Apparently in 2012 I wrote a massive 147 posts (I guess that’s 148 including this one?). I don’t know about you but to me that sounds like quite a lot. Pat on the back for me! I started the year writing most of them on my trusty iMac and have ended up being a converted iPhone blogger with most of my posts being drafted on there last thing at night… that’s where being a mum of two babies gets you. I’m hoping in the New Year to save up for a small laptop (I was considering a ChromeBook but think I might have to hold out for a MacBook Air) so I can work on-the-move. And by that I mean all I want to do is sofa blog.
It could be said that my 2012 has ended on a bit of a low I don’t mind this so much as it means that starting tomorrow, the only way is UP! I wanted to do a re-cap of the most memorable bits of the year: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the Instagrammed…
It’s a BOY and I’m totally freaked out – I never really let on how much I wanted a girl, did I? Luckily Hux joined Will and Elfie in ‘the best things that has ever happened to me’ club, despite his meat and two veg.
Elfie thought kissing was hilarious, just look how tiny she is! Gorgeous. Crazy to think she couldn’t walk or talk then and she’s now a fully-fledged rampaging toddler.
I wrote about losing your identity when you become a mother, something I still have a few battles with to this day. I think having number two brought a these feelings back for me.
Some phrases I thought I’d never say. A highlight: “There is no need to blow your nose on the carpet of every single step”.
I interviewed the wonderful Kaisa Larkas, someone I’m now very happy to call a friend. That girl WILL get me fit in 2013…
I posted the recipe that has become the most popular on my blog, Goat’s Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart.
Get Over It was written in response to an article by Bibi Lynch. She very graciously took my opinion on board and we had an exchange on Twitter after she read my blog post.
Things people think it is OK to say to a pregnant woman (it usually isn’t OK).
This creamy cabbage dish continues to warm my cockles regularly. We even had it on Christmas day.
I wrote about my Alternative Pregnancy Essentials.
Huxley William Harold arrived!!
I re-discovered what I’d forgotten about the newborn stage.
Yup, I Instagrammed my Birth Story.
It was both Elfie’s and my Dad’s birthday so I made them a Rainbow Cake!
HOLA! We went on our first international trip to Madrid with the babies for my Sister-in-Law’s wedding and had a wonderful time.
I posted my first video.
A few people were enlightened with my winter washing saviour and I hope it changed some laundry routines for the better!
It took a while, but I finally realised I need some help.
I launched my new project, MAMA UK! I have exciting plans for it in 2013 and can’t wait to get started.
Bring on 2013!