This Last Year

I’m really happy about how far I’ve come.

This blog started off about a year ago now, and was based on an idea from my boyfriend, about writing a blog on all the restaurants we went to. We’re both very lucky to have had the opportunity to have jobs to earn us money before coming to uni, and have very generous families that help us through student life. This means we do have extra cash to be able to spend on going out together for meals, that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford (although, I’ll admit, it is him that usually pays…).

The blog started like that, but quickly moved into a general observation of my life…about anything I could think of writing about or sharing with the world. I go through stages of not blogging at all, stages of blogging every day, days where I post six times, and days where I can’t think of anything to post at all. Sometimes I feel like I should post more religiously, but to be honest, it’s something I do for fun, and I’m not going to feel under pressure to post all the time.

I only have eighteen followers, and most of the time I don’t get any kind of feedback but that’s okay. My blog looks boring, and I haven’t even started to master personalising it like some other people have done with their blogs. One day I’ll find the time to learn how to do it all pretty, with HTML and what-not and all the confusing computer-speak.

My boyfriend and I have now also been together a year and have come so far. We’ve been through our first Summer apart (which was AWFUL – although he doesn’t agree considering he was travelling for most of it) and we’ve had to deal with adjusting to living apart this year (for any new readers, we were lucky enough to meet each other in Halls of Residence which meant we lived together for our first year of uni…I remember the positives, he of course, remembers the negatives…I think it’ll be a while before he allows me back into his space!). We’ve gone through some really tough times and we’ve argued a lot, but the main thing is, we’re still together and hopefully will be for a long time to come.

So here’s to another year of blogging, where I’ll hopefully find some new things to talk about, blog a bit more regularly and make my blog look a bit more personal to me…in the mean time, I’ll leave you with a few links to blogs I’ve discovered recently that you should definitely go and check out!

I wouldn’t normally post kissy pictures, but it removes the chance of Pete getting annoyed I put his photo up!

x

LovetheGrows

LifeinGeneral 

(One I’ve mentioned before) Sally’s Baking Addiction

TheSecretLifeofSamara 

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It’s our Anniversary!

Woohoo! We’ve made it one year! Although it feels like a lot longer, and it’s gone so fast! We had a really lovely day…for some reason I was very unorganised about presents (not like me at all!) and one nearly didn’t come in time, but it did:

He loved it! He woke up super early and went to buy croissants and orange juice and flowers for breakfast and brought it to be in bed – great, but I told him after I wasn’t expecting him to get up early for it! He seemed pretty annoyed he didn’t get his lie in! :p

He took a hint I gave him a few weeks ago and bought me lots of smellies from Lush (they all smell like a sweet shop!) which I can’t wait to use, and made the cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutest (really cheesy) card for me…lots of photos with us and wrote really sweet things inside – and then wrote ‘to be continued…’ on the back…what a softy!

In the evening we went for dinner at Jamie’s (Oliver) Italian in Glasgow…well known for being a bit expensive, so it was a nice treat…I wore this bargain that I picked up a month ago in the Oasis sale:

Which was a complete steal at £15 reduced from £55! I would have taken photos of the food but I was a bit tipsy by that stage! Then we stole napkins (shh!) as a reminder of the day 🙂

Then I took him for a drink in Browns cocktail bar because I felt guilty for him spending so much on the day…:D Next week I’m taking him to La Tasca as a (very) late Birthday treat with my Tastecard (if you don’t have one and go to restaurants lots – GET ONE. You get a one month free trial and you get a card to use in LOADS of really popular restaurants for either 241 or 50% off…a years membership is under £40 I think, but I probably wouldn’t do that…we don’t eat out thaaat much!)