2017

I still can’t quite believe it’s 2018 already - it feels like 2017 flew by in an instant. I’m not going to lie, 2017 has been by far the most emotional year of my life, filled with highs and lows more dramatic than I possibly could have imagined. The start was really difficult but the year only got better, ending with some of the best times I’ve ever had.

 

So anyway, instead of blabbing on for ages in great deal about everything from 2017, I decided to share the highlights in a collection of 52 photos. Many of these have featured in some of my other blog posts, so I’ve put links in the caption if you wish to read about them in more detail. Enjoy!

 

* the images should be in chronological order on desktops and iPads/tablets, but sadly the order is a little different when viewed on mobile phones - apologies for this technical difficulty.

 
1st January - kicking off the new year walking in the Lake District with friends

1st January - kicking off the new year walking in the Lake District with friends

21st January - a weekend in Oxford for the Elite Bebras Computational Thinking final

21st January - a weekend in Oxford for the Elite Bebras Computational Thinking final

27th January - loving all the lights at night in Glasgow

27th January - loving all the lights at night in Glasgow

13th February - a long weekend away exploring Cambridge

13th February - a long weekend away exploring Cambridge

28th March - photographing beautiful cherry blossoms as Winter fades to Spring

28th March - photographing beautiful cherry blossoms as Winter fades to Spring

1st April - inside the Trafford Centre on a trip to Manchester

1st April - inside the Trafford Centre on a trip to Manchester

12th April - Bruno Mars at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

12th April - Bruno Mars at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

2nd May - lots of pretty tulips on my desk to help me through studying for National 5 exams

2nd May - lots of pretty tulips on my desk to help me through studying for National 5 exams

26th May - a relaxing walk around Kilmardinny Loch after my final exam

26th May - a relaxing walk around Kilmardinny Loch after my final exam

8th June - my first ever blog post

8th June - my first ever blog post

2nd July - spinning in circles at a family party

2nd July - spinning in circles at a family party

2nd July - relaxing in front of the fire pit after a busy busy day

2nd July - relaxing in front of the fire pit after a busy busy day

14th July - flying from Edinburgh to Murcía for a holiday in Spain

14th July - flying from Edinburgh to Murcía for a holiday in Spain

15th July - delicious vegan paella

15th July - delicious vegan paella

23rd July - sitting on rocks, staring at the sea and taking lots and lots of photos

23rd July - sitting on rocks, staring at the sea and taking lots and lots of photos

25th July - the best ever vegan burger and patatas bravas from Bella Ciao in Almería

25th July - the best ever vegan burger and patatas bravas from Bella Ciao in Almería

5th August - a belated half and half cake to celebrate James and my birthdays

5th August - a belated half and half cake to celebrate James and my birthdays

11th August - an amazing family day trip to Brighton

11th August - an amazing family day trip to Brighton

13th August - happy 70th Nanny!

13th August - happy 70th Nanny!

10th September - loving my new coconut bowls

10th September - loving my new coconut bowls

23rd September - pretty flowers at the reservoir

23rd September - pretty flowers at the reservoir

18th October - loving the autumn aesthetic

18th October - loving the autumn aesthetic

29th October - best concert I've ever been to, Clean Bandit at the Barrowland Ballroom

29th October - best concert I've ever been to, Clean Bandit at the Barrowland Ballroom

11th November - more fun at parties

11th November - more fun at parties

24th November - stunning sunrise through the clouds

24th November - stunning sunrise through the clouds

25th November - late afternoon walks as the sun sets

25th November - late afternoon walks as the sun sets

9th December - lots of love

9th December - lots of love

19th December - beautiful flowers from the best boyfriend

19th December - beautiful flowers from the best boyfriend

31st December - ending the year at a NYE party

31st December - ending the year at a NYE party

4th January - pretty evening walks watching the sun set

4th January - pretty evening walks watching the sun set

22nd January - experimenting with my new camera at the Boston Tea Party in Cheltenham

22nd January - experimenting with my new camera at the Boston Tea Party in Cheltenham

4th February - checking out the Grand Central Hotel to help my dad organise a conference

4th February - checking out the Grand Central Hotel to help my dad organise a conference

25th March - baking tasty vegan turtle brownies (yet another fab recipe from Minimalist Baker!)

25th March - baking tasty vegan turtle brownies (yet another fab recipe from Minimalist Baker!)

30th March - baking and decorating pi-themed sugar cookies by Minimalist Baker for my Maths teacher's last day

30th March - baking and decorating pi-themed sugar cookies by Minimalist Baker for my Maths teacher's last day

6th April - walking through the beautiful back lanes of Bearsden in Spring

6th April - walking through the beautiful back lanes of Bearsden in Spring

14th April - my first ever shot on manual mode

14th April - my first ever shot on manual mode

14th May - amazing dancers in town (and one of my favourite photos!)

14th May - amazing dancers in town (and one of my favourite photos!)

24th June - one of many many smoothie bowls

24th June - one of many many smoothie bowls

5th July - more sunny walks around Kilmardinny Loch

5th July - more sunny walks around Kilmardinny Loch

19th July - the best ever boho trousers

19th July - the best ever boho trousers

25th July - a day trip to the stunning city of Almería

25th July - a day trip to the stunning city of Almería

31st July - celebrating my sixteenth with vegan cakes from Holy Cow in Edinburgh

31st July - celebrating my sixteenth with vegan cakes from Holy Cow in Edinburgh

7th August - lots of laughs at photoshoots with Mia and Freja

7th August - lots of laughs at photoshoots with Mia and Freja

26th August - beautiful lights in Ashton Lane (on the same night we met Jeremy Corbyn in Zizzi!)

26th August - beautiful lights in Ashton Lane (on the same night we met Jeremy Corbyn in Zizzi!)

22nd September - shopping trip with Sophie to see IT

22nd September - shopping trip with Sophie to see IT

11th October - cast, crew and band for School of Rock

11th October - cast, crew and band for School of Rock

28th October - an angel and a unicorn

28th October - an angel and a unicorn

12th November - walking under autumn leaves

12th November - walking under autumn leaves

29th November - fashion show 2017

29th November - fashion show 2017

14th December - getting ready for the Christmas dance

14th December - getting ready for the Christmas dance

23rd December - a Christmas tree on the Christmas tree

23rd December - a Christmas tree on the Christmas tree

 

So that’s all my highlights from 2017! A huge thank you to everyone who has made 2017 such a special year for me. Now it’s time for a new year filled with Higher exams, learning to drive and university applications. It’s certainly going to be busy but I’m really excited! I’ll try my best to keep up to date with regular blog posts, but apologies in advance if there are lots of gaps as there have been recently. All the best for 2018!

 

Heather xoxo

 
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