May bujo

HELLO THERE. 

How are we all doing today? I’m here to share with you my May bullet journal. I apologise for it taking so long to get this posted… today we shall fix that! 

So I asked the people of Twitter what they wanted my bullet journal colour to be and with a resounding 48% of the vote, orange won!

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So May was to be the month of ORANGE bullet journal colouring! 

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My monthly page is a lovely sunshine. Yknow summer and all that! 

Then we have a quote page and the monthly overview page. I love this quote because I think it’s something we should all take into consideration. I’m really loving using the Zebra midliners to “highlight” things too. I have 8 different colours and they make me so happy. The monthly overview page is slowly becoming more and more useful, but as you can see it’s still quite plain… I need to have a play around with it to make sure that it’s the best it can be!

Next up is my bookish double spread: book post and books read. This is a spread that I’m constantly playing with. I am getting much better at tracking my book post (left page). I have a key to tell me what I’ve acknowledged (tweeted/grammed), read and blogged. I find it really helpful. When I’d taken these pictures, I’d read 3 books… since then I’ve added 2 more books. The stars system is ultimately flawed, but for my own personal consumption it’s helpful. 

Over the page we have my mood tracker and another quote page. I saw this orange idea while I was browsing the interwebs and I decided I needed it. It’s not perfect but I think it’s well cute. I’ve stripped down the amount of moods I’m tracking this month to just 4. I really can’t get the grasp on which moods I need to track (ha!), but these 4 are working this month. On the other page (right), I’ve actually started to fill it in with things that I’d do (or at least try) if I wasn’t so afraid. It’s quite eyeopening to be honest and I would encourage everyone to do it.

As May is the month of Mental Health Awareness Week, I changed this page (left) to be a MH page. I’ve been filling it all month with things that make me smile/things to do when I’m feeling a bit down. It’s quite lovely to see the sheer range of things in my life that make me smile/feel better when I’m feeling a bit fragile. The other side (right) is my trusty gratitude page, filled with all of the things I’m grateful for. 

Last up is my weekly spreads. Again, I’ve changed these from last month and I’m already loving it a lot more. It’s very simple/minimalist, but it functions perfectly as I need it to. There’s space for me to see what I’m up to this week (on the left) and then my inevitable to do lists (right). According to these pictures, my to do lists weren’t very long… but they most definitely are MUCH longer than this! 

And that’s it! That’s my May bujo. I hope you enjoyed this! If you have any questions or comments, let me know. I’d love to know what you think. Send me links to your bujo posts because I’m nebby and want to see them!

S x 

 

April bujo

Well hello there!

How are you today? 

Today, I’m here to show you April bullet journal set up! 

I’ll be honest… I went off the boil a bit in March – I had a weekend away in London and it just totally knocked me off kilter, so I stopped updating. However, I’ve got back on the bujo bus and I’ve done my bujo for April and I quite love it! As usual, I scoured google images for inspiration and magpie’d some ideas, adapted others and then came up with my own! 

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This is my title page (yes, I know. It bothers me that the a isn’t a capital, but it just didn’t look as nice with a capital letter… I’ll deal with it ha!) The example I saw and used as my inspiration just had black fletchings, but I decided to make mine green to match my green theme going this month! 

Next up, we have a quote page (we all know I love a good quote page) and then the monthly calendar (which now looks very different – I coloured in holidays and such like!) I really like starting the monthly bullet journal off with the monthly calendar – I can write important dates on and such like! April is a considerably quieter month than March though!

Over the page, we have my little mood tracker and my grateful page. I found this little cup and leaf dude while I was looking at examples of mood trackers and I just thought he was ADORABLE. I matched my quote to the theme of plants too. In terms of colours, I went back to using different colours this month (last month I used shades of blue and I found it a bit of a pain in the arse tbh). I realise it would’ve looked better with just shades of green, but hey ho! The other page is just a very simplistic grateful page… a line a day with a little quote!

The next double spread you come across is my bookish double spread – book post and books I’ve read this month page! On the left hand page is my book post – I’m still playing around with this page because I’m not sure how I best make this work. I’ve tried a few different ways to catalogue them and I’m just yet to find one that I love using. On the right, you’ll find the books I’ve read this month. By the time I remembered to take pictures, I had read 3 books! The yellow highlighter shows me a MG book: the green highliter shows YA books read. As it’s half term, I’m aiming for a good chunk of reading this month! I try to alternate between MG books and YA books. 

