Friday 2 January 2015

Reviewing 2014 and looking forward to 2015

Last year had some great moments, I went vegan and although I did have a few slip ups along the way, I didn't let them deter me. I got to eat some great vegan food, both out and about and also at home:

Vegan pizza and doughballs at Maguire's in Liverpool.

This year's Christmas dinner- H&B Porkless pie, VBites 'turkey roast', pigs in blankets with maple syrup roasted parsnips and carrots followed by homemade sticky toffee pudding drowned in Alpro Custard:

Other food related highlights include taking part in my first vegan food swap:

What I sent to my swap partner

What I received from my German swap partner (you can check out Anke's blog here):

In September, I took part in my first ever Vegan MoFo and I managed to blog every day, even during a short break to the amazing city of Barcelona. Also in September, I also managed to get engaged...

After September, blogging slowed down, I have been taking plenty of photos of amazing places but I haven't had the motivation to turn these pictures into posts. This is due to undergoing a restructure at work, which has resulted in redundancy.

However, rather than see this in a negative light, I've been fortunate enough to receive a decent payout as well as payment in lieu of notice and for the first time since leaving school I feel that I can take a bit of a break from work to pursue some non-work related goals.

I will be finishing work in January (however due to having to take all my leave before finishing, I will be practically part time!) and after this, I plan to spend the next few months doing charity work, working on our veg patch (currently maintained by my future Mother-in-Law), trying out some business ideas, starting new projects and of course spending more time on this blog!

My 30th year is going to be uncertain (and if I think about it too much, I get a bit panicky!) but also full of opportunities and adventure, which I will do my best to share on this blog. 


  1. Sorry to hear about the redundancy :( but it's great that you can see some positives coming from it. Wishing you luck for whatever comes next for you. That aside, sounds like a fab year :) Look forward to seeing what this year brings to your blog!

  2. Good luck with everything Amy. I ended up without a job at 30 and no clue what I was going to do but you're right it can give you the freedom to try new things and 17 years later I wouldn't change anything that's happened along the way. See you soon x