2016 Favourites


As I did Blogmas this year I feel as though I have already told you most of the things that I have loved this month. However, I do one of these posts at the end of every month and I would never want to deprive all of you from reading one this month πŸ˜‰ so I decided to do a post about all of the good things that have happened in 2016. I thought that I would focus on events and not things. Here are my 2016 favourites.


I launched my new blog this year and ever since I have really become involved in the blogging community.Β  I am also really happy about the quality of my content and photography on my new blog, something that I sometimes struggled with on my previous blog.


Although I lost some friends this year I have made quite a few new ones, mainly thanks to blogging. I have people that I can speak to about anything and that’s a really great thing to have in a friend in my opinion! I also reconnected with a friend that I studied with and we have become such good friends this year which makes my heart so happy.

The Olympics

2016 was the year of The Rio Olympics. I LOVE The Olympics! Diving and Gymnastics give me both life and make me feel very inadequate haha! This was definitely a highlight for me as I got to watch quite a bit of it and loved every minute!

The Vamps

I bought a ticket to go and watch them next year when they come to South Africa. I am so excited about it and I already know what I am going to wear. Is thatΒ  bit sad?! Maybe, but I don’t care… I’ll be watching The Vamps!


This year I got my dream job. It is teaching a grade that I love at one of the best schools in my city. It is such a lovely school and I have such amazing support there. This has definitely been the biggest thing to happen to me this year and I am so happy about it!

Also, let’s not forget that this is the year that Leonardo DiCaprio won his very first Oscar…and if that doesn’t make you happy then I really cannot help you.

What are your 2016 favourites? What happened to you this year? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x



  1. December 31, 2016 / 11:57

    Aww, I love these posts. 2016 has been an INTERESTING year, but there have definitely been some positives. I’m also pretty happy with how my blogging has been going, as I just celebrated my 2nd year of theatre blogging. It’s kind of taken over my life in 2016 but I love it! πŸ˜€

    Happy new year!


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 1, 2017 / 10:38

      Ah that sounds so exciting! I am so glad that you love it! I am going to take a look at your blog right now πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful 2017 πŸ™‚ x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:06

      I was so excited haha!

  2. January 1, 2017 / 22:16

    these are some great favourites. the blogging community is amazing!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:05

      Thank you! It really is πŸ™‚ x

  3. January 1, 2017 / 22:21

    2016 has definitely been a weird old year in the world but personally it has been pretty steady! I’ve managed to travel a little this year and been to a few concerts – for 2017 I would love to get healthier and work on my mental happiness!


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:06

      Ah well at least you got to do some lovely things in 2016! I hope that 2017 is a good one for you x

  4. January 1, 2017 / 22:29

    I’d kind of forgotten about that the olympics were this year even though I was glued to the TVs watching them! Feels like ages ago! I started teaching this year which has been the big thing, which grade do you teach?

    Rosie x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:15

      It does feel like ages ago! Ah that is wonderful! I teach Grade 2, and you? πŸ™‚

  5. Jasmin N
    January 1, 2017 / 22:30

    This was a wonderful read! Loved your favorites πŸ™‚
    I hope 2017 will treat you well !

    ~ Jasmin N

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:08

      Thank you so much! Have a wonderful 2017! πŸ™‚ x

  6. January 1, 2017 / 22:35

    aw, this was super cute! I loved reading this. I can’t wait for what 2017 brings us!

    sami x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:14

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I think it’ll be a good year x

  7. Gemma
    January 1, 2017 / 22:37

    Sounds like it’s been a good year for you lovely! I would love to see your blog continue to grow this year. The best thing about this year for me was my other half asking me to marry him, I will never forget that. I wish you all the best for 2017.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:13

      Thank you so much love! Congratulations!! That must have been the most amazing experience for you! I hope that 2017 is a fantastic year for you x

  8. January 1, 2017 / 22:52

    So good to hear about people’s achievements in 2016. Happy New year and well done.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:08

      Thank you so much! Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  9. January 1, 2017 / 22:52

    Last year was pretty eventful for me, but I want to make this year mine, with a positive mindset and do what I set out to! Congratulations on a great year!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:12

      Ah good luck for the coming year! I am also trying to be more positive x

  10. January 1, 2017 / 22:57

    2016 was great! I loved the Olympics Track Meets! Loved this post! :)!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:11

      Thank you! It was a good year πŸ™‚

  11. January 1, 2017 / 22:59

    2016 went well for me. I love the olympics! Mostly the track meets! Congrats on your job πŸ™‚

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:09

      Thank you! Ah track is such a rush to watch haha!

  12. January 1, 2017 / 23:42

    Hey Kirsty! I too love the Olympics! Simone Biles is insane & beautiful & amazing! I actually just got her new book ‘Courage to Soar’ & it’s pretty good :)) She’s so down to earth & so impressive at the same time. Also, congrats on doing blogmas & growing your blog this year! I am still getting used to blogging & need to do a schedule soon lol def still working on that. Best wishes & happy 2017! (p.s. #bloggerspromohour brought me here)

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 2, 2017 / 11:12

      Hey Jess! Thank you so much! I also need to schedule my blog a little bit better! I hope that you have an absolutely wonderful 2017 πŸ™‚ x

  13. January 3, 2017 / 14:35

    I love reading posts like this! The Olympics was so good wasn’t it, diving and gymnastic are my favorite too πŸ™‚

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 4, 2017 / 09:43

      Ah I am so glad to hear that! πŸ™‚ x

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