December 31, 2015

Farewell 2015


2015 has been an incredible year. 

The past 365 days have just flown by and we've ended the year on a high with a great holiday in Taiwan and Hong Kong. G and I have been away for most of December, hence all the quietness on the blog this month.

I don't share too many personal stories on my blog but 2015 was a real turning point for me. Earlier this year in March, I made the decision to quit a full time job I'd been in for 8 years. I'd been unhappy in the last few months leading up to the job due to structural changes as well as a few bad characters at work, and I'd just had enough.

With the support of G, I handed in my notice; I'll never forget the euphoric feeling I felt on my first day as a free woman! A 7 month break ensued and during that time, I really took time out to think about what I really wanted out of life. I had a lot of projects on my mind but even though I was no longer working anymore, I couldn't fit it all in. Blogging has always given me so much joy and quite naturally, blogging ended up consuming most of my time. I soaked in as much as I could to do with blogging and the more I got into it, the more opportunities it brought with it.

I've met some wonderful people through blogging, and whilst I know it sounds cliche, I honestly would not have met them had it not been for blogging. Some of my blog highlights include meeting the Sortedfood guys who are just an awesome bunch and taking Ben for a tour of Chinatown + Japan Centre in the name of recipe research, winning a brand new Nikon DSLR for my post on A Beginner's Guide to Using A DSLR (me out of all people!), meeting the lovely lot at School of Wok and becoming one of their freelancers, starting up my YouTube channel, learning how to Style Food Photos, working as a contributor for Lyfe Foodie and generally invites for blogging events which make me feel like I am a part of a secret society!

Finishing the final decors in our first home has been a major relief too. We enjoy our living space so much and have had plenty of fun hosting dinner parties for friends and family. 2015 was also finally the year I got healthy and shifted some post wedding weight (from 2012....!), took my parents on holiday; something I'd wanted to do for a very long time, ticked off Taiwan from my bucket list with a very full belly and enjoyed not only 1, but 2 trips to Hong Kong.

I'm now back working full time in a new job that I'm enjoying and I have lots planned for 2016! Thank you to all of you who have stopped by Lucy Loves To Eat to show your support, it means so much to me. Happy New Year and see you guys in 2016.

Lucy xx

Here are some of my favourite shots from 2015.

 Hanging out in the garden when I first quit my job.

Setting up this dessert bar/food station for a dear friend.

Macaron orders for a baby shower.

Finishing on the final decors of our new family home.

Our first housewarming party and my birthday rolled into one, kicking off with homemade desserts and birthday cake.

Bestie's hen party in Dorset. What a blast!

A wonderful summer in Hong Kong starting with this private clubhouse for daily swims.

Cake making for special people in my life.


This photo with my niece. She brings so much joy to my life in ways that words can't describe. I love her to the moon and back.

Taking my parents to Brussels.

Finally finding the suitcase of my dreams, a yellow one and also from Muji where all my lovely cases are from.


Here's to 2016. 



10 comments

  1. Beautiful shots, I love the pig cake :)

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    1. Thank you Angie! Happy new year to you :) x

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  2. What an amazing year! I love your blog and am so excited to see what adventures you might have in 2016!

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    1. Thanks so much Claire, you're such a sweetie! Thank you for all your support! Happy new year :)

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  3. Aww Lucy! Love reading your round up to 2015. Your parents are so adorable and dress so smart!
    Hope you much success in your new job and in this year. Can’t wait to see what you cook up in 2016!
    Tiffany C x
    fromyourstruly.co.uk

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    1. Happy new year Tiffany! Thank you so much, I had fun going through my photos too. Yes my parents like to dress smart when they go out haha. Here's to a great 2016 to you too! x

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  4. Great recap of the year, with amazing photos to boot. The Totoro cake is amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much Lucy! That was for hubby, he didn't want to cut the cake but I wanted to eat it pronto! Happy new year! x

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  5. Sounds like 2015 was a pretty amazing year for you! Wow, I would love to give up work - being a free spirit sounds just amazing :)
    Hope you have the best 2016 too.

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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    1. Happy 2016 Lyndsay! Thank you, yes 2015 was so much fun! Even if it's just for a couple of months, it does wonders to you x

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