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The last double spreads are my weekly spreads. This week was half term… hence the blankness. I’ve got a “next week” and the blank space beside it is for a “to do list”. I’ve got rid of my daily mood tracker but I’m doing it within my days. I get 3 smily faces – one for morning, one for afternoon, one for night time – and I just draw them in the daily box somewhere. It’s interesting to watch the patterns form! 

And that’s it! April in bujo! 

Do you like a colour scheme?
What are your must have bujo pages?
Which of your pages are your fave?

Talk to me! I’ll happily talk bujo all day! 

S x 

March bujo

Well hello there friends! 

Today, I have the joy of sharing with you my March set up in my bujo… I am RIDICULOUSLY in love with my monthly page (so much so that I’ve shared it on most of my social media haha!). Thank you for all your lovely comments about my February bujo post – you are all too kind! My bujo is very much something I look forward to doing at the end of a night. A tiny bit of colouring in, a big chunk of thinking about how the day has gone! 

Stop rambling Steph, and let’s get on with it:

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March’s bujo colour scheme is blue and grey. I actually saw this idea months ago on a good old google search and it stuck in my head. I thought this colour scheme was fitting of the scene. I love the little paper planes!

My first 2 pages are a quote page and my gratitude page. I’m all about a quote now it seems! I had a few quote pages in February, and this has continued into March! I’m a big fan of the importance of kindness so decided this quote was the one to go with. The other page is my gratitude page. As usual, I choose one thing that I’m grateful for/one things that made me smile on that day and add it to my page. These are my favourite pages to look back on because I’m just reminded of all the positive things that happen in a month! 

My next 2 pages are my bookish pages: book post and reading page. The first page (on the left) is the page for my book post. I loved my postbox last month (and so did a lot of you!) but this month I decided to go back to a minimalistic approach. The other page is for my “books I’ve read this month”. I’ve strayed away from a book shelf type format and I’m just going to write any books I read in clouds (to match my front page!) 

Something new I’m trying this month is a habit tracker (left page). I’ve never had a habit tracker before, and I don’t honestly know if it’s going to stay, but I thought it would be an interesting thing to try for a month. I’ve decided to track going to the gym, daily reading, daily water intake, blogging, 8 hours of sleep and 10k steps. If I do the thing, I get to colour in the box. As you can see so far I’d managed to sleep for 8 hours but had not yet attended the gym… let’s hope by the time March finishes, I’ll have SOME of the gym ones coloured in! On the right of the double spread, I have my trusty mood tracker. I’ve gone for a Tetris style of tracker and using varying shades of blue. I can’t wait to see what it looks like finished to be honest. I’m also tracking far fewer moods than I have in the past – I’ve gone for excited, happy, meh, tired and sad

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The last double spread we have so far is my weekly spread. I’ve gone for a different style from last month… I’m all about experimenting until I find the one I love the most. I enjoy using my weekly spread because it helps me to plot what’s happening in a week. My trusty mood graph is firmly in my bujo – I find it REALLY helpful for tracking moods and when I’m at my lowest (generally night time!) I have already needed to adapt it to add a “life” box, for all those life things I need to do that aren’t work or blogging related! (I’ll be honest, the fact the days don’t have capital letters makes me sad… but it’s for stylistic reasons! Also, if I’d been wise, I would’ve taken this picture before I wrote in it… but never mind!)

And that’s it for now! I hope you enjoyed my blue and grey themed March bujo. 

Do you have a bujo?
What’s your favourite thing about being a bujo-er?
Which of my pages do you like most?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, or tweet me! 

S x 

February bullet journal

Hello friends!

How are you all? What’s going on in your world?

Last year, I bullet journal’d really well for the first half of the year, but then it tapered off and I just didn’t dedicate as much time to as I should have. This year, I bought myself a new bujo and I found a newly invigorated passion for it. I didn’t share my January set up (because by the time I had remembered January was almost over and my bujo was mostly filled in), but here I am to share my February set up with you all!

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Yes, I went predictable with the whole ‘love’ theme of my title page. Don’t judge me! I’m also really feeling a colour scheme this year. January’s colour sceme was grey and purple (which I LOVED). February’s colour scheme is red and pink.

Next up, I’ve got something new in my bullet journal – a monthly overview and the new addition of quotes in my bujo. I added some in January and I just found them lush, so I’ve stuck with quotes for Feb too. So I’ve done a “monthly overview” type of page. The coloured in days are days when something is happening (yay for half term!) and the grey coloured in days are days which are NOT February. I’ve other things to add to this, but I kinda dig it. 

