Sunday, 31 January 2016

A belated happy new year

Wow time really does seem to have ran away again.

Thank you for all your messages, we did indeed have a good Christmas. Things have been a little hectic here. Unfortunately, another family member lost their fight to cancer in the lead up to Christmas, another had relationship troubles. So with the usual celebrations and trying to keep all normal and fun we had funerals etc. So lots of family from oop north visiting at various points over the last month or so, as well as our visit oop there!

Things are settling down now so I am hoping to get back into the rhythm of things. I have a family holiday planned for the summer, we will be going to Ireland with my family (another off of the bucket list). We have booked a cottage to share with one sister and hr family and my older sister has booked the cottage next door for her family. So saving has started in earnest. The contents of the freezer are being stretched as far as possible.

I also have set myself a few running challenges, I completed oen last weekend with the help of two lovelies from my running club. Remember the marathon I never quite completed in 2014? Well I did it!

I finally beat Dymchurch!

Stephanie out earning her first bling of the year on a 5k.

A bit blurred but the medal is a huge cupcake and she also got a cupcake to eat and was too excited to stand still!

We took part in a swim challenge with my sister. We had to swim as far as we could in 30 minutes, we all swam 34 lengths of a 25m pool. Stephanie managed it much better than me or my sister- she left us behind for the first half of  the challenge!

Dylan is still hiding/ shying away from any cameras, but he is doing well. He passed his theory test the other week, just to work on the practical one now. He also got his first job, part time in a local Mcd's, he is using part of the money he earns to do 'computer stuff' the other half is being saved towards a car/insurance. 

So lots to look forwards to this year. Lets make it a good one!


  1. Good to see you back again - and well done on all that exhausting exercise!

  2. Good to see you back, sorry to hear your bad news, congratulations on the runs and swim, happy new year to you all