Monday, 26 December 2016

My 2016 in Instagram posts

I won't bore you with all the details of my year -- you can scroll back through the blog for that -- but here's a quick round-up of my 2016 through the medium of Instagram (you can follow me here if you're not doing so already).

January bit of a slow starter, mainly involving hibernation, good books and hot chocolate:

By February I was sunning myself in a warm(ish) Lanzarote -- and getting friendly with 400 camels:

Later in February, I went to Paris for a long weekend with some friends. Cue eating, drinking and sightseeing.

March was a trip to India the opening of the new Gir Lion Lodge at London Zoo. The Queen was there and everything. Fancy...

April was mainly spent exploring my new local area, Peckham in south-east London. Any regular Instagram followers will have noticed my floristry obsession by now, and this little gem is a florist in Nunhead,

Dreams came true in May when I finally made it to Venice, somewhere I'd always wanted to go. I learned a trick or two while I was there.

June saw one of my best friends get married, and as one of her bridesmaids, I had the honour of sitting at the top table. You try not to spill gravy when you've got 80 people watching you eat your dinner.

July was a case of being in the right place at the right time to capture this sunset over central and west London.

Friendsfest came to London in August and I found myself hanging out in Monica's apartment:

In September I spent 10 days in the Algarve, and took the opportunity to revisit Vilamoura, a resort I visited on a family holiday when I was around 7 years old.

I rarely post photos of myself on Instagram, but in October I got to spend the day working as a
zookeeper at London Zoo. Perk of the job, and also an occasion when my worlds collided in the form of my past and present jobs. Still, I made friends with this dude:

In November I finally made it to Marrakech, somewhere I've always wanted to go. It's the most terrifying, exhilarating place I've ever been. It was fascinating being led to the Dyers' market by one of the local traders, and watching the way the skeins of wool were dyed. See more of my Marrakech photos here and here.

December peaked pretty early when I went to Winchester with a friend and ended up tucking into this beast of a hot chocolate at a deli-cafe called Josie's. Yes, that is butter toffee popcorn on top. No, no regrets at all.

What was your 2016 highlight?

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