The Start Of Two Adventures

Today's post is quite sentimental, I've been umming and aahing for the last day or so on how to write this out but I'm just going to go for it, mainly because this blog is a space for me to be able to look back at this time in my life and remember everything that happened bit by bit, moment by moment.

Last Friday, on the 7th August 2015, it was mine and Shay's 6 year anniversary... and also the day he got down on one knee and asked to spend the rest of our lives together!

I said yes, obviously (in fact those were my exact words) amongst shock, pure elation and the feeling of being totally loved.

The last week has been an utter whirlwind of love and well-wishing from our friends and family and we couldn't be happier.

Although due to something I'm FINALLY able to share, we won't be planning a wedding anytime soon because - and this is where the second adventure comes in - in 10 weeks we are leaving the country to go and see the world.

If you're a regular here at This Particular, you may have seen a few times over the last few months I'd written that I've got big plans 'but not able to tell you anything yet', but now I absolutely can! These plans have been brewing since earlier on in the year, quite scarily even before I was made redundant, but everything has worked out perfectly and now I'm absolutely dumb struck with the fear (and excitement) of leaving for the unknown to go backpacking across SE Asia, Australia and well, wherever the wind takes us.

Being engaged whilst we head off on our travels has made the whole trip so extra special and I can't quite believe that this is actually my life?

And yes, I'm absolutely planning on blogging while I'm away - why on earth wouldn't I? I thought about creating a separate travel blog but if you don't mind lovely friends and readers I'm going to keep everything in one place! I've got so many ideas for pre-travel plan posts and hopefully doing some proper travel writing while I'm away which I'm super excited for.

So thank you for coming along this far with me, I'm so glad to have you here, and I can't wait to see what the future brings, especially for the next adventures in our lives.

Hope you all have a brilliant weekend x