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1 January 2017

Our 2016

Maggie May Our 2016 Review

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe that another year has passed... I don't mean to sound too maudlin or morose - I'm simply shocked that it's 2017 already!

2016 has been quite a year, with amazing ups - and its fair share of downs too. But as we step into January, I still have my wonderful family and friends, my home, and Mr Maggie May - so it can't have been too bad a year.

Flicking through the photos, messages and cards from the last twelve months is a lovely way of reminding oneself of all that has gone on, and is something I'd definitely recommend doing with your loved ones to fight those January blues. But in the meantime, whilst you wait patiently for the rest of your clan to join you on the sofa, why not be nosy and have a browse at our 2016...

J A N U A R Y

Doctor Who-Themed New Year's Eve Party 
We saw in the New Year dressed as characters from our favourite TV show - I went as Clara, and Mr MM went as Matt Smith's Doctor - we were quite a pair...

Weekend in Snowdonia

Snowdonia, Wales

Snowdonia, Wales

A lovely few days were spent in peaceful north-west Wales with Mr MM's family - time to celebrate a couple of big birthdays, exchange late Christmas gifts, and catch up over a G&T {the January detox started a little later this year}

F E B R U A R Y

Mr Maggie May got a promotion!
And I was very proud of him. We drank some Prosecco to celebrate, of course.

CFS Flare
Chronic fatigue syndrome reared its ugly head again this month. I wrote a post about my flare here {and dished out some advice too!}

Mr MM's Birthday

Birthday Cupcakes

M A R C H

We put on our glad-rags and went to a fancy ball

Maggie May - Ball

Our Six Year Anniversary 
Here's to the next six... ❤

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

A P R I L

Yesnaby, The Orkney Islands

 Orkney
This month saw me travelling to a part of the world I had longed to visit for many years: The Orkney Islands. It was one of the most wonderful trips I have ever been on, and I can't wait to go back.

Climbing Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond - Scotland

We climbed another mountain, and I only whinged a few times during the ascent {Mr MM would argue otherwise} Still, nothing beats the feeling and sense of achievement when you reach the top.

Our First Visit to Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

M A Y

Girls' Weekend in London
We went out for dinner, had our make-up done by the lovely girls at Bobbi Brown, had afternoon tea, went out for cocktails - it was the perfect girly weekend with three of my lifelong besties.

Girls' weekend in London

#TheCornbills
Lucy and Tim got married, so we spruced ourselves up and danced until the early hours.
Navy blue fascinator

 J U N E 

Camping Trip
We spent a few days camping in Thomas Hardy country, admiring Dorset's beautiful beaches and coastal paths - Chesil Beach was a particular highlight.

Dorset Beaches

Chesil Beach, Dorset

Corfu
I jetted off to our little spot of paradise for a few days of relaxation.

Maggie May in Corfu

J U L Y 

We Moved House!
This was one of our year's big moments. Goodbye flat, hello house...

New Home


Living Room

Family Wedding 

A U G U S T

Visit to Snowshill Manor
One of many trips to National Trust properties this year.

Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor

Bank Holiday BBQ {In the rain}

S E P T E M B E R

Seeing the Tour of Britain whizz by
Well hello there, Bradley Wiggins!

Tour of Britain

Bridget Jones's Baby was finally released!

Hosting a Spanish-themed Dinner Party
There was Sangria, there was paella, there was Rioja... 

O C T O B E R 

Weekend in Harrogate
A beautiful town which we will most definitely visit again.

Harrogate, Yorkshire

Harrogate, Yorkshire

Trip to Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water

My 24th Birthday
Prompting me to write about my life lessons so far...

N O V E M B E R

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen
Mr MM and I loved our holiday in this beautiful Danish city!

Rosenborg Slot, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Victorian Christmas Market in Gloucester

D E C E M B E R

Mr MM's first trip to Oxford
Such a picturesque city!

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Meeting Jodi Picoult
I finally met this wonderful woman, a truly excellent author {accompanied by Mama Maggie May}

Maggie May and Jodi Picoult

New Year's Eve
We waved goodbye to our 2016 with my family and some friends, clinking fizz, eating our own body weight in cheese, and singing Auld Lang Syne heartily at the stroke of midnight. 

A very Happy New Year to all of you, and I hope that 2017 brings you happiness, health, and beautiful memories. January, we're ready for you!

New Year's Eve

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