Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, New year and hopefully a break from work.
2017 was a pretty good year for me. I made some new friends, rekindled old friendships, had some adventures and spent lots of time with my family. These are the highlights of my year but of course there were some not so great days too but for now I wanted to focus on the best bits and move forward.
I had a great 22nd birthday in February, spent with family.
In March, Connor and I went away for a couple of days which was a gift from my dad and step-mum. It was so lovely to have time to relax and we visited a fairy trail in the woods. It was honestly magical!
I went to Country 2 Country with my mum and sister at the end of March and it was so good. The artists we seen were Brad Paisley, Chris Young, CAM and Jennifer Nettles. I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E.
My uncle was getting married at the end of April and I celebrated with family at Cheryl’s hen night. It was a great night filled with lots of laughs.
My Uncle Graeme and Cheryl got married at the end of April and it was an amazing day. It was incredible to spend a full 3 weeks with my family from Australia and just be in the moment at all times. Spending time with family is honestly so precious and I think you appreciate it more when you’ve been apart from them for a while.
To finish off the month of April I saw Shawn Mendes live. It was an insane night…we were so close to the stage and he put on the most amazing show. I wish I could do it all over again!
Also in April, a few friends and I went to the escape rooms and took part in the Bank Heist room. It was so much fun and completely different than anything I’ve ever done before. It was a great team building exercise. As the name suggests, you have to complete different puzzles to escape the room. It was difficult but so exciting. Honestly try it!
At the start of May, I got my hair all chopped off into a long bob. This was something I had been edging towards for a while and finally took the plunge. Just in time for my holiday abroad…
We went to Tenerife for our holiday and it was the best week ever. The apartments we stayed at were awesome and we had the most relaxing time which was just what I needed! You can check out my holiday diary to find out more of what we got up to!
Connor and I took part in the Crohn’s and Colitis UK 5k WalkIt at the start of July to help raise awareness and funds for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It was a massive turnout and such a rewarding day. We also visited the cat cafe which was so relaxing (very much needed after walking a 5K!)
I took a week off of work in July and spent lots of time with family. We took a trip to Arran for the day and it was lovely. We went to a museum, spent time at the beach, eating good food and just exploring the island.
At the end of July, a couple of the girls from my work were leaving so we had a great night celebrating and having so much fun.
Connor’s cousin got married at the end of July and it was a brilliant day spent with family.
In August, I got my hair cut again. Even shorter this time!
We celebrated my stepdad’s 40th birthday in September…a great night!
I went to see Lady Antebellum in October with my mum and a couple of her friends. They were incredible and it was an amazing night. I had wanted to see them live again after seeing them the previous year at country 2 country. Supporting hem were Kelsea Ballerini (one of my favourites) and Brett Young.I got to spend a lovely day with my two besties after not seeing them for a few months and it was SO good!
For Halloween, we dressed up as Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. It was also my wee brother’s birthday and we had a party for him. I created Connor’s hat and his costume was DIY. I added a few DIY bits to my Alice costume too. It was great fun!
A big thing that happened in October was that we started visited wedding venues. We visited one that we had already seen and had fallen in love with. However after seeing it again, we realised it was way out of our budget. We then visited another one and it felt so right and was such a great deal. It was hard to make a decision though as we still loved the first venue!
In November, we went to Illuminight-a local park had created a light and fire show. It was such a cool experience and so stunning! They also had some fair rides, nutella stands, water shows and smores. AMAZING!
We went back to the second venue we had visited and booked a date! The venue is incredible. They have a complete wedding package which covers all you need. I am so excited that we finally have a date! We are getting married on the 11th July 2020!
I went out for a Christmas night out with the work girls to the escape rooms and this time took part in the Dark Room which was insane and so hilarious! We also had a night out at the end of the term which was a great laugh.
We went to the Beauty and The Beast Panto at the start of December. You can’t beat a christmas panto!
CHRISTMAS!! Christmas this year was fab, although I was a bit ill. It was a great day filled with fun, family and great food.
New Year’s Eve was spent with a few friends, having a quiet chilled night with some games.
Of course, my little furry friend has been there through it all. My baby Tiqer. So grateful for this wee cat, he makes everything great!
Health-wise, I have been doing not bad this year and have had no major flare-ups which is great. Fingers-crossed it stays that way for a while! I’m very grateful to everyone in my life for making 2017 a great year.
I am looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings (mostly saving for the wedding I imagine haha!) and I hope you all have the most wonderful year!
As always, thanks for reading and supporting my wee corner of the internet. What was your main highlight of 2017?
Love and light,