Everyone knows life can get on top of you and when you’re caught up in a moment you begin to forget about doing the things you want to.
A lot changed this year for me and I am now looking to 2020 with a more clear and open mind. One of these outlooks would be to ensure I get back into blogging, so why not start with a small round up from the year and some of the highlights.
One of the biggest memories was travelling back to America to explore the Amazing Yosemite, Sequoia and to finish it all with the bright lights of vegas!
This trip was amazing the the first I got to go on with Olly. I knew I loved America from when I explored the West Coast the previous year, but nothing could have prepared me for the beauty of Yosemite.
We rented a camper van and lived on the road for the first week, stopping in campsites and driving around the amazing National Park. Nothing could have prepared me for the breath taking views and stunning sights of this park. I knew I had to prepare for the amount of hiking and walking we would be doing, and I am so glad I did because it was totally worth it!
I had been to vegas once before so knew what to expect, but as last time was an arranged tour I was excited to have a little more freedom. The lights, the food and the endless evenings were so much fun and the perfect way to end our trip.
A recent one from this year and to some may not feel like a big deal to mention, but this is a tradition we do every year that I absolutely love.
We attend the Winchester fireworks every year and every year we have a great evening. We made sure to get the fire sticks and attend the procession up to the field where we got a hot dog and watched the fantastic display.
Keeping with the tradition feel, we also did our annual pumpkin pick and carving competition!
Another annual tradition that I adore! And personally I think excel at, which do you think is better?
We come together, even in the rain this year and choose our perfect pumpkin to come home and carve into our marvellous creations!
This was my first hen for a close family friend and the hen was insane! The bridesmaids did the most exceptional job organising it and tailoring every single detail to the brides personality.
We had dinosaur pyjama parties, vintage afternoon bus rides, even a flower crown making workshop and then we topped it off with a drag show and karaoke! To be able to celebrate altogether was amazing and has definitely got us all hyped up for the wedding in February 2020!
In the summer my amazing best friend got my tickets for FriendsFest for my birthday. I had wanted to go to this for years and it was a great day out!
We travelled up to Bristol for the 25th anniversary tour and go to explore the sets, Central Perk and even did our own photoshoot from some famous scenes. It was an incredible treat and is something I will be remembering for a very long time.
Annual Harwood/Warren BBQ
We make sure we do this every year to see close family friends and have a few beers in the sun. I always look forward to this in the summer and this year was another cracking one.
Loads of food, drink and laughter!
This was one of the biggest changes for me and has been something to make me change the most this year. Leaving my role I had been in for 3 years to a new role I had never done before, working with brand new people in a brand new place. It was a huge step for me as the first month or 2 I felt incredibly anxious and lonely, but it was something I had to do for myself. It was the first step I have taken to truly push myself and see if it was something I could do.
Of course there was load more that happened this year but these were just a few. I cannot wait for 2020 and of course a new year means new goals, one of which is blogging! One thing I am taking into the new year is to ensure I make time for myself and what I want to achieve, not only this but to find balance in my life.
Bring on 2020