Posted on January 1, 2012

Goodbye 2011…


2011 has been an amazing and a very very difficult year for me! I think it has to go down in history as my best year ever and my worst year ever! It obviously doesn’t beat the years that my kids were born but it’s close behind them! I don’t ever remember being in such a great mental place as I was during 2011 – even with all the crap that happened. I know that if it had been previous years I probably wouldn’t have got through all that I did last year! I know for a fact that blogging and twitter and some very good friends from the net have pulled me through and I wouldn’t have been able to did it without you!!

Lero moving to live with his Dad was the hardest part of 2011 for me; it broke my heart! I am still very sad about it but getting used to it and as long as Lero is happy then I will be too!

My highlight of 2011 has to be losing 4 stone! I still have a stone to go until I am at my target weight but I am over the moon to be 4 stone lighter than I was at this time last year!! Hopefully I will reach my target by the end of March! I also started running last year after thinking for many years that I could never run – I actually managed and raised over £250 when I ran the Race For Life!

Blogging has brought me some amazing opportunities and I am so thankful to all of you that stop by my blog to read it! During 2011 I have been a Graco ambassador which meant I got to review some brilliant products of my choice from their range, I got to go to Cybermummy 2011 thanks to Amanda from Mama Jewels and it was wonderful to meet so many of the bloggers that I have got to know via bloggging and twitter, I also got to spend a weekend at Disneyland Paris with Boo in November which was AMAZING! I’ve been on day trips to Chester Zoo, West Midlands Safari Park and to see the Cinderella Pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse. I’ve been on some lovely events; my favourite by far was the Next Spring/Summer preview at their HQ in Leicester.

I’m now in the process of writing my 2012 to do list and I have so many plans and adventures that I want to go on that I’m not sure how I’ll fit it all in ;O) First we have to find a house to buy though as we have just accepted an offer on our house. We are very excited about finding a house and moving to a new area! Whatever I do I will be here blogging along the way so please keep popping back to see how I’m getting on!

I will be starting 2012 A Year in Pictures today – I have completed 4 or 5 365 projects in the past but didn’t manage to make it past January last year so I am really hoping I can stick at it again this year! If you are doing a 365 please leave me a comment so I can follow your journey too!

Much love to you all and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Let the fun begin ;O)

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  • Reply SusanKMann January 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    What a great post. It is amazing to think of all the things we have achieved over the last year, both ups and downs. I will be doing the Project 366. x

  • Reply Carly January 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    What a lovely post. All the best for 2012! Carly x

  • Reply KARA January 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    PS after finally completing a 365 on Flickr in 2011, I am doing a 366 on my blog this yr xx

  • Reply KARA January 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Great post lovely, very frank and truthful. Congrats on selling the house, you shall be a little closer to me.
    I hope 2012 will be the year we meet and I hope it brings many fun and exciting times for you. I know you will get to 5st with ease your dedication has amazed and inspired me x

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