Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013!

Let's get the cr*p out of the way and concentrate on all the good stuff:

Reasons to say goodbye to 2013!
My Lis Franc injury, which also has caused a burn that hasn't healed yet; tendinitis of my right wrist from the crutches whilst I was NWB; cancelling our holiday to Italy; not getting anywhere near as much accomplished as planned; and 101 other reasons why this injury is such a pain!
Being let down by an establishment I've been involved in for over 20 years;
Someone feeling the need to grass Joe up for having a weeks holiday which resulted in him being back inside for 5 months and counting;
Joe flipping his car and writing it off;
Joshua carted off in an ambulance because of his knee - an hour before I was carted off in an ambulance because of my foot!
Usual social services inadequacies;
Being told I am borderline for problems with diabetes and high cholesterol.

What made 2013!
My Lisfranc injury - helped teach me patience and appreciate everything, including who actually cares about me and mine!
Joe walking away from his scary car accident with just cuts and bruises- definitely a miracle
Took part in my first QP pantomime in 10 years
Jeff asked me to renew our vows - and I said yes. Seemed easier than when he spent 4 years asking me to marry him cos I kept saying no!
Spent time with my friends at ...... Martha's quiz night; the cinema; the shops; for coffee; for lunch; at friends; at Center Parcs
Taken Orla to Virginia Waters and Victoria Playing Fields
Met up with Beth and Hilary after years of not seeing each other :)
Ella received an Outstanding Student of the Term out of the whole school!
Pushing my blogging to take part in the A-Z Challenge and the Ultimate Blog Challenge
Lots of trips to Hampton Court Palace
Trip to Harry Potter Studio Tour with Patrick and Angela
Celebrating Ben and James' 18th and Joshua and Rebecca's 21st
Jeff spoiling me rotten for my 50th birthday :)
Having a guest post on 2 blogs :)
Trip to Mapledurham House
Weekend up north to visit friends and Jeff to watch his football team play in a local derby
Going to a Mind, Body, Spirit event
Being able to spend 3 weeks in France at my little brother and his wife's farmhouse :)
Seeing my first ever red rainbow
Trip to Manor Farm in Burlsden while Joshua took part in a wedding gothic shoot
Jeff and me going to the Enchanted Woodland Walk at Syon Park
Ella having respite every Friday straight after school until 9pm
Jeff managing not to damage any nerves or tendons despite sticking a fork in his finger!


  1. I'm glad your good list is longer than your bad list. Hope 2014 is better to you.

    1. Thanks Donna :) Creating this list was good for me as it made me realise I did have a lot to be thankful for in 2013 as it didn't always feel like that! x

  2. Sounds like you've had quite a year. I hope your 2014 is less problematic. Happy New Year :)

  3. Whoa....best wishes for a healthy 2014! You've had a difficult year, but time to start fresh, and the best may be yet to come.

    1. Hi Sharon, I am looking forward, can't change what happened just need to move on from it all and hopefully have a rocking 2014! :) x

  4. 2013 was a tough and challenging year for both of you. But I’m glad that you’re both fine, healing, and enjoying the company of your friends. Life is so great. I just hope 2014 will be a better year for the two of you. :)



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