Happy New Years to you and all your loved ones!
Let this new year bring us happiness, luck, inspiration, new encounters and new travels and lots of love. I was actually meant to post this yesterday, but I got absolutely tied up in a mission to tidy up my house. (I am talking about a major master cleanse that generated 10 kilos of rubbish, magazines, boxes, 3 promotional gym bags, old kites, kitchen appliances... the list is shockingly endless and we are still half way through the process, next target is my wardrobe).
It was a beautiful end to the year, as I had the most peaceful and chilled New Year's Eve with my husband. We opened a bottle of champagne, chit chatted about all and nothing and watched the fireworks. I made tuna avocado tar tare, and ribs (ok the latter were actually a take away) and we finished with a pecan pie. It was a very relaxing way to end a ridiculously hectic year. (Check out my Instgram @tlikebubbletea for the photos :)
I am not good at reflections, I focus too much on the future, forgetting to pause and think, so to keep with the New Year tradition, let's reflect! What an amazing year! Like a roller coaster it flew by, in a simple blink of en eye. Along the way I started a new job, travelled to the most amazing countries (Mongolia, Taiwan, Thailand, Sri Lanka etc), lost some people along the way, but found some amazing new friends. I have been blessed with an incredible family, a crazy inspiring husband and two sweetest little sausage dogs. It wasn't all bliss though, as I lost my great uncle and his son within a space of a month and one of my really close family members was diagnosed with an evil illness, yet her strength and courage and love of life have become an endless source of inspiration to me, reminding me that even in times of real darkness there is always space for light in our hearts.
My NYE resolutions are to live in the present, to be more kind to those around me, to make the most of every opportunity, to learn to be grateful and to not be scared of change!
I feel like I have finally found peace in my mind, or at least have gotten much closer to it and I want to thank all those in my life for being there for me.
In the Christmas madness I have actually managed to forget this Blogs's Birthday. On the 22nd of December 2010 I wrote my first post. It has been a really incredible experience, I have tried my hand at writing about design, art, food, travel and of course fashion. The latter allowed me to meet some awesome new friends, try on lots of amazing clothes, meet really talented people and even star in a real advert. Thank you so so so much for sticking with me on my journeys, reading my long-winded posts (I have never been known for being concise), and sharing with me your thoughts. This blog would be nowhere without you! Thank you!
P.S. These are the remaining photos from my Belgium trip. I was looking forward to it for almost a month and it's already been a week since I have been back. It was really amazing to just spend time with my second family, have long brunches, followed by afternoon naps in front of the chimney, it was so simple and relaxing to just be surrounded by people who you love. Thank you Mama, Papa, Steph and Scott and all the the others who made this trip so special! Love you to bits!