2016, The Year of Travel Indeed!

2016, The Year Of Travel

2016 has been a notoriously bad year, but thankfully when I look back it’s turned out to be a pretty good year for me personally.

This year we bought our first house after 9 months of ridiculous paperwork issues and we started renovations to turn it into our dream home, ripped down a wall and decided to turn our living/dining space into a massive American Diner style kitchen with a bar. I know, ambitious much?

2016 was also the year that I became co-captain of Etsy Team Leeds, our local team of Etsy sellers and got involved in organising craft fairs, meetings and events. This year we organised a kick-ass Etsy Made Local Christmas market with 7,000 shoppers through the door over two days.

In business, this year I made a huge investment and I bought my very own laser cutter. I arranged to meet with the guys at the showroom and chose my very first laser baby all by myself! We had the machine installed into our workspace outside and received full training in order to become laser cutting ninjas! It was VERY exciting and I can’t wait to use it to sample up a gazillion new designs in the new year.

I turned 30!!

2016 was the year I went on no less than 10 flights… in fact, most of those were in October alone! At the beginning of the year I declared it ‘The Year of Travel’ and for the most part I felt it had been a massive fail on the travel front, but as October rolled around it all changed – Stu and I jetted off to Cyprus for our late Summer holiday with the family; my dad, step mum, brother and my brother’s girlfriend as we have been holidaying together a lot in recent years and from then on I was invited on my very first press trip to Paris by Doncaster Airport and the following weekend I popped back over to the city of love to attend the European Captain Summit with Etsy and it was the first time I had left the country alone. Last, but by no means least, Stu surprised me for my 30th birthday by finally taking me to see some of Sicily with a trip to Catania (blog posts to follow!). I also visited Cumbria, Cornwall, Scarborough and Northumberland. The Year of Travel indeed!

2016, you weren’t too shabby so 2017 has a lot to live up to! I would, however, appreciate it if you would kill of less inspiring and talented icons┬ánext year? K, THXS.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Have a good one, whatever you’re doing, you lovely folks!

Loves x xx

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  • Kel

    Wow, I cant believe how many trips you squeezed in to just a few months – great work! :D