My Highlights of 2014 and a Great Big Thank You

Hello,

I hope you all had a great Christmas season and aren’t too hungover today…

I never really get to fully enjoy this time of year. I always have exams pretty soon into the new year. This year is my final year so this year has been very quiet. It also means that blogging lacks around this time too (my apologies, but I’d rather take time out rather than write something I don’t enjoy writing or you won’t enjoy reading.)

However I did want to take some time out of learning about how a trust can fail to say THANK YOU.

Thank you for reading my blog and getting involved in my social media pages over the past year. I’ve really noticed an increase in the past few months and hope 2015 will be the year it all takes off.

For that reason, I am going to be making some changes to my blog in the new year. For the better I hope. I want to start writing some makeup tutorials and to include way more outfits on here. I also want to document my travels better and my love for food too. I am also going to aim to blog more regularly, at least 4 times a week. Thoughts below please?

If you have anything you’d like to read more about or any suggestions I would love for you to post it below or email me.

I thought I’d take a chance to run through some of my favourite moments of 2014. It was a pretty good year for me and I am excited to see what 2015 will bring both in the world of blogging and in my personal life.

London
In January, I got to go to London for the first time ever!!! I actually thought I might be let down just because the hype is so big but I loved it!!!! It was everything I wanted it to be.
London: Now I See What The Fuss is AboutLondon SightseeingLondon Theatre Trip

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IN! Mag awards
I won tickets to go to the biggest awards in Belfast and I was so excited! The awards were a great chance to get to know some of my favourite Belfast bloggers and to meet some popular faces.
The Winners, IN!Sider Report, What I Wore

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The Wright Venue
I finally got to go to the biggest nightclub in Ireland this year. We went to The Wright Venue in March for my boyfriend’s sister’s birthday! It was a fabulous night filled with cocktails and Craic.
What I Wore: Party Time at The Wright Venue

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San Francisco
I spent the Summer in one of the most amazing cities in the world working in the San Francisco Zoo. I fell so deeply in love with the place and I can’t wait to get back one day.
Giant’s Game, I’ve Arrived, 13 Irish Things I Missed

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Marbella
I went on my first hen party and visited Spain for the first time in September. I honestly could have not asked to go on holiday with a better group of girls and who knew white wine sangria was so good!

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Final Year
I started the final year of my Law with Criminology degree this year (eeek). It’s been incredibly stressful, especially now with exams and deadlines looming in a few days… But I hope it will be worth it when I finally graduate!

Ant and Dec
I got to sit front row at a show for the first time this year. To top it all off it was to see Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Tour! It was the perfect way to spend my birthday!

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McQuaid Wedding
I went to a really lovely wedding back in October where the Bridal Party treated us to a little dance. I loved the dress I wore which I actually only got the day before from the Snooty Fox Sale.

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Ed Sheeran
I treated the other half to tickets to see Ed for his birthday. We both love him and it’s usually the album of choice when we’re driving together!

Six years
My boyfriend and I celebrated our sixth anniversary this year! Yes, six years!!!! I have no idea how it’s got this far so quickly but I’m thankful for every minute I have with him! #cuteoverload

Surprise Party
My friend from Uni who lives quite a bit away celebrated her 21st Birthday and had no idea we would be coming to her party. Her mum arranged it all with us to come up as a surprise. She’s usually very chatty but she was speechless when we jumped out.

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Christmas
As I said Christmas was a particularly quiet affair this year, but it was wonderful. I got some amazing gifts and got to take a few days off from studying to spend with awesome people.

Martin Wedding
I finished the year off with the most stunning wedding I have ever been to! My boyfriend’s sister got married down in Ballymagarvey Village. The venue and the whole day for that matter was like a fairy tale. Honestly, it took me a few days to come back down to reality. Luckily for the happy couple they were able to jet off on honeymoon but for me it was back to the books!

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It’s been a great year and 2015  seems set to be filled with adventure. I’ll be back blogging after the 12th January, until then here’s the five posts you guys liked the most this year. I’ll be updating my Instagram lots in the meantime so be sure to follow me @LifeofLalaBlog

My Five Most Read Posts this Year:
Lazy Girl Guide: 4 of the Easiest Hair Styles to Try Today
What it’s Really Like to Enter a Rose of Tralee Selection
6 Beauty Mistakes you’re Probably Making
The IN! Magazine Awards: The Winners!!
13 Things I Can’t Wait to do When I’m Back in Ireland

Don’t forget to let me know what you want to see in 2015!

Happy 2015 folks; make it the best one yet!!!

Lala xx

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One Response to My Highlights of 2014 and a Great Big Thank You

  1. love this post, can’t wait to read more from you x
    just followed you, would be much appreciated if you followed back ❤

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