Hello everyone! Today is my last day of posting until the 2nd of January 2018. Though it will probably take me until well into February to stop writing “2017” instead. Tomorrow, Sam, Harold and I are hopping into the car bright and early in the morning and heading down to the Cotswolds for our Christmas adventure.
It’ll be a long drive so wish us luck!
We’ll be holing up with friends and aside from skyping my family and watching films, it will be an internet free zone, so I’m signing off Rhyme & Ribbons for the next week and a half.
I want to wish all of my readers and their friends and families a very, very happy holiday and that they end 2017 in a spectacularly wonderful way, in whatever fashion that they desire. I also want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking time to read my site and for any comments, tweets, or emails that I’ve gotten this year. I absolutely love hearing from readers and they sincerely mean a lot to me.
2017 in Review
2017 has been a great year for my personal life. The world has been on fire, so it’ll probably go down in history as a terrible year, but Sam and I kicked off 2017 by going on our postponed honeymoon to Thailand. You can read all my Thailand posts, if you missed them.
Then my ticket date for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” finally rolled around, and I’d gotten to see a show that I had been looking forward to for about a year and a half.
I celebrated my 29th birthday and loved every minute of it, and 2017 will have been the last year spent fully in my twenties, which is slightly odd to think.
I traveled to so many new places, and the vast majority of them I visited alone. This year I went to:
Copenhagen , Denmark
Berlin , Germany
(and finishing off with my final trip of the year to the Cotswolds)
I walked the Yorkshire of the Brontes, I read over 125 books, far surpassing my Goodreads challenge and I hosted the Bake Off Bake Along yet again. I’ve worked with some brands that I’ve long admired, I’ve been given countless opportunities because of this space and I’ve met some lovely bloggers because of it.
The most read posts that I wrote in 2017 were:
Learning from Negative Emotions
10 Best Coffee Shops in York
Welcoming Harold in to the Family
Down with Diet Culture
My Favourite Blogs to Read
50 Random Facts About Me
Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet
Why I’m Training to Be a Doula
Looking Back at 1 Year in York
An Introduction to Slow-Living
I’ve done a lot of yoga and I ran the Great North Run this year, and surpassed my charity fundraising goal.
I’ve embarked on a new career path and will be finishing up the last of my required doula training in 2018.
But perhaps the biggest change this year was welcoming that little nugget of joy, the little sausage that doesn’t quit, Harold, into my life. And whilst having a dog (and especially a puppy) can be a lot of hard work, and frustration, the joy that Harold has brought me is endless. I call him my fur baby and I’m not even ashamed of it.
What’s been the highlight of your year?