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My Favourite Memories Of 2017

favourite memories

I’m pretty sure I said this about 2016, but 2017 was definitely the best year of my life. So many incredible things happened and I can safely say that I’ve never felt happier in my entire life. I’ve been absolutely loving reading everyone’s ‘2017 highlights’ posts so I really wanted to put my own together to commemorate such a fab year.

My highlights might not necessarily be in order but if you’ve been following me around these parts for a while then I’m sure you’ll recognise some of my favourite memories from 2017!

favourite memories

Going on lots of nights out with Matt’s work colleagues who are absolutely awesome.

Matt and I spending our first Valentine’s Day together.

Getting a new job as a digital marketing coordinator.

Taking my blog much more seriously and working incredibly hard on it.

Visiting Budapest with Matt for his birthday.

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favourite memories

Indulging in a spa weekend with my mum and sister.

Attending a fancy dress party as Scooby Doo characters with Matt’s family.

Writing my Father’s Day post and getting such amazing feedback from my family.

Going to London for my 19th birthday.

favourite memories

cosy club

Trying out lots of new restaurants and discovering some firm favourites.

Writing a post every single day throughout April.

Spending the night in Leeds with Matt.

Seeing my family who had come over for America for the first time in a year.

Celebrating mine and Matt’s one year anniversary.

Taking lots of pictures of the beautiful flowers in the Spring.

Getting matching tattoos with Matt.

Attending the races for the first time.

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Piazza San Marco Venice Travel Guide

Getting our beautiful baby kitten, Poppy.

Going on holiday to Venice and Rome and having the most lovely time exploring.

Attending my first ever official blogging event.

Enjoying a drunken night with my family for my dad’s birthday.

Experimenting with the beautiful Urban Decay Naked Heat palette.

Urban Decay Naked Heat

Getting my first sponsored blogging collaboration.

Visiting Flamingo Land with my little sister for her birthday.

Travelling to Ireland to see family for the weekend.

Talking to my favourite bloggers every single day in our WhatsApp group chat.

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Meeting Debra for the first time.

Spending time with old friends who I hadn’t seen in ages.

Going for afternoon tea with my grandma.

Working with some incredible brands including T-Zone, ghd and Printiki.

T-Zone Charcoal and Bamboo Range

Drinking lots of cocktails at various events.

Going on holiday to Mallorca with Matt and having the most relaxing week ever.

Staying at my parents’ for the week while Matt was working away.

Seeing an incredible Burlesque show while on holiday.


Investing in some amazing skincare products.

Spending a night in Filey with Matt.

Making the most of the beautiful leaves of Autumn.

Staying with an old friend in Sheffield for the night.

Completing Blogtober and taking lots of Autumnal pictures.

Hanging out with my favourite bloggers and meeting new people at the Bloggers Blog Awards.


Carving pumpkins in time for Halloween with Matt.

Going to a Halloween party with my family.

Playing with all the filters on Snapchat with my little brother.

Watching The Killers in Leeds with my mum.

Finally getting the extension on our house finished.

home improvements

Spending Bonfire Night with my family.

Celebrating one year living together with Matt.

Completing Blogmas and creating all my festive content.

Taking one of my oldest friends to a blogging event with me.

Seeing how happy my mum and dad were renewing their vows in Vegas.

Decorating the Christmas tree.

Attending the FFS event with some of my favourite bloggers.

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Spending Christmas Eve at my family’s house and watching a Christmas movie.

Enjoying the whole of Christmas Day with my amazing family.

Receiving the best Christmas present ever from Matt: a trip to Paris!

Spending New Year in Amsterdam and experiencing a whole new culture with my love.

Favourite Memories

What are some of your favourite memories from 2017? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. 4th January 2018 / 9:47 pm

    What an amazing year you’ve had! You’ve done so well with your blog, and I’m so pleased you’re getting all these amazing opportunities!
    It sounds like you and Matt have had a really special year together, so many wonderful trips and memories!
    Hels 💕

    • chloedickenson
      5th January 2018 / 8:07 am

      Thank you so much Hels! ❤️❤️

  2. 5th January 2018 / 9:32 pm

    What an amazing year you’ve had Chloe! I love seeing you do so many amazing things and seeing you so happy with Matt, you can really tell just how much you adore each other! Here’s to another great year and I cant wait to see your content!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
      7th January 2018 / 7:11 pm

      Thank you ever so much Sarah, that really means the world to me! Xx

  3. 7th January 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Looks like you have so so many lovely things to look back on from the past year, I’m sure that you will return to this blog post in future and that it will put a big smile on your face because sometimes little things do get forgotten and you need a prompt to remember all the good things when you’re feeling a little low! well done you on all of your blogging achievements this year especially, you really have had some fantastic collaborations to be proud of! wishing you all the happiness for 2018!

    Abbey xx

    • chloedickenson
      7th January 2018 / 7:08 pm

      Thank you so much Abbey! I can’t wait to read this post in a year’s time and see how far I’ve come! X

  4. 9th January 2018 / 8:35 am

    Wow Chloe you’ve had such an amazing year filled with so many great memories! I hope 2018 just as great, if not better for you! xx

  5. 9th January 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Aww Chloe I loved reading this so much, it sounds like you had such an incredible year and what an amazing Christmas present from Matt. Here’s to an amazing 2018, happy new year. Xx

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

  6. Debra-Bow
    10th January 2018 / 9:14 pm

    OMG CHLOE HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS POST SOONER. I literally love you so much and feel so honoured I’m amongst the favourite memories of 2017 for you. Meeting you was one of my favourites too because I’ve gained such a wonderful friend <3 xxxxxxxxxxx

    • chloedickenson
      12th January 2018 / 8:18 am

      Ahh you absolute babe, thank you so much! Xxx

  7. 16th January 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Love love love love this post so much! So jealous you got to meet Debra! Wish I lived closer to you guys.
    Poppy is absolutely adorable!! I’m literally broody for a kitten xxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      23rd January 2018 / 8:20 am

      I wish you did too! Xxx

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