Happy New Year! Yes I’m really blogging again!

Happy New Year friends!

I hope you all had a great holiday season and are excited about the year ahead!


I’ve been present on other social media a little but I’ve just not had the chance to sit down and think about a blog post.  A LOT has happened since I last blogged and I feel like life has been a huge whirlwind.  I’m ready to take a few deep breaths now and get back to blogging again.


We moved into our new home on September 23rd, I plan on doing a complete separate blog post about our house at some point soon!  Our house is a new build and it sits right at the bottom of a cul-de-sac, which still isn’t quite complete yet.  This presented a big problem with the internet as they couldn’t run the cables to our house until mid December as they were still running gas & electricity lines!!!! We went almost 3 months without the internet! Crazy but we survived!  Who would have thought it?…we did use a lot of data on our phones though!


Mid- November my Mum found out that she had breast cancer.  She was booked in for a lumpectomy 2 weeks after, which meant that my parents had to cancel their Christmas trip to visit us.  I decided to fly over to them for a couple of weeks and we had an early Christmas.  Despite the circumstances, it was nice to go back to see family and friends…and eat lots of English food!  Unfortunately Mum didn’t get the all clear from her lumpectomy so she’s having a mastectomy next week, followed by chemo & radiotherapy.  I’m already looking forward to going back to see my parents in May to give them bug cuddles!


When I got back from the UK, it was time to prepare for Christmas & visitors.  Adam’s parents arrived on the 15th and my brother arrived on the 20th.  We had a great Christmas but it was a hectic one too…i’d forgotten what it was like to work in retail at Christmas!


Anyway, it’s a new year & a new chance to get caught up with everything, including blogging! 🙂  Im hoping to sew more, blog more, exercise more, eat healthier and make the most of any time off work that I get!

20 thoughts on “Happy New Year! Yes I’m really blogging again!

  1. Thought I remembered you were building a new home – CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
    So sorry to hear about your mum, and so glad you were able to get over to see her & your family. Cannot wait to see your new home and know you are both thrilled.
    Happy New Year & welcome back on the grid!
    del xxx

  2. Yay, welcome back! I too have been a terribly slack blogger for most of last year so I’m hoping it’s time to turn that around… (along with eating better, exercising more, etc etc :P) The house is very exciting. I bet you’re glad you’ve finished moving!

    1. It’s just so easy to let it slide isn’t it?! Very glad we have moved everything, just final touches to do now as it was already decorated how we wanted it when we moved in!

  3. So sorry to hear about your mum – hope all goes well and that recovery isn’t too long or too hard. Congrats on your new home and welcome back to Blogland – you have been missed, but we’ve kept Sunday Sevens going for you😀

    1. Thank you! Yes, I’ve seen that Sunday Sevens has kept going…hoping to join in again soon 🙂 Mum seems to be quite prepared for everything so just hoping that the process/recovery is quick for her xx

  4. Welcome back! I agree with the others you have been missed! So sorry to hear about your mum, but it sounds like she’s getting all the right treatment and will soon be on the mend. But I must say she doesn’t look old enough to be your mum! Now by that I don’t mean you look old! Now I’m digging myself a hole here!! But you know what I mean 😀

  5. Sorry to hear about your mum, it must be extra hard when you’re far away too but I hope 2017 will bring some good news for your family.
    Your house looks amazing. It’s so cramped in the UK compared to the US isn’t it!

  6. Welcome back to Blogland! You have been very much missed, it’s so good to have you back. Sunday Sevens hasn’t been the same without you. I’m really sorry to hear about your Mum, I do hope that her treatment goes well and that she’s able to come and see your lovely new house for herself before too long. I love your photo in Sheffield, I used to work close by and it brings back happy memories.

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