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My 2019 highlights

I’m going to start this post with a confession. I had planned to put this one up before the end of 2019, but I didn’t finish writing it and then I posted other things and here we are. As I had written the bulk of it, and because I really wanted to round off my ‘in a nutshell’ series for 2019 I figured why not post it now…even if it is halfway through January!

I really enjoyed rounding up each month throughout 2019 and I thought there’s no better way to round off the series for 2019 than to share my overall highlights for the year.

When I was looking back through my ‘in a nutshell’ posts I couldn’t believe how many moments I had forgotten, which goes to show how posts like this are such a great reminder/reflection tool.

Keep reading to find out my highlights, beginning with my favourite moment of the year.

Giving birth


Ok so maybe not the actual birth bit but seeing my daughter for the first time was not just a 2019 highlight but a life highlight. There are no words for how I felt in that moment! Read more here

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Meeting my newest nephew
blue boy freestanding decor
Photo by Luis Quintero on

Exactly two months before my daughter was born my newest nephew arrived, he’s such a smiley and happy baby, a real joy! Read more here

My friend giving birth
yellow pink and blue party balloons
Photo by Ylanite Koppens on

I was lucky enough to have a friend of mine pregnant with her first child just like me at the same time as me, (she gave birth just over two months after I did). Meeting her little man was so amazing and a real 2019 highlight. Read more here

Employee of the year
wine glass
Photo by Adrianna Calvo on

I was awarded Employee of the year right at the beginning of 2019. I’ve worked my current job for a long time and it was lovely to get this recognition because I always try my best at work. This award was a lovely boost to see me through my final few months before I started my Maternity Leave. Pregnant and working a job where you’re on your feet for 8 hours a day is not the easiest! Read more here

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Father’s day


Or more specifically the first Father’s day for my boyfriend as a dad of two. Organising a special day for him courtesy of our little one was one of my favourite 2019 moments. Read more here

Bonfire Night


I just love Bonfire Night! Fireworks, sparklers, struggling to warm up after hours outside…I love it all! Read more here

merry christmas sign
Photo by Brett Sayles on

It was the first Christmas in many years which I didn’t have to work, it was the first Christmas that I could spend with my partner, and it was our daughter’s first Christmas. These three reasons had set it up to be a memorable one and it definitely lived up to the hype. It was busy, tiring and involved lots of travelling but it was so worthwhile! Best Christmas ever! Read more here

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What makes your 2019 highlights list? I would love to hear!

Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!

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Until the next time…Jess x


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