebrated, so should the coming of a new year and the passing of an old one. Before 2013 hits me and I fall back into my work routines and weekend trips, I thought I’d share some of my best memories of 2012.
For me it was a year of new beginnings and new pursuits. I started learning Japanese, had a brief stint of practising Judo, took up horse riding again and started this blog. Half way through the year I moved round the opposite side of the world and started my new job as an ALT in Japan. I doubt every year of my life will be as exciting as the last one has been, so I thought I’d make a slideshow to remember it and the people who made it so special.
2 Jesus Terrace memories with Valerie
Steve, Aimee and I on a snowy walk on Jesus Green
Being a tour guide for internatioanl students in Cambridge
Christ’s Piece’s gardens, Cambridge
My first dressage competition on the gorgeous Marley
Caught in a storm with my parents
Rekindling my horseriding dreams – with Valerie and Libby
Celebrating achievements with close friends
A trip to Oxford for the Judo Varsity Match
A happy moment in Paris
Steve, the civil engineer (MA), in Paris
The boys looking dapper for a night of May Ball fun
The girls I endured and enjoyed uni with
Jolly times at Christ’s May Ball
BBQ on Granchester Meadows with new friends
Saying goodbye to new friends
A new job as an ALT
Watching the leaves change
Exploring my local park
A wonderful host family
And a new home.