With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s incredible to think that not only does this mark another year ending but the end of the nine-year cycle. It’s believed that we go through life cycles in intervals of nine years, with 2017 marking the start of a new cycle.

2016 was yet another exciting year for the books. From travel to spoils, it’s been a year to remember.


Starting the year I found myself travelling all the way to China where I enjoyed Winter in Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. From shopping galore to beautiful cultural spots, it was a trip of food, fashion and fun. I look forward to returning during the Summer season soon.

Sticking to travel, I also found myself in Dubai this year where the scorching heat did not deter anyone from having fun! With so much to do in Dubai it’s hard to pinpoint  specific activities I enjoyed but the water sport, shopping and soaring skyscrapers were memorable.


In this new era of life, we find ourselves working so hard that we often don’t take time out to stop and reflect on ourselves. I decided to spoil myself by purchasing a new set of wheels: a Mini Cooper. My fire engine red baby is a gift I look forward to enjoying more and more in the new year. From road trips to lazy cruising down the roads, I can’t wait to see where it will take me.

There’s no denying that 2016 has been a great year all around. I cannot wait to see what the new year brings. Onwards and upwards as they say.