2 January 2016

My 2015 Instagram Round-Up

I thought considering it's finally the new year, that i'd reminisce and round off 2015 by taking a look through my Instagram from the past year. I love that you almost have a picture diary of your year, through Instagram and it's lovely to be able to remember things that maybe i otherwise would have forgotten about. 2015, although a good year, wasn't so much a stand out 12 months. Nothing happened that was particularly notable but nevertheless it was a happy year. Maybe look through these pictures and remembering will remind me of memories i've already forgotten about.

The year started off as it meant to go on, really, as my love for beauty has just continued to grow this past year. It began with a good-sized beauty haul, as i decided to take a trip to Cambridge and just have a splurge. I can't explain it, and to people who aren't into beauty like i am they think it's mad but a friend recently said made a great point: some people like buying shoes, handbags, home decor, alcohol, food, well i like buying make up.

The weather was also something to document at the beginning of the year, with a spot of snow and some beautiful sunsets spotted on the bus ride home. Don't get me wrong, getting up at the crack of dawn, leaving home in the dark and getting home in the dark can, sometimes, be a little bit shit but sometimes it can also be a real blessing. Sitting by the bus window, watching the sun rise, watching a curious cat hop his way through a field of cows, watching bunnies race through the grass, watching the snow fall, honestly sometimes it can be really quite beautiful.

A trip to London also ignited my love for the city. I hadn't visited London for a good while since leaving university, when i visited a lot, but when i took the trip with a friend - had a good shopping trip, and took my first trip to Ed's Diner, it really found my lost love for just having a stroll through what always will be, to me, a really beautiful capital city.

I just had to take a picture after i'd had my hair done, that day, because he curled it and put it into a sassy quiff and i just loved it. I took some pictures on my camera too, when i got home, and i still use it as my Facebook profile picture. It's been a real process growing my hair and it's still not where i want it. It just seems to grow to a certain length, and then give up.

I have a feeling this was my first Chanel palette that i bought, evidently i've bought three since then and now own four. I just love the quality, the colours, the packaging, the brand, and really they are a special luxury item. They're something i cherish and imagine i'll keep for the rest of time - even if i use them up, or don't and they go all weird.

I took this one at Belton House, near Grantham, on an Easter Monday walk. I'd just had my birthday and it was a beautiful, Easter day. It's days like that that remind me to enjoy the little things. Sometimes i think i really can't be bothered to go for a walk, or leave the house or whatever, but when i do i really appreciate it and enjoy myself.

This was taken at my Birthday meal at Zizzi's, in Cambridge. Not to sounds too mushy but it felt really special to have all my lovely friends around me, they'd all taken time out of their days, come straight from work some of them and it was just so lovely. They gave me gifts and cards, some even handmade and it really meant a lot to me.

These are parrots that live at Johnson's of Oldhurst, a really cute farm that had an amazing farm shop that sells everything you could imagine from homemade sausages, pies, cheese to bakeware, sweets, vegetables, pastries, everything. They also happen to house some strange animals like these parrots, some crocodiles and alpacas.

I did a lot of food instagramming towards the end of the year, the top being a dinner with my favourite girls, after work, at All Bar One in Cambridge. I hadn't had a churro since a holiday two years before so this was a decadent treat and the other is from a work friend's birthday dinner which i went to the day after i landed from Florida, which was so lovely see all my friends after three weeks away and we went to Vodka Revolution in Cambridge, too.

This beautiful maypole is something i stumbled upon in Liberty's on a trip to London to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum. I just thought it was a beautiful site to see in the middle of busy central London, and bustling Liberty's.

I couldn't not have a snap from my Summer holiday to Walt Disney World on my instagram, could i? I took this watching Wishes the Fireworks show in Magic Kingdom this year, and it just doesn't look real! It also feels like a lifetime ago since i was there, but it was only four months.

I told you, more foodstagramming. The top is at Prezzo, in Cambridge, for another dinner with my best girls. We tried to have a monthly dinner before they both went off to university, leaving me behind! The bottom is a little restaurant in Covent Garden, London, called Joe Allen. Lizzie, one of my friends who i was having the monthly dinners with, is at uni in London and found this restaurant on an app. It was really strange, on some back street in Covent Garden and kind-of underground but the food was delish and the prices were good too. We had cocktails and a good catch up.

Also while in London, i took another stop at Liberty's to see their seasonal blooms because, i mean, what's a trip to London without going to Liberty.

More dinner and drinks after work, this time for the Vodka Revs Tuesday Quiz. We had 2-4-1 pizza and cocktails, and took part in the quiz coming fourth which i didn't think was too bad for us. It's just so lovely to have a group of workmates that i enjoy spending time with outside of work too.

More rain, this time sitting in my car waiting for the bus on the way to work - no surprises there.

Christmas time is now my favourite time of year, i've always loved it but i used to be such a Summer person. Now, i'm all about Winter, the snuggly jumpers, boots and Christmas lights. This year, the Grand Arcade shopping centre in Cambridge has these cute flying reindeer inside and there's also a huge Santa's sleigh too. As for me, this was just a peek into my Christmas decor and it was really nice waking up to a Christmas tree peeking through my curtains.

We had our work Christmas lunch at the beginning of December, where we play games, drink prosecco and eat a proper Christmas dinner all while at work. It's nice to get some time off of the shop floor to spend with my lovely work family. They even had a game this year, that meant if you sat on the chair with a golden star on the bottom, you got to go home for the rest of the day! Sadly, i didn't win. There's also a snap in there of some of the Cambridge Christmas lights, i just felt extra festive this day and i love me some Christmas lights.

Yet another food picture, but this time i was reunited with one of my best friends as she spends most of her year at University in Canterbury. We went for a morning in Cambridge, where we had some lunch, had a wander in the shops and generally just had a good catch up. This snap is from Cote Brasserie which i had never eaten at before but was actually really delicious!

Lastly, here is a snap from my annual trip to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. I'm pretty sure i've been going to the show since i was about six and next year is there 40th Bithrday. We usually go the weekend before Christmas and it just makes me feel extra Christmassy.

Finally, is an annual picture of my Christmas tree which was lovely, as always, this year. We love a mix and match kind of tree, full of multicoloured lights and ornaments plus we have a lot of old baubles with some new, which i really like. By this point too i'd put most of the presents i bought for my family under there too which makes it look even more festive.

In the middle there is another evening out with my work family, we all wore Christmas jumpers and just had a good natter and made our own festive quiz as the Revolution quiz master didn't turn up.

Lastly, here is a snap from my Boxing Day walk at a local country park. Everything looked pretty grey but these little red berries were hanging on for dear life and they were a burst of colour against the still, grey sky.

So that is my 2015 Instagram round up, and i actually really enjoyed doing this. Hopefully i'll remember to do it for the years to come, and i also hope i do lots of exciting things in 2016 to instagram and share. What was your favourite thing to instagram in 2015?


No comments:

Post a Comment

Blogger Template Made By pipdig