Tuesday, 30 December 2014

What a Ruddy Lovely Bloggy Year!

Happy blog birthday to meeee. Happy blog birthday to meee...and so on. HOORAH! I have been blogging for a year today. It is my blogy birthday. I would like a present thank you kindly. And in return? I give to you the gift of some of my favourite blogs posts and photos from the past 365 days of the year. My very first blog post was This Is Me. And quite frankly? It was terrible. But let's say it was the 'Do What You Like' of my blogging career. 


My favourite photos above come after a just a few months of blogging. The top left picture was one of the many inspirations from my everyday life for my Wicked Wednesdays linky which literally is one of my favourite days of the week. I have a lovely little group of faithful bloggers that regularly link up and I can't wait to see them again in the New Year. The photo next to it was from a lovely day out at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with the amazing and ruddy funny Hayley from Shutterflies. 

'My Dirty Mummy Secrets' was Netmums blog of the week in the summer. It caused me the most amount of horrible trolling ever but you know what? I think it made me a bit tougher and just learn not to worry about the crazies that enjoy a good old moan about blog posts. FOOLS! And then a photo from some amazing lavender fields we visited...however read this to see the real story behind it...(bees, screams, crying...).


I'm so lucky to have been featured on Mumsnet during the year a few times and the story above was all about the DOOM of potty training. Two of the most exciting things to happen during the summer was my whole family (including the rents) got the chance to visit the Birmingham Grand Prix, and my little girl was used in the Debenhams back to school campaign (crazy I know). I still can't believe my little blog can offer me such fab opportunities. We also have had the chance to review lots of toys in 2014 including this ace little post office set from Learning Resources.


Imagine you are a small boy and you very first time you go to the cinema it is with the Fat Controller? THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED FOR MY SON! He was so happy and oh it was such a lovely day. During this year I have also featured on parenting website parentdish a couple times, in this picture it was my post about 'Alternative Parenting Skills'. As well as writing all about stupid things to do with being a Mum, reviews and days out. I also really love writing about our little home and my Halloween interiors piece was randomly really popular in the USA. They must love a bit of Poundland too! 

This year I have made some amazing friends through blogging. Above is Californian Mum in London, Potty Mouthed Mummy and Sisterhood and All That when they came for a booze up in Brum. Below you see me at Tots100 Blogcamp with the ever so lovely Mummy Says and my true bloggy sister Taming Twins. It has been so wonderful to meet some like minded women who I can have a right good giggle with.


We love going out together as a family and two of our favourite places to visit this year have been Hatton Country World and also the Sea Life Centre. Taking my children out makes me unreasonably happy and I often film them which is something I aim to get better at in 2015! My girl also interviewed Jamelia (she shared a photo of us all together on her instagram account. Hilarious). OK well by interviewed...Mmmmm go and watch it here.


I've been to a few blogging conferences this year. My favourite was Mumsnet. I loved every second of it, from the free gin, to my friends (top right with Sisterhood and All That and the ruddy hularious Hurrah for Gin), to the ace celebs. You know I love me a celeb. 

At this conference I managed to get together with the rest of the team of Mum Talk TV. This is a parenting YouTube channel that has big plans for the next year. I'm hoping to do some more collabs like the one above with Taming Twins and her beaut little girl. The picture of Micheal Ball and my dog Lucy? Well you know what. It just really makes me laugh!


Above are just a selection of some of the amazing places with got to visit in December. We have snuggles at Hatton Country World (again!), Me and the Mother at Manchester Christmas Markets, when my little ones had the whole Sea Life Centre virtually to themselves, and the hilarity that was ice skating with two toddlers. We lasted seven minutes!

My first year of blogging has sometimes been stressful with the obvious obsession with stats and rankings but putting that aside I have met some amazing people, visited some wonderful places and offered my kids the most amount of fun that two small children could ever require!

Here's to 2015. It's going to be f*cking amazing babs! 

46 comments:

  1. Happy blog birthday! What an amazing year you've had. Best wishes for 2015 too.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was the best year. Happy New Year to you! x

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  2. Happy Blog Birthday. You've done brilliantly to come so far!

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    1. Ah thanks so so much! Happy New Year! x

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  3. Oh love! What a lovely post. Happy blog birthday, after only 12 months you are a legend, imagine this time next year Rodney! Loved meeting you this year and becoming partners in crime. Here's to 2015 - whooooop! Xxxxx

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    1. One of the best things ever this year was totally meeting you my lovely lady. It really has been amazing! Love you lots and lots x

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  4. Wow, you really have had an incredible year! You have come way further in one year than I've come in three and a bit years - and you totally deserve it, your blog is always such an entertaining read.
    Happy blog birthday! x

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    1. Ah thanks and one of the reasons I really love your blog is that I get an insight into the world of what it will be like when my two are older! x

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  5. Happy Blog Birthday! Looking forward to another fan year xx

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    1. Yay! And here's to a fab year for you too! x

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  6. Ah - you've packed a lot in!! And done it brilliantly. Happy blogaversary lovely girl, and I'm v pleased to have you! You're right, 2015 is going to be mega x

