One Pleasant Year


Somehow, inexplicably, we’ve reached the end of the year. In all honesty it’s been a bit of a bizarre one, and at times felt as though we may not ever reach this point. We’ve made it through though, and thankfully it’s not all been doom and gloom! As a lover of lists, I thought I’d put together a few bits and pieces from my 2016….

My year involved…

1 launch of a new website (This one!)
105 Blog Posts
12 Recipes (read and bake here)
2 Transatlantic adventures (one of which was this week, more pictures to come!)
5 visits to different major cities (across two countries)
1 Graduation (Loz becoming a qualified teacher)
1 failed gym membership (soon to be reinstated with fresh January optimism)
1 house move (to a new county and a new town)
Two weddings attended (and thankfully no funerals!)
3 hats crocheted (in an attempt to avoid the internet and news)
560 Instagram photos posted
145 of which involve cups of coffee!
2 hilarious bizarre wildlife encounters (who knew you could bump into camels and racoons when out for a walk?)
2 full Harry Potter Movie Marathons
7 Seasons of Gilmore Girls finally watched and now forever loved
Endless socks missing, presumed disappeared
1 Festive jigsaw puzzle completed

And plenty more that has slipped my mind. We’re planning on ending our year with fireworks on the beach with good friends, which feels like a great way to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in a fresh start. I wish you all the happiest of New Years, and let’s make 2017 the best one yet!

  • What an amazing year, I’ve loved the launch of your new site Carrie and every post thats come along with it!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Wow! Your 2016 certainly sounds pretty amazing! Looking forward to your posts on your recent adventures! I always love your recipes and congrats on the move!

    Can’t wait to read more from you in 2017!!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

  • Sounds like your year has been full of wonderful things, I hope your 2017 is even better! x

  • Here’s to another awesome year, Carrie! Your blog has been one of my highlights <3

  • Sounds like a really great year! Here’s to 2017, I look forward to reading lots more blog posts! 🙂

    Kayleigh |

  • meg

    Gosh, a lot happened – sounds like a great year though, and can’t wait to see what 2017 holds!

    Meg | Elmpetra