2017: A Visual Diary

And just like that, we’re a week into 2018 – crazy times! I had such a great blogging year and it being the most successful one yet for Peppermint Dolly is the cherry on top of the very elaborate cake! Today I’m taking a walk back through some of my favourite shots/moments from this year. Enjoy!

2017 A Visual Diary

Making my first ever Cheesecake and it going down a treat with the punters (…Himself really, hardly anyone else got a look in!). Find the recipe here

Making a batch of jammie doughnuts for the first time – not quite as rounded as I’d like, so there will definitely be a second attempt! Recipe here

This shot of my Raspberry & Coconut Upside down Loaf cake (accompanied by tea!) – definitely my favourite food photography shot of the year.

Raspberry And Coconut Upside Down Loaf Cake

Best burger eaten has to be this one omg DELISH!

Seeing Ed Sheeran in concert was a definite highlight

Ed Sheeran At The 3Arena Dublin

Being invited to photograph and collaborate with DFS on their new collection especially for apartments. Check out their collection

and my birthday post which features two of their pieces

DFS Birthday

Our holiday to Euro Disney was completely brilliant! Especially that day where we were the very first people let into the park!

Disney 16

and our meal at Chez Rémy

Bistrot Chez Rémy

Our second wedding anniversary and the BEST gift ever!

Our Second Wedding Anniversary

Our fantastic weekend away (<- the most loved post of the year by you lot!) with Himself’s family, also here


Followed by a wonderful weekend away with my family in sunny Portugal (also here,

Dinner And Jewels


Koko Lane Portugal

and here)

Our Final Day In Portugal

Which included my favourite beauty shoot of the year too!

Holiday Favourites

There were buckets of gorgeous foodie places I’d never been to before which I got to visit with friends – too many to mention really – but here are some snaps of yummy foodage (as I know how much you guys love that!)

For Pink Lovers

Peggy Porschen Parlour

For The Afternoon Tea-ers

Thomas's Cafe at Burberry

For The Food Market Goers

Borough Market

And The Roof Top Wanderers -> London Edition

Pergola On The Roof

-> Dublin Edition

Marker Hotel

Our decision to move back to Ireland was our biggest life change of 2017 and boy has it paid off dividends tenfold already!

Our London Bucket List

Plus, it got us off the couch and out to visit ALLLLLL the amazing London tourist spots we hadn’t been to before, like this one

Columbia Road Flower Market

this one

The Natural History Museum

this one (my personal favourite shot of the year)

Kew Gardens

and this place too

The Swan And The King

Last but not least, my proudest blogging moment of 2017, was taking on the Blogmas challenge and seeing it through to the very end. I gained such amazing feedback from you guys which made all my efforts feel very worth it, so thank you for following along!

London Called

There have been so many other trips, outings, time with family and friends, job opportunities and fun this year, but there was no way this post could sum it all up – to be honest it’s already too long! But, suffice to say – it’s been a blast and I cannot wait for the coming year and all the good things it has in store!



  1. January 8, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    I can NOT believe how far we are into January already! Looks like you have had an amazing year!
    xx Leah


    • peppermintdolly
      January 9, 2018 / 9:23 am

      It’s crazy isn’t it Leah?!! Thanks a mill, 2017 treated me very well – looking forward to what 2018 has in store!!


    • peppermintdolly
      January 9, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Indeed!! Thanks Jae, Happy New Year to you too!!


  2. Carolyn
    January 9, 2018 / 2:31 am

    ahh the pastries you make look so good!

    • peppermintdolly
      January 9, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Thank you so much Carolyn!! Must make more this year though, they always go down well with the Chlann!!


    • January 17, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much Layla – wishing you a wonderful year ahead too!!


  3. January 19, 2018 / 5:27 am

    I just stumbled across your account. I really like your post about a visual account of 2017 – looks like you had an amazing time!! Loving the food pics


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