I’ve found myself wanting to write a lot more lifestyle and personal posts recently so today I’m going to be showing you guys my 5 favourite photos. It was really hard to narrow it down to 5 but if I didn’t have a limited number this post would be too long to cope with. Most of them are at least a couple of years old as I’m definitely one for nostalgia. Here are my 5 favourite photos!
It was really hard to pick a photo of us three as you can imagine there are quite a few at all stages of our lives. This was almost 4 years ago now at my brothers graduation, I picked this one because I remember it being such a happy day and it was so nice to all come together and celebrate Nicks hard work. It’s also mad to look back at him as a graduate now as he’s only gone up from there, now having a really great job in the field of his degree. I really appreciate that I was able to go, too as initially it was only 2 tickets per graduate but we managed to sneak some extra.
I’ve never been a major girly girl. My mum said she’d put me in pretty dresses as a toddler and within 5 minutes I’d be sat in a mud pool and she’d be devastated. I used to LOVE riding on my dads (and my stepdads) motorbike and I still occasionally get on the back of my dads now. I still want a kick ass motorbike of my own one day. I’m not sure how old I was here but look at my face!! I look so happy and I honestly remember the day so well, it’s such a lovely memory. There’s also one of my dad and I on my first day at school, that’s for sure another of my favourite photos.
I have so, so, SO many photos of Marika and I showing the good, the bad, the drunk, the weird and extremely ugly versions of ourselves. Marika and I have been friends since we were about 12 and I couldn’t have asked for someone better to be my closest friend over the last 10 years. I could never imagine my life without her and I don’t ever want to! I have especially fond memories of Reading Festival for a number of reasons – it was shortly before I got ill so it was one of the most recent fun memories I have where I wasn’t bogged down with medical stuff, it was like a weekend long sleepover and I remember I hadn’t seen her much at all prior to it as we were both working full time and super busy so it was the absolute best to spend some real time together and properly catch up on everything going on whilst surrounding ourselves with one of our favourite things – live music!
I was 6 in this photo, of course I’m the blonde one. Although my grandparents didn’t pass until I was 13/14, we didn’t take many photos with them for some reason and I really regret it now. However, I’m sure this one would still be one of my favourites even if we did. Despite sulking in a corner during half the photos due to wanting my mums bouquet, I was definitely all smiles here. I was always a nannies girl, my grandparents lived next door to us and I spent a lot of my Summers off school helping my nan out in the garden and then the Winters wrapping her Christmas presents, eating her biscuits and writing her Christmas cards. It’s hard to believe she hasn’t been a part of a whole third of my life but I still miss her every day and hope she’s proud of me.
How could I leave these two out? This isn’t my absolute favourite photo of Jake and I but it definitely represents our relationship well. Both of us laughing and Nacho going crazy. Jake came into my life a couple of months after Nacho did so they’ve had plenty of time to bond and Nacho will always fight her way onto the bed when Jake stays over as she still HAS to be included always. We love her, she’s like our little third wheel that doesn’t have a clue. This was before the re-opening of Las Iguanas which was a really lovely night, too.
There are many other photos that are my favourites with more of my favourite people in (so please don’t be sad if we’re friends and you’re not in them)! I highly expect I’ll be posting the rest at some point. For now, I hope you enjoyed having a bit of a nose at these! Do you think you could narrow down your 5 favourite photos?