It feels like only yesterday that Luke and I drove the hour and a half to pick up Charlotte. Fast forward two years now (!!), and we’re adding a third little furry companion into the mix. If you already follow my Instagram, then there’s no doubt that you’ve already had the pleasure of meeting this little ball of fluff, but I wanted to introduce you all to Winston. He is turning out to be the snuggliest little lovebug – you’ll get no complaints from me! – and I don’t think we’ve wasted any time in showering him with our affections. He’s around the three-and-a-half month mark now, and is still finding his way in our crazy animal house, but I’ve been loving watching his personality flourish as he’s gained confidence in the weeks since we have brought him home. I think it’s safe to say there’s no shortage of love in our home!
‘Beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost’.
In many ways, much of our lives these last few years have changed. We’ve moved country, started new jobs, gotten engaged, suffered the enormity of losing someone very dear to me, moved house, brought two wonderful animals into our lives, travelled overseas, gotten married, and most recently, celebrated the start of a new year. It’s fair to say that it’s been a journey – and not always an easy one.
Which I think is why I look at the new year, 2017, as an opportunity to look forward; life is what you make of it, and the fresh year holds so much promise.
Currently, I’m treasuring the small joys in life. Like a new habit I took up late last year to start reading every night, rather than just ‘plugging in’, or the dinner that Luke and I are planning to go out for tomorrow night, to kick off our weekend. And, I’m finding joy in the few things we have coming up, like a new addition to our fur family (can’t help but count down!), and the short trip back to Wellington that we’ve booked to celebrate the marriage of two of our friends.
Sometimes, you just need to take a breath, and get lost in the moment.
It’s always in those last few weeks of the year that I start to wonder where the last twelve months have gone. 2016 has been a pretty big year for Luke and I; aside from getting hitched after five years together, and travelling from Italy to the United States in what was our first big holiday in years, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve also knocked off some personal achievements that we’d both been reaching for.
Reflecting on the year that’s been has had me thinking a lot about what I’m thankful for, and the things that are most important to me in life – family, of course) – and also the regret, and sadness that I feel in knowing that my mum is no longer around to share in all the special memories that are bound to be made as we continue along our journey. I’ve grown in ways that I never expected this year, and for that, I have those nearest and dearest to be to thank, they’ve helped to shape me to be the person I am today, and for that I’m extremely grateful.
The new year brings with it a lot of promise, and some exciting new adventures which I can’t want to find myself on and for now, where you’ll find me is at the beach. Wishing you all a wonderful new year, and happy holidays. For those of you who have kept coming back to visit my little corner of the internet, thank you so much for all your support this year, and see you in 2017! x
I don’t think I can truly express in words the joy I felt when I woke up on Saturday morning to find an email containing all of the photos from our wedding the previous week. To say that’s a quick turnaround is a bit of an understatement, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way that Trish captured our special day.
It’s been a little heavy on the wedding posts around here lately – and I promise, we’ll be back to usual programming from tomorrow, for the most part at least – but I really wanted to share some of the beautiful photos from our wedding with you all.
I’ve got a full wedding Q&A planned, both for on YouTube and on the blog, so I’ll be talking about all the finer details later, but for those wondering, we held our wedding at the Grounds of Alexandria, and my dress was from Lover. x
It’s been a good fifteen years since I first started sharing parts of my life online. I was an angsty teenager (who of us wasn’t?!) who poured hours of her free time into building websites and what was essentially an online journal – free for anyone to find.
I’m not quite as liberal with what I share online these days – a little bit of mystery never hurt anyone – though I did think it might be fun to answer some of the questions that I receive from you all., in video form
Aside from the basics, like my age (28) and my height (172cm), I’ll be chatting about things like how Luke and I met, what I do for a living, my health and fitness routine, as well as touching on the nitty gritty of capsule wardrobes and what my shopping habits used to look like.
So if you’re interested in getting to know me a little better, then have a little watch of the videos below, but just warning you, all four videos go on for about 40 minutes total!
And if you have any questions that I didn’t cover in my Q&A, please feel free to ask me now and I’ll get back to you in the comments below. x