The New Year tag

Thank you to What Katy Said for tagging me in this meme – it seemed like a nice way of rounding off the year and so I thought I’d join in and look back over 2014.

The New Year tag - Little Hearts, Big Love

What was your highlight of 2014?

Going on our first family holiday abroad. We have always been a little nervous about the prospect of taking Jessica out of the country (and she’s not allowed to fly) but as we have friends living in the South of France who we wanted to visit, we decided to have a driving holiday around France (with brief excursions into Monaco, Italy and Belgium). Both of us speak French well enough to get by without a phrasebook which made us more comfortable with choosing France as a destination. Jessica’s heart condition is also currently stable enough that it was unlikely that we would encounter any concerns (although we told to ensure that she kept well hydrated and to seek medical advice if she had sickness or diarrhoea as dehydration can make her very unwell).

The New Year Tag - Little Hearts, Big Love

We had a wonderful time away – we took a day trip to Sark to visit the Olympic gold postbox there (have visited all the Olympic postboxes now apart from the one on the Isle of Man) and were in Normandy for the start of the D-Day anniversary commemorations as well as enjoying sunshine in the south of France (and temperatures soaring up to 40’C when we visited Dijon!). It was a wonderful holiday and so lovely to spend so much time together as a family.

Christmas newsletter 2014 - Little Hearts, Big Love

What are you excited for in 2015?

We have a friend’s wedding coming up in March which we are looking forward to but otherwise, I’m not looking too far ahead into 2015. It may be that Jessica will need her next major heart surgery some time during the coming year, something that fills me with a lot of anxiety and trepidation and I’m trying not to think about it until I have to.

Any new year resolutions?

Am sure I will make one or two and will be probably post them on 1st January. One of my new year’s plans for my blog is to start a linky called ‘From the mouths of babes’ which is all about the funny or embarrassing things that children say. It will be open each Monday from 5th January and hope you can join in with me!

Blogging high?

Jumping 628 places in this month’s Tots 100 rankings and suddenly finding myself at no. 325. Having only just managed to get into the top 1000 in November, it was quite a shock to find that I’d made it into the top 500 this month and was very chuffed!

Picture of the year?

It’s hard to narrow it down to one as I have taken so many photos of beautiful moments but this one taken back in May is definitely one of my favourites. I love the way it captures a precious sibling moment between my little girls and the love they have for each other.

The New Year Tag - Little Hearts, Big Love

Tagging the following bloggers to answer the same questions and join in with the New Year tag if they would like to:

6 thoughts on “The New Year tag

  1. Thank you for the tag….
    Good luck for the heart surgery….If it’s needed! I will be thinking of you and yours!
    Ohh I do like your idea for the linky…..I’m sure I can take part….My two always come out with some corkers….lol
    I’m taking part…..I’ve scheduled it to post on the 31st….hehehe

    1. Thanks Kim – will be keeping everyone posted with regards to Jessica’s heart surgery plans. Glad you like the linky idea and hope you can take part. So glad you’ve joined in the with the tag and look forward to reading your post on the 31st 🙂

  2. I can’t believe you have visited all of the post boxes!! That is amazing!! What a good idea though, may suggest we do that as we never know where to go. I can see why 2015 is going to be a nervous time, we will be here to support you through it albeit through social media.
    Gorgeous photo of the girls, I love moments like that- such precious times. x

    1. Thanks Katy – it’s a good way of getting to see different areas of the country. Thanks for your support – am a bit apprehensive about 2015 but having a lovely supportive community around me will help immensely. Love that photo of the girls too – was such a beautiful moment x

    1. No problem – look forward to reading if you do get the chance to join in but don’t feel you have to! 🙂

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