At times, it has felt like 2019 has passed in a blink so at the end of the year I like to take the time to reflect and think about the years events.
I’ve continued to work hard on my blog which I started back in 2016 and this year I bought the .com domain so you can now reach me at both freyawilcox.co.uk and freyawilcox.com! Exciting stuff. Balancing this blog with a full time job and a social life can be hard work at the best of times and frankly impossible at the worst of times but I’ve had a brand new blog post going live each week, with a few bonus blog posts too; a total of 54 blog posts have published this year. That’s more than 50,000 words and in April, I celebrated publishing my 100th blog post. I didn’t realise that I had so much to say!
2019 has been an exciting year of travel for me; I wrote a ‘live’ blog post about my visit to Thailand where I live blogged the whole holiday, updating my blog each day with my adventures. I spent three days in Bangkok, two days in Chiang Mai and ended the trip in Krabi. I also had weekend breaks in both Berlin and Istanbul and I even managed to sneak in a short visit to Venice, my favourite place in the whole world, so it’s been a busy year for travel. I think 2020 will be much quieter on the travel front.
It’s now been four years that I’ve lived in London and although I love to get out and explore as often as I can, there’s still lots to do. A highlight this year was visiting the Christian Dior exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum in May, followed by the incredible Pret-a-portea afternoon tea at The Berkeley hotel which was Dior themed. I’ve been to a few afternoon teas in London over the years and this one went straight to the top. Last year, I published My London Restaurant Hit List but it’s continued to expand much faster than I can tick places off!
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What’s been your highlight for 2019?