Aarrgh I’ve fallen behind with Blogtober , so playing catch up by a day at minute.
As such I’m afraid this is a bit of a lazy one , I’m sorry . My year in review is going to be a year in blog posts.
2017 was to be the year my elder 3 children were to gain a step mum. Always going to be tricky . I wrote a letter to my children’s soon to be stepmum , and that was our year off to a start!
Always a hectic month here. The middle two children’s birthdays are just over a week apart. Also my sister’s birthday in Feb , and of course so much Valentine post I don’t know what to do with makes for a busy February. I wrote a slushfest of a letter to my youngest son to celebrate his 15th birthday.
Mother’s day month. This year was a really lovely mother’s day. Now the kids are older they’re ok to go out shopping and choose me a gift as opposed to me picking present from them. Mother’s Day can be really tough if you’re a single mum so I wrote hints and tips for mother’s day for single mums
The children are all getting older ,seemingly at a speedier pace than ever before. At 17,16 and 15 they just don’t need me in the same way that they once did and had a bit of a midlife/kids getting older crisis
May was a big month for a blogger!! I attended BlogOn a blogging conference , my first ever one. I picked up some great tips and was proud of myself for having the courage to go! Also in May there was a blogger storm when the Daily Mail *eye roll* published a piece ripping mum bloggers to shreds. The response from bloggers made me really proud to be part of the community and I wrote a love letter to mum bloggers as an antidote
Was another month where reading judgy articles in newspapers made my blood boil. I wrote about how my children do not come from a broken home
I’m still not over the excitement…
It still makes me giddy with tummy butterflies when I think of it!!
In fact it’s one of my 2017 highlights!
WE GOT A FEMALE DOCTOR!!!!
We are huge Doctor Who fans in this house and I was so overwhelmed that the next Doctor will be female it made me Ice Queen girl into a total crybaby , amongst other things
I’ve lots of family highlights to look back on in 2017 , a personal one though for me has to be a trip to Edinburgh Fringe.
Back to school!!!!
I’m not doing so badly so far , I think I have upped my organisational game ever so slightly!!!!
So here we are !!!
I decided to take part in Blogtober. A blogging challenge that means blogging every day in October. I thought it would be interesting to test myself to write based on prompts rather than just whatever pops into my brain.
Ok not yet arrived but willing to bet on it being a rainy one here in Manchester. As part of Blogtober I put together a guide to rany day activities in Manchester
Again still to come but last year I wrote a letter to a woman in an abusive relationship at Christmas time . So I’ll just leave this here.
So there’s my year in blog posts!!!
Wonder what I’ll have written about next year?!