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A Quick Look Back On My 2013

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I consider 2013 as being a good year looking back. I have been on two amazing holidays and made many happy memories. The Spain and Canary Island Cruise in May was awesome and it was lovely to spend time with two of my very good friends during this time. We did have a lot of fun and we laughed until we cried a lot of the time. Some people may of even thought we were a little mad but we didn’t have a care in the world. Thinking about it makes me want to book another cruise for next year but as I have some crazy saving to do I don’t think I’ll be booking anything.

Disneyland Paris is never a let down (in my opinion anyway) and I was lucky enough to take my niece Jordan on her first trip there. I’m not sure who exactly was the biggest kid but I’m pretty sure it was me. I love all the rides and meeting as many characters as I can. Despite going at peak season and having to face the crowds of people and the queues, we still had a great time. I would have loved to have returned next year but that also looks very unlikely.

There has been a few events that have stuck in my mind from this year including the annual ‘West End Live’ in Trafalgar Square, conventions such as ‘Collectormania’ in Milton Keynes ‘London Film and Comic Con’ ‘Hyper Japan’ and ‘ToyCon’ were all enjoyable and I hope to return to these events again next year. Another event I enjoyed was the charity football match between ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Miserable’.

This year saw me try my hand at creating things with Polymer clay which goes well when I have the time apart from when I burnt two tea light holders in the oven much to the horror of my mother who had to clean the blackness from her oven the next day, oops! I also joined a amateur operatic society and performed in my first show which was successful. Unfortunately because of the lack of young talent and men, the society will be closing after our next show in March. It has left me wondering what I should do next, if I even feel like doing anything after that.

There has been some events I have been to which I haven’t mentioned in my posts like Seeing various bands live at Wembley Arena and the London o2 such as ‘Paramore’ ’30 Seconds to Mars’ and ‘Boyzone’. I have also been to a couple of WWE events and loved it… more for next year I think, including some more gigs and shows that are already planned. So far I’m rather looking forward to 2014, I hope you are too!

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Castle in La Palma, Santa Cruz

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We came across a small fort on the northern edge of La Palma overlooking the town.

La Palma, Santa Cruz Part 2

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Here’s some more photos I took in La Palma on Sunday 12th May 2013

La Palma, Santa Cruz

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Day 9 of the cruise and we had no excursions planned. Instead we decided to explore the town a little because fortunately it was walking distance from the ship. I’m so glad we made this decision as I completely fell in love with the town. Its traditional buildings and pretty balconies draped with flowers made it pleasing on the eye and I got a little snap happy with my camera. There were lots of touristy shops that we happily popped in and out of scooping up our much-needed souvenirs. apologies for the way these photos are displayed, I’m having problems with the layout and it’s winding me up big time.

 

 

Roque Beach

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playa del Roque de las Bodegas or Roque Beach in northern Anaga was the final stop on our Tenerife excursion.

Roque Beach

Real Shrine of the Holy Christ of La Laguna

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On Day 8 we arrived in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Part of our days excursion was a visit to Real Shrine of the Holy Christ of La Laguna, a Catholic Church located in San Cristobal de La Laguna. The stunning Alter is embossed in silver. I found it difficult to find information about the church but what I did find had to be translated so some of it didn’t make sense but you can check it out HERE.

Church

Church

Street Lamp

Bell tower

Church interior

Church Interior

Wood work

Church Interior

Church Interior

Chandelier

Church Interior

Church Interior

Alter

Alter

In more detail

creepy doll

Church Interior

Church Interior

Los Hervideros, Lanzarote

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These photos were taken in a beautiful area nearby Timanfaya National Park while in Lanzarote on the 9th May 2013. Los Hervideros means ‘Bubbling Pot’ which the water coming up through the surrounding rocks represents. The views were amazing.

Hervideros Sign

looking out to the Ocean

Me posing

Los Hervideros

Me posing again

Waves crashing

Los Hervideros