Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – Aware people are so right when say, that each active year to get older. The active years go by faster and faster. I genuinely wanted to promptly present an independent review for myself. Looking Back At My High & Lows of 2018.  Has undoubtedly remained a mixed year for me. Undoubtedly losing a family member, definitely seeing familiar people true colours, joyous celebrations. Dear friends, that have been living in an ultimate nightmare. Amazing holidays, discovering new places. Losing weight. It has been undoubtedly a roller coaster of a year, and at ample times I have wanted to get off.


Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – In the initial hours of 4th January. My Great Auntie Violet was suddenly taken away from us. I undoubtedly accept a tiny family. Therefore, Violet has been undoubtedly my greatest lost, since my Great Nan. Which was 20 years ago. She is desperately missed and has naturally produced a massive hole in our dear hearts, that will never be filled. I still cry to this day. But don’t allow my noble family, or dear friends know. We constantly think we typically have more time. Why is it that when someone is no longer there, you heartily wished, we saw and spoke to them more?
In the lovely picture above Violet is in the brilliant green and her dear sister (my nan Bobbie) is in the brilliant blue. Violet was going to be turning 80 this year. 
So January 2018, did not start off well me and my friend.


Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – I do genuinely love going to the theatre, in London. Our Christmas gift from my Mum and Dad. For my charming sister along with our active partners and me. Theatre tickets to see.  Motown The Musical at The Shaftesbury Theatre.
Motown accurately represents the remarkable story behind the unique sounds that efficiently converted the modern world. Barry Gordy, who is the legendary founder of Motown Records and undoubtedly discovered the Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and many more. A fabulous show that will typically make you get up and dance merrily and sing merrily your heart out. Motown will be playing until 20th April 2019.
On 26th February, we were honoured to go willingly and undoubtedly see my dear friend Donna’s dear son (Harry) in School Of Rock.

MARCH 2018

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Enthusiastically celebrating my dear friend Sue’s Birthday on Friday, 9th March. Going back to the ’80s with all our friends at Tropicana Nights at the Cliffs Pavillion, Southend On Sea. It was a fabulous night where we all dressed up in 80’s gorgeous clothes or fancy dress. 
A great party night that is hosted once an active month at the Cliffs. To be fair it’s undoubtedly like a massive Hen Party. We danced the night away.
I promptly bought my 80’s gorgeous dress from eBay. My unique makeup was course created by my brilliant friend Ashley Brunce MUA.

APRIL 2018

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

April, we undoubtedly have a couple of our close friends birthday. We enthusiastically celebrated Emma’s 40th, with a fabulous party. Then Danny’s Birthday, at my favourite restaurant ROKA at Canary Wharf, London. Fabulous company with jolly lots of excellent wine and creative cocktails. Occupying a private table that placed 18 people. It’s repeatedly a good night at ROKA.

MAY 2019

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

My favourite photo of my Grand-Mother Bobbie at Smokey’s Shack, Romford. Genuinely enjoying a lovely family meal for my dear Mother’s 59th Birthday. The glorious day was a pleasant summer day; the air was warm. Therefore, we sat outside to sincerely appreciate the day. My nan dearly loves a Mojito Cocktail plus a cigarette. The delicious food at Smokey’s is genuinely excited. Typically serving good old American classics. The elegant decor at Smokeys is amazing that has been divinely inspired, by the deep South Of America. 

JUNE 2018

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – Enthusiastically celebrating my oldest and dearest friends Keeley 40th Birthday. We had a cheeky weekend away to Iziba Spain. Such a fun weekend, where we partied the pleasant days away into the early hours, at Ocean Club and Blue Marlin.
Mel and I arrived the day before the other girls, We decided to check out Nicki Beach, where we occupied a private bed another with Champagne, excellent wine and delicious sushi. Mel undoubtedly had to carefully put me abed that glorious night by 10 pm. 

JULY 2018

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – Love Life Lavish was born on 4th July 2018. Carefully writing my first post on The Hand and Flower Marlow. Kevin and I went merrily for s intimate dinner at the two Michelin brilliant star Restaurant. To celebrate, our 17th wedding anniversary.
Going willingly to Mykonos, for my fabulous friend Ashley’s 40th Birthday. What an amazing 4 days away! From the impressive start to the finished of our delightful holiday, we all laughed so frequently.
Roka brunch with a charming friend’s, Michelle, Emma and Julie. This is a faithful must will everyone, the delicious food is so good paired with unlimited wines for 2 pleasant hours.


Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – Our family summer holiday was in August on the Royal Caribbean Independence Of The Seas. This is the third time we had been onboard this unbelievable cruiseliner. We spent lavishly 14 lovely nights on a multi-million-pound makeover on the Independence with exciting modern features. Fabulous for all specific ages.
We docked a considerable number of Ports. My prime favourites were Gibraltar where we willingly took a private tour around the lovely island. Another brilliant day was at Mood Beach, Puerto Portals Mallorca. The whole family genuinely enjoyed the day around the private beach club sipping on creative cocktails and dining at their fabulous restaurant.
We also celebrated our twins, Frank and Maya 17th Birthday at the end of August.


Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – An active September, where I was politely asked to walk in a fashion show. For Victoria Charles, showcasing her amazing headpieces. Socialising with dear friends for Birthdays Plus traditionally celebrating my dear Grand Mothers 79th Birthday. 


Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – Our dear friends Tracey and Scott along with their noble family took over The Lounge Ingatestone. Kevin and I were honoured to be graciously invited to their Opening of the newly refurbished, bar-restaurant. Its a fabulous place for delicious food and a chat-up. 
Donna from Like Love Do  asked if I would like to accompany her on the Ordinary Bus Tour around London. I can sincerely say I heartily wished I had taken my children when they were little. We went around London on 31st October (Halloween). A funny fun pack day. Naturally filled with fond memories that I will cherish forever.


Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – November undoubtedly represented an active month for me. As I had been carefully organizing my 40th Birthday Party, 24th November 2018. Having pre-booked my social party in December 2017. Private Stock Brook Manor golf club, in Billericay, Essex. Is undoubtedly where I hosted my official party. Under no circumstances typically, do I ever arrange anything for my birthday. As I don’t like the fuss. On the glorious day of my party, I had Ashleigh Bruce MUA do my makeup. Along with six of my dear friends. Promptly getting my birthday dress from French Connection. On the night of my Birthday Party. I could not have requested it to go any better. Almost all my dear friends and noble family came along helping me to enthusiastically celebrate my night. Dancing the night away with dear Sister Sax on the modern decks, and played wonderfully the sax throughout the night. For me, it was undoubtedly such a good night. I genuinely loved every elegant minute of it.


Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.

Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018. – Naturally putting the jolly Christmas Tree up on 1st December, I genuinely love lavishly decorating the tree. It’s been an acted month this December. On 2nd December 2018, myself along with my oldest friends of over 25 years plus. Went merrily to 100 Wardour Street Soho London, for Zoe’s Hen do. We heartily enjoyed an excellent 3-course dinner and then carried the night on with a VIP area, along with intoxicating drinks. My dear son Frank undoubtedly passed his driving test (yippee).
On 13th December, my longtime buddy Lisa carefully arranged a pleasant surprise for me for my Birthday. Lisa arrived promptly at my lovely house at 7.15 pm in her car along with Karen and Juliette. As I got into the car, I was presented with a blindfold. I had no idea where I was going willingly. The car stopped after 15 minutes. Juliette and Lisa escorted me along a local road and gently steered me through a door. They promptly informed me to stop instantly and take the blindfold off. I instantly jump as there was a massive SURPRISE. To my dismay friends and my Mum, Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law were standing in front of me. (I did cry delightedly.).
Lisa traditionally hosted my joyful surprise at The dandelion and burdock, Stock. With a fab tapas food and celebratory drinks. It’s been the best Birthday ever!
14th December my 40th birthday opening up over 72 cards along, presents from dear friends and noble family. I gratefully received so many thoughtful gifts. One of my favourites is a hand-drawn picture of me from our fabulous friend David. I carefully treasure it so much. 15th December I had an excellent meal along with dear friends and longtime partners at Smiths in Ongar. Another dear friend Victoria Charles Headpieces has undoubtedly produced a fashionable hat for my Birthday present.
As I reflect back in 2018, there have been big loses in my private life. However, I‘m making sense of things, that played out in 2018. What can I say Im a softy with a generous heart?
Thank for taking the time in, looking Looking Back At My Highs & Lows of 2018.
Love Life Lavish XXX.



  1. Ellen
    December 28, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Loved reading what you got up to this year! Thanks for sharing!

  2. December 28, 2018 / 11:52 am

    You’ve had a busy year, and there were ups and downs. I hope that 2019 is a smoother ride for you. Lots of love xx

  3. December 28, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    So sorry you lost your aunt Violet, Kelly. We all have our ups and downs but it’s really hard when you lose a dear loved one. I’m glad you still had those highs though, they looked awfully fun! 😍

  4. December 28, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. Enjoyed reading about your year, some great photos and memories. Hope 2019 brings you plenty more. x

  5. December 28, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    You look like you’ve had a very busy year! Sorry to hear about your Aunt, it’s very sad when these things happen. All of your pictures look fab though, you e been to some amazing places!!!

    Chloe xx

  6. February 5, 2019 / 7:05 am

    Past time and years are something I do not let affect my working and my life.

    You have a quite cool analysis of your past year 2018.

    Am not really good at time but I have to deliberate on it because I have written an article about time.

    I guess I have knowledge about it.

    There’s one thing about time… It passes.

    Tick, tock, tick, tock. Sometimes it flies, sometimes it crawls. Most of the time we never seem to get enough of it.

    As a teacher/mentor i do ask my students how far they used they time.To realize the value of a year, ask a student who received a failing grade. Those who make the best use of time and avail those opportunities grow and rise in life. Those who waste their time lag behind. They fail to make any mark in life. Time is really a wonderful thing. It can be defined satisfactorily as it has no beginning and no ending. All things are born in time, grow in time and then decay and die in time.Time moves at its own pace. Time is important in life. If we don’t utilize our time then we will fail in life. Time is gold. Once it’s gone it can not be replenished. One moment you will be 10 years old, then you wake up one morning to find yourself 20. 

    Thanks for giving me that privilege to comment on it.

    Happy Sunday

    Peace ✌and Love ❤

      February 5, 2019 / 8:22 am

      Hi Patrick

      Thank you so much for your amazing comment xx

      • February 5, 2019 / 10:41 am

        Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again
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