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    1. Thanks my beauty. It has been such a pleasure to meet someone who loves musicals and vanilla ice! x

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  7. Happy bloggy birthday bablar! It's been a pleasure reading your blog and getting to know your wonderful, silly self. Here's to many more years. And maybe someone will gift you with a lifetime supply of wet wipes. Oh, the dream. Xxxxxxx

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    1. Oh bab imagine? It has been so lovely to meet the Anna to my Elsa. Can't wait to see you in the New Year beaut! x

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  8. Happy blog birthday! A fab round up of the last year, so much has happened! Looking forward to seeing what the next year brings you :) xx

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    1. Hooray! And me. And it has been so lovely to meet you you lovely bloggy Queen you. I will always turn to your blog for inspiration x

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  9. Happy Blog Birthday!! Wow-you've done so much it's amazing! Cheers to another fabulous year!!

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    1. Hooray! Thanks so much and hope you had a lovely 2015! x

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  10. Wow what an amazing first year you have had! I wish I had done all that in my first year, my blog was awful looking back! I have loved getting to know your blog in the last part of the year and will look forward to reading and being a loyal fan in 2015! :) Happy bloggy birthday! xx

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    1. Ah thanks hun. It has been a great year and I love popping over to your blog and glancing into a world that is so beautiful. And so inspiring. You're a ruddy clever lady x

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  11. It's been lovely getting to know you lovely. Your blog is one of my faves of all, love you xxx

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    1. And it was so lovely getting to know you my nautical chum! Lots of Love x

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  12. Happy blogaversary babkins! I love your blog and very excited to see what's coming up in 2015. Congrats on achieving so much this year - very well deserved. Have a brillo NYE! xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely! It has been so fab meeting you this year my pretty and I can't wait to see your face in 2015! x

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  13. Happy Blogiversary you amazing, lovely lady! I LOVE your blog and you and please don't stress about stats, you rock, I can't believe you're only 1-you've done so much. It was brilliant meeting you at BritMums and here's to hanging out more in 2015, mwah xxx

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    1. It has been so FAB to meet you. Your blog is a constant source of inspiration and I just can't wait to meet up with you and have a good old chin wag and gossip! x

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  14. Happy one year anniversary to your blog and I am in utter shock that you have only blogged for that long. You blog is just amazing and always makes me giggle :-) Here's to many many more years to come on your lovely blog x

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    1. Ah thanks lovely lady and thanks for all your comments over the past year. Here is to an amazing 2015 for the both of us! x

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  15. Wow, what a year! I love the way you write and always know I'm going to leave your posts with a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing the fun! Now grab yourself a gin and celebrate!! X

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    1. I may have had a gin or six. Hope you had an amazing New Year my lovely lady x

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  16. What? You've only been blogging a year???? You've achieved so much in such a short time. Congrats hun. Love the work and keep it up!!! Happy birthday blog :) Jess xx

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    1. Yay! Thanks lovely. It's been a busy year. Hope you had an amazing NYE x

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  17. Happy one year Mrs! Keep being awesome, swearing, posting pictures of children having breakdowns and calling everyone BAB! Love your blog & so glad to have met you twice. Here's to a great 2015 (where you- so- will get up the duffo....)

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    1. THANKS BAB! Oh god if I get up the duffo I shall let you know. WEEP! x

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  18. Wow what a wonderful first year hon and wishing you many more happy bloggy birthdays!xx

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    1. Thanks so so much! Hope you had an amazing NYE lovely x

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  19. Happy bloggy birthday you crazy nut!! Love that you started your blog on new years eve eve, so random! Were you sick of Christmas and needed an escape? Love you, love WickedWednesdays and cannot wait to read more hilarious posts in 2015! xx

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    1. Actually it is a bit of a random day to start isn't it? Must have been sick of my whole family! Thanks for all your comments. Lots of Love x

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  20. Happy Blog birthday! What an amazing year for you!!
    Here's to many more xxx

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    1. Thanks hun! And thanks so much for linking up to all those #wickedwednesdays x

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  21. Wow, happy blog birthday! I think I might join in the Wicked Wednesdays linky next year! x

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    1. Oh yes we would love to see you over there! Start to collect some pictures! x

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  22. YAY! It's been such a jam-packed year. I can't wait to see what's in store for 2015! Well done on all you've achieved. You're ruddy brill. Happy Blog Birthday Babs x

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    1. Ah thanks bab! You're ruddy brill too. Hope you had an amazing NYE! x

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  23. Happy belated Blog Birthday! You must have been bored after Xmas 2013, obviously. What can I do whilst I eat all the Christmas leftovers, drink everything in site and watch reruns of TV shows? I know, I'll start a blog! I can even do it whilst in my PJs. AMAZEBALLS!! hehe. So glad you started writing Brum, you make me laugh so often! Here's to many more years of blogging - just don't have any more babies of your blog name is f*cked! x

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    1. Oh god imagine! It would be! There's a good reason to stay at two. CANNOT WAIT to meet you in the New Year! We shall have to have some cocktails and a good old giggle bablar x

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