the best of 2018

NOTHING BUT LOVE & HAPPINESS IN 2019

It is the morning after New Years Eve and I have entered the New Year in an amazing mind set. TIME TO GET MY SHIT TOGETHER.

Here are my best photos of 2018, everybody knows how much I love photos. This year I have done so much. Travelled, been to festivals and made so many amazing friends – I could not of done much more. But 2019 is going to be bigger and full of nothing but smiles.

I have just started reading a book called “The Power of Now” – it has opened my mind and way of thinking. 2019 is about being more spiritual and start to believe that everything happens for a reason, what will be will be. Everybody just needs to love the life they live because you will only be here once. A quote to take into the New Year is “I am in charge of how I feel and today I chose happiness.”

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. I HOPE YOUR HEARTS ARE  FULL OF LOVE, JOY AND HAPPINESS.

what & who am i most proud of in 2018

WHAT AM I PROUD OF?

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1. I COMPLETED MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WITH A 2:2 &  2:1 ON MY EXAM!

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2. COOKED MY FIRST EVER ROAST DINNER WITH MY COURSE GIRLS

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3. I LOST MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WEIGHT – THANK GOD

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4. I GOT 3 WEEKS WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE SUMMER WORKING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS!

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5. I ACTUALLY ORGANISED THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER FOR 17 PEOPLE TO MALAGA!

WHO AM I PROUD OF?

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SOLLY IS NOW A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AFTER YEARS OF WORKING SO HARD AT HIS APPRENTICESHIP!

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MY SISTER GOT A*AA IN HER A LEVELS AFTER MONTHS OF HARD WORK – GETTING HER INTO BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY!!

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MY MUM TOOK A HUGE STEP IN SEPTEMBER AND MOVED OUT TO SAUDI ARABIA WITH MY DAD, HOW CRAZY! (always proud of my dad)

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AND I AM PROUD OF MY LOVELY BROTHER JACK FOR GETTING INTO EXETER UNIVERSITY AND FINALLY COMING OUT OF HIS SHELL 🙂

 

 

when in rome…

ROME 2018

Today, Sol and I arrived home from 3 nights in Rome. I decided to take Sols to Rome for his 21st birthday and Christmas present, in between Christmas and New Years as it is an age to celebrate and when you are nearly 5 years in there are not any more jumpers or perfumes I could buy him. Rome is a very exciting city – I couldn’t even begin to describe how busy we have been. From the Colosseum to the Vatican to the Trevi Fountain, there is not enough time in the day to see everything. BUT… we did it. In just 2 full days we saw everything we wanted too.

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HOLA BARCELONA

Mini Golf & Pizza | Puerto De La Cruz

This is just the beginning of the amount of photos I have taken. I took my phone, my Canon camera and my dads old Canon film camera. I love the way film cameras come out and I am so excited to get them developed. Italy is a very beautiful country and hopefully I have captured it the best way I could.

So, after 4 days of pasta and pizza it is now New Years Eve. How quickly is time going? January is going to be a stressful month for me. From January the 1st it is time to give myself a kick up the bum. University comes first! I have waddled along for too long and I will be beating myself up if I don’t get my act together. That is not just with University, but also with money and my fitness. My only New Years resolution is to PRIORITISE – and this is with absolutely everything!

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS & WHY 2017 WAS AMAZING

Highlights of 2017 & taking a break

What are your New Years resolutions? – Follow my blog to see more of ROME!

so much love!

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

On Friday evening when everyone has broken up from work, my whole friendship group went out for a massive Christmas meal. This is the only time (other than Glastonbury Festival) where we can all be together because everybody is at University or full time work.

We went to The Crown in Catcott, the same pub we ate at Christmas 2017.

MY CHRISTMAS EVE EVE COCKTAIL

The skirt I wore is from PrettyLittleThing – this is where I have been buying all of my clothes recently. Although leopard print is not very festive. Merry Christmas Eve everybody, hope you have a lovely evening!

christmas at orange road

THE PERFECT SUNDAY

On Sunday, the house made a roast dinner as a way to end the weekend and to celebrate semester one. How quickly has the time gone? Today Ellie went home for Christmas, Mads is travelling home and Katie and I are going home on Friday, leaving our cute, little house behind for nearly a month. This week I am keeping myself very busy – tomorrow I am going to watch Mabel, spending wednesday at a Christmas market and thursday I have my last lectures of the year, then Katie and I are going for food!! This weekend I am off to Birmingham to visit my sister, then drive her home for Christmas!

Who is excited for Christmas? I honestly cannot wait to get home to my friends and family. In just over 2 weeks I am off to Rome.

leopard print & smiles

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HUJI PICTURES

A couple of pictures of Els & I all dressed up before a night out. 

How is everybody’s week going? I went to the pub last night with a couple of my house mates friends from last year, I hadn’t had a pub night in ages. This week has been very productive so far, I am feeling extremely motivated with University and my fitness but the one thing I am struggling with is finding content for my blog to get me into the Christmas spirit. I seem to of lost my urge to take pictures of everything like I did last yea so I have not uploaded anything slightly Christmassy. I love Christmas so much that I find it hard to spread the love and happiness through my blog but that is something I really want to do.

Tonight I am going to a bloggers and vloggers meeting at University and then dinner at my auntie and uncles – I haven’t seen them in ages. Also how horrible is this weather? Makes me want to shut myself inside all day.

a sunday brunch

Conto Lounge

Yesterday morning, Sols woke me up bright and early on a Sunday to go and get a nice breakfast, which if you know me well enough… ended up being brunch. Instead of getting a traditional full english, I treated myself to an Avocado Brunch – this included ciabatta bread, avocado, tomato, chilli and bacon (if you want.)

After this we went straight into Bournemouth town to do a bit of shopping and spend time in the Christmas market. To end the perfect Sunday, we had biscuits, tea and watch Sherlock homes. What a lovely weekend! – Now time to be extremely productive before I break up for Christmas on the 14th.