Well, 2017, that was a time. It was the last year that I could call myself a twenty something, it was the year I changed jobs, it was the year my new niece was born and despite some of the less good bits, there were a few laughs along the way!
This year I got to see Matilda in the West End and the Adam’s Family tour, both of which were amazing – especially because I got my Matilda ticket for a fiver because of my youthful looks!
I got to visit the Doctor Who Experience before it shut down to accomodate the new doctor (who else is super excited about the new Doctor btw)
I took solo trips to Edinburgh and fell in love with the architecture and to Brighton, where I may have accidentally joined the marxist and took a wonder along the beach in the fog.
I got to go to YALC and listen to loads of my fave authors talk about books and I took my oldest niece on not only her first holiday, but her first trip abroad as we ventured to Disneyland Paris. Honestly, it was the cutest thing I’ve seen in my entire life.
Speaking of nieces, I got a new one and she’s pretty cute.
This year, I played the same stage as the Foo Fighters, I stood in the same room as Aiden Turner and started sorting my life out. I may not have finished the novel I’m still working on, I may not have made any of the films I wanted to, but I did make a headway in some other goals I’d set myself so *shrugs*
Oh and I finally did that thing I was putting off for 11 years… Yes, I got inked.
And of course – the reason you’re probs here, I read a LOT of books and watched a LOT of movies this year!
I managed to complete 88 books in the year 2017! That’s 11 more than the year before!
Of those books, 59 were written by women, 15 were non fiction and I managed to read out of my comfort zone by completing a poetry collection and a manga!
The longest book I read this year was Tony Benn’s diaries, which was a stomping 752 pages long.
The shortest was Mind the Gap by Phil Earle, which was 104 pages.
My top ten were:
In 2017, I watched a grand total of 64 movies!
47 were ones I was seeing for the first time and I managed to make 18 cinema trips this year! Thank God for the Westway and their £4 tickets. Also Sebastian the ice cream seller that I lowkey have a crush on. Maybe 2018 will be the year I finally say more than “no thank you” to him. Who knows!
My favourite films of the year were:
La La Land
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
My least favourite was the Justice League. Seriously, that CGI top lip, that was something else.
So there we go, 2017 in review and before I skip off to make a start on my 2018 bullet journal (yes, I bullet journal now.), here is my instagram best nine!