2014 Round Up

On the whole 2014 has been a great year for my little family but first let’s get the not so great stuff out of the way. We started off with all of us having to go and live at my Mums house for 3 weeks because our boiler got condemned, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be in fairness, kind of like staying in a nice B&B! Then I went through some really awful work stress but came out the other side stronger and much wiser than when I started! My health has also taken a bit of a kick this year, I had gestational diabetes during pregnancy then had an attack of Gall Stones then my Gall Bladder out in December. Thankfully, the negative things this year have been greatly outdone by the positive and so many awesome things have happened and lots of fun times have been had!

There have been lots of new babies including our best friends having twins and my little niece being born at the start of the year. She and Miss B are inseparable and she’s already started terrorising Miss C, so there will be plenty of fun and games to come I’m sure 🙂 The biggest and best part of my year has by far been welcoming Miss C to our family.

My little niece arrived

In February we welcome Emily to the family, the girl is bonkers but I love you wee Stinky Face 🙂

Miss C

This girl just brings me so much joy and had made our little family complete. She makes everyday even more amazing and is such a happy little lady always full of smiles and giggles especially for her big sister who equally adores her. I am one lucky girl.

Fun Times

We have been so lucky this year and had a lot of good fun times together as a family.

2014 was a pretty good year for us and we are ending it on a high.  I know that’s not been the case for a lot of people I love and care about so I hope that 2015 brings good luck, love and happiness to each and every one of you because you deserve it.


Happy Birthday Gran

Today would have been my Grans 91st birthday.  Unfortunately she isn’t here to celebrate it with us since she passed away in 1998.

She was the most kind, loving and caring Gran anyone could ever wish for.  She taught me to knit, sew, bake and cook. I suppose you could say she was a typical traditional Grandmother.  When my parents split up I went to live with my Grandparents and I can honestly say it was one of the happiest periods of my childhood.  I was in a loving, stable home where we were allowed to be kids and spent hours playing in the garden and making dens.  When we came home from school there was always a warm bowl of home-made soup waiting on the table for us and after our homework we would usually bake or cook together.

In 1990 she had a really bad accident when she was knocked down by a drunk driver and was so badly injured we thought she was going to have to have both legs amputated.  In her youth she was an Irish Dancer and the thought of losing her legs devastated her.  She was such a  strong woman and was determined she would walk again and that she did.  Through sheer strength and determination she learned to walk again and even got to dance at my uncles wedding.

Family meant everything to her and she was blessed with a wonderful husband, 6 children, 10 Grandchildren and now she has 1 Great-Granddaughter who is named after her.  Unfortunately she never got to meet Miss B but I know she would have loved her to bits.  When she left us she left a big hole behind because she was the heart of our family.  Tonight I will raise a glass in her memory and remember how luck I was to have her for 17 years of my life.  Happy Birthday Gran, love and miss you always