I have been fortunate enough to spend so much time during the year with so many wonderful people - gorgeous friends and supportive family, and meeting new friends too.
Looking back over 2012:
First picture on this blog!
Snowed in at the theatre ** With Joe Black and Vendetta Vain!
First show at Proud Cabaret ** Burlesque Show on Tour
First Burlesque Night Out!
Burlesque Show on Tour!
Filming Coronation Street ** Going Blonde
Favourite Photoshoot ** Voltini Wedding
My first festival - Nova
Second Festival - Milton Keynes
Burlesque Show on tour to Jersey
Edinburgh Fringe Festival ** Filming for The Old Vic Theatre
Moving to London!!
Loads of shows and loads of coffee!
Halloween Shows ** Photoshoot for the book 'Behind Burlesque'
A visit from the Grandparents
I became a Godmother!
Attending a film premier! ** Filming 'Burlesque 3D'
Learning Fire ** 'Vintage Life' feature
It truly has been a year of great adventures!
NEW YEAR 2013:
So what will 2013 bring? In January last year I made this blog my New Years Resolution and it's probably the only time I've actually carried a resolution through the whole year, so I'm very proud of myself!
In 2013 I have a list as long as my arm of things I would like to achieve, professionally and personally. There are so many fabulous shows in the UK and abroad I would love to be part of and I am going to apply for international festivals this year too!
I would like to write more - the articles (rants) and interviews I've done as part of this blog over the year have been well received and I enjoyed writing them so I would like to do more for a wider audience, whether on-line or in magazines.
I want to do more singing and acting and would like to get an agent again (my acting agency broke up several years ago) for film and theatre work.
2013 is also the year of new skills! I began learning fire performance in December and I am going to practise and practise! I am going to go back to dance classes - ballet and jazz, and maybe even challenge myself to try a new dance style too! And I'm also looking into taking horse-riding lessons - it's something I love that can be completely separate to everything else in my life as it's not performance or work related and can be totally for myself.
So, raise that glass of champagne, toast friends and loved ones: it's a new year and a new start - anything bad from last year can be forgotten and left behind, and we can face the year ahead with our heads held high and hopeful!