Best. Year. EVER.

I’m really really pleased to say that 2012 has been a bloody AMAZING year. I’m a huge patriot, and 2012 has unarguably been the best year EVER to be British. Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and the incredible London 2012 Olympics both gave us a country to be proud of. It was also the best year I’ve ever had on a personal level. My life has changed massively over the last 12 months, and I’ve had some amazing opportunities.

2013 is set to be a cracker for me too, with Colin and I finally moving out of the house we share with his brother and into our own place next month. If 2013 is even half as amazing as this year has been, I’ll be a very happy bunny!

Here’s some of the highlights of my year!

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Moving in with Colin…

Snagging my dream job…

Making amazing new friends…

Joining Slimming World (I’ve lost 3 and a half stone so far!)…

Watching the fireworks at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony from our bedroom window (we live that close!)…

Getting a set of gorgeous eyelash extensions (must do this again!)…

Welcoming my baby cousin James to the family…

Joining the Handpicked Media Collective…

Turning 21!…

Having a great party with my besties from back home…

Meeting the gorgeous Alesha Dixon…

Experiencing London Fashion Week for the first time…

Meeting my childhood heroes, Steps!…

Being crowned ‘Miss Slinky 2012′ at my Slimming World group…

Dancing the night away at the top of Centre Point with amazing bloggers at the Daily Mix launch party…

Putting the deposit down on our new place!…

Attending the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Sanderson Hotel

Having my first ever filming experience – watch this space in the New Year for a video!

Eating literally the best steak of my life (and I’ve had hundreds) at MASH London at my work Christmas party…

Partying at the top of Centre Point again at aforementioned work Christmas party!…

Going to see the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever with the girls…

Hanging out at Winter Wonderland with the girls…

And last but certainly not least, spending a wonderful Christmas with Colin and my family…

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I still firmly believe that starting this blog is one of the best decisions I ever made. Since early 2009, Do Not Refreeze has been such a massively important part of my life as have all the amazing opportunities I’ve had and people I’ve met because of it.

I want to thank you all so, SO much, sincerely, for reading my blog. I wouldn’t be able to do any of these incredible things without your support, so thank you, I really mean it. Each and every one of you is an absolute star!

I’ll say it again – 2012 has literally been the most mind-blowingly incredible year of my life and I hope it’s been just as amazing for you. Here’s hoping that 2013 is even BETTER!

I hope you all have a fantastic time celebrating the New Year tonight. See you on the other side!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thanks 2012, you’ve been perfect.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09788765300162179048 LilyLipstick

    Sounds like you’ve had an amazing year! x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      I really have! :-D x

  • Laura

    I can’t tell you how happy reading this post has made me. Is it silly for me to be so excited at the fact that you had a fantastic year? :D The best kind of silly, I guess. It’s been great as a reader too, to get to know more about you and talk to you in a space like your blog.

    Extremely happy for/proud of you, hoping all the best for 2013!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      This is the best comment ever! Thank you, that’s really sweet :-D happy new year! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04326188460158185336 Kimberley K

    2012 looks like it was absolutely fabulous for you! I can’t believe you got to meet Steps! Wow :) Congratulations on your weight loss! xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      I KNOW isn’t that the best thing ever?! They were awesome. And thanks – you’ll barely even recognise me next time ;-) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

    Wow Im so jealous of your 2012 haha it looks like youve had one hell of an amazing year, congrats on the new job and moving in with your partner! Happy New Year hope you have a brilliant year :)

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Thank you so much – and thanks for always taking the time to comment on my blog :-D happy new year, all the best for it! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00124973436313381283 Chantal Dawn Blows

    Great pictures! All of the best for the new year* I have followed you…

    http://channichic.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Thanks, and happy new year :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08078696187695889719 rockandglitter

    You’ve done SO well on SW, I’m so pleased for you :)

    I was nominated for Miss Slinky as well which shocked me as it wasn’t far into me joining SW xxxxx