life update

The answer – hell yes it is!!

Hello Creatives,

On the 6th May 2019, 5 years, 5 months and 8 days into our relationship, George got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! FINALLY!!!

Oh and the ring, don’t get me started on the ring, I’ll cry all over again!

If you’ve been following my blog for long enough, you’ll know that back in 2016 my beautiful grandma sadly passed away. She adored George and as she was hard of hearing, was convinced his name was John for the first two years hehe bless her.

After her passing, my mummy gave George one of her rings for him to either propose with or redesign should he ever get his act together wish to…

He used two of the four diamonds from the ring mummy gave him, bought a smacker for the middle and commissioned his own design. IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF JEWELLERY EVER.

I now carry a sentimental, personal, memory of my grandma and commitment of love from George that is like no other (see image attached to this post).

I truly could not imagine anything more perfect.

We walked up Coombe Hill, the highest point of the Chilterns which overlooked our home at the time and an area we were potentially going to move to. We walked around to a quieter area and found a peaceful bench to sit on.

When I turned around after chatting about the view I see the love of my life on one knee with a blinding object in an open box… eeeeeek it was the moment I’ve waited for for yeaaaaars!!! – I’m assuming I don’t have to clarify that I said yes right?!

This was the second massive life update that had taken place for us and it was only May!

Oh so dreamy…

Lana xxx

Hard Work Pays Off

life update, lifestyle, Work


So here we go with the series of life updates.

January 2019, one year after I started my job, I moved on to join a new company. I made the big switch from public sector to private sector!

Long story short I was pushing for my goals and tried for months to get a promotion, which would allow me to get the salary I deserved for the level of work I was doing. After months of proving myself, the council I worked for created a new role within the team to accommodate me at the appropriate level – success!

As you can imagine it a humongous spanner was thrown into the works when my first manager (who had left to join his wife’s private sector company) approached me and took me out to a business lunch. Let’s cut to the chase – he offered me a job before we even walked in and a day later I accepted AHH!

My mind was everywhere, I felt like I’d played a massive game with my current workplace just to leave them on the home stretch. But then the private sector role offered so many more opportunities to develop and grow within myself and my career. I was so torn.

It was the best decision I ever made (and did I mention the pay rise?!)

Ok ok ok so now onto George…

The job he was working was drilling him into the ground. My George wasn’t my George, he was miserable.

As soon as I took my new job, it gave us financial freedom to allow him to outright quit his job and devote 100% of his focus on finding something bigger and better… and 3 weeks later he cane away with 3 interviews. INCREDIBLE.

Oh, and that turned into two job offers!

Accepting an amazing new job position completely brought back my George and our future was so exciting. Ugh I am forever proud of him. March 2019 was a good’un.

So that’s the first massive life update complete. NEW JOBS!

Until next time…

Lana xxx