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WanderlustBee | Looking Back on 2016

Wanderlust Bee Looking back on 2016

2016 has been an amazing year for me/WanderlustBee. It did however have less holidays… Boo!! … But with that I gained a house and that will all be worth it once we have a beautiful house to show for it.

Annnnny wayyyy back to holidays and all things 2016 ….


The year 2016 like I said before we have had less big holidays and more local breaks. Mainly just to break up the year…so here’s what happened




Was spent recovering from Christmas and celebrating many family and friends birthdays with a number of trips to Manchester thrown in. There was no time for January blues here!!

Wanderlust bee January 2016

Wanderlust bee January 2016

Wanderlust bee January 2016

Wanderlust bee January 2016



A leap year Brought Valentine’s Day and another member of the family into the fold by the name of Hugo. It brought alot more drinks with the girls also.

Wanderlust bee Feb 2016

Wanderlust bee Feb 2016

Wanderlust bee Feb 2016



Brought Easter and the usual antics with the girls as well as my brother and sisters birthday celebrations!.. still no holidays…cry!!

wanderlust bee 2016 march



WanderlustBee was born!!
And we visited London… we had bagged some cheap seats in the virgin seat sale and took our chance. We had a weekend of food and seeing the sights of the countries capital. We visited London’s market Borough and Camden , went to sky garden, did a spot of shopping, had a few lovely meals. It was a great weekend you can read the more detailed post here.

Wanderlustbee April 2016

Wanderlustbee April 2016

Wanderlustbee April 2016

Wanderlustbee April 2016

April was also the month of completing my first half marathon in 2:04:45 at Sheffield half marathon which crossed off a big New Years resolution for me.

Wanderlustbee April 2016

Wanderlustbee April 2016



Me and the girls had a bank holiday weekend in Cumbria were we had picnics, walks, played murder mystery staying in what I can only describe as a haunted house. It was one of the funniest weekends I have had we did not stop laughing, eating and drinking all weekend.

Wanderlustbee may 2016

Wanderlustbee may 2016

Wanderlustbee may 2016



we ventured on the annual family holiday this time to Cyprus. There were twelve of us flying out in desperate need of some sun. It was a great holiday relaxing all of us together. We visited little towns, hit some lovely bars, went to the beach what family chill out holidays are all about.

Read more here- Limassol, Cyprus

Wanderlustbee june 2016

wanderlust bee June 2016

wanderlust bee June 2016


Three days after arriving home from Cyprus it was my birthday and to my surprise I was off again this time to Spain George had booked us flights to Madrid for three days. What a lovely city!! We enjoyed every second of sampling local wines and food, sunning ourselves on rooftop bars and exploring what is not my favourite Spanish city… sorry Barcelona! Read my post all about our weekend here.


Grand vis, Madrid 2016

Wanderlust bee city break in madrid - june

Wanderlust bee city break in madrid - june

** its safe to say June was a good month!


Me and George every year go to the Foodies Festival at Tatton Park. It its a lovely day out and this year we had such a lovely sunny day. We sampled local delicacies sold there as well as Spanish meats, macaroons and many local drinks.

wanderlust bee July 2016

wanderlust bee July 2016

wanderlust bee July 2016
Later on month me and the girls hit our local festival- YNOT FESTIVAL! We had a blast, there was great weather great company and great music. We played lawn games, drinking games and lounged in the sun it was such a fun weekend. Read more about YNOT 

Wanderlustbee @Ynot Festival

wanderlust bee July 2016



It was George’s birthday and I took him to The Lake District as he enjoyed it so much the year previously (read that post here). Unfortunately it was the rainiest weekend in August on record and it was a wash out… literally! There was no walking for us and only rainy BBQ’s but we made the most of it and had a lovely quiet weekend.




September ws a quiet month this year. There was a daytrip to watch united in Manchester and lunch and shopping in our local city, the birth of another family member into the fold a little girl by the name of Polly.

wanderlust bee Septmber 2016

wanderlust bee Septmber 2016

wanderlust bee Septmber 2016


The girls and I visited our friend who moved out to Dubai last year. We had a BLAST!! What an incredible holiday! We loved the high life for a week when she took us to her favourite spots in her new home. We did an aria Ian safari, chartered a yacht, visited the Burj Khalifa, went to brunch and much much more. Read those posts here one, two, three.

Wanderlust bee six days in Dubai

wanderlust bee six days in dubai with the girls for a city break - dubai marina

wanderlust bee Dubai oct 2016


October also brought around a family wedding – George’s sister he was an usher and I was a bridesmaid. It was the most perfect day in the most perfect location in Prestbury, Cheshire for Tom and Emily’s Wedding.


Wanderlustbee october 2016

wanderlust bee october 2016

Octover wanderlust bee 2016

The Great Wedding Bake Off


Finally got the keys to our new house together. Since then our main focus has been doing this up. We have stripped it back to the brick and given ourselves a good project to stick our teeth into. Here’s a few pictures of the progress so far… or read my post about first getting the house here.wanderlust bee new project new house



This year we have not had our annual Christmas holiday unfortunately due to our house. But we have begun planning 2017’s holidays and we have so much to come! There will be more city breaks, an annual big holiday and family holiday also and I already look forward to another festive break in December! 2017 is going to be a great year for us… read that post here!

Wanderlustbee December 2016

Secret santa with the girls

Wanderlustbee December 2016

Wanderlustbee December 2016


What do you have you accomplished this year? Has 2016 been a good year for you also? Did you fulfil your New Years resolutions?

Let me know what you got up to in 2016 in the comments below and keep an eye out for the next post.


Thankyou for reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year





  1. 26th December 2016 / 10:15 pm

    What a year!! Also thanks for liking my blog..

  2. 4th January 2017 / 3:23 am

    Looks like you had such an incredible 2016! πŸ™‚

  3. 4th January 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Sounds like you had a great year! And oh my god, hot couple alert!! You look unreal in the wedding photos – love your dress!

  4. bethan343
    4th January 2017 / 9:57 pm

    It has been a great year! Awww thankyou ☺️ one of the first weddings I have been too! Hopefully more travel this year ✈️? xx

  5. 23rd January 2017 / 6:32 pm


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