16 Memories of 2016 + Reader survey


I can't believe today is the last day of 2016. In this post I am just going to recap my year so I can move into 2017. I have loved doing my monthly recaps so if you want to read more in depth of the months you can here . I will definitely be continuing this series next year.

In January, I decided to make a 2016 memory jar and a memory book, which I wrote a post on here. I continued with the jar until now but I stopped with the book in March because I found it so time consuming.  I am so glad I decided to keep my jar going because I looked through it a couple of days ago and it made my day. I loved looking through all the memories and I have decided to share my favourite ones with you.  They aren't in any particular order, just chronological, so let's go!
29th January - Shopping with friends
15th April - 5sos Concert
7th May - Went to the netball finals in London
17th May - One year of Blossom of Hope
28th May -Louise (Sprinkle of Glitter) liked my tweet
3rd June - #ttatb chat
17th June - My birthday
25th July - Saw dolphins and porpoises
14th August - 24th August - Spain 
27th August - Went to a  village show with friends (and had a photo shoot)
23rd September - mop fair
10th October - The Through Our Eyes blog
15th October - Frankie&Bennies with family
25th October - 15,000 page views
5th November - Bonfire Night
10th December - Photoshoot with my best friend

I started off this year with 2800 pageviews, and ended with over 17000. In 12 months, my pageviews multiplied by 8! I am so overwhelmed and so so grateful to every single person who has followed me, read my blog or commented. Your support means more to me than you will ever know and I can't wait to see how I grow in 2017. I am really interested in getting your feedback so I would really appreciate it if you filled in the survey below!

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I just want to say a really big thank you to my friends, real life and internet, for always being there for me. You have made my 2016 incredible and we have made so many memories. 

See you next year! 

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  1. I love the idea of a memory jar, it's so creative! I have been doing something similar with a big box since I was in kindergarten and it is always fun to take it out and reminiscence.

    -Minerva http://nerdwordblog.blogspot.com/

  2. this is by far my favourite post of yours! Looking over what you achieved and completed this year makes me proud to day you are my best friend.

    Thank you for the best year

    J xx


  3. Loved this post! I filled in the survey for you too! Wishing you all the best for a happy 2017 xx


  4. This was really nice Laura. I like how you reflected on the best and most positive parts of 2016. I'm so proud of you this year in how much you have grown and reckon fabulous things will happen in the coming year for you.

  5. Loved this post! Been meaning to do a memory jar, but never have a spare jar ^_^ All the best for 2017 x

    Sophie's Spot

  6. I want to complete a Memory Jar this year, too!

    I've completed your survey for you :)


  7. I'm going to complete a memory jar this year! It's such a great idea xo


  8. so nice seeing what you got up to in 2016! happy new year!x

  9. I love the idea of a memory jar, it's such a good way to keep track of your favourite moments. I hope you had a wonderful new year and 2017 treats you well.
    Hollie xx

  10. I love your memory book, such a good idea! I'm planning on creating a memory jar this year too. Sounds like you had a lovely 2016, I hope you have a great 2017 too!x

    Erin // Everything Erin


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