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Life by Numbers

I’ve found that the biggest secret to keeping up a blog is to just keep going! I’ll admit that blogging does mess with my mind as I have a picture in my head of how it should be and should look. BUT I’d rather wait and write a piece that I’m proud of and that I LOVE and that I WANT to share with YOU.

I’ve done soooo much over the last few months that I’m a little lost with everything that’s going on- yet at the same time, I feel like I haven’t done anything- makes sense, right?

In school I got a C for Maths (not great – whoop whoop for a pass though!), but here are some more impressive numbers that made up my 2013 year:

  • I became an Aunt… 3 times! So that’s 3 little nephews: Riley, Joshua and Frank.
  • I saw 20 of my favourite music artists live. Katy Perry is next! 😀
  • I drove around 6,450 miles in my first year of driving (includes one return trip to Scotland = circa 746 miles)
  • I visited 1 new country (Belgium) – I say that’s impressive as some people don’t have the opportunity to travel.
  • I took 191 photos on Instagram (Taylaac4)
  • I was nominated in 4 out of the 6 categories at our work’s awards evening- one category included the award for “Working Together” where I was part of the winning team.
  • I got the key to the door of life itself- I turned 21!!!
  • England became my home of 3 years.
  • With a little help from my friends, I raised £2,500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children by skydiving and having the greatest adrenaline rush.
  • I survived another year… that’s 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes and 31,536,000 seconds. Way to go!!!!

Much love,



life is too short

Photo A Day- March 2013

Hello my dear readers,

This post is almost ONE WHOLE YEAR late, but as they say: it’s better late than never.  In March 2013, I decided to do a photo challenge – Please see the post here. I adapted the challenge and admittedly, some photo’s aren’t from that exact day, but all the themes have been covered.  xoxo

March Photo a Day

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Geez Louise and a piece of Cheese!!

SHEESH!!! What’s cooking everybody??  It’s been two weeks since I’ve added a blog post… That’s just really not good enough Tayla! (Yes, I am referring to myself in the third person). I guess being Twenteen is making me a little lackadaisical- what a great word that is! Seriously.

I had quite an eventful past weekend. The sun has been gracing us with its presence a lot lately and so of course we (Sister *Alex* , Future Bro-In-Law *Dan*, Boyfriend *Tom* and Friend *Sarah Sarah Sarah*) took advantage of this and ventured off to the ZSL London Zoo for some fun in the sun. Oh and there’s only one Sarah- we just all repeat her name three times for comical effect.

Hahaha Alex wore a green shirt, so the camera wasn’t able to pick it up and so her shirt has the pattern of our surroundings 🙂

We saw loads of animals (naturally, as it was a zoo!!) which included: Giant tortoises, countless reptiles and countless primates, penguins, lions, tigers, gorillas, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, wild dogs, meerkats, aardvarks, porcupines, pygmy hippos, wallabies, sea life, Komodo dragons, camels and many more that my brain can’t remember. We got up, close and personal with a few species in the monkey enclosure and in Butterfly Paradise. Was pretty cool 🙂


After stopping for lunch and paying £6.50 for a margarita pizza the size of my hand, we carried on walking around the zoo and covered about a bajillion (not a real word) million miles! We then left the zoo and walked through the beautiful Regent’s Park.



The next day (Sunday and Tom’s birthday), Tom and I went off to London again to have a South African themed day. We started off by watching The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in Covent Garden. It was my second time seeing it and words cannot describe how AMAZING the production is!! I sang along to all the songs and thoroughly enjoyed every second!! There’s no doubt that The Lion King is one of Disney’s greatest movies ever,  so if you ever get the chance to see the production- GO!!! We then caught the tube to Camden Town to enjoy a delicious SA meal at the Shaka Zulu restaurant. The interior of the restaurant was incredible- so wonderfully detailed and truly African. Tom had a crocodile cigar for starters (crocodile springroll) while I had a biltong platter. For mains, Tom had the pork ribs and peri peri wedges and I enjoyed a medium rare rib-eye steak with Cape Malay rice and cinnamon butternut. Surprisingly, there was no room for dessert.




Other than that, I have been extremely busy at work- looking forward to the bank holiday weekend then off to Spain 🙂

Have a great week everyone!

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