It seems ages since my Autumn Update, it's been a LOOOOOONG cold Winter! I found it difficult to find good photos for my monthly round ups as I tend not to do too much other than hibernate through the cold months!
I'm so happy we're now heading into Spring and looking forward to a bit of warmer weather! But here is my Winter Update...
I do love December, it's such a fun month, particularly with little children. Taylor is now at the age where he's a lot more aware of what is going on and the magical of Christmas was rife in our home!
We visited Santa a couple of times, did lots of Christmas crafts and fun and generally had as much Christmas fun as I could squeeze into one month. :) We also had a visitor throughout December. A special little elf came to stay with us, if you follow my Snapchat you will have seen the funny little things he got up to. Taylor loved coming down each morning finding where the Elf, who he named 'Cena', was hiding.
I had lot's of fun at a bit of a Christmas catch up with my lovely blogger ladies. We ate Christmas lunch and played some fun, retro games. This month also saw James' nephew turn 18 so we enjoyed a lovely meal and night out at the King Power to celebrate.
I visited the Clothes Show this month, it was the first year I'd been invited as Press and actually had a lovely day out by myself, a bit of shopping, mooching with the stars and watching the shows. Unfortunately it was the last ever show in Birmingham before it moves to Liverpool this year. You can read more about that here.
My most popular post this month was Santa's Grotto at Intu Derby
January was pretty much full of toddler classes and soft play fun, and work. Nothing extremely exciting happened this month, January is usually a boring month right?
I started a new series on my blog reviewing Toddler Friendly Places to Eat as I find it so difficult eating out with Taylor, we reviewed our first lunch at Bodega Leicester and look forward to reviewing more places soon.
I also started freestyle kickboxing this month. It's fun, hard work and a good way to exercise, I'm really enjoying it!
My most popular post this month was Blogging in 2017 - Do I Suck at Blogging?
February hasn't been an amazing month for me. I try not to open up too much about my life or issues on social media, in fact if you followed me on social media you'd probably think I was pretty happy... :/ It's a shame really as it's my birthday month. But I need to try and take control of my life, my world. I'm the only one in control of it, I'm the only one that can make me happy, so I need to concentrate on that.
I took on a new role at work, I'm now head of department. Working from home, it's been a little difficult trying to make it work, and my little family house is slowly turning into an office which was been frustrating for us all, but I have to make it work so hopefully once I'm in the swing of things, things will start to smooth themselves out. It's exciting and I'm looking forward to taking charge!
I treated myself on my birthday to a bit of a pamper session at the hairdressers and I came back to cake, flowers and lunch from my boys... super cute! We were due to go out for a lovely meal that evening as part of a review but unfortunately that fell through so we settled for a Nando's takeaway instead. :)
I celebrated my birthday with some of my closest friends, we had a lovely meal and a few of us headed for a special late night showing of Fifty Shades Darker. I also had good fun the following weekend celebrating my friends 30th birthday. I'm pretty disappointed in myself for my lack of photos from these events!! :)
We also headed to TGI Friday's for our second review from the Toddler Friendly Places to Eat series. That post will be up very soon so watch this space.
My most popular post this month was Toddler Friendly Places to Eat - Bodega Leicester
How was your Winter?
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