It’s almost 2013 so it’s time for my annual look back over the previous 12 months. I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and it’s a fun way to look back over the year.
However I’m beginning to feel that my answers are a tad repetitive so I thought I’d shake it up a bit this year and just take a look back over my highs and lows (but hopefully there won’t be too many of them) of the previous 12 months.
January kicked off by celebrating a friends 50th Birthday. It was a 70′s themed night and it was a great way to the start the New Year with friends and family dressed up like idiots, but having a ball
There are more photo’s of the night here if you have the stomach for it!
January also saw the start of a 5 month refurbishment project together with 2 smaller Interior Design projects. On the home front, my mum had to undergo her first of a now bi-annual brain scan and Arthur had his man bits removed! Thankfully Mum has been given the all clear thus far and Arthur is blissfully unaware what he’s missing
In February I got to tick something off my bucket list as I finally signed up for a photography course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course although I think I drove my family nuts by taking photographs of them at every opportunity!
March and April were relatively quiet although there was that momentous moment when Arthur Hughes-Tuohy met Arthur Guinness for the first time!
March also saw me doing a little DIY at home as I made a gift wrapping station for my office.
By May work was progressing well on our refurb project. Building and paint works were completed and we were at installation stage.
And it wasn’t just the house that was getting a face lift. We managed to give a new lease of life to some of the clients existing furnishings as well.
In June the much anticipated 2012 European Football Championship arrived and like every other Irish person, I had great expectations for our national team.
Unfortunately things didn’t go quite according to plan and the team had what can only be described as an abysmal tournament. However the 45,000 strong army of fans that followed their team to Poland warmed the hearts of most of Europe.
June also saw this blog nominated in the 2012 Blog Awards Ireland. It was a great honour to be nominated and I was chuffed to have made it as far as the short-list stage. Not bad for a blog that is barely 2 years old ! I’d like to say a huge huge thank you to everyone who voted for me in these awards. And to everyone who reads, comments and shares my posts throughout the year.
We also had cause for a family celebration in June when my cousin received her college results and graduated with a first class honours degree! Go Rachael
July and August was a wash out weather wise. Work wise I think everyone wanted their bedrooms updated as I had 3 different projects all of which were bedroom re-designs. Maybe the weather was so miserable people wanted to stay wrapped up and cozy in their beds
September was a busy month as we had my Mums 80th Birthday and also Johns sister Niamh took a trip up the Aisle
October and November were very busy months as I secured several new projects and scheduled some for early 2013. On a sad note my brothers dog Buster had to go to doggie heaven after his little heart finally gave up on him.
We ended the year much as we began by celebrating a 50th birthday party. This time it was for one of my “quite literally oldest” but dearest friends Fiona.
And so we arrive at December! I have to say all in all it wasn’t a bad year! While we are still officially in a recession things are better now than they were. And as my dear dad used to say, you have two choices in life. You can moan about it; or you can do something about it. I choose the latter. So onwards and upwards. I’m still a bit away from making my first billion but I shall keep trying!
So just before I hit “publish” on my last post of 2012; I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year and I look forward to another trip around the sun.
Happy New Year everyone xx
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Hello and welcome to my BlogMy name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.
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