Monday, December 30

Looking back on 2013



2013 is almost over and it's been a mixed year for us if I'm honest.
 
Emmy turned 3, we celebrated Harry's 1st birthday. Paul started a new job, Emmy started Nursery and Health within the family has been poor. My Mother in Law found out that after battling Breast Cancer she now has secondary Cancer in 3 other places and is now undergoing Chemo again and my Dad is awaiting a heart op.
 
What a mixed bag of emotions we've been through this year.  We've been to Christenings, Weddings and Funerals.  Many of our closest friends are just beginning on their baby days with loads of pregnancy announcements and births this year.
 
This little blog has had a great year too.  This year we managed to break into the top 100 of the tots100 charts - something I NEVER thought would happen but it has and has continued for the past  9 months (I'm enjoying it while it lasts), we were nominated in the MADS awards too which was fantastic (Thank you) and we have had some great opportunities.
 
We had our Butlins holiday as Ambassadors and loved it so much we are returning almost a year later for  Emmy's late birthday treat and can't wait.
 
We've worked with fabulous companies over the course of this year as Ambassadors which is a huge honour, so huge thanks need to go to (in no particular order) Butlins, Bigjigs, TefalActivity Toys Direct, Shoe Zone, Lollibops & Cosatto.
 
We have been to some amazing places and events with various companies: A great night out with the Kiddicare team, Kiddicare store openings, ice skating and to meet Santa with HP, premier movie screenings,  Lollibops, a brief return to Coombemill and many more.
 
This year has been amazing and we have.had a great time sharing it with you all.
 
Next year I'm hoping is just as exciting and we are already in talks with a great company about a new and exciting Ambassadorship as well as (if all goes to plan) bringing you an AWESOME competition in the new year which you won't want to miss! 

I will be of course sharing our family milestones throughout the year too - I can't wait to see what new adventures Emmy and Harry take next, it will include 2nd and 4th birthday's and Emmy starting Reception in September!

 
 
Thank you so much to every single one of you who has ever read this blog.
 
Hopefully we will see you again in 2014.
 
Happy New Year

Now I really want to know how 2013 was for you!  If you have an end of year post or a 2013 in review post I would love for you to link up so I can be nosy so we can all see what you've been up too!
 
 

56 comments:

  1. you're right, what a mixed year for you, although lots of ups, which is the most important thing! I hope that things healthwise get better for you and the family next year!

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    1. Thank you - We are hoping so with the health issues, things are moving in the right direction at least

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  2. It wouldn't let me do the "linky" thing but here is my 2013 post :))

    http://mrsjharr1987.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/diary-post-57-good-not-so-good-of-2013.html

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    1. Thank you for linking up. You post is in the linky :)

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  3. All the best for the next year. I hope it brings better health for those in your family with health problems, and that it brings lots of happy moments for all of you :)

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    1. Thank you Anna.
      I'm looking forward.to seeing what new year brings

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  4. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2014!!! Happy new year x

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    1. Thank you Chantelle and thanks for linking up

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  5. You have had a lot going on this year. I hope that healthwise things look up for your family in 2014 and I look forward to reading what you get up to. Happy New Year! x

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    1. Thanks Rachael
      It has been busy but great fun.
      Thanks for joining in

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  6. Thanks for hosting! All the best for 2014! Happy New Year! x

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  7. Happy new year, hope 2014 is brighter for you x

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    1. Thanks Tina. I'm hoping it is too. Happy new year and thank you for joining in

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  8. Sounds like an exciting year and another good one ahead! Wishing you all the best for 2014.

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  9. What a wonderful round up of the year and thank you for our lovely mention, it was lovely to have you come to our Greek Easter Party. If I manage a reflections on 2014 post I will link up for sure. Happy New Year to you and the family.

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    1. Greek Easter....I was racking my brain to think what the occassion was.
      It was a wonderful day and what a feast!
      Thanks for having us. We will be back

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  10. Lovely round up and such beautiful photos. :) It sounds like a fab year.
    Lovely linky, thank you for hosting xx

    http://mumx3x.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sarah and a very happy and healthy new year to you

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  11. Great linky, thanks for hosting! A mixed year for sure - I look forward to seeing what 2014 holds for you. Happy New Year my lovely xx

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    1. Thanks for joining us kate.
      Wishing you a very happy and brighter 2014. Here's to lifting that cloud x

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  12. lovely round-up - hope 2014 is a fabulous year for you. xxx

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  13. Great post and great linky! Thanks Clare. Have linked up. Happy New Year to you and the family xx

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    1. Thanks Jo and here's to more playdates in 2014. Today was fun

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  14. Sounds like you had a great year. Have also linked up :) Happy New Year! x

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    1. Thanks for joining us and LOVING the house pics

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  15. It's been an interesting year! at least we got to finally meet! have linked up, here is hoping to a fabulous 2014 xx

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    1. It sure has and who could forget our 1st meeting ;) it was so much fun..

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  16. Sounds like a very up and down year for you. Here's hoping 2014 has lots more ups than downs!

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    1. Thank you. I sure do too. Tha k you for joining in

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  17. Happy New Year...hope your 2014 is packed with love fun and plenty of laughter! x

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    1. Thanks Fiona and here's to your growing bump and growing family

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  18. Sounds like a fab year, look forward to reading some of this years adventures

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    1. Hoping for lots of adventures. Thank you. Happy new year

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  19. Amixed up year but good things coming in 2014 xxx

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    1. Thank you. Here's to a great year for you all too hunny

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  20. What a lovely linky! Thank you for this.
    Hope 2014 brings you health and happiness x

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    1. Thanks for joining us.
      Wishing you a brilliant new year and that's for having me over on your lovely blog recently

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  21. Great linky. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Dan. Happy new year back at you. Here's to lots of fun and adventures

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  22. Pfftt.. It was totes all about Britmums and seeing me again ;))

    Will get up a post done and link up! :) X

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    1. Damn it....I knew I forgot something.
      It was a great day and always fab to see you.

      Can't believe that's when you were blissfully unaware of Buffy's existence.

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  23. Sounds like you have some real highs and lows too - a mixed bag as you say. Lovely idea for a Linky, mine is an easy read as most of it is 2013 in pictures! Will be over to comment on some other posts later. Happy New Year :)

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    1. Thank you. I've loved looking at your pictures, beautiful as always
      Happy new year

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  24. Wishing you a wonderful 2014, filled with good health and many more fabulous opportunities. Mich x

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    1. Thank you Mich.
      Happy new year and thanks for joining us

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  25. hope you have a smashing 2014 and thanks for starting the linky finally manage to link up! happy new year to you and your lovely family. xx

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  26. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, hope 2014 is a little more settled and good news always outweighs the bad. I also really hope we meet properly instead of sit next to one another oblivious ;) xx

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    1. Lol. I'm always doing that Emily :/
      Completely unaware half the time. We will meet properly this year!

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  27. Very mixed year for you, really hope 2014 is a little more up than down for you & your family xx

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    1. Thank you and thanks for linking up

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  28. Happy New Year to you all, going to read some of the lovely posts over a coffee, I finally linked, thanks for the prompt

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    1. Thanks for linking up your wonderful post fiona and for the mention. Hope your coffee didn't get too cold while working through.

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