Then we have the bookish pages in my bujo. The postbox page is OBVIOUSLY a page for my book post. I was much better at keeping track of my book post in January, so I’m hoping that will continue into February.  I have no idea where the inspiration behind the post box came from… but I like it! It’s fun. On the other page, we have a bedside cabinet with my “books I’ve read this month” pile on it! As you can see I’ve already read one book this month (it was The Extinction Trials: Rebel and it was BLOODY GREAT, my review is coming up this week!) and I need to add another book to the pile now! 

My final double spread (before my weekly spreads) is a mood/happiness duet. I saw this honeycomb thing on Google when I was looking for bujo inspo and didn’t have enough space for 28 different honeycombs, so I decided to half them and only use 14. The other side is my mood tracker – I’ve gone for the darker the colour, the darker my mood kind of thing (as you can see on the little gauge at the bottom). These pages end up being some of my faves when I look back through my bullet journals – it’s so important to find something positive EVERY day. There’s ALWAYS something positive to find… no matter how small!

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And then we come to my weekly spread – I’ve blanked out a few things that the world doesn’t need to know about my life. I’m going to admit that I’ve used brilliant Kelly (of Kelly’s Rambles) as inspiration here (you should totally check out her bullet journal posts… she’s like a bujo goddess). I wanted to change up my weekly spread because I wasn’t inspired by the one I used for January… and I think I love this a lot! There’s room to put any daily things, and then room for to do lists too – PERFECT.

And that’s it for now! Share your bujo posts with me… I’m always up for more inspiration and bujo love! 

Do you bullet journal?
What’s your favourite thing about journaling?
Do you have a spread that I don’t have?

Talk to me in the comments, I’d love to talk journaling with someone! 

S x 

June bujo

Well hello… how are we all? Sorry for my sporadic posting this week! I never post this late normally… there’s some medical things going on in my life (nothing serious, don’t worry!) so energy at the minute needs to be reserved for work. Don’t worry though, all should be back to normal soon!

Today I’m here to show you my very much stripped back June bujo. Compared to my bujo months from the past, this month is VERY stripped back and minimal. I’m not sure whether it will stay this way or whether I’ll go back to the way I’ve done it in the past. I was a terrible bujo mam in April and May, so I wanted to ease my way back into bujo life with something much more simple and manageable (especially with all of the tiredness/poorly in my life).

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The trusty month page remains because I need to know where the month begins… I really quite love my little ice lolly. It makes me smile! I’ve gone with a red and orange theme for this month, so there’s lots of red and orange featured!

Then we move on to this spread – book post on the right, mood tracker on the left.

I asked my friend Kelly (of Kelly’s Ramblings fame) how she kept track of her book post for when she does her wrap ups and she said in her bujo, so I decided I would try it and it SEEMS to be working for me. I’ve been very lucky so far in June that I’ve had quite a lot of post! I may need a second page for this. I am eternally grateful to publicists and publishers. I genuinely will never get over this whole book post thing.

For my mood tracker, I decided rather than assign a colour to a mood, I would assign colours to shades of mood this month. The brighter the colour, the happier my emotion, therefore the darker the colour, the sadder my mood. So far it seems I’ve NOT had a great month emotion-wise (blame this on being poorly/exhausted). However, note that ONE golden day – that is my Ed Sheeran day. I quite love this scale of happy/sad mood tracker style, so I may keep this… but we shall see!

The last 2 pages are my gratitude pages and my to do list.

My gratitude page I’ve kept really simple and I can just add to it as and when. I’m still adding a thing a day because it’s good for my MH to find something good about every day. Some days it’s a TINY thing, some days it’s something that is massive (hello Ed Sheeran). 

The other side is my to do listbroken down into school, blog and life. (This is NOT what my to do list looks like normally, I just took the picture before I put all of the other things on) You’ll see the red circle around the star beside Doctorsthat means I’ve achieved that thing… I have not (it appears) achieved much this month. HA.

And there you have it! June’s VERY much stripped back bujo. There are some things I miss filling in that I’m going to have to think about adding for July (my weekly mood trackers are something I miss, but for now, they can wait as I feel everything would be on the more negative scale!) 

If you’re interested in my other bujo monthly spreads, you’ll find examples at these links:
– April bujo!
– February bujo!
(I’ve just chosen 2 at random, if you use the search facility on my blog and search “bujo” or “bullet journal”, you’ll see the rest of my bujo posts)

I’d love to hear your thoughts on my minimal June bujo – good, bad, indifferent. I’m all ears! As ever, leave me a comment, send me a tweet, email me – just get in touch. Happy to answer questions too! 

