If there’s one thing I learned over the past year, it’s not to make predictions on my blog. I made a number of predictions for 2017 – and while a few of them materialised, quite a few of them didn’t.
Part of that is down to the fact the past year has flown by (more so than usual) and I can’t believe we’re in a new year already.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s read, commented, liked or followed my blog this year – I’ve really appreciated your support and encouragement, and I’m still surprised anyone actually reads it. And to all the bloggers I follow and have discovered in 2017, I’ve really enjoyed reading what you’ve been up to – your blogs have provided a lot of inspiration and have done nothing to lessen my wanderlust and food envy.
Coming up in 2018
In 2018, I’m looking forward to a year of notable milestones. I’m currently having driving lessons and hoping to pass my test in the spring. I’m also hoping to finally buy my own home and be a fully fledged grown up.
On the travel front, I’m 90-odd per cent certain I’m going to Brittany in France in June – I’m planning to spend a week in the countryside and then a few days in the capital Nantes.
Other than that, I’d quite like to take a city break somewhere in Europe (suggestions welcome!) and a longer trip further afield – current destinations in the running include Ethiopia, Zambia, China and Russia. If you’ve been to any of these places, please let me know what you thought of them. And if I do pass my driving test, I’m hoping it will allow me to travel a little more freely throughout the UK.
On the blog front, I’ll be writing up my trip to Costa Rica over the next few months, as well as my recent trip to France in the area around one of my favourite French cities Poitiers. I’d also like to continue my mini travel guide series as they seem to have proved popular – next up will be Jordan, then after that possibly Cuba or Edinburgh. If you have a preference, let me know.
I’m also hoping to finally get around to writing my Insider Guides to London and Cardiff that I promised last year. I’ve planned the content – I just need to find time to write them.
Whatever the year brings, hopefully it will be a year full of adventure and laughter. I can be a little slow in writing up some of my adventures so if you’d like to keep up with what I’m doing in real time, check out my Instagram @thislittleoldworld.
Happy New Year! Have a wonderful 2018!