Goodbye 2015 Hello 2016


I know, I know, this post is a little bit late! I'm going to be honest with you guys, I was going to post this on New Year's Day, but after a night of board games and very strong margaritas with friends that culminated with us passing round a bottle of Bacardi Rum, I was just not up to it. The thing I love most about Christmas and New Year is that you spend all your time with friends and family, so I took full advantage of that and this is the first time I've had to spend a while blogging. 

2015 seems like it went SO quickly that when I thought about it at first I couldn't really work out whether it had been a good year or a bad year, what even happened? Looking back properly it turns out that actually, LOADS happened. 

At the start of the year Sean and I were living in our little flat in Waterloo in London - I was happy in my job in PR at Olivia Burton and Sean was spending all his time revising for his CFA exams and applying for permanent roles at his company. We were starting to think about moving in the early summer, and looking at places like St Albans. In April we went up to Scotland for Sean's mum's wedding and a week later Sean got the news that he hadn't been accepted for a role he'd applied for in London, but he HAD been offered a job in the company's Edinburgh office. Well, that was quite a surprise!

Sean didn't have long to make up his mind, so what followed was a weekend of decision making. I LOVED my job and had become quite set on moving to Hertfordshire, but actually the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. By Monday I had become quite excited by the idea of living in Edinburgh and Sean accepted the job. The next month was a whirlwind of handing in my notice at work, packing up our flat, job hunting (for me) and looking for a flat ready for moving up at the end of June. Luckily, it almost seemed as though the universe WANTED me to move - I found a great job within weeks and a lovely flat in a gorgeous area became available for the weekend after I was due to arrive.

Summer and Autumn consisted of days and nights out with new and old friends, visits from my Mum, Dad, little brother and some of my best friends from home, taking in shows at the Fringe, driving to parts of Scotland I'd never been to before like East Lothian, Kingussie and Aviemore and booking a last minute trip to Dubrovnik in October, where we spent four days eating seafood, drinking wine and taking in the sights.

Then in December, just before I was due to head down South for a week to spend Christmas with my family, Sean proposed in front of our little Christmas tree with the most beautiful sapphire and diamond vintage cluster ring from the 1950's. I've never ugly cried so much in my entire life, but I'm very happy - what an end to the year eh?

So, here's to 2016. We're planning on buying a flat as soon as possible so I'm sure we'll be spending the first few months glued to estate agent websites and going on viewings. We've got a Baltic cruise booked with Sean's family in July which I'm SO EXCITED for and I guess I'll be spending some time planning a wedding! Happy New Year everyone!

2 comments

  1. Happy New Year my lovely. I hope 2016 is all you wish for xx

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  2. 2015 was a bloody good year for you it seems Lauren. Looking forward to see how you get on in 2016. And stalking your wedding planning on Twitter!
    Sophie
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    A Story of a Girl

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