My Life From Twenty

Two years in

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2016 Recap

“So I realise I probably should’ve posted this in January. But, I’m deciding to post this now as from next week I am committed to posting regularly and at the correct times not 4 months later!! I’ve got some new updates ready and waiting, so watch this space…”

Some of my favourite snapshots from 2016:


Was overall a good year for me I think! There were definitely a few downs but all in all I can’t complain too much. The first thing that comes to mind is that we went on 2 holidays! Firstly in January to Tenerife and then again in December to Cape Verde. They were great holidays, with just me and Gary. We can both just get lost in our books for hours at a time whilst enjoying some well deserved sunshine. Although we have both agreed we aren’t keen on holidays in the beginning or the end of the year, so we will try and stick to our May or October holidays from now on.

The travel bug is real.

We have already booked this years holiday, we are changing it up and going on a large family holiday with 7 other people! Although for his family that is a small section, for us on used to our couples holidays it will be interesting! We are also planning and considering booking ANOTHER holiday for 2018, well in advance so lots of time for excitement and saving.

Another highlight of my year was being a part of Gary’s brothers wedding. It was a beautiful day and I obviously cried buckets it was so emotional especially when my niece and nephew shared their letters! And who doesn’t enjoy dressing up and getting very drunk and dancing like no one is watching??? The photo I added is my favourite purely because of Gary’s brothers pose behind us, looking fly!

I feel like I should finish the post here, as I don’t want to end on a sad note, but. In my recap photo, I have added a photo of my darling great nan. Unfortunately, she passed away on the 11th of December the night before we flew out to Cape Verde. We had a lovely, very Catholic funeral for her late December which she would’ve loved and it was in all a good day to remember  one of my favourite people.

Thank you for reading this far if you managed to suffer through my rambling! I’m aiming to be posting a lot more this year as now I know how to schedule posts this will make blogging life 1000x easier for me in my kind of busy life.

I’m hoping that 2017 brings more love and excitement my way. 


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Nephews everywhere!


Before I recap on 2016, I just wanted a quick cute alert post about the addition of our 2 newest nephews to the ever growing gang! This is Lucas on the left born in August 2016, he is No.8 and Oliver on the right born in December 2016, he is No.9!!

We are now standing at 3 Nieces and 6 Nephews. These little boys are to die for, they are full of smiles and adorable little things! They make me super broody every time I get to see them, until they cry or start being sick (Lucas) then that’s a bit of a turn off! Haha!

I can’t wait to see them grow up into sweet little boys like the rest of the gang, I will find an updated photo of all of us together if I can. Its such a large and growing family and very hard to photograph us all together.

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Feeling 22 🎶

My birthday weekend… in London!

This was a photo of Gary’s first ever tube journey which still amazes me that someone who used to live in Luton, which is maybe half an hour from London has never been into the city! So this trip was more to show him what he’s been missing and give him a taste of different places in this country. We just have the travel bug at the moment and we love visiting other countries as well as you’ve seen in previous posts and definitely in future posts!

I had such a good time and really did get spoilt by everyone. Having my birthday in December isn’t the best but I do always try to do something fun and special or encourage people to buy me good gifts like festival tickets or days out.

I am firmly in my twenties now and it’s weird as I still don’t feel like a real adult 😂

Maybe one day…

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University – Year 1

Where do I even start?! 

Today I shared on Facebook a status from 1 year ago today about getting my offer from the University of Southampton. I guess this is a good day to share the experience so far.

So it has been a huge change and culture shock starting Uni at 21. Being poor isn’t a new thing for us so that hasn’t been a big difference but kicking my butt into gear has been a good and a tiring experience. As commuting for an hour and a half each time to uni is quiet tiring, but it will be worth it in the long run.

So studying this time is a lot different to college, it actually seems more relaxed but first year is generally pretty easy going. Although sometimes that seems hard to see in the long run! But as I’m writing this I’ve had 2 weeks actually off and will try to focus and get back on track in the next 2 weeks to work on the upcoming assignments and presentations. 

So I will try and write a few posts which I will update over the next few weeks on the gap I’ve had from my blog as lots of exciting things have happened and lots to look forward to in 2017.

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Glastonbury 2016

I thought I’d better post at least a photo of last year’s festival as that was where I left off on my last post.

Another ‘life is hectic’ update coming!

I will document some separate posts of just a few of the things which are going on at the moment. Although there is one over ruling, time sucking reason why I haven’t posted in a long time.

I am currently in Year 1 at the University of Southampton! I never thought I’d see the day where I’d be happy I’m at university and doing a degree that I love!