I haven’t done a full year on my blog yet, even though I started it in 2009 but I figured I’ve got enough photos from this year to choose some of my favourites. So here is my first blog year in photos.
I missed January so let’s get right on to February, when I was inspired by Cherry Menlove to get my kitchen more organised 🙂 For the full post, read Inspired.
We moved the freezer over in place of the laundry basket, rearranged some of the boxes so I could fit my new Tassimo on the shelf next to the kettle and put all the gardening books within easy reach on top of the fridge. I also changed the walls from the yellow in the first photos to the cream in the last one. (I forgot to move the boxes of hair dye off the table before I took the picture. Look out for a future post showing off my new red hair!
Onto March and another inspired project! Cherry Menlove has a lot to answer for!
I took another blog break until June when I wrote about Wisteria and Raspberries. I’d recently discovered my green fingers and this month saw me really get the gardening bug. Things that I planted, started to grow and I was amazed!
|Coriander, grown from seed 🙂
It wasn’t all good on the gardening front though. A cat got to the Robin’s Nest
and really upset me when I found them all dead the next day.
I’m hoping we have better results in the spring.
I didn’t have many flowers last year but the few I did get were beautiful.
The highlight of the month was going to watch our little Ella in her first Sports Day
. She had a brilliant time 🙂
July was the month I made a proper commitment to my blog, thanks to Ant. He was the one who encouraged me to write more often when he told me how much he enjoyed reading my posts.
I enjoyed writing anyway but it was much more fun knowing someone was actually reading!
We had family visitors in July when my brother brought his family to see us. The Cousins
got on well and had lots of fun 🙂
We baked cake
and had lots of messy fun while doing it!
I had a birthday
and got spoiled as usual 🙂
We had a back breaking
month but the garden started to take shape 🙂
and we came to the end of an era
when Ella stopped going to private day nursery ready to start at the nursery at KayCee’s school in September.
We doubled the number of children we normally have here when 3 out of the 4 of my sister’s children came to stay for the week.
We also celebrated a few birthdays; KayCee turned 6, Ella turned 4 and Nanny’s a lady so her age will never be disclosed!
The girls had their party at Grandad’s house because our garden was a bit on the dangerous side to let young children loose in there.
One of my favourite parts of the garden was nearing completion; thanks to my wonderful hubby, the rockery
started coming together….
and one of the highlights of the summer holidays was our 2 week activity plan
, of which the fairy garden
was the biggest success. It’s still outside and before it got too cold, the girls still played with it.
September = new school uniforms
and a super wonderful husband
who does everything he can to make me happy, such as lighting up the rockery and love seat with candles because he knows how much I would love it….and I did 😀
I wrote a post for The Gallery about a person who inspired me
; I wrote it about my husband and it’s one of my favourite entries into The Gallery I’ve made so far.
I started my Day Zero Project in November and I have to say I’m loving having such a big challenge to work on. The fact that it’s a list makes it even better! (I’m a list junkie lol)
Another Gallery post I love had the theme, Something I’m proud of
. I used it to show off the huge changes we’d made to the garden in 2011.
Christmas was making it’s way steadily towards us and the girls were eager to hurry it along a little! They started writing the first of many Christmas cards
to their friends and family.
Which brings us to December and a wonderful month full of Christmas magic.
We put the decorations
up on the first Saturday of December
and had lots of fun on Christmas Eve
when we did a mini treasure hunt. We also had people over for a buffet tea. A lovely time was had by all and we went to bed, the children in new pyjamas, excited about the day to come.
and Boxing Day
were everything I could have hoped for. The week between Boxing Day and today has been very quiet seeing as the children stayed in Belper and Ant’s been catching up on paperwork while the shop has been closed but I don’t mind. I enjoy time to myself 🙂
Well, that was my first blog year and it’s been a good ‘un!
All that’s left for me to say is thank you for reading and commenting and I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year.