I am such a sucker for a quiz, so when I saw this one on the Snowingindoors blog I couldn’t resist but borrow it!
1 – What did you do in 2013 that you had never done before?
It wasn’t a huge year for firsts so this answer is a little bit boring! For the first time we committed to annual membership to something. We treated ourselves to an English Heritage family pass. It has been amazing, we just love packing up the kids and a picnic and heading out to some cool old place for some history, culture and outdoors fun!
2 – Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make anymore for 2014?
I always make the new year’s resolution to be a better wife and mother, which I am not sure if I have done. I feel that I have grown as a mum since Daniel started school but I am not sure if I am better. I certainly don’t think I am any more patient, which is something I would really love to be. As for being a better wife, you will have to ask Leon that! I also vowed to lose the baby weight, which I did!
3 – Did anyone close to you give birth?
Last year I gained 3 nieces!
4 – Did anyone close to you die?
No, thank goodness.
5 – What countries did you visit?
Does Wales count? (I am not even 100% sure we crossed the border to Wales this year)
6 – What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
7 – What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Moving house in April (again!), There have been lots of firsts for Sam that I wont forget. Daniel starting school, particularly the first time he read a word without help! Breaking my foot and not being able to walk for 3 weeks will probably stick in my long term memory!
8 - What was your biggest achievement of the year?
It sounds vain, but probably my weight loss. I never really lost the baby weight from Daniel before getting pregnant with Sam, so I had double baby weight at the beginning of the year, but by the summer I was back down to my pre-kids weight and I have mostly kept it off (Christmas was a bit of a blip!).
9 – What was your biggest failure?
I haven’t kept in touch with family and friends enough. I have let life and daily chaos get in the way.
10 – Did you suffer illness or injury?
I started off the year with a killer of a throat infection that lasted about 3 weeks, that wasn’t nice! Also the aforementioned broken toes!
11 – What was the best thing you bought?
Oh, that’s a tough one! Hmmmmm, well Leon brought me an amazing hooded jumper that I love, can that count?!
12 – Where did most of your money go?
The kids, obviously!! A fair chunk went towards the car as well.
13 – What did you get really excited about?
The summer holidays. We had loads of really fun days out planned and visits to and from family members. It was amazing!
14 – What song will always remind you of 2013?
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus, due to the Chatroulette version on Youtube, not for the feint hearted!
15 – Compared to this time last year, are you:
– happier or sadder? The same…
– thinner or fatter? Thinner (yay!)
– richer or poorer? Not much in it!
16 – What do you wish you’d done more of?
17 - What do you wish you’d done less of?
18 – How did you spend Christmas?
Christmas day was at home just the 4 of us. The week after was a mad dash around the country visiting all our families!
19 - What was your favorite TV program?
Game of Thrones!!
20 - What were your favorite books of the year?
Game of Thrones!!
21 - What was your favorite music from this year?
Not sure, I didn’t really have time to listen to new music.
22 – What were your favorite films of the year?
Both Hobbits! Erm…….I watched quite a lot of disappointing films this year!!
23 - What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 32 and we went to Birmingham for the day. It was cold and miserable (despite being June) and I didn’t like the Bullring, win! We came home and brought a chocolate cake and a bottle of Cava which rounded things up nicely!
24 – What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having more money so we could have afforded to rent a 3 bedroom house closer to Daniels school.
25 – What kept you sane?
26 - Share a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
That your life can change at the drop of a hat, so above all things make sure you are adaptable.