Hello all. I’m back after another long break I wasn’t intending to take. But I wanted to post today, since it’s my 27th birthday! What with my birthday being at the end of the year, I thought this would be a nice time to look back at this past year.

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My selfie I took on my 26th birthday

Being 26 has been pretty awesome. I’d been having a blast blogging, and celebrated my blogiversary!

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I kicked off the year with so much creativity and inspiration for blog ideas. I did lots of DIY projects, tried heaps of recipe from Nerdy Nummies, played with makeup more, and had so much fun just taking photos of everything.

I decided to try out a boudoir shoot, which was a huge step out of my comfort zone for me. It was definitely an incredible experience, and I still love the photos that came out!

I celebrated being married for a year with Rory!

We went to Japan and had the most amazing holiday.

We adopted our little black cat Shadow. We’re so used to her in our lives now.

The biggest joy though, was finding out we were expecting! It was so nice being able to share this news with everyone, we’ve had nothing but love and support. I’ve been lucky to have a fairly straightforward pregnancy. I’m hoping this will carry on through till we get to meet our daughter next March!

I’m excited to see what being 28 will bring in 2019!

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Continuing the birthday selfie trend

As an endnote to this post, I want to say thanks for the understanding in my previous post. I mentioned that I don’t think I would be able to blog as much, and questioned whether I would keep this blog going. I’m still unsure about the future, but my blog plan stays open until next July, so I’ll make a final decision closer to the time. Till then, I will update my blog when I have the energy for it. I’m 25 weeks in, and I’m definitely starting to feel like that last trimester is almost on me. I’m getting bigger and running out of energy even faster than before. I would love to get all that inspiration and creativity for creating content back again, but as you know, my focus is on my offline life for now. Thanks for all the support internet friends πŸ™‚


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Happy birthday!

    1. Thank you!

  2. Happy birthday Angela! Sounds like 2019 is going to be just as exciting for you πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Chanelle! It’s definitely shaping out to be another awesome year 😁

  3. Many many Happy returns of the Day My Dear!

    1. Thank you!

  4. Many many Happy returns of the Day Dear Angela . advanced Happy New your 2019 for you

  5. Happy birthday! You last year has been great and so many changes! And you look beautiful in your birthday selfie πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Sarah! It’s definitely been an eventful past year, and I’m pretty sure the next year will be just as eventful 😁

  6. Happy birthday πŸ₯³

    1. Thank you 😁

  7. Congrats hun x

    1. Thank you!

  8. Happy birthday Angela! I hope 27 brings even more joy than 26. I’m happy to see you update, I know you aren’t able to blog as much as you used to but I still love hearing what’s new with you. I can’t believe you’re due in march already, I feel like you just announced you were expecting. Take care! xx

    1. Thanks Cleia! I will definitely try to update semi regularly until next July. I do still love blogging and being able to talk with all of you guys ❀️
      It is crazy how the due date is starting to sneak up πŸ˜‚ definitely feels like it wasn’t too long ago that we just announced it!

      1. I’m so glad to hear that!
        Time flies so fast, you both must be so excited for the due date!

  9. Hope you had a great birthday dear! Cute pics πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Maha!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful year for you! Xxx

    1. Thank you so much, its been a great year 😁

  11. Angela you look beautiful pregnant. Keep sharing your posts and pictures. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words 😊

  12. Happy happy to you! So cool that your lil bun gets to celebrate with you πŸ‘ΆπŸ»

    1. Haha, thanks so much!

  13. Happy Birthday, girl!!! Loved reading this update. Sounds like everything is going so well! You are glowing. xo

    1. Thank you so much Mackenzie 😁❀️

  14. Happy birthday, Angela! I love that you recapped the whole year for your birthday post. You are looking gorgeous! <3 How exciting that you are close to meeting your little one. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Courtney! It’s definitely been a pretty eventful year πŸ™‚

  15. Happy birthday!! What an amazing year for you xx

  16. Happy Belated Birthday. πŸ™‚

    And wow, so many photos. You had an interesting and amazing year. Heres to another such year. Happy New Year, in advance. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome 😊

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