I honestly cannot believe I am already writing this post. A part of me can’t comprehend that 2017 – the year that started approximately 45 minutes ago – is almost over. Fuck. I mean… fuuuuuck. Where has the time gone? Seriously? Did a Demogorgon eat it? (Cheeky lil reference for y’all Stranger Things lovers) But alas, here we are. Almost at the end of another topsy, turvy year. And it’s time for me to look back and reflect on some of the good things that happened.
Places, holidays, days out etc.
Norfolk Broads boating holiday (April): This was my boyfriend and I’s second time out on the Broads and it was just as lovely.
Severn Valley Railway Steam Gala (September): My first time on the Steam Railway in Shropshire and it certainly won’t be my last.
Lincolnshire visiting my boyfriend’s family (multiple times): I always enjoy spending a few days in Lincolnshire with my boyfriend’s family in the countryside. It’s a welcome change to the city and we always have a lovely time.
Donington Park Formula 1 museum (March & September): We have 6 monthly visits to Donington museum and we stuck to that religiously this year. It never disappoints.
Silverstone’s Williams 40 event (June): We went to the Williams 40 event for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was wonderful! Free tickets, old race cars, seeing all the stars. It was a perfect day.
Paradise Wildlife Park (September): We went to Paradise Wildlife Park for my birthday this year as a cute little day out and I always enjoy it there.
Cote Restaurant (and others): This is the year I’ve started going out for meals more because I have control of my anxiety and it doesn’t stop me anymore. The French restaurant Cote has been a firm favourite for us – I would highly recommend.
Afternoon tea: This year, I did my first ever afternoon tea! With my mum and friend Lynsey, we enjoyed it at the Vertigo Lounge in Essex and I was so impressed.
Guylian seashell cupcakes: I have made a ton of these in the latter part of this year after finding the recipe on Call Me Courtney’s wonderful blog!
TV / Books
Bake Off: I’ve honestly loved Bake Off this year with the new presenters and I’ve really grown to like the new bakers too. I’m currently writing this post on the morning of the final so I don’t know who’s won but I hope it’s Sophie!
Orphan Black: 2017 is the year that I discovered my new, all-time favourite series – Orphan Black. And it’s going to take a lot to top that.
Stranger Things: Series 2 of Stranger Things was long awaited for me and and it didn’t disappoint in the slightest! Absolutely fantastic continuation of the series.
Formula 1: I’ve loved this F1 season, personally and although I’m gutted Lewis got the title and not Sebastian, I still think it’s been a year to remember especially with Max – my favourite driver – winning 2 races this year!
Books: 2017 has been stellar for books. I’ve rarely read anything I’ve not liked this year. I have a whole separate post about my favourite books of 2017 here!
Smear test & colposcopy: I learn this year that I am stronger than what I think and I can deal with things which come my way, after having an abnormal smear result in September. It all turned out okay but it was a very nerve-wracking time.
Redecorating my bedroom: I spent a good month redecorating my room and I absolutely adore it now!
Blogging: I’ve loved blogging this year. Absolutely loved it. I’ve been so motivated and inspired and that’s a huge deal for me. I’ve seen a steady growth in my followers and daily views and worked with some amazing brands such as Jenems Jewellery, bakerdays, and Jewellery Box so 2017 has been an amazing blogging year for me.
Yoga: 2017 was also the year I firmly got into yoga and it has changed my entire attitude and well being. I’m going to continue to practice and get better at it and I can’t wait to see where I am with it this time next year!