Tuesday 30 January 2018

Eight Years With My Best Friend

I'm not usually a gushy person on my blog, but I try to be as honest and open as I can. Connor is a huge part of my life, and I was inspired by reading one of Poppy Deyes' recent post here.

Today is our eighth anniversary as a couple. Wow. Nearly a decade of our lives. I can just hear Connor gulp anxiously. As well as being boyfriend and girlfriend, Connor is also my best friend.

I've chosen eight photos through the years while I waffle on a bit!

Any mathematicians would know that we started seeing each other in 2010. Connor caught me off guard with his cheeky smile, I wasn't expecting to meet someone so important in my life at school. I'd already endured three and a half years of secondary school, and not all of those memories were positive. When I met Connor, I was excited to go to school to see him (we also had a lot of classes together) in year ten a lot of classes from both sides of the year group became integrated. I'm so glad they did.

As a new teenage couple we were very much in love, and wanted to hold hands around campus and in classes. To which we got told off a few times in front of everyone for "public displays of affection". However, there were certainly more "handsy" couples throughout the school...

Nothing pleased me more than being able to go to my school Prom with Connor, but I also got to go with my friends. It was an amazing night, but it went by far too quickly. My favourite moment was when I was dancing with Connor, and he was looking at me as if I was the only person in the room. A memory like that is priceless. It was my first time having a full face of make up on and being completely dressed up, I just felt so lucky and special.

After we both finished school, we chose different colleges. I didn't want to make my decision purely on the fact my boyfriend went to the same college. Plus, we were studying different things and colleges tend to be specialised in certain subjects. It wasn't an easy choice from seeing each other almost every day, to seeing each other once a week and being quite far apart. But, we managed it. In my third year of college I already had my A Levels but I fell in love with filmmaking. So I went to the same college as Connor in my last year, but were in separate classes for half of the year.

During this time in college, we learned to have a "work relationship" so we would keep our private lives just that. In front of peers etc, we would be professional and act just as friends, which of course we were already best friends.

After finishing college, we both chose to carry on studying film at the same University (I picked it first, as again I didn't want to pick a University based on my relationship). When we went to the first Freshers event, it was really nice to have my best friend by my side. I didn't feel so alone knowing that we were entering the next chapter of our lives together. Neither of us were in halls so it was hard trying to make friends at first, as classes hadn't started yet. It was nice that we both understood the stress of university and our workload.

After a gruelling three years, we managed to make it through the other side of university and GRADUATED. We both got the grades we wanted, which was so good. We worked on a few projects together and teamed up to conquer our final film together. The whole graduation day was a weird experience, but it was so lovely that both of our families could enjoy it together!

My cheeky boyfriend and my lovely friends pulled off a lovely 22nd birthday for me. They surprised me with all of my favourite things, and they made me feel so special (insert emoji with love heart eyes). After graduating it was so nice to be able to give each other our un-divided attention. But, what does Connor decide to do? Go and do a Masters in Film. WHY?! He's a mad man. However, as his supportive girlfriend I've listened to his ideas, and tried to coach him through it (I've no idea if I'm any good but my point is that I try ok?). He's still completing it now, and I try and help in any way I can!

Now, you're pretty caught up on the last eight years. This year we have a lot of plans, we've already had a little trip up to Cardiff to see Paramore (WHO WERE INCREDIBLE.) We're seeing the Foo Fighters again this Summer, and here's hoping to a holiday as well! Also, currently we are both working in the same department but I'm full time and Connor is part time. We seem to follow each other and help one another out, I don't see the problem working together when things are professional. I like that we make a great team.

I did ask for Connor's permission to write a bit more about our relationship on my blog, but I don't think he realised to what extent. If you are reading this Connor (which I hope you do), I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making me fall in love with you at school. You were quite persistent, but you changed my life around for the better. I suddenly had a reason to get up in the mornings, and felt I had more purpose in the world. 

It's been a journey these past eight years, and I look forward to our future together (if I haven't scared you off yet).

In summary we've conquered; Secondary School, College, a Feature Film and University. 

Happy Anniversary to us ❤️


  1. you guys are so cute together!

  2. Aw this is such a cute post! I love reading love stories and yours is so romantic, it's so cool you went through so many changes together and helped each other though :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Yes I love that we've grown up together, and there's so much more to come!

      Just followed you lovely!

      Saffron x

  3. Awww this is such a cute post, it's clear to see the love you have is so real! The photos are adorable x

    Yasmin 💗
    The Sweet Seven Five


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