2016 has been quite a year and I’m going into 2017 feeling positive and with a big smile.
One of the great things about writing a blog is the constant reflection. If I want to look back on 2016 I just have to revisit my favourite posts and remember some of the amazing things I’ve been up to.
Among my highlights are a fantastic birthday weekend to the Peat Inn, a great work trip to Denmark and Sweden (where I tried some local treats), going to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the big holiday to New Zealand and Singapore.
We rounded off the year with our lovely Christmas treat of a stay at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and we dined at Number One at the Balmoral, a wonderful restaurant holding a Michelin star for 13 years!
I actually had a think about all the restaurants we’ve been to in 2016 and it’s quite a number (woops); Peat Inn, Number One at the Balmoral, Gleneagles, Porter & Rye, The Butcher Shop, The Gannet, Ship on the Shore, Ondine, Grill on the Corner, La Vigna, Cau, The Spiritualist, The Wee Lochan, The Bridge Inn, The Railway Bistro, Doghouse, Duck Bay Marina, Andiamo, Hard Rock, The Big Slope, Elliots…
2017 is already an exciting year with Josh’s birthday trip to London (and dining in another Michelin star restaurant…we’re fairly racking them up), our holiday to Mauritius at the end of January, our anniversary in February, a family holiday to Spain in July, 2 hen weekends with some amazing girls in August (one of which is in Berlin), and that’s just to name a few things coming up…!
I’m also excited about leaving the festive period behind and getting back into my fitness routine and hopefully cooking a bit more than I have done in recent months. January is always such a motivational time, I don’t care if some make fun of the vulnerable people who buy into fitness trends and fool themselves into thinking they’ll be a better person in the new year…I think it’s fab!
So Happy New Year to you and yours when it comes,