Sunday, 4 February 2018

Winter Lights Festival 2018

Last weekend, Juan took me to London and following seeing Sarah of Sarah Kirby Blog post about it on Instagram, we decided to check out the Winter Lights festival, a collection of art installations spotted all over Canary Wharf with, as the name suggests, a focus on light. With 33 separate sculptures and interactive art pieces to find, it's like a neon treasure hunt and we had some serious exploring to do. Keep reading to check out my photos of this visual spectacular!


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Favourite Books of 2017

I'm a little late but it's still January (just) so I'm OK! Last year's reading challenge was a very achievable 20 books and I'm pleased to say that I read 20 and started on a 21st which I've since finished this year. Of those books, only 1 or 2 have been really bad so it's been a good book year. As always, these weren't all released in 2017 but just novels I've read this year. Let's get stuck in, shall we?

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Favourite Movies of 2017

I started out 2017 with the aim of watching 50 films and definitely achieved that with 60 new-to-me movies viewed throughout the year. However, I only made it to the cinema a handful of times and not many of the films I watched were actually released in 2017 (nor were that great) and I haven't managed to see all the movies released in 2017 that took my fancy. However of those I did watch, I have compiled my top 5 list (technically 6, as we have 2 at joint 5th place!):

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Favourite Albums of 2017

In 2017, I embraced New Music Friday and listened regularly to new albums and...have been kind of underwhelmed. In short, as usual, when it came to formulate this list, it was a bit of a struggle but I got there eventually, after changing the lineup four times.So let's get straight to it:


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Reflecting on 2017

2017, what a year. Globally it was undeniably nothing short of awful, the news splattered daily with terrifying and heartbreaking headlines and the world has felt a very dark and bleak place at times. That being said, on a personal level it's been wonderful. Usually when I sit to reflect on the previous year, I feel like it's zoomed past but for me this year seems to have gone on forever! Looking back at photos I find myself saying was that really this year?! 2017 was just so busy with SO much change - new job, new car and buying our first house. I seem to associate 2017 with being in our house but we actually didn't complete until my birthday in March. We still have some finishing touches to add but I do plan on producing a home tour post and talking about the process, as my home-related posts prove popular on Instagram. I got up to loads of other pretty cool things too, let's take a look shall we?

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