Can you believe that its the end of a decade! 2020 will be here very soon. I saw a blogger I follow doing a review of the past decade and thought it was such a nice way to reflect so thought I’d do my own (see here for Steffy’s review!)
This year Tim and I went on our first ‘big’ holiday together to The Big Apple and had my 23rd birthday there – it was so hot but lots of fun!
|Found a love for Toms and haven’t looked back!|
|A cold Feb in Bruges|
|Summer in Spain|
|Roaming through Rome|
With Tim and I working at different times and Tim working 2 out of 3 weekends we made time to get away for a long weekend and going on a few hols. We went to Bath and got an upgrade to a suite – it was my first proper time in Bath and ignited my love for the gorgeous city! We went to Spain again, away to the Peak District with some friends and went to a couple Rugby World Cup games while it was in the UK.
The best bit of 2015 was definitely our trip to Dubai and getting engaged!!! Omg it was amazing and out of this world – a holiday I’ll never forget! We went on a desert safari and also swam with dolphins which was insane! It was so much fun celebrating with friends and family when we got back too.
|Rest stop in the Peak District|
|A holiday I’ll never forget…|
|Engagement celebrations ❤️|
|Supporting England at the Rugby World Cup|
This year I got back into my running again and completed my first half marathon with Tim and some friends. I hated it and went off running afterwards and have been trying to get back into running ever since.
The hours we started working ramped up so holidays were still very important to us. We went to Italy and visited Venice and Florence and also went to Lisbon where we had some super tasty meals out. YUM!
One of the reasons we moved up to Birmingham was because it was more affordable than London and we could get on the property ladder. We love our house and our garden – perfect for summer days! Its so nice to have your own space and somewhere you can really make your own. It isn’t our forever home but is perfect for us at the moment.
We did a lot of saving for our wedding and honeymoon the first half of the year and did lots of wedding planning. When the wedding came around it was just perfect! (See here for a post on our wedding day and here for a post on my hen do in Bath)
We went on honeymoon to Cancun and simply chilled and enjoyed all inclusive living!
My sister had the cutest little blonde boy in the US and I got to meet him after a work trip to Houston which was perfect!
I got promoted to manager at work which was great and, as I love to do, we celebrated with afternoon tea.
I was also doing some calligraphy and had started up an etsy shop to sell wedding bits and pieces and handed painted quotes. I did stop it before the end of the year as I was no longer enjoying it but love to do little bits and pieces for friends every now and again.
Tim and I went on the most amazing California road trip. What a trip it was! We absolutely loved it and can’t wait to get back to California – hopefully in 2020!
Off the back of our road trip I finally got around to starting my blog! I can’t believe that was nearly a year and a half ago! (see my first blogiversary post here for a round up of my first year blogging)
I travelled lots for my old work and went to Houston, Buffalo and Italy. Then we did some travelling for ourselves – we had a week in Florida and then long weekends in Copenhagen, Ireland and Malta. We finally went on the most amazing trip to Australia which we’ve just gotten back from. Omg it was out of this world! Don’t worry, posts will be coming in the next few weeks!
We also ate lots of amazing food and visited some out of this world restaurants – my favourite had to be Le Manoir!
|Sunsets in Florida|
|Gorgeous nights in Malta|
What a decade!
It’s been good fun going through all my pics from the past decade and you can tell when I got my first iPhone! Over the years I got a bit better at taking a pic and taking more and more as the years went on. I’ve been taking pics of my food since 2013 and I definitely won’t be stopping any time soon! Looks like I haven’t changed too much since 2010 (well maybe a few more wrinkles!) but I’ve most definitely grown as a person. If I could tell my 20 year old self anything it would be not too worry so much and have more confidence in myself.
What does 2020 hold for me? More holidays of course, more tasty food and enjoying myself for sure!
Happy new year everyone and see you in 2020!
Until next time,