Happy new year!  I hope everyone’s 2020 got off to a great start.  I finally have a few days off to take a breather – I didn’t take any extra time off over the festive period so it’s all been a bit of a marathon until now.  I always think it’s great to have a bit of time off around the start of the year to do what I like to call ‘life admin’ to get it off to a good start.  Be that clearing out the garage, taking old clothes to the charity shop or meal prepping. Riveting stuff, I know. 

While we are on the topic of the new year, I am aware that I need to raise my game when it comes to writing these ‘life lately’ blog posts that I pledged to write every month, moreover, actually post blogs in general consistently.  So as it is every year, remedying this is on my list of resolutions.  For me, the frequency of my updates tends to be quite ‘boom-bust’ depending on how much free time I have / if there is anything half-interesting going on in my life to report. 

For me, 2019 was an incredibly memorable year, with travelling to New Zealand and Vietnam being main highlights, along with other things that took place in my personal life.  That said, it wasn’t without some difficult and dark times.  In many ways, it was a learning curve.  Here are a few of my takeaway points from the year that I will be keeping top of mind for 2020. 

  • Be kind because everyone you know is fighting a battle you know nothing about. 
  • Things usually take longer than you think they will and that’s okay.
  • You don’t owe anything to anyone who doesn’t have good intentions.
  • It’s good to try new things and also fine to decide they are not for you. 
  • Buy quality not quantity. 
  • It’s the small, little everyday things that bring life’s real happiness. 

I’ll leave you with a myriad of random photos that have accrued over the last few months (mainly a few bits and bobs from my recent trip to Vietnam).  Until next month!

Christmas 2019. 

Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

The iconic Golden Bridge, at Bà Nà Hills in Vietnam. 

Hoi An, Vietnam. 

Bà Nà Hills, Vietnam. 

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