The Things I Want To Remember From 2017


Okay, okay, so I know I said there'd be no posts around here until January 1st, but I couldn't resist putting a little post together looking back at 2017. This year has been the best of my whole entire life, and I can't quite believe how much joy we've managed to squeeze into the past 12 months. These are the things I want to remember from 2017...


Ringing in the new year with my wonderful family and feeling lucky to have them in our life.

Spending a blue sky weekend in London with Sam, drinking expensive cocktails and watching the sunset from rooftop bars.

fun things to do in londonExploring Berlin, staying in a super cool caravan and getting very drunk in Kreuzberg with our friends.

Meeting our tiny little nephew for the first time and being totally overwhelmed with with love for this brand new human.

Becoming a founding trustee of registered charity Blossom's Legacy. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved this year.

Watching Grease The Musical with my little cousins and embarrassing them by singing along to every song.

the ultimate guide to anglesey north walesCelebrating Easter with blue skies and long seaside walks on beautiful Anglesey.

Reading a feature about my blog printed in a real life newspaper and squealing with excitement.

Seeing my name flash up as winning highly commended at the UK Blog Awards and feeling super proud of myself.

Countless sunny days spent in my Mum and Dad's garden doing wedding DIY.

hen weekend at jollydays clampingDancing to Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan in a yurt until the early hours with all of my favourite ladies (and one of my favourite guys) at my hen do.

Photographing everything in Amsterdam and eating ALL the brunch with my favourite blogging pals.

Watching my very talented husband launch his debut album into the world and feeling like I could burst with pride.

Casting my vote with pride in the general election and staying up all night to watch the votes roll in.

york minsterRoaming around York on a  gorgeous midweek date night with my lovely Sam.

Spending the most perfect weekend of my life celebrating our wedding with all of our incredible loved ones.

Locking eyes with Sam as we said our vows to each other and being unable to wipe the smile off my face.

Soaking in every second of newly wedded bliss in our favourite place on earth, beautiful New York city.

new york in the summerRiding rollercoasters in the sunshine at Coney Island and laughing more than I have done for years.

Bringing home our gorgeous little baby cat, Lola, and falling head over heels in love with her.

Buying National Trust memberships and feeling like real life grown ups.

Celebrating Sam's 30th birthday with yummy food, a day at a brewery and a super fun trip to the Lake District.

Hiking our way around Ingleton Falls and vowing to spend more time in the fresh air.

Being a bridesmaid for my beautiful best friend and dancing the night away with the new Mr & Mrs.

Exploring Madrid and falling in love with the colourful, vibrant city.

Having eight inches of hair cut off and feeling like a brand new woman as a result.

Watching my favourite band, The National, play an awesome set in Manchester.

Working with some absolutely incredible brands on jobs that I could only have dreamed of this time last year.

kicking the shit out of option bSpending the most amazing couple of days in Bilbao and San Sebastian and feeling very grateful to visit some more beautiful places with my lovely Sam.

Getting absolutely spoilt rotten by my husband, friends and family on my 28th birthday.

rudding parkRelaxing at Rudding Park Spa and eating one of the best meal's of my life at Horto.

Visiting Edinburgh for the first time in years and remembering why I love that city so bloody much.

weekend in edinburghWatching another beautiful friend get married and sobbing my way through the ceremony.

Starting a new job for the first time in 3.5 years and remembering how fun, exciting and exhausting it is.

Celebrating our first Christmas as Mr & Mrs with both of our amazing families.

Feeling more content than ever with my lot.