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Happy New Year And Looking Back At 2018

So here we are at the start of another new year. As usual, I’ve been looking back through my blog and picked a favourite post from each month of 2018.

Looking Back – January

Sisterly Lovesisterly love - Kaycee helping Ella with homework

February

Snow – 2 excited girls!

Snow day February 2018

March

Murder Mystery Whodunnit for MacMillan Cancer

KayCee and Emma

April

We now have an adult child!

Aiden's 18th birthday

May

Our beautiful KayCee

KayCee drinking hot chocolate

June

Ella Selfies

Ella selfie again!

July

I turned 42

birthday presents and flowers - 42 today

August

KayCee turned 13

KayCee on her 13th birthday

Ella turned 11

Ella on her 11th birthday

September

No more Junior School for Ella

Ella's first day at secondary school

October

We did lots of baking in October

great british bake off bloggers 2018 mille feuille with strawberries and cream, strawberry tarts and chocolate chou buns and eclairs

November

Even more baking in November. This is our showstopper!

Edible landscape - gingerbread house, choux bun mountain, fudge path, shortbread 3d Christmas tree and sugar paste snowman, deer and robin

December

Although it went far too fast, we all had a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year’s Eve at my brother and sister-in-law’s.

Presents under and around the tree

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Happy New Year And A Look Back At 2017

Happy New Year 2017 – It’s become a tradition for me to pick a favourite post from each month of the previous year 🙂

January

Ella’s taking guitar lessons – video

Ella guitar lessons

February

We decorated the shower room 

Shower Room Makeover Before and After

March

Kaycee and Ella held a book club for their friends

Jacky Ha-Ha book club

April

We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary

May

We spent the start of May in Mundesley, Norfolk

Mundesley, Norfolk

June

Kaycee’s brilliant school report

Kaycee secondary school excellent report

July

I had a birthday 🙂

41 today - birthday presents

August

Kaycee raised £320 for the NSPCC

NSPCC fun day

September

I reorganised Kaycee and Ella’s bedroom

Kaycee;s and Ella's re-organised bedroom

October

I found a new hobby

Diamond painting kit - Santa holding an owl

November

I went for lunch with the ladies from Slimming World for a very un-slimming world friendly meal!

Chocolate eclair at Windmill Farm

December

We all had a wonderful Christmas 🙂

presents under the tree

 

Happy New Year and a look back at 2016

Happy New Year Looking Back

A Look Back

At this time of year, I like to have a look back over the previous year on my blog and pick a favourite post from each month.

 

January

The girls loved making home-made butter. It tasted delicious but it was hard work!

making butter - a look back

February

Ella made an ‘Ella-henge‘ which was a model of her version of Stonehenge for a school project. We were very proud of the effort she put into it.

Ellahenge look back

 

March

Frogspawn first appeared in the pond Ant had made the spring before. I was so excited!

Frogspawn look back

 

April

Ant did a makeover on our stairs and I love them.

painted and wallpapered stairs

May

Kaycee organised a Big Board Game day for the NSPCC at her school. A total of £220 was raised and we were very proud of our Kaycee 🙂

Kaycee and Ella #BoardGameDay

June

We had baby frogs 🙂

Baby frog on a lily leaf

July

I turned 40!

Strawberry and white chocolate 40th birthday cake

August

We finally got the new floor down in the kitchen :o)

new-floor-in-kitchen-01

 

September

Kaycee started secondary school. She’s growing up too fast for my liking.

Biggest accomplishment Kaycee's first day of secondary school

 

October

Ella loved the Halloween buffet tea we made. It’s her favourite holiday!

tuna monster rolls

 

November

I started getting excited about advent

Storybook advent
Storybook advent 2016

December

Of course my favourite post from December has to be the one about our Christmas day.

christmas-day-2016-033

Thanks for being with me through 2016 and I hope 2017 is a brilliant year for everyone 🙂

Happy New Year and a look back at 2015

 Happy New Year

🙂 We’ve had another great year, thankfully 🙂 2015 was good to us. Here’s hoping 2016 is going to be just as kind!

January

I still love my camera!

