Dear Diary: The Happiest Year Of My Life

*Warning! This post is likely to feature vom-worthy, nostalgic soppiness*

I’ve contemplated writing this post a number of times now. Partly because I didn’t want to appear as if I was “showing” off and partly, well, because I didn’t think people would really want to read about it.

But after reading this post from Chloe, I figured ‘why the hell not?’

Also, this post was due to go up on Thursday (our anniversary) but like I said, I’ve contemplated writing it…

One Year Anniversary

One year ago today, my best friend asked me to be his girlfriend.

One year ago today, my life changed for the better.

One year ago today, I became the happiest person in the world, and that happiness has only continued to increase. (I told you it was going to be soppy!).

The point of this post is basically to say thank you to Matt for all the wonderful memories that we’ve already created together. So today, I’m going to pick out some of my favourite moments of the last year and share them with you, enjoy!

May 2016


On the 4th of May, Matt asked me to be his girlfriend.

June 2016

In June we celebrated the end of my A Level exams with a number of nights out and a night away in Leeds. It was also my Dad’s 40th birthday, which was also the day that we saw each other really drunk for the first time.

July 2016

July was a pretty quiet month for us, we didn’t really do that much at all apart from enjoying the sun.

August 2016

Things to do in New York

August on the other hand, was pretty full on. We started the month with a trip to New York, which was hands down one of the best times of my entire life!

September 2016

We attended our first wedding together as a couple in September which was really cool. We also took a day off to go to Flamingo Land with one of our friends which was so much fun.

October 2016


This month we embraced pumpkin carving and the beginning of the colder months. We also went to watch a football match which in hindsight probably wasn’t the best idea; it was bloody freezing!

November 2016

At the beginning of November (on our 6th month anniversary to be precise) I moved into Matt’s house. It’s by far one of the best things I’ve ever done; it’s so much fun living with my best friend.

We also went ice skating for the first time together this month and despite Matt claiming that he was terrible, he wasn’t *that* bad!

December 2016

I was so excited to spend our first Christmas together, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Matt got me the most thoughtful gifts and I truly was a very lucky lady!

We also brought in the New Year behind the DJ decks in a club in Leeds which was phenomenal and is certainly something I’ll remember forever!

January 2017

In January we celebrated a number of family members’ birthdays as well as a few nights out on our own. Even though the festive period was over, we decided to carry on celebrating!

February 2017

presents to get for your boyfriend

This month was very exciting as it was our first Valentine’s Day together and we also celebrated Matt’s 19th birthday. We also went to a fancy dress party where we dressed up as Scooby Doo characters; it was so fun!

March 2017

things to do in budapest

Fishermen's Bastion

If you read my Budapest post then you know that we started the month of March with a weekend away in Budapest as a surprise birthday present for Matt. It was the most amazing weekend and Budapest was so unbelievably beautiful. The month slowed down quite a lot after that, which was probably good as we began preparing for my birthday…

April 2017

steak houses in York

London Eye

The Horse Guards Parade Westminster

We started the month at a local Italian restaurant, eating delicious steak and drinking copious amounts of prosecco. We then spent the following weekend in London for my 19th birthday; it was a surprise from Matt and he really spoilt me. The whole weekend was spent eating delicious food and seeing all the typical touristy sites and it was perfect. Towards the end of April we had an impromptu night away in Leeds. We ended up having a lovely meal out and then we spent the evening watching Family Guy and drinking cider; it was lush.

May 2017

We celebrated our one year anniversary by getting tattoos, but there’ll be a post all about that soon so keep your eyes peeled ;).

Matt, thank you so much for giving me the best year of my life. I’ve never been happier and we’ve already created some of my favourite ever memories, so thank you baby.


32 thoughts on “Dear Diary: The Happiest Year Of My Life

  1. I love this post! It’s so sweet. I’m so happy you found your happy. Me and Tom have just celebrate 3 years together so you may have just inspired me to do something similar!

    Chloe x

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  2. Love this post! I wrote a post about my boyfriend for our anniversary in September, you should check it out. It’s so refreshing to see someone talk about their boyfriend the way I talk about mine! x

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  3. You two are so adorable! It’s amazing to read your journey together unfold from day 1 to your first year together. Happy anniversary to you two! Here’s to more years of love and happiness!

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  4. This is so lovely, what a wonderful way to remember all your happy memories!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project |

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  5. This was so cute! Me and my boyfriend have been together for just over two years, I might do something like this to document all the things we’ve done, it’s such a good idea! xo

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