Our 2016 Top 10 Popular Posts

Our 2016 Top 10 Popular Posts

1. Grandma’s Fruits Farm | Thailand

There’s something about my Mum’s farm. The kids loved it there. They went on the watering boat, tasted fresh organically grown lime, mangos, star fruits and feed the fish.

Grandma's Fruits Farm | Thailand

2. Hang On There My Big Sister – I’m coming home.

In late March, we went to Thailand to visit my sister who was terminally ill with lung cancer Stage 4. It was a good visit but we wish that she was strong enough to explore parts of Thailand with us as she is always the one who loves taking us everywhere every time I go back to Thailand. It was at this point #ExplorerKids was born. My sister has been the inspiration of this IG Community and teaming up with Sarah from Kipper and Curtain has made it even clearer for me that we should start this IG Community right away! Since it was the Easter break at the time, we decided to stayed on until towards the end of April. It was a great time catching up with my family and love ones.

Hang on my big sister - I'm coming home.

3. #ExplorerKids : Share Your Travel Moments On Instagram

I can not believe since Sarah @kippersandcurtains and I started #ExplorerKids, it has just been nothing but received an incredible a massive support from everyone on IG community. Today, we hit 11,380! WOW! Thank you so much for your loving support. It has been an AMAZING YEAR for #ExplorerKids!

I really hope you like travelling with us last year as much as we like traveling with you on #ExplorerKids IG Community which today has hit more than 11.6K! If you are new to our blog then: “Hello! Please do join us on Instagram and be a part of our lovely #ExplorerKids IG Community too. I’d love to see what you’ve been up to”. 

Here is #ExplorerKids – December Round Up.

#ExplorerKids – December Round Up

4. We are together.

We meet up with my eldest sister, her wonderful husband and my younger brother with his lovely wife with their 7 months old girl for lunch. It was great memory. We went out for a Japanese meal at Fuji Restaurant and Ethan was readily to get tuck in. Without even prompting, I have never seen him trying so hard using chopsticks before. It was a great meal. Everyone had such a lovely time. It was just like old time. My big sister is such a brave girl.

Thailand Day 2 - 18.03.16

5. Our Special Personalised Gifts for Valentine’s Day with Snapfish

I wrote “7 Ways to Gift Your Man on Valentine’s Day” and I also got a chance to review these special personalised gifts that I have specially designed!


6. Singing like a star with VTech Kidi Super Star!

VTech has invited us to have an exclusive singing workshop with celebrity vocal coach CeCe Sammy! Oh-la-la! Who can decline such an once-in-a-lifetime chance to take part in an interactive and fun singing workshop with vocal expert CeCe best known for her work on The Voice, X-Factor, and Pop Idol! CeCe has a long list of celebrity clients who have turned to her for her expert coaching including Leona Lewis, Charlotte Church, and Rochelle Humes from The Saturdays.

7. I Miss You My Big Sister

I wrote about my flight back to Thailand to only discovered that I was too late to meet up with her one last time. I was heartbroken.

I Miss You My Big Sister

8. We have been part sponsored by Indigo-herbs! Review & Giveaway

My first sponsored post ever! Indigo Herbs has sponsored my to go to BritMums Live! (#BML16). Unfortunately, I was unable to attend as I was attending my sister funeral at that time. As well has having one of the most amazing products out there Indigo Herbs has been nothing but the most understanding brand I have worked with. I hope I can make it up to them soon.

Indigo-herb Review & Giveaway

9. Getting the Grove On With My Girls With DJ Monski Mouse! & Your Chance To WIN A Family Ticket Gig!

I was on a roll. After reviewing DJ Monski Mouse Gig in London, DJ Monski Mouse has also kindly sponsored me to go to BritMums Live! (#BML16) too. Again, unfortunately I was unable to attend as I was attending my sister funeral at that time. DJ Monski Mouse is such an amazing women, mum and a amazing DJ! Honestly, it was one of the best date I ever had since having my littles!

Getting the Grove On With My Girls & DJ Monski Mouse! (& Your Chance To WIN A Family Ticket Gig!)

10. Cooking with HelloFresh and Giveaway!

We end the year with a health note. I am not a great cook but these recipes from HelloFresh has made it easy for me to become the Chef of the House! Do check out my Instagram for some food inspirations!



So that’s 2016 Top Posts a wrapped!

Writing about my personal feelings has taught me to be a stronger person. Writing your emotional down for me is a kind of therapy in some degree. Nothing fulfils me more than my personal writings.

