Welcome 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it, it’s 2017!

I hope everyone had a wonderful few days spending time with their loved ones. We had the absolute best trip with my friend Ania and my family in Finland and we’re still in Helsinki. Ania and I are flying home to London later tonight, I wish we could stay a couple more days.

2016 was pretty unforgettable for me; I started my blog in April, explored more of Marrakech with the love of my life, celebrated my mum’s retirement in Croatia, jet skied with my best friends in South of France, explored Budapest with one of my littlest friends (and her gorgeous mum), spend lots of quality time in my happy place – home in Finland, met wonderful new people and made so many memories with family and old friends. I am so ready for 2017 and whatever it has to bring.

We rang the New Year with a couple of good friends, good champagne and lots of good food. We went down the memory lane, planned new adventures and laughed a lot. 

Today we are going to snack on yesterday’s yummy leftovers – healthy eating starts tomorrow, right?!

Later tonight we will fly home to London. But before that, I thought I would share with you guys my New Year’s Resolutions – please let me know yours in the comments!

Take a photography class. I love taking photos and would love to learn more.

Swim, swim and swim!

Keep positive – I think I’m quite a positive person, but I think everyone needs reminding to keep a positive mind and put things into perspective.

Remember that its the moments in life that count. I once saw this quote on Instagram “My life isn’t perfect, but it does have perfect moments”. So let’s get out there and make those moments, memories and feelings count.

Treasure the people I love, even more.

Donate time to a charity.

Travel somewhere new. I love seeing the world and I’m always completely inspired by it. Places that are on my list are Mexico, Portugal, India, Iceland and Seville in Spain. Let me know of anywhere amazing you have planned to visit?

Work hard towards our future in Finland. I really want to make the dreams a reality by Spring 2018.

I’m sure there will be loads of little goals coming along the way – but now I really must have some food and cosy up before our flight later tonight.

Happy New Year and lots of love!

Yours, Karoliina


  1. 1st January 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Happy New Year 2017 Karoliina! Great plans you have 🙂 I plan to aquajog more – can’t wait till May when I can do it outside 🙂 xx

    • 1st January 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Happy New Year Suvi! Aquajogging is so much fun, I’ve done it a couple of times in Kuopio.

  2. 2nd January 2017 / 5:07 pm

    That quote is lovely and I went to Budapest in 2016 too! Enjoy your future in Finland.

    • 7th January 2017 / 11:28 am

      That quote really stuck with me and it’s so true. Budapest was definitely one of my highlights of 2016. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2017 Elizabeth!

  3. 2nd January 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Happy new year. I hope all your plans turn into amazing memories.

  4. 2nd January 2017 / 5:46 pm

    It sounds like you had such a great year! I wish you more success and happiness in 2017. I also like your New Year’s resolutions. Definitely, remain positive. Happy New Year, Karoliina!

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

    • 7th January 2017 / 11:26 am

      Happy New Year and best wishes for 2017 Ron! x K

  5. 2nd January 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Such an awesome post and looks like that you had an awesome year too in the past year 2016. I really enjoyed reading all the great moments that you mentioned it here. So happy to heard that dear. I wish you and your family have a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 and may bring you into successful and all your wishes come true. My dream places to visit are Greece, Venice and Paris. I hope I can visit it soon starting this year one by one. Cheers.

    Kisses XO, Kintan

    • 7th January 2017 / 11:25 am

      Happy New Year Kintan – Thank you being part of my journey here on the blog, means a lot to me. Best wishes for your 2017 and may all your dreams and travel come true! xx K

  6. 2nd January 2017 / 7:10 pm

    You have been so busy and still manage to post such interesting and fun blog posts- it is making me want to up my game! And yes, healthy eating always starts tomorrow, lol.

    • 7th January 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you, that’s so sweet. It means a lot to hear that, especially because I have been feeling like I don’t have enough time with full time job and studying. I’ll keep going because I love it and it’s so relaxing.

  7. 2nd January 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Ihanaa uutta vuotta! 🙂 Kattelin ihan kateellisena noita sun lumikuvia aikasemmin, mutta onneksi saatiin Helsinkiinkin lunta tänään! Vähän sitä on, mutta elän toivossa että sitä tulis lisää haha 😀

    • 7th January 2017 / 11:21 am

      Onnellista Uutta Vuotta Jasmin – sun vuosi tulee olemaan täynnä jännittäviä uusia juttuja ja onnen hetkiä, joita Dino tuo mukanaan 🙂 Lumi ja sen mukana tuleva valoisuus on ihanaa. 😘

  8. 3rd January 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Hope you achieve everything and more that you want in 2017, sounds like you have had a great 2016 too 🙂

    • 7th January 2017 / 11:15 am

      Happy New Year! Flight was good thanks 🙏🏻

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