Thursday, 10 January 2019

6 Months Until I Say I Do

It is now 2019 and I can officially say I am getting married this year! I will be honest and say I feel a bit mixed about it, obviously, I am excited and can't wait to eventually marry Lee after being together for so long and it will be nice to have the same surname as my children. However, knowing that the wedding is so close I am also feeling slightly panicked if I am honest as I feel like I still have so much to do, plan and pay for. I have been so laid back with the whole wedding planning process and now I am kind of regretting that. 

busy b wedding planner and county wedding magazine
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A Look Back On 2018

I know I am super late in posting this but the kids only returned to school yesterday and I did not blog at all whilst they were off school for the Christmas break. I love writing posts looking back on the year gone by and 2018 was a pretty good year for us a family, we had an amazing family holiday abroad, Jacob started school, the other half started a new job and we made so many memories and just had a lovely year. So here is a little look back on 2018. 

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

My 10 Most Popular Blog Posts In 2018

At the end of each year, I sit down and have a proper look at my blog analytics to see which posts I have written have been popular that year. Like last year most of my traffic still comes from old slimming world recipes that I have on Pinterest however I am getting a lot of traffic on a whole range of posts this year. Last year my top ten popular posts were all local ones but this year there is a real mix of travel posts, local content and even a few sponsored posts that performed really well too. So here are my most popular blog posts from 2018. 

sunset over the beach in Santa Ponsa Majorca 2018

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Monday, 7 January 2019

2019

I am back after the most wonderful Christmas break with my family, we have spent some much needed time at home recovering from illnesses as the children caught so many bugs over the past few months. We have had lazy days at home watching films, playing with new toys from Santa and spending time with family and it was just what we all needed and has been so lovely. The children return to school tomorrow and I have decided to take the plunge eventually and start blogging full-time (and more consistently)  now that I am getting used to having all three children in full-time education.

Santa Ponsa Beach in Majorca sunset 2018

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Sunday, 23 December 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

I just wanted to take this chance to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The last five-six weeks have been tough for us as the kids have been ill non-stop, they have had an awful cough for the past five weeks which has resulted in me having almost six weeks of broken sleep due to non-stop nighttime coughing fits. Sophia has had a chest infection which is always a worry as she has asthma and has been on antibiotics. Jacob has had some kind of flu-like virus which wiped him out for a week and then he ended up going to the hospital with croup. The dreaded sickness bug also struck our house and I spent days cleaning up projectile vomit from the little two. My teen has been unwell too with a cold and had problems with her eyes again and myself and the other half have both been full of cold and coughs too. We have had to cancel so many of our festive plans recently and I am so behind on emails and work but it can all wait until the new year.

Fenwick Window Newcastle 2018 The Snowman
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Monday, 17 December 2018

Thinking Ahead To 2019 Goals

Can you believe that 2018 is almost over? This year really does seem to have passed by so quickly, as the year is coming to an end I have naturally been thinking about the year ahead and of the goals I want to achieve in 2019. 2019 is a big year for me as I will *finally* be getting married in June and with this in mind, I am determined to stick to my goals for next year as some of them centre around the wedding. 

I love New Year, it always seems like a fresh start when you open a calendar and see 365 new days to create memories on. Now that my children are getting older and all go to school I have decided that in 2019 I am going to make more time for myself and 2019 will be the year that I hopefully get my act together and get sorted as I am forever chasing my tail and winging it in life, motherhood and this whole blogging world. 



So without further ado here are my goals for the new year. 

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

OMG! It's Santa I Know Him! Elf Pyjamas From New Look

Elf the movie is without a doubt my favourite Christmas film, we watch it every single year and the whole family really enjoy it - even my 4 and 5-year-old. It is a film that never fails to get me in the festive spirit and that I don't think I could ever get bored of watching. 'The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear'. Can you believe that the film is now 15 years old? My eldest was only one year old when it was released so she has grown up watching the film, we have watched it so much over the years that our copy of the DVD was all scratched and glitchy. 

However, we were super kindly sent a copy of the DVD along with the most perfect Christmas PJs from New Look featuring none other than Buddy the elf! Both myself and my teen love New Look PJs, they are always super comfy and wash well making them the perfect gift idea. The Elf PJs consists of a grey short sleeve t-shirt top with Buddy's face and the words 'OMG! It's Santa. I know him, I know him'. The PJ bottoms are red and very festive with candy canes, Christmas trees, Stockings, Holly, paper chains and snowflakes on. 

buddy the elf christmas pjs and some candy canes
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