S x

April bujo!

Today I bring you my April bullet journal set up so far. (If you wanna see my past months set ups: November bujo!December bullet journal…January bullet journalFebruary bujo! and March bujo!)

Now, confession time: I did not journal AT ALL in March. My pretty bullet journal didn’t get touched. I just didn’t find myself reaching for it. I think it did impact my mood slightly. Not having that time to reflect on the day and find something positive in every day wasn’t there. I’m going to try and be a better bujo mammy this month. So far so good. It looks like nothing is filled in yet, but that’s just because I took the pictures at the beginning of the month. I’ll show you the end product in May’s bujo!

So yes, confession time over!

Here we go…

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I’m a little bit in love with April’s title page. The weather so far has reflected this, so it’s an apt title page. I’m loving exploring and experimenting with fonts (I’m not GREAT, but I’m trying!)

Next are my mood pages. On the left I have my monthly mood tracker – I’ve gone with little yoyos (who knows what they are, I kinda like them though!). I’ve only gone with 6 moods this month, I’m STILL toying with the ones I feel most (I’ve said this EVERY month for the past however many months… please help me out here guys!). On the other side of the page is the trusty old sunshine of gratitude. I’ve since added a quote to the middle of my sunshine. This is becoming somewhat of a staple gratitude page for me, I just think it looks so effective and it’s not that complex to set up (unless you’ve got a 31 day month, then the maths is a bit harder!).

As ever, on the right, I have my trusty book post page. I’ve been a bit lax filling these in over the past few months. I always remember who/when I got my book post, but I wanna keep a track of this better so I can post it in my monthly round up. Let’s hope I can make my brain let it happen! (Also, LOOK AT THE FANCY PANTS WRITING I DID. I’m pretty chuffed with it). On the left, I’ve created myself a blogging page. I’ve no idea if this will work or not, however I am finding that I have blog ideas more often now and writing them in my phone does not always prove successful. 

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Finally (for now) we have the trusty old weekly spread. I’ve tweaked it a bit since the last time I filled it in (see my confession). I’ve stuck with my mood tracker because this is not going anywhere. I’ve added a reflections box (the smaller purple one at the bottom) and a kind of master to do list (professional and personal columns). I have 700 million things to do at all times. 

And that’s all for now! I really do hope I can get back into my journaling groove. I missed it. Going back and colouring in these pages made my heart very happy. I love colouring in!

Have you ever lost your journaling groove?
What is your tip for getting your mojo back?
What moods do you track? (since I can’t decide!)

Let me know in the comments, or on twitter. I’d love to know that I’m not the only one who has ever lost my bujo mojo (haha!) As ever, I want to point you in the direction of Kelly’s Ramblings bujo posts because they are #bujogoals. 

S x

March bujo!

Hello March!

You came about quickly… the further this year goes on, the closer I am to qualifying as a teacher. This excites and terrifies me in EQUAL MEASURES. But I’m not here to talk about that today, I’m here to share my March bujo spreads with you all. My bullet journal posts are quickly becoming some of my highest viewed, so thanks for your love for my silly little bujo!

First off I thought I’d share with you February’s finished mood tracker page! I went with hearts and they look very cute all filled in…

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Now on to March…

I asked Twitter to be the master of the colour scheme for March and I was pleasantly surprised with the results… I’m not gonna lie, I thought rainbow would win. I may let y’all decide on my bujo colour theme for April… we’ll see! 

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I am a little bit in love with March’s title page. I LOVE the flowers, they are very BATB to me. I think I saw the idea on Google a while ago and it stuck with me. Anything that screams BATB is GRAND with me! 

Next up is my staple ‘Book Post’ page – helps me keep track of the books I receive and reminds me to thank publishers and publicists. Next up, I made a monthly ‘To do’ page – this, I’m hoping, will help me keep track on things. I’m not great at using my weekly to do list, so hoping this one will be better. (It has since got things filled in… LOTS to do in March!!)

Then we have ‘March in moods’ – I’ve gone with bunting and I’m currently using words and smiley/sad faces to depict how I feel. On the next pages I have ‘Cause I’m thankful…’ (name that tune!) – where I track one positive thing a day. I love this page in my bujo. On a really terrible day, it’s lovely to look back. You can always find something positive, no matter how small! I’ve got a new page (because I had a spare page… EEK) so I’ve gone with a page for my blog ideas… who knows what’s going to go on that page guys!

