19 aims for 2019

2019 will be the last full year of being in my thirties… crazy!

I want 2019 to the year I get fit again, like I used to be. I want us to have a year of fun… a garden we can all enjoy, holidays and short breaks.

19 aims for 2019

Here’s 19 things I’m aiming for in 2019:

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Review of the year 2018: our family life and top 5 blog posts

Christmas has been and gone, we had a lovely few days, and now it’s time to reflect on this year and look forward to the next….

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Would you give your children second-hand gifts for Christmas?

Regular readers will know I love a charity shop bargain. This Christmas I’ve upped my game, I’ve bought loads of gifts for the boys from charity shops, local Facebook selling groups, and eBay.

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Christmas gift idea for men: socks! Not just any socks….

Getting socks for men for Christmas is pretty standard. It’s the default gift when you have no idea what else to buy… the perfect stocking filler.

But socks have also been a pretty boring gift. Until now.

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S’s 2 and a quarter health visitor check: what to expect

S recently had his 2-2.5 year old check from the health visitor.

She was due at 2pm which is usually his nap time, so I put him down for an earlier nap and woke him just as she was parking up. Unfortunately having to wake him meant he was a bit grouchy and not really on form…

The first words he muttered were ‘tv on’… great, thanks S, now she thinks I just plonk you in front of the TV all the time!

What she checked for:

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S is 2!

Over a month ago (bad mummy blogger alert!) our beautiful blue-eyed baby boy turned 2!

I still can’t believe it, I know everyone says this but seriously, S still looks and is the same size as a baby!

He can still fit in a lot of 12-18 month clothes!

Personality

Anyway what’s our little 2 year old like?!

Wild!! Is this second-child syndrome or just a difference to his bigger brother W I don’t know but S is more fearless and headstrong than W… quite often the ringleader leading older children astray! Loves being the centre of attention! His self-confidence is great…. apart from when you need him to listen to you to stop throwing his food etc!

Toddler with ducks roath Park

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A lovely week with the boys in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

We went to Spain for a week in January. It was a bit of a disaster. We needed to balance it out!

We decided to try Majorca in May… just a 2/2.5 hour flight to contend with, and nice sunny weather without being too hot for our boys. We looked into lots of different hotels but in the end booked the Playa Mar in Puerto Pollensa based on a friend’s recommendation. It looked lovely and it had really good reviews online.

Puerto Pollensa sunset

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