As I got a reminder to pay  for another year of domain and hosting costs for this blog, I seriously questioned if I should even bother…

My heart/head/vision hasn’t really been in it since I left Jazzman in the spring of 2015 and to be honest, nobody reads or cares about this blog these days anyway.

But then I went through the almost 12 (!!!) year archive of this little corner of the internet that I’ve been calling home and I realised that: I really don’t care if I’m the only person that reads this!

I used to enjoy writing on a more regular basis because it meant that a) I could get things off my chest and b) I could reflect on things in a more visual way.

As I entered 2015 I had big plans for the blog; I gave it a bit of a design refresh and I wanted to focus more on the content that the people reading seemed to like, but then life got in the way and these plans never materialised.

In hindsight it’s probably a good thing that it never did because the 16 months that followed were shambolic and I’ve only recently gotten a clear vision of what I want to focus on more this year and in my life overall.

So with that in mind, I’m going to implement some changes here on the blog, which will most likely mean:

  • More of what makes me happy
  • More honesty
  • More me, for me

Thank god this awful year is over, it’s been a rollercoaster to say the least!

The year started with 2 bad heartbreaks and then continued to worsen as I I lost my job, lost all my own savings and ended up on crutches just before Christmas.

But I also had some ✨amazing✨ times!

My best friend got married, I ran a marathon, I travelled loads and most importantly, I had an abundance of love & proper belly laughs. Here’s a quick recap…

JANUARY- New beginnings & lots of running

 

FEBRUARY – Paris trip & friends visiting

 

MARCH – Wedding dress hunting & AW laughs

 

APRIL – London marathon & hen weekend

 

MAY – BFF’s wedding & more running

 

JUNE – BBQ’s & midsummer

 

JULY – Italian wedding & Swedish summer

 

AUGUST – Turning 30 & Spanish sun

 

SEPTEMBER – Italy, Italy, Italy

 

OCTOBER – Reunited friends & DIY

 

NOVEMBER – Budapest & DJing

 

DECEMBER – Ugly sweaters & family

I feel extremely grateful for the good times that I had and for the stronger person I have become because of all the shit 2016 brought, but equally, I can’t wait to put this year behind me!

On a lovely spring day about 5 months ago, my best friend got married. It was an amazing day filled with so much love and laughter. She recently got the pictures from the big day so I decided to share a few here on the blog.

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What a day and night! Love these people so much and I can’t believe we’ve been friends for almost 15 years now!