Happy New Year 

The last day of the year has come around again and so fast for many of us. Lost resolutions and promises to ourselves that clearly went out of the window (if you are anything like

The last day of the year has come around again and so fast for many of us. Lost resolutions and promises to ourselves that clearly went out of the window (if you are anything like me) by the 3rd of January 2015 😀 but I’m making some more again this year – some which are more particularly important than others, I’m sure you’ll be able to work out which from the list below.

Resolutions 2016

1) Get back in my old dresses that I wore before having babies (as per probably most women on the planet making that same resolution this evening) 

2) Get some me time back and stop thinking I have to be there everytime Leo wakes up and goes to sleep (I know this isn’t normal and I’m going to work on this, this year) 

3) Write everyday (this should be an easy one, not to give in to on the 3rd as I’m always writing)

Are you making any resolutions this year? If so, tell me more about them.

So what have we spent our last day of 2015 doing….???

We have today taken Leo out for some “first shoes” – big boy ones, something we never got to do with Millie – seems he was a little perplexed about the situation and looked very intently at the kind lady measuring his feet wondering what she was doing!

He’s a size 4G – I have no idea what that means in children’s feet terms – all I know is that Leo has loved playing with them whilst in the pram since we bought them – I wanted to buy him the flashing ones (child in me) but apparently they aren’t available in these types and I’ll have to wait until his next visit for them, we did get him some with aeroplanes on; so I was happy with that. Another step done. We ticked that box. 

Facebook memories hasn’t half been playing tricks on me this week –  sometimes it winds me up. I had a memory flash up a few days ago reminding me that it’s 4 years since I attended an old friend’s funeral and I wrote something about losing a child,  at the time, reading that back again this week felt like I had predicted my own fate a little there without knowing what was going to happen to us in 2012. I remember looking at his mum so upset after the service, I was very heavily pregnant at the time, and thinking that she shouldn’t have to bury her son, that it was so wrong.

I also had a very blatant reminder of how much life can change in just 12 months today via my Facebook memories – here is a snapshot of what I read, one from 2011 and the other from 2012.

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So, this blog was just a short sharp one to firstly wish you all a very happy New Year and all the best for 2016 but to also remind you all to cherish and make the most of every second that you get because you don’t know when it will all be over.

We are heading home now (just paid a visit to Millie’s sleeping place to wish her and Grandpa Frank a Happy New Year and light some candles for them) and Leo will soon be in bed and I’m pretty sure I’ll be asleep by midnight (i know, I’m a lightweight 😀) but before that we’ll have a glass of Prosecco or a night cap of Disaronno and welcome the New Year in and “clink” to every year getting easier.

Click here to read my Xmas Blog and see how we got on with our first Christmas since we lost Millie

Happy New Year to you all, thank you for all your support this year and we’ll see you in 2016, love Joanne & Dan 

Keep safe tonight X

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