Hey everyone! I’m finally better and I’m back home in England. I have big things coming very soon, as I’m relaunching my entire blog and name! I cannot wait to share that all with you, but in the meantime, I thought I would put together a roundup of the highlights of my year from 2022.
I know we are well into 2023 already, but 2022 was a wonderful year for me. Since the relaunch will be taking my blog in a slightly different direction, the personal posts will be cut down more, so I’m getting this one in before the new revamp! It’s filled with a lot of exciting things!
The Kelby King Show
One of the most amazing things from 2022 was getting invited to be on the Kelby King TV talk show when I was in the United States. I know I shared that with you in a dedicated blog post (which you can see here), but for those of you that missed it, here are a few photos! I also got to fill in for one of the regular DJ’s on a Saturday night as a guest radio host on the Saturday Night Flashback show. These were two really amazing things!
Time In The USA
I went to the USA three or four times this year, to be with my boyfriend, Christen. I had the best time over the Summer, especially going to the pool and everything else. I finally managed to spend 4th of July in the States and experience it properly too! I got to have an amazing Christmas there as well. Here are some of my favourite pictures from Ohio.
Christen Came To England
The biggest thing was that Christen finally came here, to the UK. He’s never left the USA before and finally met my family and saw everything England had to offer. He absolutely loved it here, especially the heritage and how old everything was. So above are a few photos from our day trips to London and more. London was his favourite, especially the shopping! We ended up with some great purchases from Saint Laurent that I plan to share with you soon!
I Have Straight Teeth
Another amazing thing is that my Invisalign is finally finished! I now have perfectly straight teeth that are white and bonded as well! I absolutely love them and I couldn’t be happier with my smile. You can see my blog post on that here, but I definitely recommend Dr. Rachael Hampton – she’s great! It’s been a dream of mine to have straight teeth ever since I got my adult teeth in and they were crooked!
My PCOS Update
I did mention in the middle of last year that I got diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and I was put on the birth control medication to help treat it. I was originally on Yasmin, but it made me feel sick and actually made me throw up on planes, so I’m on Clairette now and I feel no side effects what so ever. It’s definitely making a difference. I’d say it took about 6 months of being on Clairette to see a difference in my skin, as my acne is around 85% gone. I still get some spots come up here and there, and I do have heavy marks and some scarring, but I’m so happy to look in the mirror and see clear skin! This actually also affected my weight. I was weighing around 144 pounds before I started taking birth control, and I have dropped to around 133 pounds now without changing anything. I can only assume the leveling out of my hormones has had an impact on the weight I was storing due to the PCOS.
Well, that’s all of the important and good things that happened in 2022! I’m excited to head into this new chapter of my life and blog with you very soon! Lorna xx.
Wow, so many beautiful photos, Lorna! You look so beautiful! I look forward to the changes you are making to your site. I would love to visit London! 🇬🇧❤️🇬🇧
Thank you so much, John! I can’t wait to share them this weekend!
Sounds good. 😊
Wow what an amazing post ! The one with the 3 of you and the cat looks like a professional Xmas card. Can’t wait to see the new look Lorna. X
Thank you, Ali! It does, doesn’t it? Ha ha!
It’s great you had a good year and managed to fit in a lot of fun trips! Hope that you have an equally awesome year this year 🙂
Thank you so much, Mica 🙂 I really appreciate that!
Would be great to hear about your health and weight tips as someone with PCOS, glad you found a good treatment plan <3
Hi Helen! Thanks for leaving a comment. The main thing that I found made me lose weight was the combined birth control pill. Both Yasmin and Clairette have helped regulate my hormones enough to make me drop weight without trying. However, I have found, limiting sugar helps dramatically. If I eat too much sugar, I start gaining weight around my middle section fast!