Sunday, 31 December 2017

2017 A Year in Review

Oh 2017 you have been a mixed bag haven't you? We have had many highs and lows this year and I am ready for what 2018 throws at us hopefully more highs. 

A month where I started to plan our 2017 goals and a bucket list for the year ahead.
We actually managed to do some of the bits from our bucket list and I managed to actual do some of my goals. We also had a  family photo shoot done which was a lovely experience. 

On the 4th we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and then we had a lovely valentines meal at home thanks to Aldi. We also went to Whipsnade Zoo with family whilst my nephews were over here. 

I shared with you my Top Mum Moments and also a great mothers day gift guideMothers dayalso got me reflecting. I also got to go and see Beauty and the Beast at the cinema with Stuart. 

April was a good start on the 2nd was my sister in law/best friends Hen do. I shared somealternative Easter gifts, shared with you what we got up at Easter  along with what we put inBlake's Easter basket and also about dealing with terrible twos.


My sister in law got married on the 6th and I was a Bridesmaid for the first time. I wrote some very important topics this month including: postpartum hair loss, about wanting to change andmy mental health story. I also shared with you Simple ways to update a rented home and we also had a lovely time at Whipsnade zoo again this time with the Dear Zoo Trail

I wrote a wide range of posts such as Blogging its hard work and Tips for starting your own blog. Then I shared with you my Fathers day gift guide and more ideas from Amara too. We also went to In the night garden live in Richmond London where I spotted Givonna and Tom Fletcher as well as Harry Judd and his wife Izzy. Oh and my Birthday was on the 17th as well.

July we went to Mead Open farm as well as the local beach at a nearby park. Blake and I spent the day over at My sister and Phil's house and he decided to get into the mini pool fully clothed. I also wrote about having to tighten our belts and we spent the last week of July on a holiday to Pontins Camber Sands. We also had a goodbye BBQ for Stuart's brother and family as they were moving to Colorado. 

We had lovely walk around Rushmere Country park which I had been wanting to visit for awhile. I wrote about: Screen time and my Velcro toddler and started the #TacticalTuesdayslinky with Vicky

Stuart's birthday was on the 7th and we had a lovely meal out. We got some new art prints for the home and I also  wrote about making time for youour favourite bed time books and ourautumn bucket list.  This month also saw Blake start Pre-school which was very emotional. 

We didn't do Halloween this year but I did however attempt a no spend month which didn't go well. We enjoyed autumnal walks and went a little garden we had forgotten about. Last of all I wrote Housework hacks: keeping your home under control.

November saw us start planning for Christmas with Christmas Traditions you can start this year and the following gift guides: For Him, For Her and For Kids. Blake also this month had his first hair cut. 

The most wonderful time of year. I was very quiet on the blog front but we visited Santa, had a birthday party for Blake, Blake turned 3, we enjoyed many Christmas books such as The Christmas Snowflake, crafts and much more in the lead up to Christmas. We had my mum, sister and Phil pop over on Christmas Eve and have a lovely buffet meal. Then we had Christmas just the 3 of us. 



  1. It sounds like 2017 wasn't a bad year for you, I hope 2018 is even better x

  2. What a lovely year you had in 2017 and so many topics you covered on your blog including many that are obviously so close to your heart.

  3. What a busy year! Hope this year just gets better and happier for you x

  4. December sounds incredibly busy! You did so much in 2017! I hope to take my kids to Whipsnade this year

  5. What a lovely and successful year you've had. Pretty jealous that you saw Tom Fletcher though, I'm still a Mcfly/ McBusted obsessive x

  6. Sounds like a fab year. Bridesmaid for the first time which is one tick off the list x

  7. What a lovely year you have had. I'm so glad Christmas was a lovely one and that blogging slowed so you had time to enjoy. Here's to 2018 and some more wonderful memories and blogging experiences x

  8. What a lovely year you have had and very busy too. Wishing you a wonderful 2018 xx

  9. What a lovely year to reflect on. Here's to a wonderful 2018 :)

  10. I saw beauty and the beast too, we sung our hearts outs! My boyfriend and I also visited whipsnade zoo and it was so much fun!

  11. It sounds like you had a lovely year. I have not been to a wedding for years - need some of my friends to get on with it

  12. I just love reading the reflection on 2017, posts! Your year sounds like it was a good one, here's hoping 2018 is better!