What an action packed and fun filled year. 2013 was already shaping up to be a good one and I knew it right back on January 1st when the decision was made to write a daily blog of my life.
Yeah sure, some days have been massively boring with nothing more than saying what we watched on TV etc, but there’s been a lot of fun days too.
▪️We placed our first ever Geocaches in Middleton Park. Unfortunately later in in the year they were stolen and had to be archived! Booo!
▪️I appeared on Tipping Point on ITV which I had recorded back in 2012. People laughed at me for gambling! Ouch!
▪️We watched Blood Brothers at the theatre.
▪️We saw Train live in Leeds the night before I went to Nottingham on my Stag Do for a cracking weekend
▪️Elle went on her Hen Do to Chester and I attended Jess & Ash’s wedding down in Wales.
▪️We mourned Paul Bearer who died.
▪️We went to Northumberland for Katy & Kinney’s wedding.
▪️Watched a cracking documentary about The Queen and wrote a letter to Buckingham Palace.
▪️Paid respects to a friends’ father who passed away.
▪️Crooksy wound us all up pretending he was in New York for Wrestlemania when he wasn’t.
▪️Then the best day ever…our wedding day. April 20th 2013 was the day Elle said “I Do” and became my wife. What a wonderful day was had by all. I even managed to fit a bit of Marching On Together into my wedding speech!
▪️Then it was off on Honeymoon. We went to Yellowtop Country Park in York for a short stop off before heading to Las Vegas. The MGM Grand was amazing and massive, we walked miles, we went to the Grand Canyon & Hooters, then had a second wedding with Elvis and went back to Hooters and got wasted, then we drove to LA and I fell in love with baseball and The Dodgers.
▪️Still on honeymoon we did Universal Hollywood then drove to Pismo Beach for a relaxing few days, eating at the Cracked Crab, before heading back to Vegas and The Venetian which took in Penn & Teller, Rock Of Ages on stage and Fremont Street…and who can forget Denny’s!
▪️Back home we saw The Full Monty on stage which was brilliant too.
▪️The Xbox One was announced and looked amazing.
▪️We went camping together for the first time in Colton and absolutely loved it. We need to do that more in 2014.
▪️Finished off the month saying goodbye to a load of workmates who had been made redundant.
▪️News broke that Matt Smith was stepping down as Doctor Who.
▪️We had fully caught up with Game Of Thrones and watched the end of Season 3.
▪️£50k Friday competition on Real Radio sparked some controversy when I managed to get through three times and get through to the final. Spent a cracking day in the studio with Dixie & Gayle but failed to win the £50k after being knocked out by a Michael Jackson question! Gutted!
▪️Went to see Bon Jovi in Manchester. Amazing, even though Richie Sambora wasn’t there.
▪️Saw Robbie Williams live in Manchester too. Awesome show. He was supported by Olly Murs who was great too.
▪️Did the 2.8 Hours Later Zombie Run in Manchester which was one of the most fun things ever! I managed to get the entire way around it without being caught. Amazing!
▪️My Dad turned 60 in July and it was nice to see him.
▪️Also our friends Emma & Luke got married on the hottest day ever!
▪️Cory Monteith from Glee died.
▪️Superman Vs Batman announced! Hell yeah!
▪️The Royal baby is born.
▪️Ken Bates is ousted as Leeds Chairman much to the delight of the fans.
▪️Attended two christenings on the same day – Kev & Kim’s Millie as well as Elle’s work friend’s baby.
▪️Saw the International Space Station pass over for the first time ever.
▪️Megan had her 4th birthday party an Rich and I played Darts for ages whilst Elle did a tonne of face painting.
▪️Started suffering with my Chest again.
▪️Ben Affleck announced as the new Batman….Hahahahahah!
▪️Had a Gangster’s & Gal’s party at Lawlor’s.
▪️Went to Knightcon at Xscape with Lawlor for Stars n Cars which was ace.
▪️Megan started school.
▪️I was Ineligible to play the second £50k Friday game.
▪️Discovered Breaking Bad and started to hammer that.
▪️Auditioned for Show Me The Telly with Lawlor.
▪️Dodgers win the league.
▪️I bought Grand Theft Auto 5…Wow!
▪️Watched the finale of Dexter and was let down massively.
▪️Went to Leeds First Direct Arena for the first time to see Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton. It was a cracking arena.
▪️Became an uncle for the second time when Elle’s Sister gave birth to Seren.
▪️Dodgers were knocked out in the Playoffs…typical!
▪️Filmed Show Me The Telly where Steve, Lawlor and I took on Denise Van Outen, Andi Peters and Chris Tarrant. It was a brilliant day filming. Loved every minute of it.
▪️Did Movember and grew the worst moustache ever.
▪️Watched the first ever WWE event from Leeds at the First Direct Arena.
▪️Cashed in the hotel holiday I won on Tipping Point and visited the Woolpack.
▪️Nelson Mandela died.
▪️Massive mid-season finale of The Walking Dead!
▪️Show Me The Telly was shown.
▪️Saw the Boxing at the First Direct Arena.
▪️Got an Xbox One for Christmas!
What an amazing year. Let’s hope 2014 brings more of the same!