Frost on a watering can spout

February

A lovely wedding reception

Jonathan and Elaine cutting the cake

March

A cold but lovely Mother’s Day

Kaycee and Ella at Rufford Abbey

April

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary

Text from Captain Corelli's Mandolin

May

We spent a lovely week away at Hay on Wye for our anniversary

The outdoor bookshop at Hay on Wye

June

The new pond is looking wonderful 🙂

Newly built garden pond

July

I turned 39!

Kaycee bringing in my birthday cake

August

We went to Mablethorpe for the day

Kaycee burying Ella in the sand

September

Ella had a butterfly kit for her birthday

Ella releasing her painted lady butterfly

October

Kaycee performed at the Lincoln Drill Hall in The Tempest

Kaycee in face paint for her performance in The Tempest

November

We were ready for advent 🙂

24 books gift wrapped for advent

December

We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas 😀

Our family at Christmas

Thanks for sticking with me throughout 2015.

I hope 2016 is wonderful for you all 🙂

Happy New Year and a Look back at 2014

Happy New Year to you all 🙂

Happy New Year
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It’s been a busy year but a wonderfully happy year for us 🙂 Here’s my look back at 2014

January – We picked up the keys to our lovely new house :oD
Look back at 2014 - January - We now own a house
February I finally got my 8 stone award

Look back at 2014 - February - I got my 8 stone award at Slimming World

March – Cake pops

Look back at 2014 - March - KayCee and Ella made cake pops

April – We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary 🙂

Look back at 2014 - April - We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary

May – We finally got a fully functioning kitchen!

Look back at 2014 - May - We finally have a kitchen!

June – Ella became a Beaver 🙂

Look back at 2014 - June - Ella became a Beaver

July –  We made a summer bucket list. We didn’t manage everything on it but we had fun with the ones we did.

Look back at 2014 - July - We did a summer bucket list

August – I won Woman of the Year at my Slimming World Group 🙂

Look back at 2014 - August - I won Slimming World Woman of the year

September – The kids went back to school and our youngest moved from infants to juniors. No more infants schools for us.

Look back at 2014 - September - Ella's now in Junior school

October –  Ant’s niece got married and the girls wanted curly hair for the wedding so we spent the night before tying rags in their hair!

Look back at 2014 - October - Curly hair for the wedding

November – Kaycee and her friend, Emma, organised and ran a stall of their own for their Brownie’s Christmas fair

Look back at 2014 - November - KayCee and Emma ran their own stall at the Brownies Christmas fair

December – Ella loves taking selfies!

Look back at 2014 - December - Ella selfies!

I hope you all have a brilliant 2015.

 

Happy New Year and a look back at 2013

I spent new year’s eve with Ant, at home, watching tv and feeling absolutely awful due to this horrible cold we’re both suffering from. We were in bed before 12 because we just didn’t have the energy to stay up any longer!
However, 2013 was a great year for us and 2014 has the promise of being even better 😀
January 2013
It was cold January here in Lincoln UK
February
The kids look so young here! This was taken for the photo prompt of the day which was Makes you happy
March
April
My lovely boy hit his teen years 🙂
May
The S.W.H. and I spent a wonderful weekend together in Portsmouth where we celebrated being together for 10 years 🙂
June
Ella loved to pose when I got the camera out!.
July
I found Kaycee’s rules to be a princess and thought they were adorable!
August
We got to spend some time with our gorgeous grandsons 😀
September
I got a brand new cooker 😀
October
We had a wonderful holiday in Cornwall
November
My lovely father in law turned 80
December
We’re moving!! 😀
We’re excited and impatient and can’t wait to find out the completion date!
You know how I always want to re-organise and re-decorate when the new year comes around? Well I’ve got the ultimate re-organising and re-decorating project I could wish to have at this time of year! I’m de-cluttering (shhh don’t tell Ant, he doesn’t like it when I say that!) and sorting and even though I’m feeling rubbish and this cold has dampened my spirits occasionally, it can’t extinguish the excitement totally 🙂
I can’t wait to share our own photos of our new house 🙂
Happy new year and thank you to everyone who has stopped by this past year. I truly appreciate all the support from everyone.

 

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