I might just start believing in miracles.
After I got back home from a 3 month trip in Europe (May-Sept 2013), I accidentally reset the iPhone I'd been using to take all my holiday snaps and subsequently lost ALL MY PHOTOS.
Yes. It was devastating. I had actually drafted tonnes of country-specific food posts to publish on this blog but without the corresponding photos, there was no story. Needless to say I felt like a huge booboo.
I've had nothing but bad luck (stemming from irresponsibility, I admit) with the new phone since, resulting in not one but TWO new phone swaps at Apple. The most recent replacement was just received yesterday.
Somehow, stumbling around with the settings, I discovered a lost iCloud backup from right after I got home from Europe. Fingers crossed nothing goes wrong but AS I TYPE, Europe photos from Switzerland onwards are downloading onto the phone.
I still don't have anything from our Shanghai and UK dining escapades (which sadly involve Heston's Dinner and Lobster & Burger, both of which I enjoyed immensely and wish I could share) because I had yet another phone incident in France (gypsy theft) but that's a whole other story.
Hopefully, after x hours of downloads, I can FINALLY document my European food travels. Marc and I ate so much on our trip. Even though we were active and incorporated many hiking trails, I put on 5kg. And I don't even regret it! We did a number of food tours and cooking excursions too. I can't wait to share our experiences with you guys, 5 months after the fact.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS.