Friday, 29 December 2017

Where have I been?

It feels like forever since I actually sat down and wrote on here.... and it has... its been a whole year so I have some explaining to do! The past year has been the most amazing year so far, I've cried a lot, laughed a whole lot more and I feel like I have really found my way this year.

So the main reason my blog has been neglected is because I got a job working on a cruise ship as a photographer and it was the best decision I have ever made! I have learnt so much about myself whilst also doing something I love and travelling the world at the same time but it also meant that the internet was pretty limited and so blogging had to take a back seat.

Through working on the ships I have met some amazing people who I can now truly say are friends for life and have ticked off some of the places I have always wanted to visit.

I have only actually spent 3 months of 2017 in the UK and at home which is just crazy, I left last October (2016) and finally came home in September this year. It has been one hell of a year and I wouldn't change a single bit of it.

Another thing that has happened since I have been away is last week I turned 21! I had such a lovely day surrounded by all my family which was so nice as I have missed them all so much with being away from home. I couldn't have asked for a better day, we visited a local farm and I fell in love with a little baby rabbit... still trying to convince my dad into getting one!

I have missed having somewhere to place all my thoughts and so can't wait to start Touch of Belle back up, the content may be slightly different and I feel like I want it to be more lifestyle and travel related since thats a huge part of my life. So excited to be back!

Friday, 20 January 2017

Things I'm Grateful for

 I love looking at all the small things in life to be happy about but today I thought I would share some of the reasons and things I am grateful for.

1) Having a supportive family
My family mean everything to me and having parents that would do anything for me is such a blessing. I know its easy to take parents and family for granted but I really do appreciate everything they have ever done for me.

2) Living somewhere nice
I live in such a beautiful place in the UK , I’m not a fan of big cities so love having a small town about 20 minutes away and having the seaside on my doorstep.

3) Access to education
I know most people when they are at school moan about being there and wish they could grow up and then others saying “School days are the best” but I am really glad I had access to a free education but also that I can still go to places to get an education and try different courses If I wanted to.

These are just a few things I am grateful for, I would love to know some things that make you feel grateful.