So that’s another year over, and I like to finish the year looking back on all of the good things that have happened.
Starting in January where we went for a long weekend to Iceland. On the Golden Circle tour we saw the frozen Gulfoss waterfall and the geysers. We took a Icelandic pony ride through the black lava fields then explored the black lava caves, got locked in a prison to try Reykjavik escape, then our final night was spent in front of the Northern Lights.
February I crossed off visiting a Cat Cafe off the bucket list, had an interview with the BBC about my bucket list and became a brand ambassador for Craghoppers.
Even though we’ve visited Edinburgh many times, we’ve never visited the tourist attractions. On a long weekend we explored the castle, the dungeons, Mary Kings Close, Camera Obscura and the Diamond Heist Escape Room.
April included a weekend break to Copenhagen, with a day trip to Malmo, Sweden and my first ever bloggers event where I met so many amazing local women.
My mum joined me in May on a trip to Switzerland. We spent a lovely day on the train stopping off along the lake and taking in the beautiful sights. On our day trip to France, Mum took a brave step and came up the cable car to the top of Aguille Du Midi, then stepped out onto the void. After lunch we got shouted at by a french waiter and got to see his ass – lucky us.
On my return I headed along to my first ever Comic-con where I got to work on some more special effects make up. I loved my Lorne from Angel look.
In June we took our first ever relaxing vacation. One week in Lanzarote relaxing on the beach, eating and drinking. We did however take a day trip to Timanfaya National Park to see the volcanoes. I also added two more tattoos to my collection, including my amazing Deathly Hallows one.
I was also selected to go along on the Elevator Challenge – where I learned so much about myself, and met some great people.
I celebrated my 28th birthday by booking my first ever solo trip to College of Wizardry in March 2017. We also took a last minute weekend break to Amsterdam.
G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S – The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. This month involved some crazy adventures, including dressing up as an alien in a prison and BEEing a bee keeper.
This was our biggest trip of the year. Starting in San Francisco, we headed up to Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. With a stop at the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life. Yosemite National Park.
My favourite month of the year. A month of horror. Zombie runs, killer clowns, haunted houses and escape rooms.
The only exciting thing from November was binge watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer again.
We had a wonderful weekend in Munich exploring the tourist attractions, the Christmas market and watching the Krampus run.
and finally I crossed some off road driving off the bucket list.
Special thanks to all of the hotels, tours, brands I have worked with over this year, including Craghoppers and Grayline.
Every year I try push myself to do as much as I can and I’m happy with the outcome of 2017. I have a lot planned for next year already, but until then I’m away to spend the rest of this year watching Harry Potter with my husband.
I hope you have a Happy New Year and a bucket list filled 2017.