Saturday, January 7, 2017

Top 16 in 2016

I can't believe I've said goodbye to 2016! If you're on social media you're fully aware that 2016 had been described as "the worst year ever", and although we've lost so many music and film/TV icons this year I think it's really important to reflect on the good that's happened in 2016. I've put together 16 of my top moments in 2016.

1. I handed in my dissertation and somehow managed to blag my way into getting a first. (One of the many miracles that happened in 2016)

2. I celebrated my 22nd birthday and actually made it into the club. It was a 'top moment' because I didn't make it out on my 21st. *sigh*

3. I traveled to Lyon, France and 'adult' me did some very fun wine tasting with my family

4. I was awarded by my University 'Biggest Impact of the Year 2016' for making changes to my course as a course rep.

5. I attended my first ever blogger hosted events including ones with Supercut, All Bar One, So..Fragrance and a couple of others.

6.  I graduated from University with a First (seriously now that was a miracle). I absolutely loved my University experience and at times I actually miss it.

7. I attended my University grad ball and had to eat Chinese at 11.30pm before we went into the club because otherwise there was no way I was going to make it through the night/or get into the club. 

8.  After graduating from University I got offered a job back where I did my internship year, and was able to start straight away.

9. I went to visit the set for the TV show 'The Royals' whilst working with Elizabeth Hurley and William Moseley and felt like a pretty big deal.

10. I got to visit the set of ITV Lorraine

11. I went to Wireless festival with work and went behind stage and met Craiiiiggg Daviiiiidd

12. I also managed to buy a flat. Because London prices are so ridiculous, there was no way I would be able to afford to buy in London. Instead, I purchased a flat up in Liverpool which I rent out. I generally don't remember the last time I felt more adult than that moment when I had to sign that piece of paper.

13. I attended the National Reality Television Awards where I met Mary Berry and fan girled a little bit....

14. I moved to London into a flat that I got to completely refurbish to how I wanted it to look, new furniture, new everything!

15. Oh and found the best flatmate ever. *waves at Emily through the computer screen*

16. Lastly, I enjoyed myself a little bit too much at my work Christmas party, but generally had one of the best times ever with my team and is a night that I will (try) and remember forever.

Here's to an incredible 2017 -  Let me know in the comments below one of your highlights from 2016!


  1. So glad to hear all the amazing things you accomplished last year. Hope 2017 is going to be even better for you. Highlight of my 2016 was starting my first year at college that I really wanted to go to. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  2. Yay these are all great... especially finding a flatmate you really get along with. Go you!

    xx Heather |

  3. What an incredible 2016! Huge congratulations on getting a first, that is an incredible achievement, and buying a house! What a fab year for you! All the best for 2017 :D

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  4. That sounds like it was a good year! Congratulations on all your achievements. You must have worked very hard!

    Samantha Series

  5. OMG, your year sounds amazing! So many cool things to look back on! I can't believe you bought you own flat and got a first, they are such huge achievements! You should be super proud (especially for getting into that club! ;)) *high five*

    Tania x
    teabee | UK Lifestyle, Beauty & Travel Blog

  6. Wow you've had such an incredible 2016! Congrats on your first :) wishing you the best for 2017 xx

    Phoebe & Abida |

  7. It's so nice to see a post highlighting all the good things in the year, it sounds like you had a great one! All the best for 2017!xx

  8. So refreshing seeing a positive blog post going into the new year ahead. Well done lovely, and all the best for 2017! xo

    editionemmagrace - Beauty & Lifestyle

  9. Your achievement in 2016 is amazing, I hope for even better 2017 for you!

    Selene Addicted

  10. What a great year for you! Seems like you did so well in your uni life, being offered a job right after uni I think is a goal for everyone!
    Kathy x

  11. Wow you've had an amazing year, well done girly! Hope 2017 is just as good for you :) xx

  12. what an incredible year for you!

  13. What a lovely post, it's great looking back at all the good things!

    Lauren x

  14. Sounds like you had a lovely 2017, here's hoping that 2017 is even better for you!

    Danielle xx

  15. Wow you've had an amazing 2016! Yay let's carry that on into 2017!:)

    corrie |

  16. girl it seems like you had amazing year. also, buying a flat to rent out is such a smart move. its actually my plan when i get done with uni.

  17. Buying your own flat at such young age is amazing, well done you and here's wishing 2017 will be a more brilliant year for you.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity


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