The last few months (Kefalonia, Amsterdam, divorce, tattoos, and Tinder).

19.10.17

Whoops. That was a slightly longer hiatus than expected but these things happen. I've been without a laptop, then without broadband, then without any inspiration to do anything much at all. A lot of my energy has been going into work, seeing friends and navigating my parents splitting up so making time for this place has been tough but I really miss it. So here I am. 

Since we last spoke properly I went to Kefalonia with my boy pal (now ex boy pal) for a week of sunshine, red wine and greek salads. I got the most unbelievable tan, explored the island, rested on the beach, and had a really lovely time with my pal and his family. It's a shame things didn't work out with our relationship (if you could call it that... I spent 3 months trying to get him to commit to calling me his girlfriend "lol") but that's life and it wasn't right for either of us so onwards and upwards as they say!


I went to Amsterdam with my lovely pal Steph (@stephsayshello) who I only made friends with this year but she has become like a sister from another mister to me. We arrived in Amsterdam on a sunny Friday morning and headed home on the following Monday afternoon, staying in an apartment booked through Air BnB. We walked for miles and bloody miles, hopped on and off the tram, stuffed our faces, laughed non stop, and took in the beautiful surroundings, buildings and history.

I feel so grateful to have had two wonderful holidays to new destinations in the last few months, and for my health holding up enough for me to keep up with the pace and enjoy myself.


I got 3 tattoos in the space of a couple of months, after spending 15+ years debating whether to take the plunge. There goes my "all or nothing" personality again.  I'll share them in a separate post at some point soon.

I dyed my hair back to its natural darker colour, and cut it shorter, and I don't feel pretty anymore. So I got my nose re-pierced in an attempt to feel more like "me".

I have been on and off Tinder more times than I've had hot dinners, wrestling between wanting to find my Mr Right and hating the dating scene with a passion. However I will say I recently met someone who has restored my faith that there are good eggs out there and someone who seems to like me exactly as I am, which is a turn up for the books. Watch this space.

Seriously if anyone is still reading my blog I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me. I feel like I have the nicest support network around my social media channels and it really does make a difference to my life. So cheers!

16 comments:

  1. Long time follower here, I followed from about 2011 because my name is also Victoria and I love dogs :)
    Sorry to hear you've not had a good time of late, but I'm sure Lily and Lola are helping you through ❤️
    Look forward to seeing your tattoos, I've been considering one or some for about 10 years and just haven't taken the plunge. My husband and parents don't like them ugh.

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    1. My family don't like tattoos at all and it made me sad at first but then I realised if I like them that's all that matters. You do you :) xx

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  2. Really feel for you as that's a fair few break ups you've gone through now. Glad to see you blog again, and the hair looks great!

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    1. I suppose when it's spread over 10 years of blogging it might seem a fair few but it's probably no more than the average person who isn't willing to settle for the wrong person :) Thanks for reading, much love! xx

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  3. I was literally just thinking of you the other day and wondering how you were getting on! xx

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    1. Ah bless you! I'm still here and still okay :) I promise not to disappear again! xx

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  4. I can massively relate to this post!! I'm also experiencing all the tinder dramas and getting dished the 'casualcard' by guys..(YAWN!) And im just booking in to get my 3rd tattoo!! I started following you years ago and only just got back on the blog train today...despite all the dramas and heartaches life throws at you, dont forget to look back at what youve achieved. In my eyes, you seem like a very humble, fun loving girl! The best is yet to come!

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    1. My advice is to ditch those chumps the second they exhibit signs of being a douche and don't give them the benefit of the doubt like I did :)
      Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it so much!xx

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  5. Victoria, your blog always feels so authentic. In a world of glossy photography, "luxury" bloggers and #ads, it truly feels like sitting down to catch up with an old friend when I read your blog. So yes, please do stay exactly as you are! x

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    1. Ah Lorna, you lovely lady! <3 Thank you xx

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  6. Hi (waves)! I've followed your blog for years, since I lived in Holland 6 years ago and I now actually live in the U.K., because I can relate to you and it's all real life with the good and the bad. Sorry to hear about your parents but glad to hear about your travels. So much more to explore!! And that tan...! :)

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    1. Ha it was a good tan wasn't it! I miss it :)
      And welcome to the UK! Thanks so much for commenting xx

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  7. Welcome back lovely! It's so good to hear from you again :) I've been reading your blogs for years and years but think I've only commented a handful of times (yes I'm kinda shy even over bleddy social media! *Hides face*) but I just wanted to say hello and it doesn't matter how long a break you take, it's like catching up with an old friend when you come back :)
    It sounds like you've had a very busy few months packed with adventures and personal growth. I admire your determination and perseverance through the ups and downs of life. I lost my hubby in January and I've been trying to find my feet this year so it's inspiring to see how you ride out the harder times.
    How are Lily and Lola?? I miss their squishy little faces!
    Lyndsay xx

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    1. Oh Lyndsay, that sounds tough so I'm sending you lots of love and hugs! You will find your feet again and it will feel amazing <3
      Lily and Lola are just grand thank you. I'll do a lil update on them soon.xx

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