Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Currently in October

Eating so many fizzy & sour sweets. I tend to go through phases with sweets and chocolate where I enjoy something all the time until I get bored, currently it's tangfastics! They're pretty addictive. If you happen to just buy me a bag or two or three I'd totally be okay with that...
Enjoying scrapbooking. I have mentioned Project Life in previous posts and keep promising to show you. I will! I'm currently catching up with photos from last year. I was a bit late starting but beginning to get into it a lot more. I already love looking back at what we've done and displaying it creatively. 
Excited to meet our friends baby boy - they are finally coming to visit at the end of this month!
Learning to use my time for effectively and be more productive - I kept this in from my July post because I still haven't figured it out. I get so inspired really late at night and have a plan in place but as soon as I wake up tired I am lost and find all the other interesting, unproductive, procrastinating things to do. Ugh. It's hard.
Watching Grey's Anatomy! There was a time you may remember when I was racing through every season but just as I had 3 episodes left of season 8, LoveFilm changed to AmazonPrime and it went off; but by some micracle it appeared again on SkyGo and I've just finished watching season 9! Oh my heart! Looking forward to starting season 10 soon!
Planning our next getaway! We did think about an American roadtrip but thought since we'd been to Thailand already this year we ought to be sensible and not dip into savings. We had weeks of debate but finally settled on an English holiday back to beautiful Yorkshire where we went last year
Anticipating christmas already of course! I am so excited for the weather to get colder and all the festivities to begin - especially the German Market that comes to town every year. 
Getting back into exercising and working out. I had a routine before we went to Thailand where I worked out 3-4 days a week with a DVD in my lounge. Finally (only took months!) I'm back into it and already feeling the difference. 
Looking forward to lots of roadtrips around the country to see friends and family over the next few months. Love a long car journey with my hubby!
Celebrating the Autumn season!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Twenty five

It had to be a photo from our elephant trek to mark my twenty fifth birthday! I haven't actually taken a recent photo yet. I feel a bit torn between capturing all the best moments in life and just dropping my camera and being fully immersed in the fun but while I have the best time and the biggest laughs I seem to wish I'd taken a few photos too. You know how it goes! For my birthday which was way back on September 10th I hosted a Thai night! My best friends came over for thai inspired cocktails and a big thai feast which Sam and I cooked from scratch using what we'd learnt from our thai cookery lesson! It was one of the most fun nights I've had and I didn't take a single photo but it's ok - the memory will live on!

Twenty five is feeling good. Every year of my life gets better & better. Yes, I still have tough times and sad days but when I think of the things I've been able to do and the life I've already had at such a young age I feel so excited that there is so much more to come! Life with Sam is more than I ever dreamed it would be. 

I've thought about life a lot recently and had hundreds of conversations with Sam about what we want to do in the next few years. Travel is always on our hearts and minds and then there is that question on everyone's lips of "when are you having babies?". We've done a lot of thinking and over thinking and I guess we just concluded to stop making plans and just see what life throws at us. I've always needed to know what's going to happen next, the order things need to happen in, the need for it to be 'the right time' and as I get older, you'd think I'd be like 'we're running out of time!' and I still get an element of that but every single time we've tried to plan something it's always been altered and it's always been better! That's God working and I love it! I read 'when you make plans, God laughs'. I love imagining that. Of course He does! When I look back at everything we've ever done and the time frame things have happened it's all been perfectly right - so I'm pretty happy to let that carry on and not worry about timings. I'm a firm believer that God does not want us to miss His best for us so I'm pretty excited to see what this new year holds!