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Then, the trusty old weekly spread. This is now a staple in my life. I am still playing around with the layout and the boxes on the right hand page, but tracking my mood throughout the day is BRILLIANT. It’s helped me spot patterns. 

So there we have it! March’s bujo. I only have 1 weekly spread so far, as I kind of skipped the first week because, well, snow took over my life, so no steps to track. My mood suffered because of the snow, but hey ho. Back to work this week has been great!

What’s your theme for March?
Do you do themes?
Would you be brave enough to let Twitter decide on something in your bujo?

Let me see your bujo, tweet me, email me, comment! Let’s talk!

S x

February bujo!

Welcome to February.
I realise we are now 14 days in so I’m 2 weeks too late to say that, but never mind! Here goes…

I have a post coming up to show you January’s final bullet journal as I actually managed to journal for the entire month and I’m pretty chuffed with the finished result! Thank you so much for the lovely comments about my bullet journal, you’re all brilliant humans.

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Next up we have a February dates list – a new page for me. I’m not sure if it’s handy at all or whether I’m just not interesting enough to have plans ha! There’s a few more things on now since I took the pictures but still I’m not sure if it requires a whole page. We’ll see. The other page is my trusty book post page. This is very handy for keeping track of my book post and reminds me to email publishers to say thanks! Some months there’s more post than page and that’s exceptionally lovely of them!

Since it’s February, yes I went for a very LITERAL monthly mood tracker. Sue me. I like my little hearts: they’re cute. I’m definitely managing to sort out the moods that I feel the most often, so my colours are becoming staple. (I’ve decided to take out lazy and swap it for demotivated… because that’s a kinder word) The other side is my grateful page (28 is a HORRIBLE number to have to split 180 by FYI, remind me of this next February if I decide to do this!) I’ve not thought of a quote for February’s page, so if you’ve got one I could put in the middle then please holler! 

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The final pages are my weekly pages. Here is an example of my first week’s page. Daily tracking of lessons I’m teaching, a to do list, my trusty weekly tracker, steps and sleep (which only work when my Fitbit is working!) and then a box for notes/rants/ideas/worries etc. I think this weekly layout is becoming somewhat of a staple for me. I’m quite into it. I generally do this on a Sunday night and fill in what I know for the week ahead! 

And there we go! Come back next week to find out how I got on with January’s bullet journal! 

What staple pages do you have?
What do you have that I’m missing?
What’s your favourite thing to include in your bujo?

Let’s talk! I love talking bullet journals. Don’t forget to check out my brillint Kelly’s posts – Kelly’s most recent bujo post.

S x

January bullet journal

Hello there!

Today I am sharing my January set up in my bullet journal. I would share the end of December but you don’t wanna see the massive chunk in the middle unfinished. I’ve come to realise that doing my bullet journal at the end of a day is excellent for my brain as I have to reflect about the good over the day and not go to bed on a negative. So I’ve pledged to ensure that the same time I take my tablets before I go to bed, I do my bullet journal. Let’s see how that goes! 

So January…

This was a spread idea I stole from that good old trusty Kelly’s Rambles. I’m yet to add anything to my “future log” yet, but the idea is to put birthdays/essay hand ins/half terms/events on so that I have an awareness of when things are coming! I’ve done the whole year. 

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Another new addition to my bujo this year is my Books of 2018 page. I’m hoping to fill these shelves (not all of them, that would be ridiculous) with all the different books I read and colour code them according to the month I read them! (I had read 2 books already by the time I took these photos, there’s more on there now!)

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My next double spread is a bookish one! The first page is about #read365 (if you’re not sure what this is check out my book challenge blog post which tells you all about it! Also check out the hashtag on twitter!). The other side is my staple book post page. I hadn’t received any at the time of taking these pictures, hence the emptiness!

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Next up is my monthly mood tracker and gratitidue pages. I love to find something new and interesting for my mood tracker, and when I saw this idea on the internet I thought it was lovely! I’ve gone for a different array of emotions again this month… who knows when I’ll finally get round to coming up with my definitive list. I like my little tea cup. The other side is my happy page – I come up with something that has made me smile, or made me feel good, that day and write it down. It’s an excellent reflective thing, especially if you’ve had a shitty day. I always make myself find something.

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The final spread in my journal for now is my weekly one! As you can see I took this picture as I was in the middle of doing. A box a day, then one for the weekend, where I fill in whats going on on those days/what I need to remember. I’ve added a People to Thank box, as people are quite often lovely to me and I need to remember to say thank you to them. I’m not sure what I’m going to use the box at the bottom for… we’ll see! 

