2018 Reflections

2018 another year of ups and downs. Adventures had, memories made and sadly the loss of a loved one.


The month every year where I sit down and set myself goals for the year ahead.

I also get on with some decluttering to make more room for Blake's birthday and Christmas gifts by getting rid of broken and unused items. Blake also went to one of his friends 3rd birthday party which was super hero themed and we also had a lovely lunch out for my mum's birthday.

 The 4th was our 6th wedding anniversary and we headed out for lunch at a local cafe that we love. We didn't bother celebrating valentines in 2018, we just both weren't really into the idea of it.


We had snow! We spent alot of time indoors due to the snow as Blake hates it. However we had some new toys to try out from wicked uncle which made it all the more fun! March was also mother's day where I got a new bracelet and a handmade card from Blake plus got to enjoy some afternoon tea.


April started off with the Easter weekend I wrote about all the things we got up to here.  We also headed to the Green Dragon Eco farm which I fully recommend visiting if you ever nearby or just fancy a day trip. I also did a finance for freedom course which really got me thinking about my finances and making/saving money. Last of all during April I finally got my new tattoo done of the beauty and the beast style rose.


We headed to the May day fair this year like we usually do and Blake went with Stuart up on the helter skelter. Stuart and I went to see Tim Vine at Milton Keynes theater which was amazing! My mum had Blake and so stayed the night and we all headed out in the morning for a fry up.


We headed to see In the night garden live at the 02 in London. We love going each year and seeing Blake's face light up! There was also the local food festival we went to again this year which is always popular. As we were going to be away on my birthday (17th) my family came over and we had a lovely meal out at the ship which was delicous. I wrote about our holiday to Hayling island with parkdean resorts here.


The beginning of July was lovely with a trip to Rushmere and Blake's preschool trip to Whipsnade zoo. However July was a very emotional month with the loss of my father in law.


More trips to Rushmere plus lots of time at the park and with friends made August a good month. We visited mead open farm, spent time at my mum's enjoying the sunshine.

Before heading back to preschool Blake and myself headed along with my mum, sister and my sisters bf to Gullivers land which Blake loved so much! Then it was back to preschool after the summer holidays, for Blake with a new routine as he moved from afternoons to morning's. Blake also had a friend's 4th birthday party to go to which he loved. 10th of September also happend to be 10 years of Stuart and i being together.


I had the chance to do My Living DNA which was really interesting.  During the half term holidays we headed up north to around Doncaster /Lincolnshire area to house hunt. We also headed to Bing live once we were back home at a local theater and Blake loved it!

Mainly was a month where I've been planning for Christmas and sharing my gift guides for 2018.

The most wonderful time of the year started with us heading to Butlins for their Christmas fantasy. Once home we had Blake's 4th birthday, a trip to see Santa, meal out with Stuart's mum and husbands family and of course Christmas itself!

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