A look back at 2016

Saturday, 31 December 2016

So 2016 is almost over and the time for a bit of reflection of a whirlwind of another year has come around again. I feel like although the year started in one of the worst ways possible with the loss of a loved one, I have achieved so much, pushed myself out of my comfort zone and had an all round brilliant year.

The first few months of the year were tough, in between uni and home, spending time with family, but I really saw Uni take a turn around in my second term. I found first term super tough but I'm so glad I stuck with it because I really started to reap the benefits by the time Easter came around!! I also decided to push myself this year, and last Christmas I decided to apply for a 12 week Summer Internship with the council, something really different to what I'd ever done, and after a gruelling applicant day in March, I found out I'd bagged the job.

I dedicated my Summer to working a 9-5 and actually really enjoyed chucking myself into a routine and doing something completely new to me. At the end of Summer Jamie and I went on our very first holiday abroad together to Spain for 2 weeks. We had the most amazing time and I feel so lucky to have such an amazing human being in my life! A month later we celebrated our 2 year anniversary up in Norwich.

Finally, the end of 2016 has been beginning my second year of uni, studying and working hard but also trying to make the most of my social life too! I still haven't quite hacked the drinking and partying lifestyle of a uni student, but I'm definitely getting better at mastering the no-hangover night outs!

Overall, despite a rocky few starting months of 2016, this year has been brilliant. I feel like as a person I've achieved so much, a lot of which would be really insignificant to many, but to me mean the world. It's left me so excited to see what the next year brings, I can't wait to get out there, make a hundred more memories and kick 2017's butt!

What have been your highlights of 2016?

Lucy x

Presents from Santa

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Coat & Jumper - Primark // Jeans - New Look // Belt, bag & trainers - ASOS
I feel like this background is soon going to get boring. I need to be brave and drag the bf out with me to do photoshoots in public spaces but before that I need to learn how to pose!! I always feel like such a bafoon in front of the camera. Hopefully 2017 will be the year I can get my hands on a more portable camera (Olympus Pen please please please get yourself in the sale soon!!) and I can really start to branch out with my blog photography more. It's always been something I've wanted to get into and improve but I've never found the time.

I feel like one of the rules of christmas is to wear your new clothes ASAP. Actually, I got a super cute jumpsuit on Christmas Day, of which I then stripped in the living room and put on straight away. It has to be done, right?! Anyway, I got this Jumper and Jeans from Santa this year. The jeans are boyfriend fit and soooo comfy, I can tell they're going to get a lot of wear this year. I also love how my trainers and jumper match. Cute, huh?! 

Lucy x

Home for Christmas

Monday, 19 December 2016

Coat & Scarf - Primark // Jumper - Topshop // Skirt - New Look // Boots - Clarkes

You know when you get your bae to take some blog photos for you, and he tells you you've got some good shots, so obviously you trust his judgement? This is what happened with these photos. It wasn't until just now when I downloaded them that I look minging in every single one! I managed to settle for these two that were half-decent..

I'm finally home for Christmas!! First term of second year is officially done and I can't get over how much better uni has been for me the second time round. I am super happy to be back home for a month though, and I've even managed to back myself a little job to earn myself some money while I'm back too!

I'm hoping I'm going to be able to get a few blog posts up while I'm at home, but I'm super busy with work, essays and spending plenty of time with my loved ones. I am however thinking of picking up a more portable camera that I can carry around with me out and about for blogging, as opposed to my chunky DSLR. I've had my eye on the Olympus Pen e-pl7 for a while now.. what do you guys think? A worthwhile investment?! 

I probably won't get another post up until after Xmas now, so I'd like to wish all my lovely readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Hope you all get spoilt and eat ALL of the pigs in blankets!! Thanks for supporting my blog this year, despite it's bare patches! I can't wait to see what 2017 brings!