Gang! I am poking my head out of my uni book for a little post, because as is happening quite a lot lately, it's a long time between posts! Can we not talk about that fact that it is now June -_- this year has absolutely flown by. Chrissy and I headed to Vietnam in Feb and spent 7 nights in Hoi An. Wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it after seeing a rat the size of a small kangaroo as we were having dinner on our first night, but I gotta say, I absolutely fell in love and I cannot wait to get back. The Riverside Villa where we stayed was just magic (thanks for the recommendation Charlotte!!), the food was divine and of course I absolutely loved the shopping!!
I started a new job after things ended at my last one a few weeks ago. That was a tough few weeks on me, as things didn't really go the way I planned, and I've also come to a bit of a crossroads on whether to go ahead with uni.
At the same time, my beloved grandma passed away at the end of April. I say it came as a shock to us, but she was 92 so she had a long and loving life. She was also really practical about it, she had planned out everything she wanted when the time came which was really nice. We all also got to spend a few days as a family together at her bedside which made me feel really happy and I know she would have loved it if she was awake. The night before she left us there was probably a good 20 of us in the room with her, talking, laughing and remembering. I really am lucky to have such a great family. I have to drive past the road that goes to her place a lot, and I feel a little pang of sadness to know she isn't there in her chair, watching a crime drama dvd haha! So that has been on my mind the last few weeks, and I have been pretty down at times. I'm not sure why I'm even writing about this, but I think it helps to share sometimes?
Enough of that though, I know with my new job and Chrissy by my side we have some good things ahead. The other day we went to the park and he took a couple of pics of me on his phone. 99% of them I looked rigid and unimpressed, but I picked a few. I've kept them little to post on here, because the quality didn't come across very well, so hopefully next post we might be able to do some with Dad's cameraaaa. This dress is MinkPink, and I'm just loving the colour. I was afraid it might be a bit nanna-y as I approach old age (29 next month, WHUTTT) haha but it's also going to look cool with my Arnhem or Spell or Wandering Coyote boots (yes we all know my boot collection is a problem hahaha) and down the track I'll find a nice denim jacket to put with it because that is currently missing from my wardrobe!! The boots I am wearing are Ugo, I am afraid to say that you are unlikely to find them online, every time I searched it kept asking me if I meant Ugg... no I don't! Anyway, you guys know where to get the shweet shoes anyway, Django and Juliette and Eos have some beautiful ones if you're looking for ideas.
I've got my exam Tuesday, but hopefully have enough time to take a break from study on Monday and get some photos down at mum and dad's. Until then amigos,