I’m afraid I’ve jumped onto the latest bandwagon and that is the #2017bestnine – aka your nine most liked photos on Instagram in 2017. Of course it’s always fun to see what content people have liked the most and it’s nice to look over old photos and memories from throughout the year.
Mine told me that I received 8,665 likes across 124 posts in 2017 – I thought I posted more than that! Anyway, here’s my top nine and a sum up of what each photo is. 
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So from top to bottom, left to right. My first photo is a veggie haloumi burger from a place called Relish Real Burgers in St Albans. I’d met my brother after work one afternoon, having not long started my job in H&M. The burger was delicious, if a little messy! 
TWO
My second photo was my first full vegan lunch from Prets. I do struggle with Prets because I find they have a lot of choice but some of it is so varied and out there – to be honest more often than not I’m just happy with a vegan alternative to a cheese and onion sandwich! But this falafel salad was surprising and I actually really liked it, despite the beans in it. It filled me up too.
THREE
Next up is a smoothie I made back in January when I was on a health kick. Despite actually losing weight and getting healthier that January, I can safely say I did not keep up with my smoothie obsession. Mainly because I can never be bothered to buy all the ingredients and then I get really excited to see the ‘four ingredient’ smoothies which actually just don’t taste of anything. I even brought enough fruit for a few more servings of this particular smoothie and I froze it all and labelled the bag. That bag is still at home in my Dad’s freezer…hey, maybe next January, eh?
FOUR
Fourth is a fairly recent photo of my desk set up at my boyfriend’s flat! There’s not much to say about this really – it’s an inspiring space with a beautiful desk from Kit Out My Office and I actually feel really grown up and sophisticated having my own ‘blogger space’.
FIVE
Following on from that photo is a quick snap I took of/at the Milton Keynes Christmas display. It’s only a small one but it’s ever so pretty and means a lot to me as I’ve visited every single year since as long as I can remember. Going with my family used to be a huge highlight for me at Christmas and my parents used to often surprise me by taking me there. These days I tend to go with friends or my boyfriend but it always brings back really nice memories – I’ll always remember going there to meet Santa with my cousins or, when I was older, doing Christmas shopping too with my parents.
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OH MY GOD VEGAN PIZZA. This pizza from Purezza in Brighton was soooo good. My boyfriend and I popped down to Brighton for two days/one night for a gig and to just visit the seaside and of course made a visit to the heavily recommended restaurant. They’re about to (or maybe just have, I can’t quite remember) open another branch in London, too. This makes me both happy and sad because it’s great that it’s nearby but it means I can no longer talk my boyfriend into a trip to Brighton just to visit. Still, the food was AMAZING and I’d definitely recommend everyone visit (vegan or not).
SEVEN
Ahhhh, fond memories. Here’s me standing in front of a pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico and CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE I ACTUALLY WENT TO MEXICO AND HAVE THIS PHOTO?! I still can’t believe I had the guts to book onto my Mexican BLT trip with TrekAmerica, let alone actually go on it! Still, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I feel so lucky that I managed to go on such an amazing tour.
EIGHT
Another one from my Mexican BLT trip! This is a beautiful sunset taking place in Campeche – what a wonderful experience to have.
NINE
And, my last most popular photo of 2017 is me posing with a ‘unicorn’ of course. This was at a really fun event with Bompass & Parr where I got drunk in a hot tub, slid down a waste chute and peed in a park on the way home – and that’s just what I remember. Classy as always.
So there we have my top nine. They seem to mostly focus on food, fun events and travel but I’m surprised no photos of my boyfriend and I made it up there nor more photos of my time in Mexico! Still, it’s nice to look back and see a snapshot of how I spent my 2017. 
Have you seen your #2017bestnine yet? Let me know with a comment! Oh and by the way, if you’re interested in my 2018 adventures, you can follow me on Instagram here 😉
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