I’m pumped and ready to up my blogging game in 2017 but before I start writing as usual, I thought I’d look back on 2016 and share some of the highs and lows.
The start of the year wasn’t great for us as the vendor we were purchasing a house off, decided to pull out of the sale. I actually cried when it happened because it was the 3rd house we had started buying and something else had gone wrong. We got some perspective and decided to save some more and just look occasionally for properties in the village we love.
Fast forward to March when I spotted a dream house at the top of our budget that came onto the scene. Immediately I sent it to Bobby who set a viewing up straight away and 48 hours later, our offer was accepted! Ridiculously fast but it felt like fate.
Next the England rugby union team won the Six Nations and we celebrated with a bottle of wine. (yes it was a big deal – do not judge)
A mere week later, Bobby got down on one knee and proposed on Easter Sunday almost 8 years after meeting at college. Cue awwww’s all round please.
2 Months later we booked our wedding for May 2017 which is coming round at insane speed and now it’s finally 2017, I can say we get married this year!
In June we went to Lanzarote for 2 weeks holiday and had the most amazing time. I’ve never been so it was a nice relaxing break in the midst of house buying that we needed.
Whilst on holiday, BREXIT happened…. enough said about that.
But this then led to our house exchange being pushed through and we came back off holiday a week later to the keys for our new home.
It’s now been 6 months in our home and we’ve celebrated out first christmas and new year with friends and family, both of which were amazing.
In those 6 months, both Bobby & I have had promotions at work which has been incredible and has meant that saving for the wedding has been made that much easier.
Blogging wise, I’ve had a great year that’s seen my twitter followers end the year at 3000+, my instagram followers are over 600 (something I thought would never happen) and my DA has increased as well. I’ve tried to ignore numbers in the last few months and just focused on content and photos instead so hopefully this is why I’ve seen such growth.
Going into 2017, I will be getting married in May, hopefully getting to go on an amazing honeymoon (which is yet to be booked) and blogging lots more. I aim to attend more blogging events and meet those bloggers I interact with or even if I haven’t, meet some incredible people. YouTube is something I’ve thought about and toyed with the idea of all year so I’m hoping I just grow a pair (not literally) and actually get on with it but it might have to wait until after the wedding.
If you’ve read my blog in 2016 then thank you so much, and I hope you continue to enjoy reading in 2017 as well.
Love Laura x