Thursday, 4 January 2018

A New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday. I barely logged into social media during Christmas and it was such a welcome break! I sometimes feel in the blogging world there is the tendency to be online all the time but it’s not necessary. It was lovely to barely open my laptop during the holidays and instead make the most of each day. I spent a lot of quality time with Pip, now having to get used to the school holiday system. I also spent a lot of time with friends and for the first time in many years I went out for New Year's Eve, yay!

My top nine Instagram photos of 2017
We did a lot in 2017; celebrated Pip’s 4th birthday, travelled to Wales and Venice and made the most of the summer months before Pip started school! We spent so many days on the beach with friends and family and my top nine Instagram photos show these being the most popular captures. The combination of Pip being in full-time school and co-parenting gave me more time to myself. I still feel like I’m adjusting with the new schedule and I do miss pre-school days where we could take spontaneous day trips in the week, away from the crowds but it’s given me an opportunity to make the most of my personal time. I did a lot of things in 2017, stuff I’ve decided to keep private and will not document online. But for a combination of reasons, 2017 was a year of growth and in many ways one of my best years to date!

I don’t have a long list of new year’s resolutions for 2018 but in terms of blogging I want to bring some motivation back and return to writing about subjects that interest me. For example, I love writing about travel so hope to include more day trips and travel features. I’d like to explore more this year and plan another trip to India! For these reasons, I need to be more organised and live a bit more frugally so I can save! I’d also like to continue being sporty. Pip learnt to swim this summer but because of the new school schedule & filling our weekends with seeing friends & family we haven’t been to the pool in months. He needs some more boys’ swimwear because he is growing at a rapid rate (one of the tallest in his class) then we’ll be back at the pool! I’m very much looking to the warmer weather, growing our own fruit and veg (hopefully Pip will help me sow some seeds and the slugs won’t eat them this year) and just enjoying the simple things in life like hanging out with friends on the beach and sitting in the sun! Cheers to a happy 2018!

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What are your plans this year? I’d love to hear them.



  1. Quite a year you had in 2017 Polly and your plans for India this year sound very exciting!! We are need to live more frugally in 2018 to save up to go to Orlando and Lapland! Happy new year to you hon ;)

  2. You had an amazing year in 2017 and 2018 sounds even more exciting!

  3. Wow what an awesome 2017, and such beautiful photos to capture it too! happy New Year, 2018 sounds exciting already! x

  4. So glad you had a great Christmas, it really is good to take a break from time to time x

  5. I'm looking forward to your 2018 adventures together. Su #FabFridayPost


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