2018 highlights

Well hello to you my reader chums! 2018 was a crazy year; it had many highs, lows and more change than I ever expected. However, it was a period in my life that has taught me so much and guided me into the next exciting chapter. The past year had many laugh-out-loud moments, holidays and days out I've adored, that I can't wait to share them.

2018 highlights


Here are my 2018 highlights...

Aladdin the musical 

The new year kicked off with a lovely and exciting trip to London, to see Aladdin the musical. I got my boyfriend Dan it as a Christmas present and couldn't wait to see his reaction to the show. Prior to the show, I also found an Aladdin themed afternoon tea at Cutter and Squidge, a quaint bakery tucked away in London's busy streets. We both adored the tea; they were really creative with all the food ideas and the decoration was insane. Unfortunately, they don't do that tea anymore but offer a wizard one there instead.

Aladdin the musical

Aladdin afternoon tea

The show was a production that really blew us away. It was a combination of bright colours, electric songs, dances, and hilarious characters - we especially loved the genie.

Paris 


5 day guide to paris

For our first Valentine's Day together, Dan and I whisked off to Paris for a few days and had the best ever time. Paris really is a completely unique city and has a charm you can't find anywhere else. I fell in love with its quaint streets, adorable cafes and historic churches. It's simply a lovely place to stroll around. We did all the candid sights, visited Disneyland and explored all the backstreets. It's definitely a Valentine's we'll never forget. Find out more in my 5-day guide to Paris and 8 things you need to know before visiting Paris tips post..

1st anniversary 





In March, Dan and I celebrated one year of being together and did it in such a memorable way. Dan surprised me to a Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea (my favourite ever Disney film) and then dinner at the Shard. I felt like the luckiest girl on earth to be spoilt with such luxuries. We then did a day two of celebrations where I treated us to a spa day and dinner out. We're coming up to two years together now, and I still count my lucky stars every day that I've found someone like him.

Lisbon 


3 day guide to lisbon

In April, I jetted off for a few days in Lisbon with my favourite gal pals. We explored all the famous sights, soaked up the sun and drank all the wine in sight. It was a lovely few days surrounded by people I adore in a city I grew to love. Lisbon has a very quirky and alternative vibe with its traditional trams and quaint streets. Find out more in my 3-day guide.

Copenhagen 


3 day guide to copenhagen

Every year, my twin sister and I love to go on holiday together for a few days and this time we chose Copenhagen. I've always heard the loveliest things about the city that when I saw a flight offer, we decided to jump at the chance. Copenhagen really lived up to its name. It's probably one of the only cities I've visited that doesn't feel touristy at all and has the loveliest calm appeal. Despite that, there are still plenty of things to see and do, and a whole culture to explore. Find out more in my 3-day guide.

Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato 



I'm a bit of a concert addict, I absolutely adore seeing my favourite artists live and singing along with a large crowd. In June, I was lucky enough to see my two favourite artists, Ed Sheeran, and Demi Lovato. Ed lit up Wembley with his heavenly voice and Demi brought sass to the 02. They are two nights I'll never forget and cherish in my heart forever.

Brighton


2 day guide to brighton

As someone who was brought up by the coast, I'm most certainly a beach baby. Being at the seaside is the most calming thing ever and my happy place, that when my boyfriend surprised me with a few days in Brighton for my 22nd birthday, I couldn't be more thrilled. Brighton is my favourite city in the UK as it has the seaside appeal as well as the city vibe. We had a lovely few days exploring, eating good food and celebrating the year of 22. Find out more in my Brighton guide.

Belfast


3 day guide to belfast

3 day guide to belfast

For my boyfriend's birthday, I surprised him with a few days in Belfast. I mainly booked the trip to go on a Game of Thrones tour but also to explore the beautiful Irish city. It was our first time in Ireland, and we loved the combination of city and country vibe Belfast had to offer. Check out our adventure in this guide.

Dan's graduation


In September, Dan graduated with his degree and I couldn't be more proud of him. It was a lovely and celebratory day surrounded by his family, and I'll cherish it always.

Tenerife




Also in September, and as a final holiday of the year, I jetted off to Tenerife with Dan's family. It was one of those trips that were ever so relaxing and we spent most of it chilling and socialising, which made a big difference in doing loads of things when away and I loved it. For once, I could just de-stress and enjoy.

Twinnies Bake



Twinnies Bake

2018 was also the year my sister and I started our business, Twinnies Bake. After an unfortunate job loss, we decided to take the plunge and finally make our dreams a reality. So far, we've been loving to run the baking business and hope to do big things with it in the future. We began with our specialty brownies and have continued adding items to the menu such as cookies, cupcakes and celebratory cakes.

Passing my driving test



My biggest accomplishment of the year, however, has to be finally passing my driving test. I've been learning on and off for years now so to finally have a certificate and car to my name means the world to me.

I hope you enjoyed this highlight style post. What were your 2018 highlights?

Thank you for reading <3

2 comments

  1. Wow, you travelled a lot! Hope 2019 will be an amazing year for you!😘

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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    1. Thank you lovely! I hope you have a fab 2019 too xx

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