Friday, 4 January 2013

Goodbye 2012 hello 2013

2012 was a pretty good year, like most families many special memories were made & my blog went from strength to strength, I hope it continues into 2013 too & I hope many more special memories will be created along the way.

January passed in quite a blur of taking pictures, I started off taking part in project 366 but soon found I could not keep up with a picture a day so this year I am going to stick with my Memory Monday & hopefully I will be able to keep up so at the end of the year I will have 52 special pictures along with a memory.

February was quite exciting because Graco announced the testers of the Symbio b, we were thrilled to have been chosen, it is a lovely pushchair that now lives in my brothers house & is my precious nephews new wheels.

March is an expensive month for us, birthdays, birthdays & more birthdays. This month also becomes a manic penny saving month for our annual holiday at Easter.

April we enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Easter & also celebrated little T's 4th birthday whilst we were there. We got to visit the donkey sanctuary in Sidmouth which mean't my mother in law got to meet Walter the donkey that we had adopted for her. 

May I became a Cosatto Buddy & to this day I still enjoy putting their bright & wonderful products through their paces, with the help of Cosatto my baby products are nice & colourful which R loves.

In June my baby girl turned 1 year old, 1 year old! how did that happen, that first year flew by & she is was longer a baby when she took her 1st steps on her Birthday. It was June that I attended my first blogging event, we had a fantastic time in London especially the youngest 2 children who came with us to go sight seeing with Daddy & Nanna. Little T loved it that much he now calls it "his London.

July & August was not as warm as I hoped so only a handful of days out to West Midland safari park, to the beach or on a picnic were made sadly. We spent quite a lot of summer getting the building work in the garden done ready for our pet chickens & ferrets, so this year we can then focus on making it into a garden that is safe enough for the kids to actually play in, it is a huge task & lots still needs to be done. I also because an ambassador for John Crane, I really enjoyed my time as an ambassador, who does not love wooden toys?

At the end of August going into September I found out that we had been chosen to be a TRU Toyologist, for 3 months we got to test some pretty amazing toys that my children all enjoyed. It taught me never to judge a toy on a past experience, I was not fond of Hot Wheels before testing but we got an amazing track that my boys love & the best part is it is still in one piece.

October & November was fun, we had birthdays to celebrate(I am still in denial that I am 1 year older), Halloween & bonfire night with home made bonfire toffee. 
I struggled at the end of November because my eldest son turned 11, he is too little to be 11. He had a fantastic day & was spoilt rotten by family & friends. 

December, oh how I love December. We decorated the house ready for Christmas, we were knee deep in wrapping paper but the kids had a fantastic day. I enjoyed all the food over the festive period, my mother in law cooked us up some right treats. Christmas day my chickens laid me their first eggs, fresh eggs are delicious. December was also special because my gorgeous nephew Callum arrived on the 12/12/12 making me an auntie again. New years eve was celebrated with family, the men bullied allowed me to play Chocolate roulette with them, 12 chocolates, 3 chillies, spin the wheel!. My first chocolate was yummy, the 2nd, well, lets just say I had my tongue hanging out of my mouth to cool down! I am off chocolate for a while as a result.

2012 as been a good year, lets hope 2013 is just as much fun.

Happy New Year to all of my readers, may all your dreams come true.


  1. A wonderful year - lets hope that 2013 is even better xx

  2. Our lives are really even more special when we are with our family. Let us all pray for a more wonderful and fruitful 2013.