Thursday, 28 December 2017

All about My Year 2017 - #MyYear2017

I can't believe that the year is almost over already. I say this every year but it just seems to be flying by faster and faster. It also doesn't actually feel like I have done much this year but I bet as soon as I answer the below questions I will realise how much I have done.

So I hope you enjoy reading my highlights of 2017.

1. What did you do for your birthday this year? 
My birthday is actually on the 8th of January, so it was AGES ago and i'm about to celebrate my next one. I really didn't do much last year. I went out for a few drinks with friends, went to the cinema and then got really ill which wasn't fun. I also spent that weekend house hunting as we were planning on moving house.

2. Whats the biggest thing to happen to you this year? 
Probably moving house. It was a big move and happened all the way back at the end of february. Really can't believe it has been near a year since I have moved here. We moved from the south back up to the north where I am originally from. It just made more sense financially wise and for Lily. You can read about the move here

3. What was the biggest thing to happen for your child/children this year? 
As well as moving house, I would say that starting Nursery was her biggest thing. She started in May and has really settled in and is enjoying it now. She is about to start doing 2 days a week and I am excited for her. It was really lovely to see her do her first Christmas play this year. You can read about Lily and Nursery here

4. Could you pick a favourite week of the year? 
I would say probably my holiday in Weymouth. It was a real big shame my partner couldn't come but Lily understood being on holiday a lot more this year and really enjoyed the beach, the arcades and had so much fun. It was a brilliant holiday and great week. I really look forward to next year where my partner will definitely be coming with us. You can read about our Weymouth holiday here

5. Do you have a favourite photograph of yourself from 2017? 
I think mine would be this one of Lily and I before going to a Christening Party. She doesn't often pose with me in Photographs so it is really nice to get a picture where we are both smiling (and where I don't look half dead.)

6. What was your best day out? 
That one would have to be Blackpool. Lily, My Partner and I all went for a day out there. We had fish and chips, played in the sand, went in the arcade, had ice cream. It was just so lovely to have family fun all together. We don't often get chance to go out for days together so this is one I will definitely remember. It was also in June and so a nice sunny day, you can't beat going out on a sunny day. Here is my post all about that day out.  

7. What is the best film you have seen this year? 
Thats a tricky one. I love watching new films and must have watched so many new ones this year. It is a tie between Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman. Both of these I asked for this Christmas on DVD so they must have both make a big enough impact for me to want to own the films. 

8. Is there anything you wish didn't happen this year? 
I sat and thought about this for a little while and I can't really think of much that was bad about this year for me personally. I do wish that maybe I had kept on top of my fitness a little more and maybe tried to find more work but that is always something I can plan to work on in 2018. 

9. What would you like to achieve or improve for 2018? 
I have definitely planned to start doing some fitness courses. I used to do pole fitness and this is something I may want to start up again as it was really good for staying toned. I am also thinking about stretch classes and areal hoop just to try something different. I also want to try and be EVEN MORE organised than I already am. I am a very organised person but each year I always see ways I can improve the way I do things. Trying to plan more activities for Lily and managing my work will be one of my major priorities.

10. How will you be celebrating/did you celebrate New Years Eve? 
I am really looking forward to new years eve this year. The last few it has just been me and my partner and we usually watch films and fall asleep. This year we will be going to my parents house and my brother and his girlfriend will be there too and we are going to have a drink and play silly games. It is going to be really nice to be around family this year.

After answering all that I would love to tag Jenna from Chic Geek Diary, Kira from Unconventional Kira and Rebecca from Mum of a Premature Baby to find our all about their year.  


  1. This is a lovely thing to do each year and a lovely keepsake so you can look back on what you have achieved each year

  2. Lovely reading love your picture too hope you dont come down with the LURGY for YOUR birthday

  3. Great blog, nice to look back and reflect on your year. Really like the links, makes it easy to access particular topics / aspects of your year. Good to look forward and plan your next year. Best Wishes and Happy New Year!

    Rachel Craig

  4. Wow you have had a busy 2017!it was lovely to come across your blog and get to know about you all a little more. Hope you have a fab 2018 and looking forward to hearing all about it x

  5. Sounds like 2017 was a good year for you x

  6. Hope next year is as good for you as this one was.

  7. I'd like to think that you will manage to update annually, as good to reflect and to plan ahead. Wishing you and yours A Happy New Year!

    Rachel Craig

  8. Wishing you a Happy Birthday, only one week to go. Best Wishes!

    Rachel Craig

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  10. I removed my previous comment as I forgot to spell check it. I hate seeing errors.

    It was lovely to read your blog about your year. It gave me an opportunity to reflect on ours too after. Happy New Year

  11. A busy year, we have also moved this year, we didn't do anything this new years eve, it's usually a double celebration as it my fiancé's birthday, but this year we have a new puppy, our five year old daughter was sick so apart from watching a few fireworks out the front we didn't do anything, happy belated birthday for yesterday xxx