Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 in review

January was a rather quiet month for us. 
I went back to SW after Christmas with a gain but not a massive one and 
was concentrating a lot on trying to get to my target weight.

The 4th was our second anniversary so on the 3rd we went out for a meal 
at Jimmy's world bar and grill and did some shopping spending vouchers I had received at Christmas.

There was of course Valentines day which we gave each other small gifts and just enjoyed time with 
each other with a meal at home. 

I also got my job working in Reasons to be cheerful on an ad hoc basis. 


I got my 6 stone award at Slimming World meaning I only had 1 stone 3lb to get to target. 

There was mothers day at the end of the month where we cooked a meal for my mother in law the day before
and then went over to my mum's on the actual day to spend some time together. 


The month on which we had a lot going on 
First of all was the trip to the Gu Kitchen on the 4th in London where I got to meet Fred the chief and
was shown how they made up my pudding idea. 
For those that don't know I came up with the idea for the White Chocolate and Raspberry flavor pud 
that you may have seen on the shelves this year. 
You can read about the visit to the factory here.

As part of my prize I also got to spend the night away in a fab hotel called the Westbridge 
you can read my post about the hotel here and also about the food here.  

We also decided to make the most of our time in London by going to see a range of attractions. 
During the first night we went to Ripley's believe it or not. 
The next day we went to the sea life center and also to the science museum you can read more about it here

Also during April I found out I was expecting Blake after being ill for a good week or so I did 
a test which came back positive. 


The beginning of the month saw us go to Wales for the weekend to see my Mum's friend Claire
and her family. It was Claire's daughter Sam's 18th Birthday party so we went there had a fab time.
It was lovely to see Claire again as it had been 7 years since I had seen her and she got to meet Stuart. 

We also had a fab Mexican meal at Chimichanga in Milton Keynes which can read all about here.


On the 9th of June we had our first scan we loved seeing Blake moving around loads
and was such a relief to know all was fine. 

On the 17th it was my 24th birthday and my day was made more special by 
having a 2nd scan in the evening as Blake was a wiggle bum in the first scan meaning that 
they were unable to do the measurements needed. 

We got to have a lovely meal out at our local pizza express to review which was lovely
you can read my review here.

We also had our anomaly scan at the end of July it was lovely to see
Blake again but was strange knowing it would be the last time we saw him before he
was here with us. 


August saw us move to a 2 bedroom flat so that we had more space and a room for Blake. 

Followed by a holiday to the New Forrest with family for a caravan weekend. 


Stuart turned 29 on the 7th and we had a bbq over at his mum's chocolate cake was included. 

Another quiet month but I decided to get into the Halloween spirit by doing 
my make up like a Zombie thanks to Asda. 

We got the cot for Blake's room and all his other bits and bobs set up. 
Blake's travel system also arrived so we got to have a play with that. 
We also had our antenatal classes where one women's waters broke in our first class.

Blake Philip Miles was born on 16th December at 12:16 am.
We had Blake's first Christmas 
and now the new year is upon us! 

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