2017

January

  • I saw in 2017 with my cousin and her friends in Melbourne!
  • Making the most of Melbourne in the sunshine
  • I returned to Hong Kong after being in Australia and New Zealand for 4 months and caught up with family and friends
  • Volunteered at Food Angel
  • Got a part time job at Mrs Pound, a cute little speakeasy fusion restaurant in Sheung Wan, as I wasn’t ready to get back into full time work yet.

February

  • I tried out a new café: Winston’s in Sai Ying Pun
  • Went to Freespace Happening with Kanna
  • Had a steaming seafood, meat and dumpling feast
  • Wandered around Mong Kok and TST

March

  • Sheung Wan wanderings
  • My parents came to visit and we celebrated Mothers Day with another feast
  • My mate, John, that I’d met travelling in New Zealand came to visit
  • Discovered my favourite ramen joint in Hong Kong: Shugetsu
  • Discovered my favourite café in Hong Kong: Mum’s Not Home
  • Visited Art Basel and the Nan Lian Gardens and Chi Lin Nunnery

April

  • Climbed to the top of Lion Rock Mountain
  • Celebrated my aunt’s birthday
  • Visited Cheung Chau
  • Made the most of the outdoor pool and sunloungers at my aunt’s clubhouse
  • Tried Taiwanese food at Yuan Is Here
  • Japanese buffet for Hermina’s flying visit to HK
  • Started my new job as an English teacher
  • Mum cooked me dinner after my first day at work

May

  • Thai food and late night desserts in Mong Kok with my favourite weirdos
  • Hiked along the Tai Tam Reservoir
  • Fro Yo at Smile
  • Kanna became my little pro photographer for a day
  • Visited Lamma Island
  • Pretty sunset after work

June

  • Checked out the street art in Wong Cheuk Hang
  • Wandered around Sheung Wan
  • My mate at work sends me loving messages through Letterlanders when I’m working at the other branch
  • My fave place for iced mint chocolates: Bean to Bar
  • Treating my family to dinner
  • Dinner with ex colleagues
  • Making new friends in LKF
  • Food at Campers is always a winner!

July

  • Burger date with Kanna
  • Incredible prawn sashimi in Kowloon City
  • Devouring the Nightwolf at Oddies with Soph
  • My favourite reading spot in the house
  • Hotpot at Suppa with Nige and Tina
  • Beach day on Lamma Island with the girls

August

  • Peng chau, bubble party in Central and watching the sunset at Instagram Pier with Soph
  • Got my first set of black and white film developed
  • Fa Yuen Street Market
  • Victoria Harbour

September

  • Burgers at Beef and Liberty
  • Moroccan food at Casablanca’s with my colleagues at the end of the Summer Course
  • Very eggy soufflé pancake at Pan de Pain
  • Forever a sucker for a neon sign
  • Treating my aunt to dinner
  • Macau with Soph to validate her working visa
  • Having a whale of a time at Happy Paradise
  • Quit my job at the end of the month

October

  • Osaka, Kyoto and Koyasan with Karman
  • Visiting my favourite beach in Hong Kong: Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung
  • Belated leaving drinks at Ping Pong in SYP
  • Bean to Bar iced milk chocs
  • Date night with my boo, Sally
  • Day trip to Mui Wo and checking out the Moon installation in Wanchai with Soph

November

  • Leaving meals in HK with all my favourite people (some not pictured but I still love you)
  • Proud sister moment as I watched my brother graduate from his Masters in Kent
  • Devouring mum’s home-cooked food
  • Reunited with my gorgeous Leo in Paignton
  • Winter Wonderland for Em’s 27th birthday
  • Catching up with Til, Hermina and Sadie in London
  • Moved in with Sarah and Museli (the pug) at the end of the month

December

  • Celebrating my 27th birthday with some of my favourite people in London. Finally got round to seeing the Lion King at the theatre (it was incredible) and devoured a French feast at Brasserie Zedel.
  • Mine and Sarah’s first real Christmas tree!
  • Country walks through Yately Country Park and Virginia Water Lake
  • A fun day in Poole with Nikki where we exchanged Christmas presents, bought the same coats from Primark, had multiple hot chocolates and a surprise buy one get one free pizza at the incredible Baffi in Westbourne!
  • Made wontons for lunch on Christmas day with the family
  • Making the most of being by the sea in Paignton
  • Dartmoor with Linda
  • NYE in Rochester with my girl gang…15 years and counting!

Laters 2017, you’ve been fun!

HELLO, 2018! ❤

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