Normally I can’t remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, so trying to remember everything we did in the previous year can be challenging. Another reason that I love blogging as I can easily reflect on the previous year to remind myself of all the things we’ve done and how lucky we are.
I’m pleased to announce that this year we haven’t had any major deaths or dramas after the previous years. It’s been uneventful in that way, which I’m thankful for, but still a rather jam packed year.
We started off last year on a positive with hubby getting a new job and his contract has just been renewed for another year. I’m still struggling with us both working from home but grateful that he is around more and can help out with more of the child care.
Our daughter turned 6 this year, I can’t believe how quickly the time is going but she’s doing extremely well in school and growing into a delightfully inquisitive little soul with a great sense of humour. I finally succumbed to having a birthday party this year. We did something a bit different and had a sledging party and by all accounts it was a success. We also surprised her by updating her bedroom to a big girl’s room.
As a mum it’s important to have a bit of ‘me time’. This year I’ve been lucky to get away on a few occasions on my own. I celebrated my birthday in Bucharest, Romania in October, learned how to Surf in Newquay in the spring and went quad biking in Iceland just before Christmas.
We’ve also had a few days and weekends away as a family this year. A family ski lesson at the Snozone in Milton Keynes, Glamping at Cuckoo Down Farm with friends, driving through the animals at the Midland Safari Park, scrambled around Warwick Castle, climbed through the canopy at Go Ape, got soaked at Legoland and rather dizzy at Thorpe Park.
As always we made our yearly trek home to Canada to visit friends and family. We had great weather, thoroughly enjoyed North Bariere Lake and another highlight was the Outdoor Caravan Farm Theatre in Armstrong.
We finished of the year with our first trip away for Christmas at Coombemill Farm in Cornwall. It was absolutely perfect and will post about it soon.
We don’t have any major plans but we didn’t last year and it seemed to work out, looking forward to seeing what 2014 holds for us!
Wish you all the best in 2014