Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Heres to 2015

Hey my lovelies!!
Happy New Year!!
So as I sit here on New Years Day writing this, waiting on the roast beef cooking (yes its 12.30 lol) my mind wanders to this time last year, Passionsandpreening blog and youtube hadn’t been born and I had all this passion for beauty, fashion and life and nowhere to put it, in steps a Twitter competition from the wonderful Dave Lackie, check him out @davelackie he was running a competition for the Rhianna MAC range of makeup, and I was lucky enough to win it, we got chatting and we talked about blogging etc, and something clicked inside of me. Then came the questions, how would I do it, could I do it, would anyone want to read it? Self doubt faded and excitement set in. I started to reseach and decided I would go for it!
Passionsandpreening was born and on the 6th August I wrote my first little post, just a little intro about me, but wow the buzz I got from it!! From there on in I wrote steadily and I always wondered about having a youtube channel. I have watched many great beauty gurus over the years, and wondered could I do videos?
 So I thought I would start with a few vlogs, something more informal, on 1st November my wee youtube channel came to life, and I started with weekly vlogs, till December when I started the famous Vlogmas! From then I have started channel videos, and 2015 will bring weekly videos, vlogs and blog posts!
Unfortunately I only got out and about doing it for the first 12 days of vlogmas as we had a serious car crash, the car bless wee Pete had to be put to sleep, Scott my husband, Tom his friend and I all got out ok, but I firmly believe my mummy was looking over us that night, even the ambulance and police said we shouldn’t have got out so lucky. So that was definitely a low point of the year, but there have been many highs, my best friend Nicola got married to the amazing Alex and we all enjoyed a beautiful day, surrounded by all our friends.

To my amazing friends, our core group, Joanne, Monica, Lou, Nikki, Angie, Elaine, Norma, louise, Kim,Tom,(and all the partners etc) I will never thank you enough for everything you guys have done for us not only since the crash but all year, it took me 28 years to find this special group of friends and I am never letting youse go, so you are stuck with scott and I, I pray 2015 is amazing for you all, all for different reasons, but know I will be there through it all standing by your side.
I am so blessed to have an amazing husband who is literally my hero now, ( cheers hun for pulling me outta the car) he has stood by me through all my illness and never once complained. I thank God each day for him, as I know I can be a moany pain! So Scott if you are reading this, words will never thank you enough! Heres to 2015 being our year!
To my wonderful daddy, you have become my rock, I turn to you in my sad and happy times, and mummy would be so proud of how we have pulled together to get through her passing.
Mummy, another year goes by without you, cant believe it will be 4 in March 2015, days it feels like years ago that I last hugged you, and others it feels like yesterday I felt your warm embrace, I know you are in a better place now with no more heart attacks etc, anyone who knew my mum would say she was a fighter and fought everything head on. As I wrote on your plaque, everything I am I owe to you.

So as 2015 begins, my goals are to get healthier, aim for my fertility treatment weight goal, and grow my blog and youtube, oh and pass my degree would be nice!!
So I will sign off now, to do some more study, and find a gift for scott and mine 7 year wedding anniversary on the 4th January!!
Lots of love to each and every one of you, lets make 2015 a year to remember!!!!


  1. This is lovely. I started blogging in October. Love writing. Like you also affected by car crash just before Xmas. My youngest was a front passenger survivor but two friends in rear died. Her boyfriend was driving. Good luck with the vblog. I'm not that brave:)

    1. I am so so sorry to hear about your child's accident. I will be thinking of her two lost friends. Blogging is a release aswell I feel, I hope 2015 is better for you!! Give vlogging a go make it your challenge for this year xx

  2. Wow, thank god everyone got out of that crash unharmed! It must have been a real wake-up call... Here's the a happy and healthy 2015 in which we should enjoy every day!

    1. Oh for sure we definitely need to enjoy everything life gives us xx

  3. A great post! It's wonderful the feeling that you get the first time you blog! I still have the feeling to this day (though I must admit better readership has helped to make the feeling stay!) I hope that your 2015 goes wonderfully!

    Lauren :)

  4. I definitely feel like my 149 followers is amazing, it's only little but it's a start!! I hope 2015 is amazing for you!! X