I started 2016 in Iceland, enjoying a week away with family. It snowed heavily whilst we were there and we had an amazing whale watching trip where we saw lots of Orca in a fjord. I had major creative block and hardly blogged throughout January.
We visited Paris in February, which was a pretty uneventful month besides the small matter of cancelling our UK wedding and planning another one with only 3 months to go … No biggie.
March was dominated entirely by planning our wedding.
April saw us putting the final touches to our plans and driving to Brighton to pick up our wedding cake(s) from Choccywoccydohdah. We demolished the narwhal cake with family before going to Iceland.
May -the best month of the year- meant it was time to fly to Iceland with our family for our wedding. It was the best day of my life so far and I still can’t quite believe we pulled it off and it was so perfect. We stayed on after the wedding for our honeymoon.
Whilst the post-wedding comedown was horrendous, it was lovely to be home. Hekla the British Blue joined our cat clan and we enjoyed Summer trips to the beach. With the stress of planning a wedding behind me, normal blogging resumed and I got one of my standout products of 2016, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette.
In July I finally said goodbye to my horrible old tattoo with a Disney inspired cover-up.
We spent lots of August at the beach and began doing some DIY on the house, with slightly disastrous results. Note to self, put kittens away when there’s paint out.
In September our renovation on the house began and we put a lot of time into the garden, moving all my succulents into their own rockery. I started to get excited about Halloween and went to pick our own pumpkins from a local farm.
By October our house was in chaos and the renovation was well underway, with out kitchen ripped out and the wallpaper from all downstairs rooms removed ready for plastering. In the middle of this I attended the annual Lush Cardiff blogger event which is always fun and got a kidney stone which was considerably less enjoyable.
Having spent weeks going back and forth from hospital and feeling really rubbish I was so relieved to say get better at the end of November, just in time to go to Svalbard and return to my neglected blog. The bulk of the renovation work was completed and just waiting for painting.
We actually ended up continuing with the renovation work right up until Christmas Eve-Eve and it’s not entirely finished but I love the way everything is looking and am excited for it to be so close to being finished. Christmas was spent cosying up in-front of the fire, stuffing our faces and braving the cold for a dip in the hot tub.
2016 has been the best year ever and I’ve loved blogging for another year and reading so many awesome posts. Thank you to everyone who has read my blog and left comments, I hope you all have a great NYE -we have something exciting planned which I can’t wait to post about- and 2017 <3