All About My Year - 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 seemed to go so very fast and was jam-packed full of adventures and big changes so I just had to document it, just like I did last year, on my 2017 post which can be found here.

1. What did you do for your birthday?
We spent it abroad in Majorca! My birthday falls the week before half term, in May, so it works out a great time to book our annual family holiday as it's nice weather and is cheaper too! We spent 11 nights in Puerto Pollensa and it was an amazing place to celebrate (or commiserate) the big 30!

2. What's the biggest thing to happen to you?
As mentioned above, I turned 30! This felt like such a huge milestone to me and the whole thing made me feel so anxious! I counted down the last months, weeks, days, hours of my 20's and guess what? When I turned 30, I felt so different! Age is just a number right? *sobs*

3. What was the biggest thing to happen for your child/children?
Noah started school and turned 5, both of which I think are huge milestones. Again, the prospect of him starting school was something which left me feeling ill, however, he's blown me away. We had a few weeks of separation anxiety and lots of sobbing at drop off, but he's come on leaps and bounds. He's also trying very hard when it comes to phonics and is finally picking up a pen more. When it comes to Ava, well, she's a force to be reckoned with. The biggest thing for her was probably learning to walk early in the year, just before turning 11 months. Then, of course, turning one!

4. Could you pick a favourite week of 2018?
That's such a difficult question as I could choose half a dozen, but it would have to be either our holiday in May (11 days of sun, sea, and sand - what more could you ask for) or Christmas because it really is the most magical time of the year.

5. Do you have a favourite photograph of yourself from 2018?
It has got to be this family photo that was taken on the day of Ava's 1st birthday! It's not often that we have a photo taken of the four of us, one in which everyone is playing ball.

6. What was your best day out?
We love our family days out and have had some great ones in 2018, from trips to muddy farms and sandy days at the seaside, through to adventures at theme parks and exploring in museums. We went to Blackpool a couple of times and one of those days stand out to me the most. We went to the arcades, and to the sealife centre. We then spent time paddling in the sea, built sandcastles together and collected shells.

7. What is the best film you've seen?
Good films are few and far between these days, so when a great film comes along it really blows me away. Bird Box was probably my favourite film of the year, or at least the one that springs to mind first having only watched it a week or so ago. It's on Netflix and is totally worth a watch.

8. Is there anything you wish didn't happen?
I had a loss in the family towards the end of the year and although we were estranged, it still hurt and of course I wish that hadn't happened.

9. What would you like to achieve or improve for 2019?
I just looked back on my goals from last year and was glad to see that I've achieved a couple of them, a few still being a work in progress. My goals for 2019 is to finally lose the baby weight, and to keep it off because I'm becoming quite the yo-yo dieter. I want to take up another hobby besides blogging, comping, and reading. I also want to further my blog and social media.

10. How will you be celebrating/did you celebrate New Years Eve?
We had another lovely night in with the children. We tucked them up in bed and then celebrated the New Year together as a couple. What better way could we spend it?

2018 was a great year, full of fond memories and milestones. Here's to 2019! I'm tagging and Rebecca from Mum of a Premature Baby, Jess from Tantrums To Smiles,  Michaela from Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum and Clare from Emmy's Mummy to see if they'd like to take part too!


  1. A gorgeous family picture of you all! I am slightly jealous of you going on holiday for your birthday - hope you had a fantastic 30th birthday! :) Here's to 2019! Sim x

  2. Majorca wow now this is a place to go and visit, oh bird box I stared to watch it but then I gave in with it might give it another try.

  3. What a lovely way to remember the year, it sounds like it's been a lovely one with lots of milestones - starting school is always a big one isn't it? I think the hardest is when the youngest goes *sob*

  4. It sounds like you've had a lovely 2018, and lots of great family memories. Celebrating your 30th in Majorca seems to have been a highlight. Majorca is very beautiful.

  5. This is such a lovely post and YAY for 2018 being so kind to you! I hope 2019 is better!

  6. Sounds like such a good year for you and I'm glad you felt no different at 30 as I have just under a year until I'm there and I'm not sure how I feel about it x

  7. Sounds like you had a great year. A first birthday is so special isn't it?

  8. 30 is nothing - wait till you get to 54! Keep enjoying your lovely family x

  9. I spent my 30th birthday abroad too last year, we went to tenerife! xxx

  10. Turning 30 isn't so bad - I turned it in 2017, and this year will be 32. I thought it would be a bit depressing, but it's fine :) x

  11. Beautiful family photo, I will be 30 next month, I wont be doing anything for it, I never celebrate my birthday, my other half is useless with special occasions xxx

  12. sounds like a lovely year, great memories to look back on