Some Of My Favourite Things From 2018

Monday, 31 December 2018

2018 favourites a natural detour
● 2018 was the year I finally got to hear some of my favourite Nashville songs live at both the Nashville Farewell Tour back in April and Nashville Meets London in July

● I learnt to bake delicious gluten free vegan cakes thanks to Rhian's amazing recipe archives and even made my first successful tofu cheesecake following a My Vibrant Kitchen recipe

Books I've loved this year included Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng), Far From The Tree (Robin Benway), Beartown (Fredrik Backman), Arc of a Scythe series (Neal Shusterman), Girl In Translation (Jean Kwok) & The Blinds (Adam Sternbergh)

● I managed not to escape from two different escape rooms... but I had a lot of fun all the same!

● Whilst I'm always sad to see my favourite shows come to an end, the series finales of Bates Motel, Episodes and Nashville were all as pretty close to perfect as I could have hoped for. Like everyone else, Queer Eye was another one of my favourite watches of the year

● 2018 saw me making more eco-friendly swaps including wax wraps, a bamboo cup and reusable cotton pads. Continuing on a similar theme, I also switched out more of my skincare products for non-toxic alternatives such as rosehip oil and some amazing finds from White Rabbit Skincare

● I didn't go on any real holidays but enjoyed visits to Oxford, Greenwich, Dunwich and more

● This past October saw us celebrate six years of Team BB! I'm super proud of what we've created and achieved over on Blogger's Bookshelf and a particular highlight from 2018 would have to be our feature in Blogosphere Magazine

● Anjali and Sophie invited Ria and I to guest on a couple of episodes of Rants & Reviews. As much as I love a good podcast, I never thought I'd actually get to be on one and I was pretty nervous about the whole thing. It turned out to be so much fun chatting books with this lovely bunch and I'm really glad I said yes to the opportunity!

● Towards the end of the year I also started an interior design course and whilst it's the reason things have been a little quieter around here lately, I was proud of myself for achieving a distinction for my level 1 project. I'm currently working towards my level 2!

See you in 2019!


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