Sharing 10 Good Things That Happened in 2016

Sharing 10 Good Things That Happened in 2016

As it’s the last post of the year and it’s the last link up I thought I’d share 10 GOOD things about 2016!

The past 12 months have been hailed by many as “the worst year ever” so I thought I’d publish my own Good Things That Happened in 2016 – I purposely haven’t included amazing things that have happened in terms of science breakthroughs or endangered animal numbers increasing (you can read those here if you wish), but I included things that affected me personally.

Some are things that happened to me directly, some are things that happened in the world that made an impact on me or made me happy… You get my drift. So yes, while we lost some truly awesome people (I’m still reeling from George Michael, Carrie Fisher and then her mum) and there have been some horrible things happening in the world, we shouldn’t forget the good things because there have been many.

10 Good Things That Happened (to me) in 2016:

1. The Over40Collective was formed at the Blognix Retreat and I made the best friends a girl could ever hope for

2. My earnings were up on the year before, despite the financial problems I had over the summer

3. Leo won an Oscar (hurrah! My favourite ever actor won at last)!

4. The Olympics and Paralympics were bloody amazing and the Rio Games were the most successful medals-wise for Great Britain since 1908

5. I discovered Marie Kondo and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

6. I saw Deadpool, Captain America Civil War and Rogue One at the cinema

7. I found my long-lost orange vintage sunglasses

8. During the Perseid meteor shower I saw the best shooting star I have ever seen in my life – and my husband saw it too 💕

9. I got dressed up like a fairy princess at the UK Blog Awards and had the most fantastic night

10. I won my first-ever blogging award

11. (I know I said 10 but this was one I remembered afterwards…) The bouncy castle I hired for my birthday back in the summer. Adult-sized, completely exhausting and totally hilarious.

Sharing 10 Good Things That Happened in 2016

And to start 2017 on a high…

Sunday sees (what is) probably my favourite regular post of the whole year: The annual Not Dressed As Lamb Bloopers and Outtakes. It goes out on 1st January every year, so make sure you come back on Sunday for a good giggle!

So all that’s left to say is… LET’S GET THIS [LINK UP] PARTY STARTED!!

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  1. 1 January 2017 / 6:03 pm

    I'm so glad about #2. I remember reading your post about it, and feeling angry for you, and sympathetic all at the same time. For those who think blogging is a cushy, easy job, that's a major reality check right there. As for #9, that was easily the loveliest outfit you've ever worn in my eyes, Catherine πŸ™‚ and #10 was so well deserved. Here's to a brighter new year for us all xoxo

  2. 31 December 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I like your positive outlook on 2016! Each year has it good moments and it's bad, but I rather reflect on the good ones!

  3. 31 December 2016 / 3:23 pm

    I don't know why everyone keeps saying 2016 was so terrible, bad things happen every year. I haven't seen more this past year than the year before that, or the year before that….I like your positive spin. Congrats on your blog award!

  4. 31 December 2016 / 2:40 pm

    The 3040 Blogger Meet was one of the highlights of 2016 for me πŸ™‚ Let's do it all again in 2017 πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year Catherine!

    Emma xxx

  5. 31 December 2016 / 11:42 am

    Happy New Year, my dear friend. May 2017 bring you nothing but joy
    Feliz AΓ±o Nuevo!!!

  6. 30 December 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Yes yes yes! So glad you have had a positive year.

    Despite some horribleness in the world at large 2016 has been a damn site better than the last couple of years for me and mine. A first class degree, 2 dream job offers, happy and healthy family and husband building his business too.

    Agee that Rio was amazing and all the love for Leo too!

  7. 30 December 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Yes!!!!! Forming the Over40Collective has been among the highlights of my year too. Thank you for your ongoing friendship, support and advice this last year Catherine. Happy 2017 my darling xxxx

  8. 30 December 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I LOOOVE THIS CATHERINE! It's just like you to look on the bright side & boy am I tired of hearing all the doom & gloom – Thank you my sweet & btw I feel the same πŸ˜‰
    MT xxx

  9. 30 December 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I love your eternally positive spin, darling Catherine. You might be out in the night feeding a stray cat with your head full of cold, but you're STILL positive! I like having you on my team in Life! I hope 2017 is the year you get every single thing your heart desires. Lots of love to you, and Happy New Year! xxx

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