2014 – what a year!

I usually don’t do yearly recaps, but since Im entering the 10th year of blogging in 2015, I figured there’s no better time to start than now ;)

So I stole some 2014 questions from one of my favourite Swedish blogs: NiotillFem

Describe the year in three words:
Busy, Challenging and Rewarding.

Did you do anything in 2014 that you’ve never done before?

orsii fogashaz 1I DJ-ed in Budapest

Orsi at 14KMI trained for and ran a marathon!

CelebrationsI spent Midsummer in Aberdeen

Orsii Thumbs Up! GraduationI got a Masters Degree in Music Industries!

Orsii JamaicaI went to Jamaica

Orsii djing at alibiI started a bi-monthly club night at The Alibi with Jazzman Records

What was your greatest success in 2014?
Getting a 1st class MA Degree was probably my greatest success in 2014. But I would say that training for the Copenhagen marathon and completing it was the proudest moment. Not only because of my bad knee, but also because of the dedication I put into the whole process (whilst still trying to complete my MA!) without giving up on myself.

Cata and Orsi at Cata's 28th bday!
Did something make you REALLY happy?
Spending quality time with my friends and family, especially the various trips we made all over the world to be together. Oh and that my best friend engaged and asked me to be her MOH!

And REALLY sad?
When I acted like a drunken fool and hurt the person I love the most.

Granny and Me at Xmas

Were you happier or more sad in 2014 compared to the previous year?
DEFINITELY HAPPIER! My god, 2013 was such a SHIT YEAR compared to 2014!

What made you feel good?
Believe it or not but marathon training made me feel good. And also the fact that I was a bit less harsh on myself when it came to setbacks in various plots and plans. Oh and having my own place was just the best! Not that renting is bad, but man! Nothing beats living in a home that you own and have control over (even when stuff goes wrong!)

Room looking better

What do you wish you would’ve done more of?
Run more after the marathon. Even though I started weightlifting 3-4 times a week, I somehow feel that I was my fittest and healthiest when I ran a bit more. Definitely spent more time with my friends and family. Gone out more to various events or just in general here in London. Oh and as always, done more radio and blogging.

What do you wish you would’ve done less of?
Worrying about my finances and my future. Wasting time doing pointless stuff like browsing the internet for hours without achieving anything.

Was there something you missed in 2014 that you want to have in 2015?
More money and better health – or at least better health ;)

And that’s about it! How about you guys? Was 2014 a good or bad year for you?

I survived!

Hello my friends!

By some strange miracle I managed to survive last week as well :)

Cata got back from Amsterdam late Thursday evening and we had some nice food and bubbly to celebrate her return.

Friday was her birthday and we spent the morning and half of the afternoon together – apart from a few hours in the middle when she had to go out and take care of some business and the moving company came to pick up her things (to move them over to the dam).

My new glasses arrived (yay!) and after work I went in to central London to pick up some christmas gifts and have dinner with Sam.

Then Saturday arrived and we had two important birthdays to attend! First up was my friend Candie’s daughters first birthday and we had bought her a #pinkpositive present in the shape of a pink fake fur (as you do haha).

Esme turns one

Not sure if the big smile on my face gives it away, but we loved every second of that party and felt very grateful to be invited to share such a special occasion with close family and friends. And as you can see below, Miss E really does pull off the pink fur like no other one year old!! <3

Once we’ve literally eaten half the food and drunk half the wine (Im sorry C but we couldn’t help it! The food was simply amazing!) we rushed off to catch a train out of the depths of South London to attends Cata’s birthday drinks.

Cata and Orsi at Cata's 28th bday!

At a fully packed pub close to London Bridge we carried on drinking and caught up with friends that we hadn’t seen in a while, including Dave and Adri who we really should see more often (!!)

Dave & Adri at Cata's 28th bday

And we carried on drinking and chatting until they threw us out and we wondered off into the night to some obscure cocktail place in a basement close to Tower Bridge.

Orsi and Sam at Catas 28th Bday

And I’m not sure what happened after (apart from having one weird cocktail & discussing playing the saxophone with Cata’s friend Ed) but at some point we left because Cata was convinced there was a train at 01:06am (there wasn’t…) so we got a cab and realised we didn’t have enough cash…

Cata was not feeling her best so we dropped her and Dave off at home, went to the station to take out more money, then went to the chicken shop to grab some food (bad idea!) and I got pissed off because Sam didn’t want to eat his chips walking home (don’t ask me why…).

All in all a great day and I was very surprised that my hangover wasn’t *that bad* when I woke up – and what a great Sunday it turned out to be as well!

Decorating the tree!
We had a nice brunch/lunch and then brought up all the Christmas decorations and our little Christmas tree! The boys went to the shop and got us all some mulled wine and nibbles, and once the decorations were all up, we cuddled up  on the sofa, had the warm mulled wine and watched the second Hobbit film.

Christmas tree 2014
Then Cata and Dave had to leave to get back to Amsterdam and Didcot, and once it became dark we lit some candles, I prepared a roast dinner and Sam put up our pictures on the wall (we had to rearrange them because our new windows are so good they are creating a lot of condensation on our outside walls).

Pictures up on the wall!
It really was a fantastic weekend and a lovely first advent. Sadly no time for radio though and I’m struggling to see where I could squeeze in some time for it, but something will give one way or another Im sure.

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Where’s my tan gone?!

Hello my friends!

I know, it’s been pretty dead in here lately… BUT the main reasons for that have been that I managed to get 2 very bad colds in October that knocked me straight out for a total of 3½ weeks and then the first two weeks of November I spent most of my days doing this:

Orsii Jamaica

at mind blowing tropical places like this:

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

I have loads of pictures to share, but I’m still waiting on my mum to send some over.

In the mean time, what’s the deal with it getting dark at like 4pm!? Any why so much rain ey? Feels like my lovely tan started to fade as soon as I stepped off the plane.

It’s weird to think that it’s almost Christmas! Been back for about 4 days but still finding it a bit difficult to adjust back to normal life and normal sleeping pattens.

I can however confirm that taking a holiday in November was the best idea ever and I’m giving myself a pat on the back for having another warm holiday coming up in the beginning of February next year.

Never before did I imagine that lots of sun and warmth could make so much difference to the way I feel, but it really does wonders!

Anyway, there’s lots of stuff happening before I head off to Sweden in December and I have lots exciting things to share with you, so stay tuned!