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2014: The Best Bits

Seeing as it’s the last day of 2014, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane, rounding up my best bits from the last year. This year has been jam packed, from weddings to buying our first place to some more personal achievements, like finally feeling like I have my IBS under control.

Grab a cuppa and get comfy…

We Bought Our First Place


This has to be the most exciting, financially draining and commitment-heavy thing I’ve ever done. We had already lived together for over two years and worked extremely hard to save all our pennies for our dream home and this September, we finally got it. I’m now obsessed with homeware and decking our little maisonette out. Coming home from work to your own place is literally the best feeling ever.

All the Weddings

This year I’ve been lucky enough to see five friends get married. Wedding season started in February with one of my oldest besties tying the knot, and ended with my gorgeous little cousin marrying her wife in the most beautiful ceremony in October. Now I’m an emotional kinda gal, so I’ve pretty much spent the whole year in tears, weddings really get me.

Latitude
This is always a highlight for me as I get to hang out with Al and my ex-work wife for a long weekend listening to good music, eating all the food and drinking all the cider. I fully embrace festival chic by not washing and generally not brushing my hair, I’m all about going back to nature.

Got My Hair Chopped

So this one is a little more vain than the others but sod it, I’m including it. In August, way before Lauren Conrad got the chop, my trusty hairdresser lopped all my hair off into a long graduated bob. This requires more maintenance in terms of getting it cut more regularly but I’m fine with that, I’ve gotta keep the greys at bay anyway. It’s actually a little shorter than this right now and I’m loving it. It’s so much easier to style and is definitely more me. Whatever that means.

There Will Be Babies Next Year – Just Not Mine
Two of them in fact, from two of my besties and I couldn’t be more excited. And that’s all I’ll share with you on that.

Finally Getting My IBS Locked Down





I felt brave enough to start posting about my IBS this year (check it out here) and have received so many nice tweets and messages of encouragement. I swear by the FODMAP diet which has helped buckle down the foods I can eat and also leave behind. I’ve also been able to trial Symprove, a new type of live bacteria which helps prepare the gut for food and have been blogging about my journey. Actually, after completing my initial 12 week trial, I have a big post up my sleeve.

Best Christmas Ever
This Christmas was the BEST Christmas ever! Fact. I am a big kid at heart and get so excited on Christmas Eve that I can’t ever sleep and always wake up early – it was 5am this year. We spent Christmas Day with Al’s family, before heading down to Devon on Boxing Day to be with mine, and then finishing yesterday with a late Christmas with my dad and sister. There is nothing I love more than family time and this Christmas has been crammed full of it.

Getting My First Pair of Louboutins
When I unwrapped my Christmas prezzie from Al this year I was in absolute shock. I was not expecting to receive a pair of Louboutins at all and was completely overwhelmed. Without revealing too much – there will of course be a post dedicated to them in their full glory – they’re animal print wedges.

Thanks for sharing them all with me and here’s to the next year. Roll on 2015.

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