Happy New Year

December 31, 2014

Happy New Year and more importantly did you have a good Christmas?? I'm kind of sad it's nearly over already, it's been so so heavenly being up at my parents for about five days. So nice to just switch off from the real world and boring things like going to the supermarket or having to think about anything. Just lots of time with family, friends, eating a lot of cheese, turkey, coca cola ham and chocolate - with the odd few grapes thrown in for health. We had lots of long sunny dog walks, films, sofa time, really chilled, really lovely. And now it's the last day of 2014 already??? Aka the best year of my life. I'm in a reflective mood today, so here's a little {oh ok it's actually pretty big} look back at some of the highlights and a few of my favourite photos from the past twelve months.

I've got a hell of a lot to be thankful for but I feel guilty sometimes at how lucky I am. Why were we born in a country without war, without horrific things like ebola? Why was I born to such a loving, generous family and found my favourite person to marry? There's a 'thing' called happiness guilt, did you know that? I'm truly truly happy and I feel bad about it sometimes. But my Dad told me to turn that guilt into gratitude. Life is what you make it and you shouldn't feel bad about it as long as you appreciate it properly. I try and do as much as I can for other people and charity but we could all do more. January is a time for resolutions and I'd like mine to be around giving more.

And again, as I said in my last post, a huge thank you to all of you who come and read the blog. I hope you're all looking forward to 2015 and all that it brings. I'll be back to regular posting, although maybe only a few times a week compared to everyday, from next week.

Happy New Year, you lovely lot. With lots of love, Rebecca <3 xxx

{January - A week in the Lake District to start the year off, we got an allotment - post to follow on that shortly, I started back at LSE for my last term of my law degree and Ideal Home came to feature our house}

{February - Signs of Spring after what felt like a long, rainy dark Winter, finally some sunshine after the wettest winter, the start of nice days out again, Valentines Day - post to follow, at Columbia Road Flower Market and The Grove, Pancake Day}

{March - the official start of Spring hooray, my first visit to Petersham Nurseries - post to follow, it's now one of my favourites, a family friend's Wedding Day, and then I turned 21! I hosted a big afternoon tea party, again post to follow in 2015 and my Birthday Lunch at The Oxo Tower

{April -Bluebells, Easter - both posts to follow, a Blossom Filled Trip to Paris and my Hen Party Celebrations.}

{May - An amazing trip to Santorini, my Brother's birthday dinner and day out in London at Barbecoa - post to follow, more wedding dress fittings, my Hen afternoon tea, Chelsea Flower Show - again post to follow, the start of summer BBQs, a run of three birthdays in a row, the garden getting pretty and beautiful sunshine}

{June - Exams all finished, forever! Summery days out with friends, Peony season {heart eye emoji face}, Columbia Road Flower Market, Strawberries, Wimbledon, Bike Rides, Bunting, Alfresco Dinner Dates, sunny out at Wisley and Hampton Court, Blue Skies and last minute Wedding Crafting}

{July - We got married!!! Best day of our lives, then the following day had a big garden party to see everyone again properly before we headed off on Honeymoon, an incredible week in the Maldives, then I had a couple of days at home before Graduating from Law at LSE and a gorgeous summer's lunch at the Kensington Roof Gardens, there were long hot sunny days, a pool party and scones at my friend's {better not put our bikini photos up}, picnics, Lavender picking, a S'mores party, a day by the river in Richmond and a sunny spur of the moment day tript o the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace}

{August - Enjoying allotment pickings, we had produce and flowers coming out of our ears, a few days stay at my Auntie's beautiful barn, a sunny day at the Hampton Court Food Festival with Ben's brother and his girlfriend, Ben's Birthday and lunch at The Hand and Flowerssummer walks and lunch at The Alford Arms, putting our wedding wall up}

{September - Harvesting our pumpkins from the allotment, being incredibly luckily with amazing weather for our Cornish Campervan Adventure and a stay at The Pig Near Bath, darker evenings meant the end of BBQs and start of dinner parties again, an old friend got married and our log burner got fitted}

{October - a lovely friend's engagement party, a sunny trip to Deal for the wedding of one of Ben's friends, an amazing long weekend in New York, getting hired for my dream dream job with So You're Getting Married, crunchy autumn leaves, decorating the house with pumpkins and a fun Halloween party}

{November - Autumnal days out at Blenheim Palace and Highgate, Bonfire Night and Sparklers, a lovely lunch at The Grove catching up with my bridesmaids, an engagement party and then being sent on a press trip to Jamaica for SYGM - literally felt like a dream}

{December - All things Christmassy, festive days out, baking, cosy evenings in, lunch with friends, dinner with friends, time with family, long wintry walks, movies and lots and lots of food}

I'm excited to see what 2015 brings xx 

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