2016. What a year! While it was unfortunately a very dramatic, terrifying, and sad year for the world in politics, violence and global issues, I myself had a fantastic year. It was packed with many ups rather than downs.
As usual, this year's Christmas was a good one, well spent with my loved ones...
It's mad to think I've documented all of my Christmases since 2012. How much I've changed since then! My Christmas Day was just as wonderful as all those previous. Mum cooked a delicious dinner, I received lovely gifts and I had a laugh with my family.
How is it already Christmas on Sunday?! I feel like time always flies for me in December. It's such a busy month; exams, shopping, preparation for the 25th. Sometimes I forget to sit back and relax...
There are numerous things that are still lingering on my to-do list, especially now that I'm pretty much on my Christmas holidays. Presents to buy, videos to film, my room to clean (and hopefully re-do), homework to do, skiing gear to purchase and organise... wait, homework?! Is it not a crime to assign school work over the holidays?
For a November weekend, I visited the beautiful city of Nice in France. After spending three days there exploring, shopping and cycling around, I must admit it was a pretty 'nice' weekend...
I couldn't resist making that pun!
This trip was way over a month ago, and that shows how behind I am with everything Queen of Quirk. Despite this, I feel a burning need to share with you my wonderful experience in the city through the many photos and videos I took.
Magpie is a new Irish magazine that hit the shelves at the start of this month. Filled from front to back with fashion and quality articles, Magpie will definitely be a monthly buy for me. I was lucky to be invited to their launch event in House, Dublin on the 31st August, one day before the magazine's release.
There are no holiday or festival snapchat stories bombarding my feed anymore, heatwave weeks are turning into cloudy days, and I'm buried in homework every night; I think summer 2016 is well and truly over!
I remember first listening to Greek myths and legends in primary school and being blown away. Since then, Athens had been on my travel bucket list for quite some time. Athens is the heart of Ancient Greece, and I had the opportunity to delve into the rich history of the city on my recent trip with my family.