This time of year I always like to reflect on the past year and think about what I’d like to happen next year. It’s very self-indulgent I know but I’m going to do it anyway, and split it into two posts here on Raisie Bay.
So here is my tribute to the year that’s passed.
Star had had her manipulation and halo fitted in December so January was a time spent mostly indoors apart from hospital visits.
It was also when I decided to start my regular linky Kids in the Kitchen which I have thoroughly enjoyed doing, and so have my kids.
My Eldest Daughter went to America by herself and landed in a snow storm in Washington. I found the whole experience terrifying and I think she did too. I don’t think she’ll be going back there any time soon.
At home we spent most of the time inside as usual, there was lots of food involved.
On March 3rd my Star lost her halo and we were able to cuddle her again. Sadly, it was also the time that we found out it hadn’t worked and further surgery would be needed.
Now the halo was removed we were able to get out more and in April we visited the theatre to see Hetty Feather and spent the day at the Nature Centre.
In May a very special friend of mine got married and gave me the honour of making her wedding cake. It was a truly wonderful occasion. Even No1 Son made it to the reception with his Dad, and he doesn’t do parties normally.
In June we made the most of Star’s freedom with a trip to Nottingham and I got to meet an online friend that I’d never met before.
July was very eventful towards the end. We had a new car and I picked it up on Boo’s birthday the 27th. This meant that even though Star was in her halo again we could actually get out and about and make the most of the summer. Boo had a fabulous Frozen Birthday party, we even had snow…and it was one of the hottest days of the year!