Our year in pictures.

It's not been easy to come together and recall this past year. If we're honest, it's something we have been terrified of doing. Yet, as we sit here drinking coffee and daring ourselves to look back on 2017, we feel truly grateful for the good moments and that we have made it through. It goes without saying that we couldn't have done it without the love that we are surrounded by. And so, in thinking about those times we have smiled and those moments that have made us happy, we wanted to share our year in pictures with you, because while this year has been the most painful, heartbreaking year of our lives, we have an incredible family who have also made it a happy one, and that's not something we ever wish to take for granted. We wish you all nothing but love, happiness and the absolute best for 2018! Thank you so much for reading!


We kicked off the year celebrating our Nanna's 86th birthday and our Grandad's 91st birthday. Though it will forever suck that we weren't home for it, we got to Skype with them and sing to them and celebrated from 4000 miles away.


We wrote tons this year, getting into our groove with our blogging schedule, among other projects. Also, we got to work with Crosta and Mollica which not only made us happy, but made our Nanna and Grandad incredibly excited. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Crosta and Mollica.


We started working for Powercrunch and it became one of our favourite jobs we have had. I, Lucy, got back into the ring and appeared in my first ever theater production, to which Kelly made an appearance in too!


We got to meet one of our all time favourite authors, Lindsey Kelk and Kelly attended Wrestlemania,  where she got to see The Hardy Boyz make their freaking return!!!!


Inspired by our Nanna and Grandad, we were never out of the kitchen and were cooking up a storm earlier this year. Making Grandad's pizza and finally getting Pastiera right were some of our proudest moments.


We each celebrated four years married, Kelly back in March and me in October. Four years on and we love our husbands more than anything.


We went on our first ever cruise with our familia and had a lovely time with our husbands and family. We ate lots of food and explored some beautiful places.


Uh, it's so hard to write this one and we can't without crying, but we lost our everything in July. Our worlds changed forever. We spent every minute over the summer with our family and cooking with our Nanna. It still doesn't feel real that our Grandad is gone.


We spent a day in London sorting stuff out at the Embassy and finally finished the last bit of our US Visa process, thank God, which meant all was done and we were able to relax. Well, until we have to start the whole process again for our husbands to be able to stay here. Doh! We got new jobs and also attended Christmas with The Overtones at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester with our Mum, Auntie and sister. It was nice to just smile and sing all night.


My Chris, (Lucy) got to cook for Nanna and make her mussels, she was overjoyed and the day was magical. And in the build up for Christmas the house, as usual, began filling up with Pandoro.


A big part of this year, and the past few months, can be explained with one word...Fedez! We fell in love with Italian rapper Fedez, and his music and our learning Italian has been a huge comfort. We got to enjoy family time, a game night with our brother and his beautiful girlfriend, and lazy days with our sister, Jen, eating cakes and Quality Streets. It wouldn't be Christmas without Quality Streets. Also, Christmas day, while tears were shed, was a blessing of many special moments!


And, Harry Styles came back into our lives. It's been a while since we listened to One Direction, and we have not stopped playing his album. We're going to see him in concert next year and can't bloody wait. He's been a wonderful inspiration to us as of late. By the coziness of our Christmas trees, we're setting goals for the year ahead and feel motivated to truly push and make things happen in 2018.

There's a lot of exciting things to come that we have been working incredibly hard on, we feel so blessed and grateful and look forward to sharing them with you in the New Year!

Thank you all for reading our blog and coming back each time. It truly means the world to us!

Have a fantastic New Year. Be safe and be happy.
All our love

12 comments :

  1. I'm so sorry you have had such a tough year, losing someone close is the hardest thing. I've loved following your blog this year, and your photos and memories that you've shared in this post are absolutely beautiful.
    Hels xx
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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Hels. They mean the world to us! We wish you all the best for 2018! Have a happy New Year! xxx

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  2. I lost my grandfather back in july as well. I loveee and enjoyed reading this post! happy new years to you!
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    1. So sorry to hear that. It's a very difficult time. Thank you so much for reading. We hope you have a happy new year. xx

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  3. I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my grandad over 8 years ago and it never does feel real but atleast you have all those special memories to carry with you forever. :) Happy new year! xoxo

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    1. Aww we're so sorry to hear that. It's such a difficult thing to go through, they are so incredibly special and we miss him every day! Thank you for your kind words and thank you for reading! <3 Happy New Year! xx

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  4. aw you guys have had a tough year, but its so beautiful to see youve also found so much joy in it too!

    im also a huge lover of harry styles album, such a chilled vibe and perfect for background music while working. LOVE kiwi!

    wishing you both all the best for 2018 :)

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

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    1. Aww thank you Katie, yes it seems to have gone by in a bit of a blur but trying very hard to focus on the good!

      Oh Harry's album is just beautiful, we haven't stopped listening to it. I adore Sweet Creature and From the Dining Table and Kelly loves Only Angel, but all the songs are amazing!

      Wishing you a wonderful 2018 too, Katie! xx

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun. I hope you have a wonderful new year.
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    1. Thank you! :) Wishing you an awesome New Year too! xx

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  6. It looks like you had some good memories from 2017, but I know your summer was super sad with the loss of your grandad, which I still send you much love for <3 Hope 2018 is a good year for you both! :) Tania Michele xx

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    1. Thank you so much Tania, that honestly means the world. Thank you for being so kind and sweet to us! <3 Wishing you all the very best for 2018 too! <3 xx

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