2014 - The year that was

I can't believe that 2014 is drawing to a close. What a year it has been! Simultaneously one of the best years of my life and one of the hardest as well. I spotted this review of 2014 on Sam's blog and thought that it would be a fitting way to reflect on the year that was. 

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
I feel like 2014 was all about doing things I never did before! I went to my first ever job interview and five interviews later I landed my wonderful job! I rode the bus to work, applied for a national insurance number, visited Egypt, learnt how to clean a house (embarrassing I know).

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't set myself new year's resolutions, but for the first time I have set myself some goals for 2015. I want to learn how to cook, so once a week I will be cooking one of Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals - baby steps! I also want to take advantage of living in the UK and travel more on the weekends.

Instax love in a digital world

Pink Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera

When I left my previous job, my leaving gift was this beautiful pink Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera. I have always loved Polaroid cameras because of their nostalgia, rawness and the excitement of printing pictures in real time. While Polaroid no longer make cameras, what they pioneered has been captured in this little pink number which has become my new best friend. 

Lincolnshire Life lately

Lincoln Cathedral

The White Hart hotel

My job as a Press Officer at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce keeps me very busy and actively engaged in the Lincolnshire community. It's completely turned my life in Lincoln around and I could not be happier or feel any more blessed than I already feel. In only a few weeks, I've been able to experience a completely different side of the county and I am actively involved in projects which will potentially put this little city on the map. I've gone from feeling like an outsider to feeling like I am part of something really great and this has made all the difference in the world. While I still miss home terribly and ache to be back in Johannesburg, I am also feeling content in Lincoln for the first time in nine months. I know that life shouldn't revolve around your work, but for me work has become a tool to unlock Lincoln and has helped foster a sense of identity and connection in a city which has felt alien for the longest time.
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