2016 | Year in Music

I have a soundtrack for everything. My Spotify has a selection of playlists curated by me for each and every occasion, memory, holiday, year, genre, artist – you name it!

Throughout the year I add current favourite songs into one playlist which becomes a sort of time capsule. I see many blog posts using Instagram to sum up the blogger’s year -which certainly is a good indication of what each of us got up to in 2016 – however, for me it’s all about the tunes:

Okay, not every single song brings back a poignant memory, but scrolling through I am reminded of the highs and lows of 2016: the deaths of David Bowie and George Michael, a very difficult time at work facing redundancy, the relief of keeping my job, our honeymoon (particularly blasting out Austra when driving over the Golden Gate bridge and hearing JT on the radio whilst cruising around Hawaii), falling in love with Gilmore Girls (Carole King and Sam Philips of course), and finding out we are expecting our first child.


These are memories that will be infinitely linked with these songs. In years to come, I will always associate certain songs with a particular bar in Vancouver – as if I was sipping an ice cold beer right there and then (currently dreaming of having another once our new addition is here).

It’s said a picture says a thousand words, and that may be true, but for me a song says even more.

Happy new year all!


PS I will be back very soon with my favourites (beauty and lifestyle) of 2016!


Happy New Year: Reflections on 2015 and looking ahead

Happy New Year one and all!

2015 was a big year for me which was dominated by my wedding. I also started this blog and really enhanced my make-up skills as I prepared to do my own face on my big day! I also went for the big chop and finally got my beloved red pixie cut.


In 2016 I hope to really develop the blog further in terms of regular content which is both varied and, hopefully, relevant and interesting to you. I am going to get to work on my photography skills now I am finally armed with a DSLR. This is both for blog posts and to capture memories on my upcoming honeymoon.

From a personal aspect I want to continue my fitness and health regime which began almost a year ago. I definitely need to get back into yoga after this season of indulgence! I lost 20 lbs last year and I hope to get more toned and strong in the year ahead.

Thank you for all the follows, likes and comments in the 8 months I have been blogging. Please follow the links at the top of my page for other social media accounts. I look forward to reading your posts and watching your vlogs in 2016! 


Thank you for taking this journey with me. I hope in 2016 I can build upon the foundations laid in 2015!


Bright days aheadcredit to http://www.agirlobsessedblog.com/ for the first image on this post!