147 weeks and 1 day | Me and Mine {December}

Another year over.

Tomorrow morning we’ll be waking up and it will be January.

Two thousand and sixteen. Sounds really space-age does’t it?!

Particularly as we’ve now passed the date that Doc, Marty and Jennifer went back to, in the film Back to The Future. That date seemed like light years away, in the late 1980s. A whole lifetime ago, come to think of it.

I thought that I’d finish this year with my final Me and Mine diary entry — just as I did last year. Such a difference 12 months makes; this time last year my dad had been rushed into hospital — just 5 days before — and was recovering from life-saving surgery.

Everything was in a weird state of limbo — we didn’t know if he was going to pull through — he had been on life support for 48 hours after the op and things were very much still in the lap of the gods.

Thankfully he did pull though and made a full — if not speedy — recovery.

Following a rocky start, this year gave us so many lovely things.

We had a little family holiday at Bluestone in Wales. Our first proper holiday as a family. And even though it was only for 4 days, it was fab to get away.

We’ve been to festivals; Camp Bestival, Glastonbury and Shambala. We bought a new caravan. I met my blogging buddies for the first time, at Blogcamp and the Mads Awards.

I won an award.

We’ve had numerous weekends away — with friends and family — and generally had a lovely year.

There has been some sadness too.

My lovely nana passed away in May.  And later in the year, my dear friend Julia lost her husband Rog — and I lost one of my favourite school-friends, Jenni — to cancer.

2015 has been a mixed year, in that respect.

But leaves me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

I’m so, so thankful for my health. For my three beautiful boys; big man-shaped boy and two tiny boys. This life — although dull and ordinary by some people’s standards — is filled with so much magic and happiness. I look at the photos that have been taken over the last 12 months and feel utterly blessed to have been born so lucky.

The changing faces of me and mine throughout 2015.

Wishing you and yours a very, very happy — and healthy — new year. Here’s to 2016!

Lots of love,

from me and mine xxxx

Me and Mine December 2015


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Big eyes & a happy heart. Festival goer, gin lover. Lives in a haphazard state of chaotic bliss with a lovely husband, twin toddler boys, three cats & four chickens.

16 thoughts on “147 weeks and 1 day | Me and Mine {December}

  1. Such beautiful words Caro and your life is definitely not boring- it is beautiful cause it is yours. And just look at those lovely faces, what a happy family you are. Wishing you a really happy new year and I hope that 2016 is everything you want it to be and more. x

  2. Wow look how much the boys have grown and changed over the past year!! Their little joyful faces get more and more character with each month. I’m so glad your dad pulled through and it was great meeting you on two occasions last year. Here’s to more meet ups in 2016 ; )

    1. Amazing isn’t it? They’ve grown and changed SO quickly — where are the little babies? Thanks darling — it was SO lovely to meet you last year. Seeing you and the girls — in real life — was definitely one of my highlights. Happy new year lovely xxxx

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