Remembering 2017...  |  Blog

Well, what a year 2017 has been. Travels, days out, new additions... it’s been a pretty awesome ride this year and I figured when better to reflect back on it than the last day of 2017. I did the same on here for 2016 and I loved being able to read it back and compare how this year went to the last and it’s true what they say about things only getting better! My word to describe 2016 was ''calm'' and I think if I had to describe 2017 in one word it would have to be “family”. I feel like this year I have spent so much time with my little family and it has been pretty damn amazing! Why?? Well, in the words of Maria from the sound of music (bloody brilliant film right??) “let’s start at the very beginning...’ 

The first memorable event of 2017 was that in January I started a new role at my work place. It was a scary choice at the time but in hindsight I can say it was the best choice I could have made! I am so much happier at work now than I was in 2016 and so grateful for the opportunity that was given to me. I think it has had a huge impact on the way my year has gone and I know that I made the right choice for me when I changed roles. The first few months of the year was also filled with lots of unexciting family time. By that I mean my little family and my extended family and in laws just doing normal things together like dinners, walks in the woods and every day things but those moments to me are as special as the big events so I want to remember them. 


My First Trimester! | Pregnancy

Yes you have read the title of this post right...we are having a BABY!!! I can't really believe I am writing this but I am and we are so happy!

That is why it has been so quite on the blog front recently as it has been so hard not to talk about it! Also, I have felt pretty naff so haven't really wanted to get the laptop out and I've been favouring getting in a bath most nights and going to bed really early over blogging. Now we have had our scan I can finally talk about things and I am so excited!!!

I have so much to talk about after staying quite for the last 12 weeks that I thought it would be easier for me to make a video to explain how we found out and how the last 3 months have been.

Once Christmas is done and dusted and we get in 2018 I will be planning on releasing a monthly pregnancy update over on my YouTube channel and will be writing a few different things on the blog rather than writing up pregnancy updates so make sure you subscribe to my channel so you can keep up to date!


Visiting Santa! | Tollgate Colchester Review 

A pretty staple event on every parents December calendar is taking the kids to see Santa but have you ever taken them to see Santa in a bus?!?!?! This year we got to do just that and it was fantastic!

The Big Red Christmas Bus is a returning Christmas treat to the Tollgate Shopping centre in Colchester. This year the bus opened its doors in the 9th and 10th December between 10am and 6pm (Saturday) and 11am and 5pm (Sunday) and invited families to join in the festive fun and we went along to join in and meet the man himself.