What do you track weekly?
What are your staple bujo pages?
Do you have a dotted, squared, lined or plain journal?

I’d love to talk about bullet journals! Comment and we can talk! 

S x

2017: what a year!

What a year 2017 has been, ay kids? 

We’ve been through a lot here.

As a student: I’ve gone from writing my dissertation, to graduating, to starting my SCITT, to finishing my first term as a trainee teacher ALL in the space of one year. That’s pretty bonkers

As a blogger: I went from a little known blogger (I’m under no assumption I am well known now, don’t worry!), to going to my first blogger events, being on my first blog tours, going to YALC, being on more blog tours and even being asked to chair an event! What a year. 

2017 has been an incredible year for me, both professionally and blogging wise.

Today I want to share some of my favourite blog posts over the year. Some of the ones I enjoyed writing the most, or the ones I’ve enjoyed seeing your responses to the most. As you well know if you’re a long time reader here, my blogs come in 4 different varieties: discussion blogs, personal blogs, book blogs or school/training blogs. I’ve found blogs of all kinds to share! I hope you enjoy reflecting as much I did! 

Let’s start with bookish blogs:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE who took part in #DesertIslandBooks. It was an absolute joy. I did not think it would quite take off as well as it did. I had my very random idea back in August, and never did I imagine that those posts would keep me going all the way up until December (with some people still being interested!). To all of the authors, bloggers, booksellers, publicists, teachers: you are incredible and I am eternally grateful for your interest and enthusiasm about my little project. #DesertIslandBooks was something I thought would die down after a month or so, you all made my blogger heart very happy! (If you’re interested in 2018’s blog feature, let me know!)

Also, I’d like to thank any of you who joined in, commented on, liked my #SixforSunday posts. Again, that was a stupid little idea I had earlier this year and to see you all get involved and join in makes me very happy. Keep your eyes peeled for the 2018 prompts coming in the next few days! 

Some other bookish highlights:
ALL OF THE AMAZING BOOKS I GOT TO READ because publicists, publishers, fellow bloggers sent them to me. You’re all brilliant. I couldn’t do this without all of you. I still can’t quite believe this is my life every time I get book post.
YALC was a massive highlight of my bookish life this year. I got to meet so many amazing authors, so many brilliant bloggers and spend time with some of my favourite humans. I couldn’t have had a better first YALC experience: YALC #1 and YALC #2.
– Being involved in so many amazing blog tours. Two particular highlights for me are BLOG TOUR: The Scarecrow Queenand When I Grow Up: book tour.

Now on to discussion type blogs:
– “Mam, can I have a book?”  in where I rant about letting your kids choose whatever book they want. Books are books. Books are written to be read. 
Why buy books? where I talk about why I buy my kids books, and why I think it’s important to buy books
How do you read? where I explore how people choose to read – in silence or with noise?
Dear Clothes Manufacturers… where I explore the necessity for pockets in women’s clothing… NECESSARY.

Personal type blogs: 
Bullet journal: this year I started a bullet journal, inspired mainly by my gorgeous human Kelly and I’ve loved sharing my bullet journals with you every month!
What makes me happy?: where I share the things that make me happiest, and the things that give me the most problems
Happy things…: a lovely tradition my lovely friend Grace started on my blog, where I share things which made me happy that week/fortnight/recently – these are my favourite additions to my blog.
Letters to… my people: my ‘letters to…’ series has been long running and I need to keep it going. These blog posts always make me feel very happy. I’ve written to my kids, my friends, bloggers, authors and myself! 

Student/teacher-y posts:
Ask Miss Elliott and I Wish My Teacher Knew… were 2 little things I would do with my Y4 kids last (academic) year and they loved it. Some of their questions were brilliant! A few of the responses to I wish my teacher knew made me a bit emotional too! 
– I started doing reflective blogs as part of my teacher training. I find them great to help me continue to be reflective and think about what happened the previous week. I haven’t done one for weeks, but I will be continuing in 2018: Maths week: Week 10
– I developed quite a massive love for Once Upon A Picture (a blog which shares pictures to use as stimulus) over the past year and shared a few blogs, featuring my kids’ writing and how I used the picture: Wonderful writing?

If you’re still here, then congratulations, you have earned a sticker. I’m sorry I rambled on for so long! 

Do you have a favourite blog post of mine?
What 3 words do you think of when you think of my blog?

What do you want to see more of next year?

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S x