a lifetime of us, adventures, anna

Hi friends,

Today I'm going to reveal a big announcement (I'll be going into further detail for those of you who already briefly heard the news)!
From a very early stage in our relationship, both Angelica and I shared the ambition to get our own place, settle down and have children sometime in the future. Of course, we never expected it to be possible any time soon. However, with the help from my parents, older brother, and grandparents, we are fortunately able to afford our own place in Sweden!

Random pictures from when we've previously been to Sweden!

Why Sweden, you ask? There are many different things that have influenced this decision. First of all, Angelica was born and raised in Sweden.

For those of you who don't already know, I met Angelica through Twitter in October 2014. She was living in Sweden at the time, and I was living here, in England. We became very close friends who spoke practically every day, all day. Late January we realised that what we had was so much more than just "friendship" and on the 27th of January 2015 we officially became a long distance couple. Luckily for us, we were able to meet for the first time on the 13th of February that same year! From that moment on, we flew back and forth to each other until Angel moved in with me and my family around May 2015!
So there's a quick overview of our relationship for you!

The first time/week we ever met in person!

I fell in love with Sweden from the very first time I visited. I have been there five times in the past year now. I just can't get enough of it! It's such a beautiful country. The food is amazing, the standard of living is very good, and I also find the language quite unique and interesting, which I intend to learn so that I can hopefully speak fluently with her family (and our future children, of course).

We went to a really beautiful lake in Sweden near Angel's dads house this time last summer!

We also think moving to Sweden will be a better opportunity for raising children when we finally start a family. They have a better education system, plus free university. 

So that's just a few reasons as to why we have decided to move to Sweden instead of remaining in England. Angel has also mentioned it from her point of view over on her blog (she's even posted a few sneak peaks of the flat), so go check it out. 

We're both so excited to begin this new chapter in our lives. It's the scariest, yet most amazing journey I have ever experienced so far and you're all welcome to join us along the way! We both plan on documenting the whole process through our blogs and YouTube channel so stay tuned for more updates!

xo, Anna

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about me

Selfies of me!

Hi friends, welcome to my first ever blog post!

I have been eager to create a blog for quite some time now, however I have been extremely busy these past few months which means I haven't had the chance to properly sit down and work on it. I'm finally on summer break from work and college (YAY!) which means that I have a bit of free time, so I figured this is the perfect opportunity to begin my blog!

I figured that I may as well begin with the 'get to know me' tag. So let's go!

  1. What is your middle name? Sophia!
  2. What is your favourite colour? Maroon!
  3. Who is your best friend? I'd have to say my beautiful girlfriend, Angelica.
  4. How tall are you? I think I'm 5 foot 5 inches..
  5. Cats or Dogs? Cats are really cute, but I personally prefer having a pet dog!
  6. How old are you? 18, 19 in September (you better remember that)!
  7. How many countries have you visited? 7 (but I've visited some countries multiple times).
  8. Are you in college? I attended college for two years where I studied Health and Social Care!
  9. What was your favourite/worst subject in Secondary School? Throughout the years my favourite subject changed a lot, but I enjoyed Art, Drama, and English. I also found Design and Technology quite interesting. I absolutely hated History, Geography, and Mathematics.
  10. What is your favourite drink? Bring me a chocolate milkshake and I'll be happy for the rest of the week!
  11. What is your favourite animal? I love dogs, turtles, and dolphins!
  12. What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy photography, art, writing, and riding my bike! I also really enjoy making videos on YouTube! 
  13. What would you name your children? Angel and I have discussed this on numerous occasions and we both like the name Luna and Hazel. We haven't decided on any boy names yet!
  14. What Sports do you play/Have you played? Hahaha sports? Me? I mean, I used to do a lot of dance classes such as modern dance, tap dance, ballet, and street. I also did swimming and gymnastics...but all of that was a long time ago...you would be lucky enough to get me out of bed on a Saturday.
  15. What is your favourite book? The Harry Potter books and The Fault in Our Stars!
  16. Who are some of your favourite YouTubers? The Sacconejolys, Nowthisisliving, Zoella, Exploring Us, PointlessBlog, allthingsbeautiful95, Aspyn and Parker, Cammie Scott, TifficaTay, etc.
  17. What is your favourite movie? I would have to say the Harry Potter movies, simply because no matter how many times I watch them, I never get tired of them! I also love The Proposal and The Parent Trap.
  18. What's your idea of an ideal first date? As long as you're having a wonderful time and the other person treats you well and puts a smile on your face and makes you feel all warm and tingly inside, then any date you go on is the perfect first date!
  19. Do you speak any different languages and how well? I am terrible at learning languages, however because Angel and her family are Swedish, I have managed to pick up on a few words!
  20. Do you have any siblings? I have five brothers and four sisters!
  21. How would you describe your fashion sense? I usually just wear whatever I find comfortable. Lets just say...don't come to me if you need opinions on your outfit because I will most likely give you the worst advice!
  22. What is your favourite restaurant? I absolutely love this restaurant called Valentina. I also enjoy Bill's, Cote, Pizza Express and Ming Palace (which is in Sweden).
  23. What are some of your favourite tv shows? The Fosters, Orphan Black, Orange Is The New Black, The L Word, Devious Maids, How To Get Away With Murder, etc.
  24. What phone do you have? I currently have an iPhone 6.
  25. Tell us one of your bad habits! I spend way too much time on my phone...

There you go! A few simple facts about me. I aim to update my blog very soon as I have so much to talk about and a lot of exciting events coming up, so stay tuned! Also, feel free to follow me on Twitter, and Instagram, and check out mine and Angel's joint YouTube and Tumblr account!

Thanks for reading! xo, Anna