“December already? Hasn’t This year gone quick?” I know that I am guilty of saying these things yet when I looked back for my Year Review post I couldn’t believe how long ago some of these events actually were! This year has been amazing on the whole, I have visited some amazing places, Made some amazing memories and celebrated some very exciting events in my Families&Friends Life. I was going to do a general round up but then I thought you know what….I’m going to do a month by month review instead as I did an awful lot this year so get a cuppa tea or any beverage you like really and settle in for my 2017 review 🙂
In case you aren’t aware my Birthday is in January so unlike a lot of people I actually really enjoy January! This month I celebrated my birthday with friends and family I had a weeks worth of celebrations I’d like to say that it was a one off but honestly I do dedicate an entire week to my birthday because why not! I also visited York for the first time and it was AMAZING (we have now been back twice already!) I also got to travel first class on the train which I have never done before so I felt incredibly fancy!
We went to our friends wedding beginning of the month which was lovely I find that now I’m married myself I am always extra emotional at weddings because I know what they are going through and I have made that commitment myself if that makes any sense! Went to bugtopia which is this cute bug center I was so brave I held a snake and a spider! The not so good this month was having our car broken into luckily the guy was caught and he hadn’t taken anything of value from our car and hadn’t caused any damage to the car either.
Did lots of training at work which I was very excited about 🙂 I changed my hours too I used to do 9-4 mon-fri but then changed to 8-4 mon-fri. Celebrated my Dad’s 50th birthday 🙂 Went to see Beauty and the Beast at the cinema with the BFFL and that was about it for March!
It was my grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary this month we had a photo taken (My parents, Brother, Darren and then My Auntie, Uncle and Cousins) for their gift 🙂 At Easter we went down to somerset for a few days to see Darren’s Mum we visited some cider farms, Cheddar Gorge and drove to Lynton and Lynmouth, was a super chilled few days. Then at the end of April we had our annual bank holiday getaway at Centre Parcs which was MUCH needed!!
May is the Boys Birthday so as usual I spoilt him rotten. We went to his cousins wedding reception which was nice as we hadn’t seen that side of his family for well over a year! It was actually a really warm May we got out in the Garden loads this month and we had our first BBQ of the year which is always a success in Britain if you manage to get a BBQ done!!
So when we went to York in January for my Birthday we ended up complaining to the hotel because the Bar downstairs had a very heavy wooden door to the kitchen that was banging until gone 1 am and then started again at 5:30 am meaning we hardly slept so they gave us a complimentary stay for one night which we decided to take this month the room was amazing they gave us a little gift basket and we did so many more attractions including the dungeons as it was nicer weather! We also went to London to see the bat out of hell musical which was absolutely incredible! the staging the acting the sets the atmosphere it was just an incredible night! It was another really hot month again! I got brought a new camera by Darren which has been such an amazing gift!
Saw my cousins who I hadn’t seen in YEAR’s and I mean YEARS like we’ve all got married and they have started to have kids since we last met!! Had the annual whitewater BBQ which was as always such a huge laugh!! Then I went to DISNEYLAND PARIS!!!!!! I have never been more excited to visit anywhere ever this trip was truly the most magical experience and I cannot thank HUBBY enough for organising it for me 🙂
Visited Darren’s grandparents in Hemel. I also visited the Harry potter studio tour for umm……the 6th time I think?? to see the forbidden forest expansion I am going again in December with BFFL to see Hogwarts in the snow because somehow in all 6 visits I have never visited at Christmas time! Went to Hunstanton for some fish and chips and just made the most of the nice weather and time off work, signed up to library which made me incredibly happy 🙂
Our 3 year wedding anniversary ( now that time REALLY has flown!) My parents 30th wedding anniversary they loved their gifts 🙂 September is always a bit of a hectic month as its the first month back to work settling new kids in and getting into a routine it always seems to either fly by or drag!
I changed my hours again at work! I now do 8-4 MON TUE WED and FRI because my health has really taken a toll on me, I was so run down and stressed I had a huge break down and finally admitted I needed some help and needed to slow down, Its a scary thing to admit and its scary to think how bad it might get in the future but for now my new hours are working for me 🙂 Another first this month we went to watch POSH (our hometown football team) Play which was a really fun day and a fun atmosphere even though we lost! October was a difficult month for me my Grandad was taken ill and I mean ILL it was a very emotional time.( update he is getting better everyday which from that week in October is something we didn’t think we would be able to say) we went to York for the Third time this year we just love that place! We also visited our local farm to pick our pumpkin again 😀
Mums 50th this month we took her to Milton Keynes to do the indoor sky dive experience which she absolutely loved! Watched some fireworks from our house which we do every year to save money as the fireworks are literally a 5 minute drive away form our house yet cost £15 to watch! Darren brought me a laptop that boy is a babe he has spoilt me rotten this year!!! Then we went back to DISNEYLAND and it was just as magical it was all decorated for Christmas and we went on ALOT more rides this time around!
And finally December
we made it guys well done if you are still reading this far!! This month I have been busy decorating the house for Christmas, buying presents and just enjoying time with family and friends 🙂 I have ended this year on a high BFFL asked me to be her bridesmaid so I am utterly honored to be asked and i’m very excited!! The rest of this month will be spent with family and friends and I look forward to what 2018 brings.
Thank you for your continued Love and support in 2017 I love you guys so very much and this year my blog has become a huge outlet for me and I feel that I have shared a lot more and connected with people more through my blog here’s to 2018!! xx
Much Love Natalie xxx