Highlights of 2015

It’s been a year of highs and lows for us as a family. The year started, as this year will, in Cornwall. Little did we know 2015 would mean selling our first home and getting pregnant…twice.

This isn’t going to be a wordy post so here are my highlights of 2015. There have been far more highs then lows and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the lows so I shalln’t dwell on them here.

1. Moving house

In 2013 we bought our first home. It was always going to be a stepping stone as weren’t keen on the area-especially with Florence starting school. So in March 2015 we decided to put the house on the market. We had an offer within 6 weeks and were fully completed by August. Now we live in a small village just outside Cheltenham and feel we have found the place we plan to live for many, many years. 

2. Getting and staying pregnant

The year started with a bit of a low as the fertility consultant diagnosed me with Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS). It was looking likely I’d need a small operation to conceive. As luck would have it, I found out I was pregnant two days before my operation date. Two weeks later I was suffering a miscarriage after I started bleeding during an early scan. I can still remember the sonoghrapher mumbling that the baby had moved ‘further down’. Fast forward six weeks or so and a holiday to Menorca and I find out I’m expecting again. As you can imagine the first few weeks were pretty scary but the sickness told me everything was going to be alright. At 6 weeks and 1 day we heard the heartbeat. Now it’s New Years Eve and I’m 19 weeks and 4 days pregnant! 

3. Florence settling into her new nursery

Moving home has meant uprooting Florence from the nursery she has been at since she was about 4.5mths old. She loved it there, had a lovely group of friends and was in the final pre-school class. She finished there in August and started her new pre-school in September. It’s a bit of a change for her as the nursery provided all her meals before but now she has to take a packed lunch-she loves choosing what she wants! I think it’s made her feel a bit more grown up as she attends the breakfast club and after school club where children from the primary school next door also go so she’s surrounded by older children all the time rather than being the oldest.

4. Logan learning to swim!

Logan started his swimming lessons in 2015 and has progressed from Stage 1 to Stage 4 collecting his 5m and 10m badges along the way. He’s my little superstar and I’ve never been more proud of him.

5. Family holiday to Fuerteventura

In April, just as we put our house on the market we jetted off to the sun in Fuerteventura for a weeks holiday. It was a much needed holiday for us all and a real highlight for me was finally being able to let the kids swim in the pool (with aids) whilst me and Matt surveyed with a drink from the sun loungers. 

6. Blogging

I’m known, by my husband, for being quite ‘faddy’. I tend to start things and not see them through-not a trait I’m proud of and one I intend to put a stop to in 2016! Having said that, after a few false starts and trying to find the style I like to write in, I’ve almost been blogging for a year. I love looking back on old posts, ones I’d forgotten about and the good, bad and ugly moments of the year. Since starting my blog in March 2015 I’ve reached the top 650 parent bloggers in the UK, been featured in the Britmums Newbie round-up and worked with some lovely brands and had some great experiences for myself and my family.

I could probably go on but these are the stand out moments of 2015 for me. Here’s hoping 2016 brings more health and happiness for us and all around us.





  1. Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows
    December 31, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I’m glad it all worked out for you in the end – and I am so surprised you have *only* been blogging for a year -I thought you had been blogging for years!!! xx

    • admin
      December 31, 2015 / 5:41 pm

      Ha ha thanks Rach. I blogged under a different name for a while but only found my mojo this year. Happy New Year xx

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