Hey Lovelies, here’s a little round-up of some of my favourite moments of 2019!
Towards the end of 2018 I downloaded the app ‘One Second A Day’ and I was determined to take it seriously. And with some motivation to compile my life in to a short video, I now have a 365 second video (also known as 6 mins and 5 seconds), and I must admit it’s quite a weird way of reflecting back on a whole year of your life.
This week I finally looked back at the video and it was actually quite amazing! This past year had been quite a whirlwind and I think taking the time to make this video and then being able to watch it back has made me really appreciate some of the wonderful things I have been able to do this past year. I think sometimes we don’t give ourselves the credit we deserve and so we tend to downplay some of the most exciting moments in our life. So, in appreciation for the past year and all the amazing moments it’s made up of, I thought I would reflect on some of my favourite moments from each month this year.
But before we that, I’d like to take a moment to thank all my friends and family for sticking with me and being a part of some of my favourite life moments. Over the past year I have been through many lows and highs and I have to say that no matter how I look back at this year, I will always remember some of the wonderful things I have been able to do and for that I am endlessly grateful.
NEW YORK BABY! I’m still buzzing from the trip and I honestly don’t think the buzz will ever die down. It was bloody hot and I felt like I was going to melt but it was all so worth it, finally being able to tick that off my bucket list was bloody amazing! And what better way to top off what already seemed like a bloody good month than a trip to my favourite confetti flower fields.
Still high on that summer buzz, we had our annual sister’s trip and this time to Athens and it was full of Greek mythology and sandy beaches – what else do you need?! And then I made a trip to my favourite cruelty-free nail salon, Still-London. And then as quickly as it had come, the summer holidays were nearing an end and I was trying to hold on to the last bits of sunshine and freedom.
My annual friends’ holidays with Conny and Patricia is the one thing I always look forward too and this year we had a girl’s trip to Amsterdam. We spent most of the holiday wandering around Amsterdam aimlessly and taking a million and one pictures. And then it was back to London to meet up with another group of amazing ladies and take to the streets for the Climate Strike March. I have never felt as empowered and inspired as I was that day watching all those young people fight for their future! Finally, what better way to end my summer holidays than two nights of George Ezra at the Royal Albert Hall!
Hozier was probably the best part of October, not only did I see him perform TWICE but I also met him! THE CRAZIEST FAN GIRLING MOMENT OF MY LIFE!!! I also got the chance to have another brilliant shoot with Shweta, who as always was brilliant.
November was when things started getting a bit busier and somehow as always I had planned so many things without even realising. First of all, I took myself out on two self-care dates this November, once to see Lungs at the Old Vic and then to see the one and only Ian McKellen on Stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre!!!!!!! On top of all the theatre excitement I also bagged myself tickets to see Lewis Capaldi, Kodaline and a house-trip to see Lauv – all-in-all a bloody good month!! Just as November was ending we had another lovely house trip and this time to see Christmas as Kew because what can be more festive than walking around Kew Gardens in the cold to look at Christmas lights (and that’s not me being sarcastic).
CHRISTMAS TIME!!! Being the odd human I am, I started off the very festive month of December having a dance party at a Wild Youth concert with Tania. And because I obviously LOVE Tania so much, I threw her probably my best planned birthday party ever with lots of Karaoke, Cake and a quiz all about her – and she obviously loved it! But is it even Christmas in London if you don’t go wandering around trying to look for the best Christmas decorations? Who better to do that with than probably the only other person who loves coffee and cake more than mem the coolest gal around and my gig partner Sorcha! And then it was time to head for just in time for my favourite tradition, our family trip to Blenheim Palace to see their Christmas trail and drink buckets of hot chocolate whilst our toes froze in cause of all the rain and cold. We don’t go all out for Christmas day in our house but one thing we always do is cook a massive meal and watch anything/everything festive and then end the night with me beating everyone at board games because I obviously win each year! After Christmas I spend that week leading up to New Years with friends and family and mentally preparing myself for the year to come.
Thank you all for sticking with me this past year and I hope you’ve all had a wonderful festive holiday and I’ll see you in 2020! Have a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year- because you deserve it!
Love Sharuni xx