A year ago today, I was sat at home in Yorkshire recovering from a fairly serious operation. I was supposed to be off work for a month, but boredom got me better of me and I was back after two weeks - I'm not good at the sitting still thing. So, from my sick bed I started South Molton St Style. My first post was hopeless, my images were rubbish and my blog looked awful - I didn't have a clue - I thought Jil Sander had two L's, I couldn't pronounce Moschino (and I supposedly speak Italian) and I didn't know what 'couture' was. Writing this blog has been a great learning curve for me, and has never stopped being fun which is what is most important. Any way, today has made me reflect on all the things I have done since I started:
I got better, joined Twitter, met my puppy, went to Majorca with friends, watched the Royal Wedding, got a puppy, applied for Olympics tickets, went to New York, moved house, went to Ibiza with my best friends (and first grown up holiday with my sister), danced until my legs gave in at Blue Marlin and Pasha, cried with happiness when my friend got pregnant, went to Miami with my boyfriend, actually fought with a woman over a bag at a sample sale, went to my first Fashion Week, learnt to write HTML, went to Colombia - went to a private island 2 hours out to sea with my boyfriend (complete surprise), partied with South Americans (mental), had numerous nights out with my
girlfriends, got a better camera, spent too much time in Betty's Tea Rooms in Harrogate, got Olympics tickets, took the plunge and left my horrible job, went to my friend's baby shower, bought a few handbags, got my head around Tumblr, went to Sweden for a magical winter break, wrote for the Evening Standard, took any excuse to visit North Yorkshire, taught the puppy not to wee inside, joined Pinterest, got a new job, had the best birthday dinner with my nearest and dearest, took the puppy for his first photoshoot, had Christmas with my family, finally became the owner of a Kate Spade wallet, and I met my friend's baby - a gorgeous little boy (the only man allowed to our coffee breaks)...Phew, it's been a very good year.
Thank you to everyone - old friends who think me writing a blog is hilarious, new friends who comment on the opposite, followers who's words make my day.
Happy Birthday to South Molton St Style!