1 Jan 2018

What a year it's been...

So.... It's been a while, just over 2 years to be exact. I sort of lost touch with this blogging thing when life took over, but here I am, once again, writing another post.

Well to be honest I don't really know where to start, 2017 has been such an amazing year for me, probably the best of all, well at least for a very lonnnnng time. Towards the end of 2016 from October time I had a bit of a mental breakdown and felt as if my life was once again spiraling out of my control...most of you would be shocked to hear this as i'm very good at hiding these things but to close friends and family they will know what I mean...but that's a completely different story for maybe a different post ha.

Anyway back to the point of this record.

Let's start of with January...

Not going to lie I wasn't really in the mood for the whole new year thing, I felt stuck, lost and miserable, thinking "here we ago again another year to pass me by with nothing good to come of it"...I know so pessimistic!
....but little did I know this was to be the start of something amazing.
It all started when this guy, who just randomly added me on Facebook one night and I know what you're thinking oh god haven't we all heard this story before, but it's a little different, you see, this guy, I sort of knew him, he was the brother of one of my work colleagues and I had heard many a stories about him, not going to lie quite a few of them weren't so great ha and never in my wildest dreams would I have thought we would hit it off.

To begin with I was quite guarded, for obvious reasons, one being he didn't have the best reputation and the second being I didn't want to be the girl that everyone at work gossiped about because of our relationship. so we spent days and nights chatting, a lot of flirting on his part.... and I found myself starting to really like him, however there was still that wall up and after one arranged date (in which I cancelled on last minute haha) his brother (my work colleague) and my mum convinced me to just give it a shot, so that I did, a few days after I fell ill with a sickness bug so I had to cancel our second meeting which I was gutted about but he sent me a card, a bear and a chocolate rose and left it on my doorstep to cheer me up and we literally talked all night! He is the sweetest guy. I felt like a teenager again. I could feel myself falling for this guy and slowly but surely within a month or so after many late nights talking and seeing each other twice a week, we became a couple.

James and I

Since becoming a couple, James and I have been and done so many fun and wonderful things this year and we have started off our first year together with lots of lovely memories.
We spent a lot of the times going to the Hunstanton, maybe because after our first time there, we officially became an "item". I particularly remember one night, It was a bank holiday Monday, end of August about 5pm I had just finished work and he rang me up and literally said be ready in 10 minutes I'm taking you to hunstanton for the evening, I thought are you mad, the traffic will be crazy and by the time we get there it will be gone 6.30ish and everywhere will be closing, but he was adamant, he said we're going to see the sunset so I quickly got changed and off we went. It turned out to be the best evening, it was so beautiful and yes the traffic was mayhem but it was so worth it! I love how spontaneous James is, I'm such a planner, I have to organise everything in advance but James lives for the moment and I feel we balance each other out well, he is slowly making me realise that sometimes the best things in life are the ones that you just let happen and not try to control.

We also spent our first few days away this year, we stayed at this lovely hotel on the outskirts of Norwich and we spent a beautiful day in Cromer, and then a not so nice day (wind and rain) in Great Yarmouth  but we found a stylish pub and played some pool which was nice and the drive back to the hotel was an adventure trying to get through the flooded back roads in his little corsa. I think we rerouted the sat nav at least 3 times haha.

And not to mention all the cinema and dinner dates, it's been such a lovely year and I'm so happy I have found someone who gets me and takes me for how I am and my crazy little ways, he's a trooper for sure.

I can't wait to spend the next year with you James, I'm looking forward to seeing where it takes us!


You never guess what I did .....I finally started my driving lessons again, after 5 years of putting them off after such a horrible experience I took the plunge and reached out to someone who was recommended to me by my sister, the first few lessons I was soooo nervous and It probably took me a good few months to finally feel settled but even now just before a lesson I still feel slightly anxious, but once i'm in the car i'm fine :D and dare I say it....I actually am starting to enjoy driving. I passed my theory test on 15 November and can't wait to pass my practical and drive wherever I want whenever I want.


This month I found out I was going to become an auntie!!!! I wasn't completely shocked as I knew Abi and Lee had spoke about having kids and how badly they wanted them but I did think it was going to be a few months later on but needless to say I was over the moon and so excited, I just can't quite fathom how quickly her pregnancy went, and as always Abi was bewildering in how she managed it, she seemed to sail through it with ease considering she was doing 13 hours shifts back to back  in 30 degree heat on some days to make up her nursing hours towards her degree, she is literally my hero I've never met anyone so strong minded and determined in life as she is.


I won the grand national....I chose 3 horses and they came 1st, 2nd and 5th!!! A small win but nevertheless still a win and i think the first time I've ever won anything on the grand national!


Dubrovnik!!!! My dad and step mum treated me to a trip to Croatia - Dubrovnik for 5 days for my birthday present and it is the most beautiful place I have ever visited! It's the first place I've been to in which the currency was different to gbp or euros so that was an experience. It is probably my most favourite place I've been to even though it was verrrry expensive and crazy busy because of the cruise ships, I'm so glad I got the privilege of visiting such a wonderful country, Thank you Dad and Wendy, best birthday present ever!!


In September I got to see my darling sister graduate and it was such an honor to observe. She looked stunning in her gown and I cried like a baby when I first saw her in it. I was just so proud I can't even put into words how much so. The amount of work she has put into her degree has paid off and I always knew she was going to do well. Well done Abi, you're my shining star.


On the 5th Dec my gorgeous Nephew George was born and what a bundle of cuteness he is, I have never seen anything so perfect and I can't stop staring at him, he is adorable and Abi makes such a natural mother she is doing so well.

In December I also applied for a team leader position at the Holbeach store. Not going to lie I didn't think I had a chance of getting it, but I was amazed to find out that the manager there thought I was the strongest candidate and after meeting for an interview he phoned up my boss and told her I was just the sort of person he wanted and when can I start. I was overwhelmed. I'm so happy and excited, but part of me is really nervous and dubious, it's going to be a challenge and a big change, I'm coming out of my comfort zone and leaving such an amazing team of people who have grown not only to be my friends but almost like family. I know deep down I am ready for this move and I have grown in confidence so much in the last 2 years and things can only get better for me but of course it will take some adjusting, meeting new people and dealing with a new job role will be difficult but it's an exciting opportunity to face and see where it takes me.

So here's to the new year, a new job, the possibility of passing my driving test, a baby nephew and a gorgeous and supportive man by my side, what more could I want going into 2018.

I wish you all a happy new year and hope it's as good of a year as 2017 has been to me!

Love to you all,
Becky x


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