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December Snapshot

Wow, is it really the end of December already!?! This can mean only one snapshot of December from Instagram and it is the end of 2016!

What a year 2016 has been and for some not a good one, but I am looking forward to the new adventures that await me in 2017 and hope that it is a better year. You can read about my year and the things that have gone on here.

This month I have managed to progress a little further in my Instagram following - thank you! Also remember you can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.

So without further a do here is a look at what has been going on...

  • I got a new watch from Kapten & Son after several months of looking and I love it to pieces!
  • Took a day trip to Longleat - the festival of light was amazing! Read about it here and photos are on my Facebook page
  • Tried the new Thai restaurant Thaikhun, in the new Westquay Watermark
  • Came home to a new Christmas decoration from my husband! 
  • A Saltrock shop opened in Southampton! This means that I don't have to go to Portsmouth now to have a look
  • Farr family Christmas in Cardiff. This was a special one this year because it was the first without my dad but it was so nice to have so many of the family around the same table
  • Tried Bills for breakfast and I had the most amazing pancakes! Another restaurant in Westquay Watermark 
  • Tried Byron on Christmas eve - again one of the new restaurant in Westquay Watermark 
  • Finally there was the main event, Christmas. This year my mum came down, so she was able to get away from Cardiff and the bad memories from last year 
Happy New Year everyone and see you all in 2017! 


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