Tuesday, 29 December 2015


Well, it's been a while since I blogged. In fact I can't believe I have only written two posts all year- I'm a bad, bad blogger! I will definitely try to blog a little more next year.

Here is a bit of a 2015 review, it's been a busy old year really, the downsides being very crappy health, I've spent much more time in hospital then normal for me with both the 'flu and pneumonia as well as my normal IV admissions. It's been a bit of a wake up call really, I definitely need to start tweaking my treatment regime a bit- what worked a few years ago isn't what's best for me now...hmmm, I think this will require a bit more thought.
On the flip side 2015 has been brilliant, I have done so much and been so happy. Here are a few of the highlights-


The crocus flowers at the local church. Every spring the church yard is covered with hundreds of crocus flowers, I love sitting there and just soaking in the signs of Spring.


Though it was a visit for a sad reason ( a funeral) it was still nice to go and visit somewhere I had spent very little time. The highlight was visiting the castle (have to say I have a love for castles, it's the 'oldness' and history of them. I wonder who the people who lived there were and what there lives where like. It's fascinating.  )

 Kite Festival.

Because kites = awesome.

Air shows 

I went to both Blackpool and Southport air shows this year with Southport just edging it as my favourite. I was disappointed that I didn't get to go to RIAT but never mind, one day I will get there and Farnborough. I got to see my absolute favourite aircraft, the Vulcan, which brought a bit of a tear to the eye knowing it would be the last time it would fly. I had a brilliant time and took about a million photographs.

Isle of Mann.

In September my boyfriend and I went to the Isle of Mann with the bike club that he belongs to. The trip was amazing, we got to ride the TT course and see the Laxey wheel. The weather was very kind to us, it was lovely and warm with clear skies and sunshine. My favourite part was seeing seals, I hadn't seen them in real life before and was surprised how big they were. It did make me wish for a bigger lens on my camera though..maybe next year!

I love the bike and have become a bit of a biker chick (haha!) It's so freeing on the back of the bike and it seems to be a good way to clear my chest. I do wonder if I can get a Triumph Bonneville prescribed as treatment...

 Sometimes, when the old lungs are playing up, the protective gear I have to wear can make it tough to breathe as it's so tight and heavy but it's a small price to pay to be able to zoom about all over the place, I get withdrawal symptoms when I haven't been out for a while.

Chester Zoo.

I had just escaped from hospital when I went to Chester zoo. It was the second time I had been out wearing oxygen and I have to say I was  a bit embarrassed at first, you can't help but think people are staring and it did make me feel self concious but, while I don't have to use it as much now, I have gotten used to it and don't care what people think. 
The zoo was awesome, its always been one of my favourite places and this visit didn't disappoint. The rhinos, elephants, butterfly house and bat cave were my highlights, I really hope I get to go back next year.


My boyfriend and I went to London for a few days. I love London, I love how busy it is, how the big tourist attractions seem so familiar  because of how often they are on the telly. While there I got to meet my great niece who was born at the start of the year. She is gorgeous and I love her to bits already.

That's some of my highlights of 2015, there were lots of other things too including trips away with the bike club, a holiday with my parents and lots and lots of track days with my boyfriend and his beloved car. I hope 2016 is just as busy.