At this time of year, many of us start looking forward to the next 12 months.
That said, it’s also nice to remember to take a step back and see what we’ve achieved in the past 12 months.
I’ve had a pretty good 2015. I started a new job in January, which has worked out well. I’ve had a couple of nice holidays to Valencia and Cornwall. And, I finally starting taking running more seriously by running two half-marathons – the Southampton Half Marathon in April and the tough but fun Camelot Challenge in September. I even managed to knock more than 15 minutes off my 2005 half-marathon time.
Above all, I’m enjoying life and enjoying updating this blog, which I’ve been doing regularly since the beginning of May.
Top 10 posts of 2015
I’m looking forward to writing many more blogs in 2016. Meanwhile, here are my top 10 most popular posts of 2015.
It seems that I’m not the only person who prefers draught real ale over bottled.
This post from November on where to buy real ale and beer to takeaway in Hampshire was my most popular and most shared post of 2016.
Despite my prference for draught ale, August saw me sampling various bottled craft beers for this review of Flavourly.com’s Craft Beer Club.
The Stable came to Hampshire in 2015. This was my review of the opening night at the Southampton Restaurant.
I also reviewed the opening night of the Stable’s Winchester restaurant.
Our Border Terrier Tilly found herself accompanying us to many pubs in 2015. These are my top five dog-friendly pubs in Hampshire.
A day out watching celebrities and ex-cricketers having a slog at the Wormsley cricket ground in Buckinghamshire.
The Camelot Challenge is a beautiful but very tough cross-country half marathon, which I completed in September.
One of the activities we did on our five-day visit to Valencia, Spain in June and July.
We hired a beach hut for my mum’s birthday back in May.
This was one of my many training runs for the Camelot Challenge. It was bit of a disaster but still fun.
Over to you
What have you achieved in 2015 and what are you looking forward to in 2016?