In January we went to Amsterdam for the annual Light Festival. Amsterdam is a city I’d wanted to go to for years, yet despite it being just a short flight away, we’d never actually been. The Light Festival seemed like the perfect opportunity to kick off 2017, and after heading to Norway in December, we weren’t worried about it still being winter – anywhere would feel warmer!
When I turned 29, I decided I really wanted to turn thirty on a beautiful island with white beaches and palm trees. I spent ages researching islands in the Maldives. I bought endless pairs of flip flops. I changed my mind about snorkelling a million times.
So it was only natural that we ended up going to a completely different kind of island.1