The Top Seven Tag

Hey everyone! I have not done Tag posts since remodelling the blog, so I was very happy to have been tagged in this Top Seven Tag by the lovely Carly from CarlyBloggs.co.uk!

For this tag, I am required to share my top seven blog posts from 2018 as well as sharing seven things that I loved about 2018 and seven things that I am looking forward to in 2019.
So let’s get started!

My Top Seven Blog Posts of 2018:

So rather than posting seven of my most popular posts from 2018, I want to share seven of my personal favourites! Ones that I enjoyed writing and researching for.

Number One: The Story Behind Jack O’Lanterns

I love a good myth/legend so it was fun to research the story behind carving pumpkins! It was quite interesting and I just had to share it, along with pictures of my very first pumpkin carving! You can read this short article by clicking on the image below!

Number Two: Those Cold Dark Mornings

This one is still very relevant! Winter is cold, dark and all round dull and it can make getting up in the mornings rather difficult. I wrote this as part of my Blogtober posts last year, though January Blues are in full swing so it definitely deserves to be on this list and shared again for those who may have missed it the first time around. This post includes tips and tricks on how to get yourself up in the morning, feeling a bit more awake and refreshed. You can read it by clicking on the image below:

Number Three: My Letter to Santa

This one was one of my favourite ‘Blogmas’ posts from 2018. I saw a lot of parents sharing their children’s letters to Santa and I also saw a few negative posts talking about what age children should be told that Santa is not real… which led me to write this post. A lot of people enjoyed reading this and it was shared much more than my other Blogmas posts, which surprised me to some extent! You can find it by clicking on the image below:

Number Four: Children and Mental Health

This is an important and serious post which I will share as much as I can. People often dismiss certain behaviours in children as being ‘typical child-like behaviour’, or ‘stroppy teenagers’ or ‘just a phase’, when it could be much more serious than that. It is important for people to remember that children and young people can experience mental health conditions too. It is important that they look out for any signs of mental health problems and that they talk openly with children about their mental wellbeing and educate them about mental health, letting them know that it is okay for them to talk about their feelings and letting them know that there will always be someone there to listen to them and support them. You can read more about child mental health by clicking on the image below:

Number Five: Our Trip to Chester Zoo

This is a personal post about one of my favourite days out of 2018. I do not tend to write personal posts very often (one of my blog-based goals for 2019 is to write more of them!) I thoroughly enjoyed writing about our day out at the zoo and sharing some of the pictures that we took on the day. If you ever get the chance to visit this incredible place, please do! It has been one of my favourite places to visit since I was just a little girl and It will always be a place that I hold dear to my heart. You can read all about it by clicking on the image below:

Number Six: What I Would Do If I Won The Lottery

This was a fun and quirky post for Blogtober last year. I really enjoyed sharing this with people as I felt it gave them a little bit of an insight to my personality. I seen a few other bloggers write this post and I was actually tagged by a friend of mine as they wanted me to take part! Writing this post really made me wish that I had more money… we can all dream and be imaginative from time to time. You can find this post by clicking the image below, and if you enjoy reading this, I would love for you to share what you would do if you were to win the lottery, so do not hesitate to leave a comment or share your own blog post!

Number Seven: CoppaFeel!

This is a short post about an incredible charity who aim to raise awareness of breast cancer. They want to spread the word and teach people how to check their boobs on a regular basis as well as sending them monthly reminders and encouraging people to have routine breast screenings (if they are of the recommended age). They deserve more credit than what they get, so please click the image below and give this article a read, and if you are able to support them in some way or another, please do!

Seven Things I Loved About 2018!

  • My beautiful little cousin Rosie was born! She was so tiny and sweet… and now she is walking around being cheeky and mischievous!
  • I turned 22 and had a great night out with friends! Jacob bought me a beautiful necklace with our initials and the date that we met engraved on it… I have never taken it off since!
  • I graduated from University, despite having a rubbish start to the year. Graduation Day was amazing and a day that I will never forget. I received such lovely gifts from friends and family and celebrated in style with a lovely family meal followed by drinks with the fiance and a few of our friends.
  • I fed and held baby lambs at one of our local farms! I do not think I have ever been so happy.
  • We had amazing weather all summer (which has not happened in a very long time!) We had various days out and lots of family fun in the sun. One of my favourite days out was to Lancaster with Jacob. We went to various different places in Lancaster, seen some animals, visited a beautiful castle and so much more… although I did get sunburnt that day!
  • We had an amazing family holiday with my mum, dad, little brother, grandma and aunties! We spent two weeks in Turkey, with incredible weather, a stunning hotel, lots of waterslides and endless shopping!
  • Me and Jacob went pumpkin picking… something that I have never done before! We spent so long walking around the pumpkin patch to find the perfect little pumpkin to take home and carve! I really enjoyed it and I am already looking forward to doing it again this year.

Seven Things I Am Looking Forward To This Year!

  • Making new memories, taking more Polaroid pictures to add to my scrapbook throughout the year.
  • My 23rd Birthday! – I am finally getting a new phone as I broke my one on Christmas Eve by dropping it down the toilet in a bar 🙈 I am also getting a Leeds Festival day ticket so that we can go and see Post Malone!
  • Going to Greece with Jacobs family in June! I have always wanted to go to Greece, so I am super excited about this. I can’t wait to take lots of beautiful pictures of the scenery there and exploring a new place!
  • Jacobs Birthday at the start of August! I have no idea what we are doing for it, but I always love spoiling him.
  • Reading more books! As you may know, me and my friend Molly started a book club for SeeTheUniverse this year, so I am excited to challenge myself to read at least one book per month this year.
  • The possibility of applying for university or college (again) to try and get my Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Hopefully restarting my driving lessons and passing my driving test by the end of the year!

Seven Amazing Bloggers That You Should Check Out:

I would also like to officially Tag these wonderful bloggers to take part in this Top Seven Tag post

Rachel – BurtsBowl.com

Fern – MumConventional.co.uk

Judith – unicornsandotheranimals.home.blog

Estelle – Estellosaurus.co.uk

Stacey – SimplyStacey.co.uk

Matt – TheCreativityStorm.wordpress.com

Stewart – StewartBintAuthor.weebly.com

 

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