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2016: A Positive Review

Happy new year and welcome back to my blog guys and gals!

As you might’ve noticed I took a bit of a break from the blogging world at the back end of 2016, partly due to university and to focus on my mental health as I was having a bit of a bad time.

However I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things with the beginning of the new year: start blogging regularly again and keep on top of all my up coming uni work. Wishful thinking but worth a try.

I’m not going to do an in depth review of my year, mainly because it was that crap for the first 11 months that I don’t really want to think about it again. Instead I’m going to just write up my highlights of the past two months, as a lot has changed since my last real post!

Be prepared for a very crappy, very rambling post that might not even make sense. I’m a bit out of practice here.

2016 A Positive Review

I’m going to start with the best thing that could have happened to me in 2016 and that is meeting Chris. We’ll have been going out for one month today (if this post goes up when I plan it to, the 3rd) and he’s changed my life so much for the better! My friends and family have all noticed a huge difference in me since we started going out, I’m happier and also a lot less serious- definitely a welcome improvement! I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings for us!

Okay that’s the soppiness over with I promise.

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The quality of the photo isn’tย the best but a friend surprised us by taking pictures when we kissed at midnight and they’re so cute, I love them!

Okay, NOW the soppiness is over with.

Amusingly two of my popular posts from last year were actually The Perks of Being Single and What I’ve Learnt from Tinder…and I actually met Chris through Tinder…

Slightly ironic.

My Anorexia Story was probably one of the hardest posts I’ve written to date, it was so personal and I was really worried about the reaction I would because from it. However I’ve had so many people comment and said they found the post not only interesting but educational!

Gold star for me.

I also can’t write this post without mentioning my two best friends: Liz and Abby, They’ve helped me through sooo much crap this year and we’ve got to do some amazing things- I don’t know what I’d do without them.


Liz will probably kill me for posting this picture. Half hoping this is one post she decides to skip reading!

I’m really proud of myself for the next two things I achieved: I started to learn to drive (again) and I opened a store on Etsy!

I’ve tried learning to drive two times before in manual cars but I finally faced reality and accepted that I cant do gears.

At all.

So I bit the bullet and decided to book a lesson in an automatic…oh my days why did I not do this to begin with?! It is sooo much easier! My instructor was singing my praises within 10 minutes of my first lesson and had me out on the road a few minutes after that!

Second lesson he was taking me on roundabouts and traffic lights and then in my last lesson we started on three point turns and other things like that…I’ll be taking my test in three months at this rate!

As for the Etsy store, its something I’ve wanted to do for about 6 months, but I’ve just not had the guts to do it. Doing things when I don’t know how they work or what to expect terrifies me, so I’d been putting it off, but I’ve got nearly 500 views on it within the first month!

Only one sale unfortunately though..but if you want to help a gal out and pick something up, it would start my year off perfectly! ๐Ÿ˜‰


You can pick up this Fantastic Beast wallpaperย orย view my whole shop.

I’ll be adding new things to the store as often as I can and if you have any tips for getting more sales then please send them my way! Also while I’m asking for help: I’m strongly considering going self hosted this year but I’m not sure what the best way to do it is, so any tips are very welcome!

The last thing I want to mention is something that is a biggie for me: I got my first ever bit of PR mail!!!


It was Ruby Wax’s new book Called Frazzled and I was so excited to be sent it, even more so when I opened the package and saw a pack of Hotel Chocolate chocolates!

It’s an awesome book and the review will be up later in the week, so keep your eyes open for that one.

That’s it, its a bit of a short post but under the circumstances I’m happy to be able to write anything positive about this year so I shouldn’t complain. Plus I’m still getting back into blog posting, it amazing how hard it is to start again after a month off!

I hope you all have an amazing new year! Let me know what your best bits of 2016 have been, I love hearing other people’s goals and achievements, it motivates me so much!

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