Au Revoir 2016
Happy New Year!
It's 2017 - how strange does that sound?
I've made it into my 20th year, and in just 3 short days I will be leaving the realms of the teenager and entering into my twenties. Now that really does sound strange!
When the clock struck midnight, I'm sure a lot of people were relieved for 2016 to be over.
It wasn't the easiest of years; one for me of loss and worry.
But one thing that 2016 taught me was that life is short.
Far too short to waste time concentrating only on the bad.
So as we start to look forward to all that 2017 has to offer. I thought I would quickly share some of the best snapshots of my past year.
Reflecting on 2016 I've realised that many of the best memories I have have been times spent with family.
This year hasn't been the easiest. Losing my Grandad in August, only a year after my Grandma has been difficult to come to terms with.
But spending more time with those that are important to my life has definitely helped.
Whether that be going for cycle rides with Tabitha, supper on the beach with my Aunt and Uncle or a summer BBQ with the cousins.
Sometimes the simplest moments are made special by the people you're with
Scottish Road Trip
Doing a road trip around Scotland in a Fiat Punto, may not sound particularly special but the 10 days I spent on the road with Tabitha are probably the highlight of my year.
The freedom of packing up a tent and driving around some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country is second to none.
Getting to spend time with Tabitha after her ski season was great. And despite a couple of arguments, the trip proved a huge success.
In fact, we loved it so much that we're currently planning our next road tripping adventure. So watch this space!
Yep you read that right - 2016 was the year I finally took the plunge and got inked.
I would include a pic, but I don't actually have one! It's twin related - obviously!
I could go on about the highlights of 2016. There are so many other incredible moments - from the San Fermín Festival in Pamplona and Radio 1 Big Weekend in Exeter; to skiing in Jackson Hole and watching both Andy Murray and Federer on Centre Court.
But that would make it a very long post!
So as the first day of a new year draws to a close, and before we get too carried away with 2017, take a moment to look back on your 2016.
Chances are it wasn't half as bad as it may initially seem.