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R.I.P Nathan Wills

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Some sad news hit the YouTube community yesterday when we heard about the death of Nathan Wills. My thoughts are with his family and friends and I hope you find some comfort knowing that he is now at peace. I didn’t know Nathan very well but I knew that he was a good person. I saw Nathan Last year during a YouTube meet-up for Katers17  and Cory Williams of SMP films. It was fantastic how Nathan took responsibility for the huge gathering of people who turned up at Trafalgar Square and he looked like he thoroughly enjoyed himself along with good friend and fellow Vlogger Sara Parker. They all helped to make that a day to remember for myself and my Niece and I’m grateful for that.

Nathan Had been suffering from depression and reportedly took his own life on Friday 27th July. A statement from Nathan’s father expressed how special Nathan was to the family. Fans have been leaving messages of condolence with Nathan’s friends Kate, Cory, Sara and others deeply affected by his death. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Nathan.

A Look Back On My 2011

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As I took a short walk earlier I started to think about all the things that I have done this year and what a great year its been overall. The most memorable moments started with a trip to Dublin in March during St Patrick’s week. In that time we saw Boyzone at the Dublin O2 arena and went to Dublin zoo. There was never a dull moment, even back at the hotel while getting ready for nights out we would listen to music and have a glass or two of rose. The St Patrick’s day parade was crazy, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people attend such an event all at once. It certainly was an incredible experience.

I attended a few Boyzone Concerts this year, a couple of Westlife and one Take That which was an amazing birthday present from my brother and his fiancée. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a rock chick at heart but 90’s boy bands are my guilty pleasure.

This year has definitely been the year of the musical for me, I’ve clocked up an impressive 42 shows which include:

Jersey Boys x25

Ghost x3

Betty Blue Eyes x1

Legally Blonde x6

Lend me a Tenor x1

Grease x1

Mamma Mia x1

Rock of Ages x1

Priscilla x1

Wizard of Oz x1

I call it dedication… my parents call it a waste of money!

Another great moment was when I met my favourite YouTubers Katers17 and Cory Williams of SMP Films and Mean Kitty. They set up a fan meet up in Trafalgar Square, London back in September and caused quite a stir as they spent the whole day mingling with the crowd.

I’m hoping that 2012 will have lots more great things in store for me, I already have a few things in mind anyway. My new motto is to ‘live each day as if it’s you’re last’ – especially if this “end of the world” thing is true and we may not live to see 2013.