My lovely husband and I had an up and down year in 2016. First my Mum was in a coma, and almost died. Then I almost died when our daughter arrived and it was a long recovery after my c-section. Then my friend found out she had womb cancer. To top it all off my Dad passed away from cancer – all in the first six months of the year. Daisy was poorly, my father-in-law too and in all we had a rough first six months. The second half of the year did see a vast improvement. Anyway, 2017 could be another up and down year, who knows. To celebrate a new year, and being alive I have created a 2017 bucket list. This is full of lovely things that I want to enjoy with my family.
*This is a sponsored post*. In the estate where we live there are a number of different car parking areas. Each resident in our new build estate has their own numbered parking space. Some people have two. Quite a few houses in our estate have garages that run through the length of the house and into a paved area in the back garden. I always think this is bizarre! Our car parking space is tucked up the side of our building. The space isn’t bad at all, it isn’t open to the elements much, it is enclosed on two sides and we only have one person who parks next to us. Despite this I can’t help but wish our car was parked under a car canopy sometimes. Our friends have one and they don’t even have to de-ice their car most days – lucky!
*This is a collaborative post* Everybody seems to be talking about how snow is on the way! It sure feels cold today. Winter is my favourite season. I love the crispness of the air. Also, that you can walk for hours without the beating sun overhead. One thing that I don’t love is not being prepared for Winter. I currently live in a flat, on the top floor. This means that I get quite a lot of warmth from my neighbours. I love this fact! I am able to save money and I don’t have to put my heating on much. Also, my home is super energy efficient and has a very high rating (90+). Less heating = less money spent and that always makes me happy.
There are a number of ways that you can be prepared for Winter. Here are a few basic suggestions:
Happy New Year! I hope that the year is kind to you. 2016 was a bit of a mixed year for me. We had a daughter, which was amazing. My Dad passed away, which wasn’t so great. Then there were other problems in between with my health, Daisy’s health and more. However, another year is over and I’m getting motivated for the year ahead! Today I want to share with you my Aims for January 2017. I love writing these posts each month and holding myself accountable.
Last month my family was invited to the Epson #PaperFightHunt. This was a lovely day out in London. We searched in a beautiful garden for little creatures that had been made using an Epson Ecotank printer. A single sheet of paper, and a bit of Pritt Stick, was all that was needed to create the cute little animals. After our lovely day out the fantastic people at Epson offered to send us this great Epson ET-3600.