#ExplorerKids has experienced an AMAZING year! Sarah and I really enjoy hosting this ever growing community. It has been such an honour.

Working with brands this year has been such fun, from tasting out the products, creating recipes, and even get the chance to get on the grove with friends!

For 2017, I want to write about inspirational things, things that sparks and meaningful to others. If I could get myself publish on the likes of Britmums, Mumsnet, Babycentre, or even The Huffington Post – that would be amazing!

Thank you so much everyone for reading, commenting and sharing my blog posts in 2016 I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.

Su @ Ethan&Evelyn


Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 02/01/2017 / 10:03 pm

    What a year! What great posts. I enjoyed them as much this time as the first time. May your new year be filled with health and happiness! <3

    • 06/01/2017 / 1:31 pm

      I know – right! Thank you Lisa. I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying reading my posts. It means a lot. Happy New Year to you too! xxx

  2. 13/01/2017 / 12:22 pm

    What a big year for you! Putting it all on one page is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster I’m sure! I also love my blog as a bit of therapy, I think writing is not only therapeutic in its own right but also great to get stuff out of my head and once written down things just seem easier or clearer. xx #FabFridayPost

    • 20/01/2017 / 12:21 am

      I agree. Things seem to be lighter in my head once I gotten it out. x

  3. 13/01/2017 / 1:40 pm

    Love reading about your adventures and love visiting this linky each week 🙂


  4. 13/01/2017 / 6:37 pm

    What a fab idea to share your top 10 posts! They were all amazing, you’ve had a real rollercoaster this last year but you are always smiling and finding the positives, I really admire that in you. I hope that 2017 is kind to you all, I look forward to following your travels! #fabfridaypost

    • 20/01/2017 / 12:30 am

      Aww… Thnak you Laura. You are always smiling too. May we both have a great 2017! Hugs! xxx

  5. 13/01/2017 / 9:19 pm

    So many great posts here, both heartwarming and heartbreaking. All the best for the year ahead x

  6. 14/01/2017 / 12:21 am

    I hope you have as much success this year as you did last year! Blogging question – how did you rank your posts? Top viewed? Or were these your personal favourites? I want to do a best of list of my own blog posts but I don’t know which metrics to use, or how to quantify it! If you feel like sharing how you made your decision, drop me an email!
    Visiting from #FabFridayPost

    • 14/01/2017 / 12:21 pm

      Hello Jessica, Thank you for your comment. These are ranked by Top viewed using Jetpack on WordPress. I hope that helps. I’d love to read your Top 10 Post too. 🙂 x

  7. 14/01/2017 / 5:21 pm

    Thank you for your great linky and I love being part of it. Lovely to look through your posts and thank you for letting us have a peek into your life and journey. Thoughts are with you and all the best for 2017.

    Mainy x


  8. 14/01/2017 / 10:14 pm

    It sounds like you have had a busy busy year! Well done with all your achievements! Here’s to 2017 ey #fabfridaypost

    • 20/01/2017 / 12:40 am

      Thanks Jade. It was a very busy year. So glad it is over! lol! xx

  9. 15/01/2017 / 10:31 am

    I have loved reading your blog Su – what a year you all had. Happy and sad!! Sarah #FabFridayPost

  10. 16/01/2017 / 12:13 pm

    It has been a pleasure finding out your blog and the #FabFridayPost community. My journey of blogging has been more fully because of that. Thanks Su! x

  11. 17/01/2017 / 12:26 am

    What a great year you’ve had, Su! Writing can be very therapeutic indeed – reading a couple posts about your sister made me cry 🙁 I’m so sorry for your loss – as we age, unfortunately it’s one of those things that we lose those close to us but to lose someone as young as your sister is a very difficult thing to deal with :(( #FabFridayPost

    • 20/01/2017 / 12:49 am

      Oh… Alex, I am very sorry that I have made you cried. She was so young. I still can not believe that she has gone. Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot. xx

  12. Carolina Twin Mom / Mary Peterson
    17/01/2017 / 9:20 pm

    You know that you are a writer when your writing moves you – or your readers – to tears. I am glad to read that blogging has been therapeutic for you throughout your bittersweet year.

    I’ve certainly enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and wish you continued success on the journey!

    • 20/01/2017 / 12:54 am

      Thank you Mary. You are very kind. I will try to continue trying what is important to me. I am enjoying getting to know you too. xx

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