• My 2018 Highlights & 2019 Goals

    Here is my addition to me 2018 highlights and 2019 goals post. I did the same post last year to reflect on my highlights and achievements from 2017 and what I wanted to achieve in 2018 so I thought I would do the same post for this year and next too. I love reading other bloggers reflective posts from the previous year so I thought I would join in before we jump into 2019.


    January started my 2nd year being vegetarian. I can’t believe I’ve got this far in my vegetarian journey and I’ve done so well overcoming cravings to eat meat and find new dishes and recipes that I love that don’t involve meat and find lots of yummy meat free alternatives.


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    Went to my colleagues wedding in Peckforton Castle. It was a fun and beautiful wedding! I’m pulling a funny face because Darth Vader has his hand around the back of my neck. My dress is from Self Portrait and it’s my most favourite dress!

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    Travelled to Cambodia. You can read all about Cambodia here.

    Cambodia Travel Guides: 
    5 Things To Do In Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Staying At The Rambutan Resort In Siem Reap, Cambodia
    A Day Trip Around Cambodia’s Temples


    Travelled to Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand. You can read all about Vietnam here.

    Vietnam Travel Guides:
    A Guide To Hanoi’s Train Street
    Da Nang’s Beautiful Lady Buddha
    Exploring Tam Coc & Trang An
    Our One Night Cruise Around Halong Bay


    Celebrated my 22nd birthday with the family.

    Went to my 4th Goodwood Festival Of Speed with my Dad, this years was all about Porsche’s.


    I was so excited to release the new look to shanylou! I worked with my lovely friend Giada who I’ve worked with on designing my blog logo and business cards and she created this beauty for my blog. I’ve been creating professional like content on my blog for 3 years and I really wanted a look on my blog that was all my own and personalised to my blog style instead of using the common pipdig blog designs. You can read all about the design process and special features here.


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    Went to my 3rd Reading Festival with my Dad.


    I got to work with my first cruelty free and vegan beauty box brand which you can read my sponsored post here.

    Went on my 3rd Where’s Mollie Global Travellers trip which was to Croatia. It was insane! You can read all about my time in Croatia here. Afterwards I had a quick stopover in Stockholm, Sweden – so you can read about Stockholm here.

    Croatia Travel Guides:
    A Day On Lokrum Island
    5 Things To Do In Dubrovnik
    5 Things To Do In Split
    Sunset Kayaking In Dubrovnik
    An Amazing #BOATDAY In Hvar

    Sweden Travel Guides:
    A Guide To Gamla Stan, Stockholm
    How To Spend A 7 Layover In Stockholm, Sweden


    Travelled to Stratford Upon Avon for a girls weekend away.

    Saw Nothing But Thieves live in concert for the 7th time.


    2018 highlights 2019 goals
    Saw Years & Years live in concert for the 1st time. They were amazing! I wrote about the concert here.

    Celebrated Christmas & New Year with the family.

    2019 GOALS

    – Travel more
    – Focus on myself
    – Challenge myself
    – Remove toxic relationships and people
    – Continue improving my mental health

    What are your highlights for 2018 and what do you plan for 2019?