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2017: My Year in Numbers

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n case you hadn’t realised, we are almost at the end of another year. Each year seems to go by at a faster pace as I get older. Perhaps it’s something to do with realising that every moment needs to be cherished – time flies when you’re having fun eh?

What a year it’s been. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I love nothing better than reflecting on time past and what better opportunity than at the end of a year?

My ‘One Word’ for this year was ‘Release’ and I’ll probably unpack that at some point over the next few weeks but for now, this has been my year in numbers:


Miles driven during our two week summer holiday in France and Italy.

Italian scenery


£££ spent on emergency vet care.


Readers of my most viewed blog post in 2017.


£££ spent on my hair – “because I’m worth it” ?


Odd socks accumulated.


Days to complete our garden room (I promise to finally share our little huge project on here in the new year).

timber garden room,


Likes my most popular Tweet received.

Twitter 2017


Years of marriage celebrated.


Months of Invisalign braces endured – still 2 to go.


Books read (Present over Perfect was probably my favourite).

Present over Perfect


Approximate number of times I cried (probably no coincidence that this works out as once a month). I never cry so this is a huge accomplishment for me!


Books started but not finished #fail.


Pairs of shoes bought (not including flip flops ?).

favourite ankle boots


Trips to the cinema (needs rectifying in 2018). Baby Driver was probably my favourite film watched.


Rooms redecorated (you can see more pictures here, here and here).

navy wall rose gold brackets on shelf


New pet acquired.

Dog in Christmas Jumper

And of course…countless cups of coffee drunk!

Whilst there have been the inevitable ‘downs’ in 2017, that no one is exempt from, it’s good to cherish the ‘ups’. Thank you 2017, we have much to be grateful for.

Inside, Outside & Beyond




  • Renee @ Mummytries

    I LOVE this post Suzanne! Such a fab way to recalling the year and reflecting on it. The braces sound OUCH 😉

    • Suzanne W

      Im nearly done with them thank goodness! Thanks for reading and commenting. xx

  • Andy

    You forgot to include ‘laughs had whilst in Lisbon with friends’ ……. because they were countless xx

  • Love this post! I am in awe of the 110 likes on your tweet! Also in awe of the money spent on hair. My daughter has dyed my hair maybe five times this year – at the cost of £5 a box of hair dye.

  • Seaside Sparkles

    A really original idea for a post thank you. I think I maybe able to top you on the odd socks accumulated though!

    • Suzanne W

      I genuinely counted the whole bucket of odd socks and couldn’t believe how many there were! Do we throw them all out at the end of a year and start again?

      • Seaside Sparkles

        I have a laundry bag full, I think throwing them away would be a great idea. However then I worry that I’ll find the others and keep them in error, it’s a mine field. My son has this odd habit of wearing socks to bed and then taking one off which is how we get so many odds.

  • Gail

    This is a great idea for a post Suzanne – loved it! Present Over Perfect was one of my favourite books of the year too, and I had to laugh about the odd socks. One that all parents understand! xx

  • Jenny

    Oh what a way to look back and reflect over it all. Lovely post hunny. I will have to add this book to my list. Thanks. #wrc

  • Jess Soothill

    Love this idea! How fab! And what a lovely new addition to the family too 🙂 A very happy Christmas and new year xx

  • Great post Suzanne!! That tweet is brilliant and your one new pet is absolutely gorgeous!! Also, well done on reading twelve books, I haven’t read one in the past five years ; (

    Have a wonderful Christmas xxx

  • Love this!! That garden room is just sent from above… gorgeous xx

  • What a fabulous idea! Congratulations on 20 years of marriage – how wonderful. Off to look at your France/Italy trip and the rooms you’ve redecorated 🙂

  • natalie

    Love this post!!! wow some great numbers! Congratulations on 20 years marriage – amazing! The tweet likes – seriously not sure that I have had more than 3 likes on a tweet!!! Sounds like a good year my lovely – Here is to a great 2018. (sorry about the crazy use of exclamations!)

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