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Looking Back As January Passes

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Looking Back As January Passes

We love January as it’s the start of a whole new year, it’s a month where our new diary’s start being filled with lots of fun and adventures to look forward too throughout the year. We are now looking back as January passes, looking back at fun already had so far!

Our January started pretty much the same as everyone else’s, it started with lots of Christmas goodies still needing to be eaten, the decorations being taken down and packed away for another year. Our home always feels bigger once the decs have been packed away, it’s silly really as it’s no different in size.

The kids returned back to school and Lee is now preparing for his GCSEs. Lee is busy studying hard with lots of revision needing to be done for his GCSEs. To help him with this we have a preparing for exams chat rather regularly to make sure he is ok and not struggling.

Passports are being renewed and plans are well underway ┬áto celebrate Lee’s 16th, we are celebrating with a trip to Barcelona, Lee is a huge football fan and has always wanted to visit Barcelona stadium……Eeek our boy turns 16 tomorrow (update to follow).

Phone calls home from school are always lovely to receive, so far this year we have had 4 and also a letter home saying how well Bradley is doing, lets hope he keeps it up for the rest of the year!

We have been busy decorating Lee’s bedroom, Lee had great fun decorating and styling his bedroom. His carpet is due to be laid this week (post to follow).

looking back as january passes

Looking back as january passes

We also made a bucket list of our goals that we wish to complete this year. We have already made a start on working our way through.

Bradley has had another growth spurt, he has now shot up another 4 inches and is now in need of some new clothes. A shopping trip is now needed.

We have made a good start on our Christmas savings – this year we are determined to make this Christmas easier. Have a read here >>> to see how.

We attended the toy fair at London’s Olympia and met with some lovely PRs. It was a very long day and we was both exhausted but it was brilliant to see some of the fabulous new games/toy’s being released later this year.

Bradley has settled back into performing arts college nicely after the Christmas break. He is now busy learning new lines as he will be performing in London’s West End in July. He will be performing in a musical to over 1,200 people.

We have also added some beautiful radiator covers to our hall and conservatory. We love how much bigger they make the conservatory look, we have also gained a nice shelf as we are making use of the top of them. What do you think?

Looking back as January passes

We now wave goodbye to January with an exciting new month to look forward to – February hopefully holds some exciting news for us….fingers crossed. We now have the paper work needed to apply to buy our house under a pilot scheme for housing association tenants. We now have the horrid wait to find out if our house will be one of the properties chosen to be sold off.

How was your January?

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    Kara

    01/02/2016

    You have had a busy January – ours was mostly a birthday build up but we have had some lovely days out

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    Kerry norris

    01/02/2016

    Sounds like you had a great January. The toy fair must’ve been fab. How wonderful that you’ve had phone calls home from the school. What a great start to the year x

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    What a busy month! I love the radiator covers, we have ugly storage heaters and I would love to cover them x

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    Anonymous

    01/02/2016

    It looks like you guys have been busy. We were really lazy last month. This month will be different *fingers crossed* The radiator cover looks fab!

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    dearmummyblog

    01/02/2016

    It looks like you guys have been busy. We were really lazy last month. This month will be different *fingers crossed* The radiator cover looks fab!

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    Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    01/02/2016

    Wow sounds like you have had a very busy month! I hope that February brings you lots of happiness. I loved looking at the photos from the toy fair it looked amazing

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    Elaine Livingstone

    01/02/2016

    Gosh it has been a busy month. Happy 16th birthday, I hope you enjoy your trip to the stadium.
    Nice when they are old enough to help with the decorating.
    Wow at Bradley, how proud must you be of him.

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    Tori Gabriel

    01/02/2016

    Wow. You’ve had a busy month!

    January has been fairly uneventful. I have managed to catch some proper bargains in the sales though. One of the positives of my job is I set the sale up so if something looks good I get first dibs and can buy it at the end of my shift. I now have eight Christmas presents for this coming Christmas as well as a huge box of stocking fillers.

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    Wow! A busy month! My youngest daughter was 16 in December so we are in the midst of all things GCSE too! Hope you have fab February! Kaz x

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    Chilling with Lucas

    03/02/2016

    Had a fairly chilled out January, I have turned 30 and went to Fuerteventura for it. Have fun in Barcelona x

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