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31 December 2013

I've seen a lot of posts today saying goodbye to 2013 and welcoming 2014, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon! 2013 has been an amazing year for me. 

The year kicked off with our engagement shoot in February. At this point I was still in super wedding planner mode and probably didn't enjoy it as much as I could have, but we still got some lovely photos! Our photographer (Chris) was amazing both on the actual wedding day, and at the initial meeting and shoot. Any Cambridgeshire brides out there looking for a photographer, check his website out!

Then in May, Luke and I got married. After working so hard the year before on saving for and buying a house, and then saving for and planning a wedding, the culmination of all that hard work really paid off. The day was absolutely stunning, and I had the best time! I really can't thank everyone who helped with planning, last minute disasters, listened to me whinge/stress, and actually came to the wedding, enough. You all helped to make our day so memorable. 

Straight after the wedding we had a week in Center Parcs, which was a brilliant way to relax after all the wedding stress! We actually had a go at some of the activities on offer this time as well. We had a fantastic spa session, ate loads of food, and (my personal favourite) had a one hour falconry session.

I look really dishevelled here because that bird whacked me in the head before it landed :P

Pretty soon after we came back from Center Parcs, our nephew was born. We were both really excited about this as neither of us had any nieces or nephews before Thomas. He's growing up so fast now, and he's turning into a real cheeky chap!

In June we brought home our own baby, Bernie! She's completely changed our lives for the better. She's so much fun, keeps me fit (all those walks) and is also great company. I can't believe she'll be a year old in April. 


In August it was my grandad's 78th birthday, and we had a brilliant family party to celebrate. Many laughs were had, much cake was eaten, many wasps met their end. 

August was also the month that I decided to start blogging. I've really enjoyed writing about weddings, Glossyboxes, books and dresses this year! I can't wait to see what 2014 brings blog-wise. 

We've also spent a lot of time with Luke's family this year. His mum and dad sadly lost their dog early on in 2013, but a few months later they brought Luna home. Bernie and Luna have become firm friends, although they spend a lot of time stealing each others toys!


As for 2014, Luke and I are off to Corfu in May for our first wedding anniversary, and we've also got a short break to Norfolk booked in September. I'm excited to have a year where we don't have anything major planned, (like buying a house or getting married) although I have been considering starting a degree with the OU in October. This would be a pretty major step for me so its not a definite, but it's still an exciting idea. Overall, 2014 is looking pretty good.

What are your plans and goals for 2014?


  1. This was such a lovely post Nicola!!! The pictures are such good quality too. Congratulations to you and your husband on getting married. (I changed my URL again, I'm very indecisive.. Would be lovely if you could follow my on Blogloving again)


  2. 2013 has been such a big year for you :) 2014 you can chill out :)