Happy New Year, readers!
After my unexpected hiatus – every year I forget how busy December is – followed by Christmas away in Miami (I know! More on that to come), I’m back and feeling refreshed and ready for 2018.
I want to thank you all for your support this last year; allthatshecraves made it to one whole year (I’ve been known to ‘panic and delete’ before now), found its feet as a food and life blog, and through it, I got involved in lots of exciting things including: IKEA’s LiveLagom project, weblognorth, Blogger Dining Club, and lots and lots of food reviews. So, thank you for reading, sharing, commenting and helping me stay away from that ‘delete’ button in 2017.
In celebration, here’s what you loved the most – The Top 5 Posts of 2017
- Thick Parisian Hot Chocolate with Cardamom | Recipe
- Where the Light Gets in, Stockport | Review
- John Whaite’s Kitchen Cookery School | Review
- Melt in the Middle Chocolate Puddings | Recipe
- Siop Shop, Manchester | Review
Plans for 2018
This year, allthatshecraves is going to continue to focus on food and life but there’ll be a few tweaks to the design and layout to keep things looking fresh.
There’ll be more of everything you love: indulgent recipes and reviews of restaurants, cafés and bars in Manchester and beyond. In 2017, I binned a lot of negative reviews; in 2018, you can expect reviews to be more frank and more frequent.
I’m also planning on writing more travel and lifestyle posts in 2018 – something I shied away from last year and even considered scrapping. But, I keep returning to the idea and want to pursue it this year, and so I will. There’ll be travel guides, product and brand reviews and more.
Here’s to the excitement of a new year and the unknown entity that is 2018. Happy New Year, everyone!