Thursday, December 27, 2012

Big happy news

I haven't really talked much about relationshippy stuff on this here blog of late. I guess that part of my life hasn't historically delivered the best of times and I got a bit tired of documenting those ups and downs and sounding like a broken record.

But 7 months ago I met a particularly special someone. Someone I instantly connected with, became best friends with, have not had a single doubt about and love with all my heart. It hasn't always been easy, we've both had some pretty difficult personal/health woes to deal with, but as a couple we've been solid through it all. I definitely have that feeling of 'oh, THIS is how it should feel'.

Well it seems the feeling is mutual, because at 3:42am on the 25th December (our 7 month anniversary), the man I love walked around to my side of the bed, grabbed both my hands, knelt down in front of me and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes!

Lara & Dave, getting hitched! (and wearing my Nana's old ring)

As they say, 'when you know, you know'.

Now for the hard part - bidding adieu to my new fiancĂ© (not sure if I'll get used to that word), jumping on  a plane and heading off to Nepal for a few weeks. Talk about a contrast of worlds. Wish me luck!

xx Lara.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Monochrome duvet cover in Leuca

So. 2012 hey. What a year. Another one that has positively flown by.

If you asked me if I've achieved much this year offhandedly I'd say 'not much' but when I take a moment to think about it actually a gazillion things have changed. It's been a year of much growth and revelations. Some major ups and downs. Some epic emotional and health related struggles but also some massively good things have come my way too. I'm feeling pretty fortunate at the moment and can see more great things to come in 2013.

The photos accompanying this post are mostly here to make it look pretty, but are also a little bit relevant. They partly relate to the fun that I've been having lately with styling and photography (still much to learn!) but they also relate to a pretty special person who's come into my life this year. I made this duvet cover as a birthday present, and because he happens to be a bit colourblind I thought a monochromatic theme was rather fitting.

Monochrome duvet cover in Leuca

Monochrome duvet cover in Leuca

I hope to post again before Christmas and my impending trip to Nepal, but if not I hope you all have a great relaxing break and come into 2013 with lots of energy and passion and potential for doing good things!