Thursday, 31 December 2015

Goodbye 2015, It's Been a Pleasure.

As 2015 draws to a close, I thought I would look back on the highlights of what has been a crazy little year. 

In January, me and Toby moved into our first house together with our little Pepper dog. We left our parents' homes behind and whilst we are really close to them, we haven't looked back since. Despite it being hard work both of us working full time and running a house, I wouldn't have it any other way. My favourite thing about living in our home is decorating our own space and making it unique and ours. See some of our projects here

This year I've also embraced my inner geek and been proud of my crafty ways - if I can make it myself, then why buy it! I've made Christmas gifts, Christmas cards, decorations, upcycled furniture, done lots of DIY (or watched Toby do lots of DIY...) and worked on my culinary skills. 

Another highlight was our break to the Lakes with my Mam, Dad and Bramble. We stayed in a lodge and it was lovely to spend some quality time with them. We went on lots of walks, some of them long and very challenging. We played games and cooked bbq's for tea every night whilst supping beers and wine. Bliss. 

Christmas was perfect this year too. Our first Christmas in our house did not disappoint. We cooked Christmas dinner for my Mam and Dad which was everything a Christmas dinner should be - too much. We visited family, had family visit us and drank copious amounts of wine and prosecco - cue bad heads Boxing Day. 

And of course, starting this blog. I've only been blogging since November but already love the whole process. It allows me to document my creative hobbies so I have a memory bank to look back on and it also allows me to share these memories with you guys who read my blog. I was a bit nervous about starting this blog, as in some ways I'm not a very confident person and I doubted anyone would want to read my ramblings, but at the end of the day, I blog because I enjoy it and if anyone would like to read my posts along the way, that's just a lovely added bonus - so thank you! 

Of course, 2015 hasn't only been full of highlights. It's had it's fair share of disappointments and challenging times, but who's hasn't?! So here's to a fab 2016, let's see if we can top this year! 

What have your 2015 highlights been?

KT xo. 


  1. Great post Kirsty! :D So glad you joined the blogging community! Definitely go to a meet up next year! :D xo

    1. Thanks Danni - I couldn't have done it without your help :)
      I'm up for that!!


  2. Just discovered your blog, glad your enjoying blogging! Seems like you had a great 2015, Happy New Year and I hope 2016 is even better for you.
    Ottilie | O is for Ottilie

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Ottilie :)
      Hope you have a fab 2016 too!

      KT xo.