Hi loves, so it is fair to say that I have been a little bit missing in action. I write this as a married woman now, December was completely wiped out for me due to the wedding. I was initially planning on carrying on blogging throughout the month but I came to realise that with all that I was balancing in my life, it was okay to give myself a little break in some areas.
So today I just wanted to wish you a happy new year, and give you a little update on my life. December 17th 2016 was a long awaited day for me, it was the day of my mehndi and it was closely followed by December 19th, the day of my wedding. My wedding date was only fixed in the summer of 2016, but it felt like I had been leading up to that day for the majority of my life. I really want to share all the magic I felt with you all, but am just waiting on my professional pictures before I completely fill up your feed with my pictures. Talking about pictures, if you don’t follow me on Instagram make sure that you do as that is where I am most active right now. You can find me under @makeupatoz, and I also upload stories there regularly so don’t miss that.
So what have I been doing in the three weeks since I got married? Well, there has been a lot of dawats (pretty much a bengali term for dinner parties), and also I was very very fortunate to have my beloved aunts and uncle and cousins come visit me from Canada. They mean the world to me, so I spent as much time as I could with them until they left on the 31st of December. My grandad also flew over from Bangladesh to attend my wedding, he is almost 85 and very frail but because he gave me his word he would be here, so he flew the long journey over in ill health simply for me. He just left last Saturday, so I spent a lot of time with him too. I will never ever get back those moments with my loved ones, so I decided to cherish them instead of squander them away by spending time online, I hope you understand. I am extremely blessed to have married into a family who understand that also, so I have managed to spend a lot of time with my loved ones before they fly off – despite being a newly wed! Traditionally, after the wedding you spend a lot of time with your in-laws but mine are rather special and were understanding.
So now I am just sitting in my new bed, typing away and hoping that I can slowly start slotting in time to go back to blogging which I absolutely adore, I’ve been doing it for like 5 to 6 years now! I am now back to full time work, which reminds me I need to go to sleep soon. I know my Bengali Bride series got so much love, so I will definitely be continuing with that so keep an eye out for that. I’ll be heading to Italy soon as well, so maybe I can share some of that with you? Basically I have so many exciting things happening at the moment and I want to capture all the best ones here.
Let me know if you have any questions, anything you’d like to know. Lots of love, Tanzina x