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So we’re only on the 2nd page of this year’s blank 365 page book but I could not be more excited for the year ahead. Despite having a hard year in 2017 I managed to end the year on a high and came out of it feeling stronger, more hopeful for the future and proud of the struggles I had overcome. I’m ready for all the adventures this year has waiting for me, including celebrating my 30th birthday in August and a number of plans already in my diary. I literally have at one thing already planned for 10 months of this year so I thought I’d share with you all what I’m up to this year, which starts straight away with a very busy first weekend of January.

A few weeks ago I went to the Rekorderlig Cider Lodge and I was tellingย Charli about it as I thought it would be a nice date venue for her and her boyfriend. As we haven’t seen each other in a while he was swiftly ditched for the idea of us going instead this Friday for drinks and a much need catch up. The following day I will be travelling to Bedford for the night with Abi, we are staying in a hotel and going for dinner and drinks to celebrate Scarlett‘s birthday and I’ll get the chance to see a couple of other blogging friends there too.

I have never been to an Afternoon Tea before so on the last Sunday of January I’ll be meeting up with Lauren, Emily, Justine, Nirvana and Jenny to go to one. We’re going to get all dressed up, we’ll more than likely end up going for the boozy option and then have a good girly gossip and catch up. One of my Christmas presents was an Unlimited Prosecco and Italian Meal for 2 in Covent Garden and I think Claire and I will be going to this in February as I’m hoping to book off a few of the same days she has off that month.

I’m loving the idea of weekends away this year, especially if I get to visit friends that live far away at the same time. My first will be to Colchester in March and then I’m off to Newcastle in April to celebrate my friend 30th. I haven’t actually seen her since I was a bridesmaid at her wedding a few years ago so I am beyond excited to spend the weekend with her.

In May my Mum and I will be going to the Strut Summit which is described as “an afternoon of STRUTTERLY FABULOUS dance classes designed to BOOST SELF CONFIDENCE and RELEASE YOUR INNER DIVA” run by the lady who trained my Strutology class teacher. Claire is 25 in June and whilst we haven’t decided exactly what we are doing yet I’m sure it will be a month full of celebrations, drinks and fun days and nights out.

In July I’m off to Ibiza for 5 days to celebrate Lauren’s Hen Do and I’m most excited for the Zoo Project party whilst we’re there. There’ll be no time for holiday blues when I get back though as literally less than four weeks later I’ll be off to Magaluf with Claire and Olga for my pre birthday holiday.

Of course August is the month I’m most looking forward to as not only am I going back to my favourite place in the world, and seeing my adopted Spanish family, but my actual birthday is on the 18th August and I will be celebrating with a Disney fancy dress party. I’m booking an area in a club in London and friends are coming down from up north to celebrate with me and everyone seems really up for it with a lot of friends already deciding on their costume for the night, I of course will be Ariel and no one else is allowed to be. It’s also Charli’s 30th in August so it will be quite the month of celebrating.

The location hasn’t been decided yet but in October I will of course be celebrating Halloween. Preferably going somewhere for the weekend again like last year, in fancy dress and with my make up on point for the night. Anyone who knows me knows that Halloween is my favourite holiday to celebrate and I have passed on my love of it on to many of my friends. I usually have it planned way in advance so ask me again in a few months and I’m sure I’ll have all the plans firmly in place.

In November I’m going to see Sarah Millican at the Hammersmith Apollo with Claire which I bought for her as a Christmas present and we are staying in a hotel for the night so we don’t have to worry about the awkward late night journey home after. I love comedy shows and my Mum got me a Comedy Show for 2 package for Christmas and I always go to at least one charity comedy night at The Comedy Store in London so these will be filling up my year soon enough, and Claire also got a Comedy Show for 4 package for Christmas so a lot of laughs will be had this year.

I need to arrange a number of catch ups with friends, especially Christine and Ashleigh as I need to celebrate both their birthdays that I’m sadly having to miss. I will be joining Fitness First gym through an offer at my work and getting my fitness and health back to a good place as I really let myself slide last year, and I’ve just realised I have no plans with Aaron at this point so that needs to be sorted out too. I’m sure there’ll be plenty more filling my diary as the year goes on but to already have all of this to look forward to is just fabulous. Here’s to a fabulous 2018!

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18 Comments

  • Reply Tori

    You seem to have some amazing plans in place already! What a year to look forward too!

    January 2, 2018 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    It is nice a way to see everything as new page, something you can start from scratch, mould they way you wish it to be.

    I hope you have a wonderful 2018.

    January 2, 2018 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Alan Moore

    By the looks of what you have planned for 2018, it will be a fabulous 2018. Would be nice if my company would arrange a deal with a local gym:)
    Happy new year and enjoy it:)

    January 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Starlight and Stories

    Oh wow it sounds as though you have an incredible and very busy time ahead. I hope you have a wonderful 2018.

    January 2, 2018 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    You have so much planned already for this year – all I’ve got in my diary so far is Em’s birthday and my own, haha!

    January 2, 2018 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Vicky

    Wow! Impressed by the organisation. I’m sure you’ll fill October in no time. It’s good to keep in touch win friends like this isn’t it. I wish I was less rubbish in organising meet ups. Enjoy the busyness ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 3, 2018 at 4:58 am
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    You have quite a lot planned for the year already and I am right behind you with the planning. It’s always nice to have things to look forward to x

    January 3, 2018 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    You have such an amazing and busy year planned. You are making me want to plan lots of exciting things too.

    January 3, 2018 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    You seem to have a pretty packed 2018 already! We’d love to head to Ibiza again – have a great hen party!

    January 3, 2018 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Charli

    I’m sorry 2017 was a hard year but I love your positivity. It sounds like you have a great year ahead with lots planned. Strut Summit sounds amazing – I’d love to do something like that!

    C x

    January 4, 2018 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Joanna Bayford

    What fab plans you have in place already I need to start planning some fun things to get up to.

    January 4, 2018 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    It sounds like you have a great fun packed year to look forward to. An adult disney party sounds so much fun.

    January 4, 2018 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    It looks like 2018 will be an exciting year for you! I love starting the new year off with some plans in place too ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 4, 2018 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I think you need to invest in a really cool calendar to keep track of all your plans!!

    January 4, 2018 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply Linda

    I love the sound of strutology and the strut clinic – that does sound fun! Happy New Year!

    January 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Stephen

    Now that is some impressive plans! I don’t even know what I am eating for dinner tonight, never mind what is arranged for the year.

    January 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Louise

    Wow, you have so many plans for the year ahead already! I wish I had. I think I need to sit down and decide what I really want to do this year. Wishing you all the best for 2018 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Louise x

    January 4, 2018 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply WhatLauraLoves

    What a revelation, I’m so excited for you 2018. Sounds like its going to be awesome for you. Enjoy every moment xxx

    January 7, 2018 at 3:03 am
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