It’s no secret that 2017 has not been my year and I’m so pleased to see the end of it. That doesn’t mean to say that this year hasn’t included some happy memories and when thinking back over the whole of 2017, I have some great highlights to always look back on.
Jase and I started the year with a 5 day trip to Disneyland Paris and it was of course magical. It was Jase’s first trip and a mini break that was much needed. A little naughty considering we should have been saving the money, but sometimes you just need to have some guilt-free time to enjoy yourselves and that’s exactly what we did. We knew we wouldn’t be returning to Disney World until next year so Disneyland Paris provided us with the ultimate Disney top-up.. something all Disney fans can appreciate. The whole trip was stress-free and full of great food, awesome character meets, exciting rides, parades and so much more. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about the whole trip and we can’t wait to go back. We took tons of photos so if you want to see more, check out this post.
Take me to a show any day! My lovely mum and I have seen a fair few shows and Mama Mia is one that we particularly enjoy. This year I treated mum to tickets for Christmas and we had the best mum and daughter day. I love spending time together and this show is so upbeat that it just adds to the fun, because yes you all end up having a boogie at the end of the show. If I could do it again in 2018 I would without any doubt, so fingers crossed. Nothing quite compares to quality time with your mum, especially with a little London shopping in the mix.
We hadn’t seen our wedding venue since we booked (2 years in advance) and when we got the chance to go back, we finally managed to bring my mum and dad along. This was such a huge moment for me as I wasn’t sure how they would react to the venue and let’s face it.. no dad is ever fully ready to see his little girl grow up and get married. The experience actually turned out to be a really special one that I will never forget. They both loved the venue and as my parents are both super creative, they were coming up with loads of ideas that hadn’t even crossed my mind. It was a true moment of bliss and relief. I’m not sure it was such a big deal for them, but Jase and I were really appreciative of the whole experience.
Thimbles and Spoons
I couldn’t leave out that 2017 was the year I finally gained the true motivation to start blogging and voila Thimbles and Spoons was born. Like many bloggers, this wasn’t my first attempt at the whole blogging scene, but this time something just clicked and I haven’t really stopped since. I couldn’t imagine not having such a passion now and I’m so glad that I gave it a go. Blogging shifted my mind from a bad place at the time and I couldn’t be more grateful to have this little outlet. Who knows what next year will bring.
So I guess 2017 hasn’t been totally horrendous but I bloody hope 2018 will be a huge amount better. What have your 2017 highlights been?