I was tagged by the gorgeous Laura of Lifelovelaura to go on a trip down memory lane and let you all into what I was up to 10 years ago. You can read all about what Laura was doing here

I had to go and dig out the photo album to remind myself what I was doing 10 years ago, that’s shocking I can’t remember!

Ten years ago….I had just turned 26

Ten years ago…. We were just settling into our first proper all grown up, eeep we have a mortgage, what do we do now flat and spending hours gazing out the window to this view. Excuse the grainy pictures.


Ten years ago…. I lived in the Isle Of Man. I moved there for 6 months and ended up staying for 7 years.

Ten years ago…. I was 2 years into my relationship with my now husband. I knew then we would get married, though I didn’t know then I would need to wait another 7 years to finally be made Mrs S!


Ten years ago…. I had given up a good job with the bank to go and work in a Mental Health day centre, I didn’t realise then that this would change my career path completely and set me on the course to go to university and train to be a nurse.

Ten years ago…. We went on our first cruise around the med and totally loved it! This holiday made us fall in love with cruising, I only wish we could afford to do it more.


Ten years ago…. With the help of the best man in the world I was getting my head in a good place and taking charge of negative thought patterns. I did an online course on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and totally changed my outlook to life. I credit taking this step with changing my life. I know that sounds a bit crazy but honestly I was on self destruct in my head due to a really negative friendship and I dread to think how I would be now if I hadn’t of challenged those negative thoughts.

Ten years ago…. We had a great circle of friends, a great social life and were loving living on the Isle Of Man, even though we regularly had to make trips to the mainland to remain sane!

What were you up to ten years ago? Dare you remember?!?! I tag Clare at Bee Happy and Healthy, Laura at Never Entirely Satisfied and Gaynor at Our Day by Design

Claire xx

11 comments on “This time ten years ago”

    • Ten years can make so much difference Siobhan can’t it? Mentally at times over that period I was not in a good place, my so called friend had managed to beat me down in my self confidence so much. Now looking back at it I can’t believe that I ever let someone treat me like that. It took me some time to realise what was happening and the support of M and a change of job to mental health to get me back on track but thankfully I did! xx

  1. I was thinking about this earlier, when an album I loved ten years ago popped up on my mp3. ten years ago I was… 17, about to go to university, not sure what I wanted to be when I grow up. Now I am… 27, debating going back to university to re-train, but still not sure what I want to be when I grow up! Seems like very little has changed for me!

    • Thanks Laura. I hadn’t actually sat down and thought about it until you prompted me to do the post but yeah, taking that job changed the path of my life and now look at me, an actual nurse! xx

    • I’m looking forward to reading yours! It was nice to do, though it did take a lot of memory digging to actually remember what I was up to then. 10 Years in a way feels like a lifetime ago! xx

  2. I have loved reading this; your view looked amazing. Ive still never tried a cruise but would like to one day.

    I love going through all photos and hearing stories, will get my albums out and write my post too, thanks for the tag.

  3. Thanks for the tag Claire; I’ve loved reading about your life 10 years ago. I’ve never visited the Isle of Man but it looks beautiful. I’m going to go searching for the photo albums, bet i’ve only got pics of the trips we took as that was the days before digital cameras / iphones!

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