Sunday, 3 May 2015

One Year On

First of all, I can't believe it's been a whole year since I have blogged anything! I loved doing it, and writing about the products I love and what I've been doing etc, but have just had such a hectic past year I felt like I just didn't have time to blog as there was always something new. I do really want to start blogging again and feel like now I have got to a point where it would be easier to do so, and I'm excited to get it going again! I thought I'd give you all a little insight as to what my year has been like..

First of all, I passed my Art Foundation course with a distinction (woo) so with having all of my final major project to do, this made me very busy and stressed so I found it near impossible to try and blog at the time! I really miss college, I had such an amazing year and met some amazing people, I wish I could do it all again!

That lead to another stressful time last year, and that was deciding whether or not to go to uni. When I first started the course I was quite sure that I didn't want to go, but as the year went on and I saw more and more people prepare and interview, it made me think that maybe this is what I should do. So I got a portfolio together and had some interviews! (Terrifying times) I got offered a place at Westminster doing an animation course, and also at Winchester doing graphic arts. I was so confused at the time as to whether this is what I wanted, so I accepted my place at winchester and deferred a year so I could have a long time to think about whether this was right for me. 

After leaving college, I decided that I wanted to start making something that I could sell; so I started painting phone cases and selling them online. I really enjoyed doing them, but couldn't do them for very long as in May 2014, I had an operation on my wrist to remove a ganglion (worst word in the world!). This is basically a lump I had growing on my wrist, which caused a lot of pain and made it so hard to draw, so I got it removed which gave me 6 weeks off work and also at least 6 weeks off drawing and painting. For a couple of weeks it was up to my boyfriend to do my hair and get me changed! As soon as I was ready to go back to superdrug, I got offered a job as a designer for a publishing company - which I took! I've now been there for 8/9 months and learning new stuff every day.

In August, I got the best thing about the year.. My 2 guinea pigs! I had wanted either guinea pigs or a rabbit for so long, especially as George was leaving for uni, so I could have something to keep me company.. So I got Henry and Ralph and they are the cutest ever! Henry is the short haired one, and Ralph is the crazy long haired! I feel like they will appear on my blog a lot now, so sorry if you don't like guinea pigs ;)

In September, George went off to uni in Falmouth, which is about 7 hours away from Brighton. This made things really hard for a few months, as I went from seeing him every day, to now every few months. But since he's gone, I have been up to visit and it is so lovely up there, all the houses are so cute and the shops are adorable! I don't blame him for leaving! 

I also did loads of other exciting things in 2014...

Such as going to the Harry Potter tours, which was amaaaazing! 

Doing race for life for the 2nd time - the atmosphere is so great, and I love doing it for such a good cause.

Getting my beautiful car - Frances the fiat!

And going to my cousins wedding in Devon, which was so lovely and also the first wedding I had been to since I was about 3!

There's also been some not so great stuff happen in the last year, such as my teeth.. I had braces on for 4 years and was so excited when they were finally removed in June 2014, but somewhere along the line my dentist took out 2 of my teeth and replaced them with a horrifically made bridge, which I hate and am so self conscious about. I'm hoping to get implants to replace them at some point - I know it's not a big deal but after so long having braces and operations on your gums, I had somewhat high expectations as to what my teeth would look like and as they are not what I hoped at all, it makes me disappointed! (The photos above are from a temporary retainer I had made, I actually liked my teeth here but unfortunately they only looked like that for about 10 days!)

Anyway I have probably rambled enough on this post now! I am definitely going to get back in to posting, and also want to get back in to painting phone cases, and other things that I feel like I pushed aside. I hope you've all had a great year and I'm excited to see what 2015 will bring!

P.S my laptop is broken at the moment, so I'm posting this on my iPad, so I think the photos will be here, there and every where! So please excuse that!



  1. Aw loved this post, it's lovely to have you back! Glad you enjoyed your year, it sounds amazing!
    Eleanor x

    1. Aww thank you! I'm excited to get things going again! Xx


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