Goodbye 2014!

I wasn’t going to do a round-up post but I’ve read quite a few from my favourite bloggers over the past few days and I’ve really enjoyed them. I also love looking back as it’s easy to forget how much has happened.

This year feels like it’s whizzed past and at times has felt a bit quiet but actually we’ve been on two holidays, both developed in our work, started a new company & had a load of t-shirts designed & printed, Huxley has learned to walk (and many other things!), we’ve sold our flat and (almost) bought a house. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with some amazing brands on my blog like Fever London, Avenue32, First Choice, Watches of Switzerland, Hogan Rebel, Tesco, Wool Overs, Office, Great Plains, Next, House of Fraser, French Connection, Harrods, Glamorous, Pandora, Hush and Joules.

So 2015 is going to be a busy year for us as our new house (if it all goes well) requires a complete renovation, Huxley will start nursery and our thirst for travel will hopefully take us to some lovely new places.

January

In January I decided to kick-start my health and fitness and started ‘Fitness Friday‘ (and put some rather horrendous photos of me up). Although I stopped blogging about my fitness, I have actually lost 2 stone in total now so I’m pretty chuffed. We also enjoyed a day trip to Bath and went on a little mini-holiday to Salisbury.

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February

In February, I talked about babies a lot! I posted ‘What’s in my baby bag‘ and wrote about my best (and most useful) baby buys.

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March

In March we took Huxley to Moors Valley and my nephew Hadley was born, we had a lovely picnic, visited Durlston Country Park and I talked about which ‘baby’ items I think are a waste of money.

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April

Technically started in March, we took Huxley on his first holiday to our favourite place in the world, San Francisco (1,2) and Yosemite.

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May

In May I went to Lyme Regis & West Bay, my niece turned 2.

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June

In June I made a little video about Huxley’s first 6 months, had another lovely picnic (and was introduced to the most amazing doughnut invention ever), had afternoon tea in the garden, and visited a farm for Open Farm Sunday.

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July

In July I paddled in the sea, ate some pizza and wore an extra girly dress.

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August

I posted a lot in August! I tried to post every day but didn’t quite make it! In August my nephew got christened, did a video tour of Huxley’s room, hung out in an awesome beach hut, Huxley was on the news, was taken on an amazing day out to Chewton Glen with Rosie by Next, told you my top 10 books, went to the Ellingham Show and Nick’s parents got a new puppy.

 

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September

In September Huxley learnt to walk and we went on holiday to Spain (1,2).

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October

In October Huxley turned 1 and we threw him a party and went to the SeaLife Centre and our goddaughter Lexi turned 2. We also went to Moors Valley and Huxley was fascinated with the trees.

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November

In November I went climbing with a bunch of lovely blogger ladies at Rock Reef on Bournemouth Pier, went for a walk at Badbury Rings and made a video of Huxley’s first year.

 

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December

And finally, in December, I went ice skating with my sister in Bournemouth gardens, launched the Curious Wolves shop and had a lovely Christmas.

UK-lifestyle-blogger-ice-skating-in-Bournemouth-gardensHere’s some of my favourite outfits from the year too:

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Christmas snapshots

Hello!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas break. It’s been so refreshing for me to take a step back from the blog for a little while. All the clients I do social media for have been closed over Christmas too so it’s been proper chilled which is amazing.

We were at my Nan’s for Christmas Day and it was lovely. Here’s a few snapshots and a little video from the day (mostly of Huxley!). See you in 2015!

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Ice skating in Bournemouth gardens

I have to admit that my health has been at the bottom of my pile of priorities lately as I’ve been so busy with work and getting things ready to move house (looks like it won’t be happening before Christmas now – boo!). Add that to the fact that it’s hard to get yourself motivated when it’s miserable outside and you spend most of your days in thick baggy clothes and I’d estimate that I haven’t been active for, oh, I don’t know, 6 months. Oops. It was all going so well before we went to Spain. Healthy eating, working out three times a week, but it’s just gone downhill from there and now I’m in that awful spiral of ‘there’s no point in doing anything about it now because it’s nearly Christmas’.

I was recently contacted by Simplyhealth and invited to go ice skating in Bournemouth gardens as part of their #SHhealthyhabits campaign. They’ve got some great ideas to keep fit this festive season. I was more than grateful to be invited out to get some fresh air in my lungs and remind my legs that they still work. I took my sister along as we used to go ice skating quite often as children so I knew she wouldn’t be dragging me down. To be honest, she was off and I was the one clinging on to her arm, begging her to hold my hand!

Bournemouth gardens ice rink

Bournemouth ice bar

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Zara scarf, Tesco trench coat, Gap black jeans

Ice rink in Bournemouth gardens

Ice skating in Bournemouth

UK lifestyle blogger ice skating in Bournemouth gardens

Uk lifestyle blogger Bournemouth

UK fashion blogger ice skating

Scarf: Zara | Coat: Tesco (old) | Jeans: Gap

Scarf: Crew Clothing| Jumper: Crew Clothing |

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