Friday, 24 February 2017

Winter Update

Hi guys, 

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...


December, Winter update


December

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, Winter update


January

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, winter update


February

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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55 comments:

  1. Spring is coming and hopefully it'll bring it with it some positive, happy vibes for you! Congratulations on the new role, one that you definitely deserve hun + hopefully it'll fall around you better over the coming weeks! I enjoyed celebrating your birthday with you :)

    Hope to see you soon!
    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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  2. It is always great to treat yourself first on your birthday before others splash their treats on you! Congrats on that promo at work.

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  3. well done on the new role! spring is always the start of amazing new things x

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  4. Looks like a fab winter u had I'm definitely looking forward to spring.

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  5. Sounds like you had such a great winter! Mine was pretty good, but I'm ready for spring and summer!

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  6. Sorry to hear that February has been a little off but look how much progress you have made and I will have to check out that blogging post too x

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  7. Congratulations on the new role, I hope Spring is a bit less stressful for you!

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  8. congrats on the new job, looks like you've had a busy time recently xo

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  9. As I blog lots about food, I can understand your struggle in finding toddler-friendly places to eat. These days, not all of these fancy restaurants offer kids menus, and even when they do they are often quite limited.

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  10. congratulations on your new role, it can take some time to adjust to new working practices but you will get there :)

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  11. Congratulations on being head of department at work now. It's an adjustment at first working from home and I hope it is all sorted for you soon. Spring can't get here fast enough and with it, brighter days for us all x

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  12. Congrats on your new role, I'm sure once you're more settled you'll make it work. My winter has been pretty good as I had my birthday and had a great day and I got to do a lot of cool stuff x

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  13. Sounds like you had some busy winter months with your little family, well done for your new role :)

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  14. Thank you for sharing :) you have the right attitude - only you can take control of your life. Had a bad month too

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  15. Well done for the new role.Hope spring will be less busy and more brightening for you

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  16. Our winter has been crazy...hoping it settles in spring! Happy belated birthday x

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  17. What a lovely post. i'm totally over winter is was crapola for me. I'm ready for summer now!

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  18. Well done on the new role at work. Happy Birthday hope you had a lovely time.

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  19. Ooh well done on the new role hun and handy you can do it from home x

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  20. Congrats on your new role and it looked like you had a fantastic winder dispute the weather we've been having

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  21. Congrats on the new role! My winter was good, it just seems like Christmas was ages ago now x

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  22. Congrats on the new role! I think winter was far too long, getting excited for spring now

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  23. Looking back I had a great time over December and Christmas but January and February have been a bit of a flop (apart from a cheeky ski weekend which was amazing). I really hate the cold weather and find winter months hard so I'm looking forward to Spring now and can't wait for it to get warmer!

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  24. It's seems like this winter has been quite busy for you. Hope March gets better for you than February was.

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  25. Congrats on your new role and hope you had a lovely Birthday. I also went to the Clothes Show! Hope Spring brings you lots of lovely memories! xo

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  26. I went to take the kids to see santa at intu derby. They really loved it

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  27. Head of Department sounds all very exciting but hugely tiring too. Hope you are getting the rest you need, Thanks for joining in with #TuesdayTreasures.

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  28. I love how new beginnings always seem to happen in Spring, it definitely makes you feel happier too! Congratulations on your new role xx

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