Monday, 26 January 2015

2015...the last year of my 20s...

Hello lovelies!

I know the title may seem a little depressing but far from it!  Yes 2015 is quite the year for me as it is and will be the last year I have a 20 in my age; on December 25th 2015 I turn 30!  Yes 30!  When you're a kid and you think of a 30 year old, you think of someone old...30 seems ancient when you're 5, and an age that you'll never quite get to because it's soooooo far away.  Yes I thought that too but sadly it isn't true, 30 comes to us all one day.  And guess what?  So does 40 and get my drift!  However, I don't believe 30 is old now that I'm nearly there and I think 2015 is shaping up to be one of the best years I've ever had!  I know a lot of people that struggle to come to terms with the fact that they're going to be that age, but I am the complete opposite because for me, life feels like it's only just beginning.  I loved my twenties, but I feel like I'm finally in a place in my life where I am truly happy and very lucky!  So here they are, my plans and musings for the year ahead...

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30 things to do before I'm 30...

I love lists.  Lists of anything.  And ticking off lists.  I have them everywhere.  This is a list and an idea that has always intrigued me and I probably should have planned it before now really.  The problem is, I can't come up with 30 the minute I can't get many more than five!  If anyone has any suggestions, please give me inspiration in the comments box below.  Realistic ones though please, I ain't jumping outta no plane!  Here's what I have so far:

1 Go ice-skating (I'm 29-I've never been!!! Enough said really!)
2 Run 10k (I'm very in to my running, but I've never done anything past 5 miles!)
3 Plan my 30th (don't want a party, would like a holiday, don't know where to go etc, I need to decide!)
4 Go to New York and sit on Carrie Bradshaw's front porch steps (I already know this won't happen this year but a girl can dream!)
5 Decorate my bedroom so I'm happy with it (boring...but I never have the time!!)
6 Own a Burberry trench again (please please please!!!)
7 Go to Paris again (boyfriend if you're reading I've heard its wonderful at Christmas!)

That's it!!! Any suggestions or stories of what people did for their 30th would be helpful too, or if you're not 30 yet, how you are planning to spend yours.

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Things to look forward to in 2015...

Okay, for all I'm twittering on about my 30th and blah blah blah, I really have lots already in the pipeline for 2015, so here are the things you can look forward to reading about in Coco land in 2015...

1 More Cake Club outings

2 Afternoon Tea at the Oak Cafe with my VBF

3 Afternoon Tea with Mama L at Marco Pierre White in Newcastle

4 Mother's Day with Mama L at Jamie's Italian

5 I'm off to Dublin!! To celebrate spending ten years of my life with my lovely Mister! Eek!

6 A bestie weekend in London with my VBF to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition and lots of other little things such as a fashionista afternoon tea and a trip up the Shard!

7 The YSL exhibition at the Bowes Museum in July

8 A possible holiday to the South of France...fingers crossed!!

9 My 30th...did I mention I'm going to be 30 ;)

2014 wasn't all that bad...

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On reflection 2014 was pretty amazing.  My highlights were meeting some lovely people through my blog that have become great friends, visiting Paris, having lots of adventures with my best friend, having one of my choirs work with Gary Barlow, going to the original Chanel shop, gigging many great memories made and too many exciting things to count!  I hope 2015 is just as fun!!

Things not to ask me this year...

1 When are you getting married?

Answer: when we're ready.  I'm in no hurry to tie the knot thanks.  I'm blessed and lucky to have a wonderful boyfriend and to have spent 10 years with someone who I can honestly say is my best friend.  I know we will get married, and I don't mean to sound rude but it's no-one's business but mine and his.

2 Shouldn't you be having kids? Do you want kids? Why haven't you had any yet? etc etc

Anyone who's reached this age will know what I'm talking about.  Everyone that has kids, really I salute and applaud you.  I'm not a baby hater; in fact I love kids, I just haven't decided yet whether being a mother is really for me.  And I'm certainly not ready yet; I barely feel like a grown up myself and I'm useless without at least seven hours sleep.  So please don't judge me because I don't have any; it's hurtful and I'm not a horrible person because I'm still deciding.

So there you have it my 2015.  What are your plans?

What should I do for my 30th?

And what should I add to that list??!!

Thanks for reading!




  1. For some reason I'm struggling to remember what I did for my 30th, even though it was only 4 years ago! Ah I remember! I had a joint birthday party in a bar in London with my friend who turned 30 the same day! We managed to hire out a private room at no cost (unheard of in London!) and we spent the night dancing to cheese :)

    I wish I'd thought to do a 30 before 30 list but a bit late now! I do have a bucket list somewhere but I can't remember where it is -it probably involves buying a house and a car and getting some dogs!

    I've loved my 30s so far, it's true when people say they're the best years :)


  2. Sounds like you had a fun one! I probably won't keep to the list, but it's fun putting one together :)

    Yeah I'm not bothered about 30, bring it on! Xx

  3. 30 is nothing, I've done it twice! (counting backwards :p) In all honesty though, I totally agree that 30 is nothing. 30 used to be seen as being old and probs still is by some younger people, but with women being more career minded for example and therefore having a family later in life, I don't think or find it as an old age.. (she says counting
    Love your little bucket list. Can't believe you haven't been ice skating though... you'll love it! :) I'm running a 10k this year too, for Cancer Research Race4Life. It'll be my first too! I did the 5k last year.
    2015 sounds like a great yeat for you. And I too look forward to more Cake Dates. :)
    Oh and as for the 'kids' question.. annoying yes, but even when you have one.. they'll still ask when you're having another. Never happy some people, never happy!...


  4. Cake and running sounds like our perfect year hun haha! I totally agree, being down about being 30 is all in the mind I say bring it on! Yeah I'm def going to tick ice skating off the list!

    Good luck with the 10k!


  5. It's so good that you're in such a great place in your life! I always say that I don't mind getting older as long as life is getting better :) xx


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