Wednesday December 20th 2017 | 12:05

Review of 2017

christmas decoration of Mr and Mrs Santa Claus

As we look back on 2017 and look forward to 2018

As our bakers complete their final orders for 2017 we thought we’d take a look over the past year and some of the national and international events that have affected us all.

Taking a look back reminded us to count our blessings and look forward to 2018 with a renewed freshness and enthusiasm to take Mums Bake Cakes onto bigger and better challenges this next year.

The Oasis song became the 2017 song of year for us- ‘Don’t look back in Anger’ as we remember the Manchester tragedy, London tragedies whether through acts of terrorism or the sheer devastation of The Grenfell disaster- lessons must be learnt for all involved and our thoughts are with those families at this time of year.

As Donald Trump took office with the inauguration in January, many events across the world made an impact in the UK- whether it’s the Oscars declaring the wrong winner or the continued debates on Brexit. Why not take the 2017 test here to see what you remember.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/The-great-big-news-quiz-of-2017/ar-BBGiwzy?ocid=spartandhp

 

But our look back must include some of our favourite personalities that we lost this year, including 007-Sir Roger Moore, John Noakes- Blue Peter presenter, Michael Bond- writer of Paddington, Pudsey the Dog from Britains Got Talent, and Sir Bruce Forsyth- Strictly Come Dancing Host and many other household names.

As the year comes to a close there were some brighter moments for the Royal Family where the Queen and Prince Phillip celebrated 70 years of marriage and definitely a right time for Philip to retire. Ending the year with the announcement of the Royal Wedding in May 2018 of Prince Harry and Meghan where we wish them lots of luck with their future and a lovely Happy note to finish on.

So whatever your plans for 2018- we wish you all the best for a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New year.

Richard and Paula

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