When I made my New Year resolutions last year I had no idea that one of them would completely change my life and the other couldn't have been further from my reach even if I tried. One of my resolutions last year was to travel more and that I did and the second one was to get fit, well an operation and two chronic illnesses may' have prevented that one. 2015 hasn't been my finest year, but when I've been lucky I've been incredibly lucky and today I've been challenged by Lumix to share with you 3 of my perfect 2015 moments with you.
The first moment that sprang to mind when I was told about this campaign was my trip to Thailand earlier this year. I come from a working class family and I've never really been able to travel long distance, although it has been a dream of mine and to recieve an email from the Tourism Authority of Thailand inviting me on a press trip to Bangkok was like a dream come true. In the image above I'm stood with the Tourism minister of Thailand and the English team that I travelled with, comprising of journalists, designers and the PR team. When we stood on that stage for photos, I really couldn't believe my luck. I was in a room full of journalists, designers and bloggers from all around the world and I was one of two UK bloggers to be chosen for the trip. I feel so honoured and privileged for being invited on that trip and my first ever long haul trip has made travel thirsty, eager to see more of what the world has to offer.
This second photograph was taken on our first wedding anniversary in Ireland this September. It was the first time I had visited my husbands home country and it was great to see the in-laws after a year apart. We visited Ireland for my husband's cousin's wedding and spent an extra day in Dublin celebrating our first year as a married couple together. This photograph was taken at The Slieve Russell hotel where the wedding took place. I often struggle with low self esteem and body confidence, but I loved wearing this Ted Baker dress and earlier that day I had my makeup done with my mother-in-law so I felt very glam. My husband took this picture of me and it's my favourite.
My final image represents the amazing time my husband and I had in Amsterdam only a few weeks ago. It was the first time my husband and I had been to somewhere new to us both and we had such a wonderful few days. It was great to get away from the problems I was experiencing with my health and we both thoroughly enjoyed exploring a new city. This picture was taken at the top of the giant ferris wheel at Dam Square. Amsterdam looked so beautiful from that height and I had so much fun.
This year may have not been the most spectacular year I've had, but in parts it has been truly amazing and I will cherish those moments. I can't believe we only have 40 days left of 2015, let's make them count!
What have been your perfect 3 moments of 2015?