My Year 2012

In January, after a 10 week wait, I said Goodbye to the ‘The Beast’ and Hello to ‘J-LO’! Mr 29 did not agree with me that we should be selling my BMW X5, aka ‘The Beast’ but I WANTED a fiat 500, and Mr 29 always delivers and makes me happy. It was the first car, I’ve actually chosen {my parents brought me a Fiat Panda for my 1st car, and Mr 29 has actively ensured I’ve always been well equipped in the car depatment- my favourite to date was my BMW 3 series in azure blue, but it was no good for my pram {I had to keep taking the wheel off it to put it in the boot}. I styled J-lo myself, with a cream interior and roof {she’s a convertible, not that she’s been topless much this year!} with a black body- gorgeous. Mr 29 chose the wheels. It was quite strange going from a big car to a go-kart, skate board, roller skate {I’ve heard them all!} but I LOVE her, and even the Things have finally accepted her! I obviously didn’t share with Mr 29 how traumatised I was after my first Tesco shop in J-Lo. I have since returned to on line grocery shopping and ‘top up’ as required!

In March/ April, 2 big events happened. We went to Orlando, Florida and “did” Disney. Infact I think, Disney “did” us as we came home a few grand less in the bank account! The boys really enjoyed Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The holiday was exhausting, a real boys adventure {no little girls to visit the Princesses!} with late nights and early starts, with too many roller coasters and not enough pool days for me, but I’m very pleased its been ticked off our ‘To Do List’.

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And on return from Florida, Mr 29 turned 40! {This is when it may catch up with me that I’m not actually 29, but no one needs to know that, right?}. I organised a ‘surprise’ party {and he was!} purchased a new Calvin Klien frock, got drunk and walked home bare foot with our neighbours.

We {as a nation} had the Olympics, and were very lucky to see the bike race through our streets. I kept reminding the boys constantly that this was a once in a life time experience. They now keep using this phrase for everything they do. For example Thing 1 {who never tidys up} “I have just put the empty milk bottle in the bin- that is a once in a life time experience. I’m not doing it again.” I was very fortunate to get to meet Anna Watkins, a gold medalist in rowing who won with Katherine Grainger. Obviously I drank wine and became her new best friend!

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September saw our eldest Son starting secondary school- how the hell did that happen? I suddenly felt as though I had to be ultra responsible and mature. I am neither. And so we sent him off, with a Superdry man bag {because everybody was getting one!} and a mahoosive blazer {to last} and we’ve hardly seen him since!

October was amazing. I went to New York with my girlfriends, 5 ladies causing madness in Manhatten for a 40th birthday. Prior to this I was a New York Virgin and cannot wait to go again! We caused chaos wherever went, tottering around in heels, drinking at all hours and reenacting Sex In The City moments!

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And then we had Christmas {and a million germs were passed around, from me to you} which is magical in itself, despite all the stress and headache that comes with it!

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Wishing You All A Very Happy New Year 2013

Vx

Yellow Days
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