I thought I would revisit the annual bucket list I made last December. I have done one for the forthcoming here which you can read my 2017 goals here.
So, 2016 – how did I get on?
- Renovate our bathroom. FAIL. However, I did win a blog competition where I won £1000 worth of tiles which are all stored in our utility waiting for our new bathroom renovation which is finally pencilled in for the end of January/February. I cannot WAIT.
- Enjoy the time with the girls at home. DONE. The girls started nursery in September and have come on so much I would never believe they’ve only been there three months. We have had some lovely days out but I cannot believe school beckons next September. I will cry my eyes out!
- Take a photography course. DONE. Yes I finally completed a photography course at Arley Arboretum in October and learned so much. I still am practising but am so glad I conquered my fear.
I absolutely love reality TV and TOWIE is one of my absolutely favourites. I loved Sam when she was on the show and have now been watching her own reality show The Baby Diaries, which was the most watched show in ITVBe’s history with a huge 1.2 million fans tuning in. and now The Mummy Diaries, following her and her partner’s journey to have baby Paul. Sam has now written a book to give even more insight into her whole journey.
I was tagged by the lovely Emma from Sophie, Ella and Me to write all about Christmas!
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
I love Nightmare Before Christmas although it’s not 100% Christmassy as such. I also love The Grinch and Elf as they’re both so funny.
With Christmas around the corner, we were invited to the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury to see Santa’s New Sleigh for a special treat before the big day arrives.
Having visited a few weeks back for the pantomime Cinderella which Charlie and I loved, I was excited to take the girls along too. Santa’s New Sleigh is a smaller scale production than Cinderella. It is shown in the Walker Theatre (on the first floor) and it offers a more intimate occasion and loads of fun audience participation to keep everyone amused.
Our third Christmas without you beckons. I never thought I’d make it through one let alone three, yet here we are. Less than a week away and the build up still feels like there’s something missing. That last piece of excitement, of completeness, of you.
Christmas was your favourite time of the year. You absolutely squirreled and saved to make sure we all had the best time. Traditions down to what we ate, what we wore and even when walking the dog – it was all there. But we’ve broken those. They aren’t the same anymore. Nothing is.
This year though I am excited for Christmas. The girls are three and a half and this years really has been the first where they are right there feeling the joy and exhilaration that Christmas makes kids feel. I am loving seeing their faces each day as we count down the days. But it’s so hard.