Wishing all my readers old and new a happy New Years Eve, its been a strange year for me, loss of my Mum, this is recent, raw and still unbelievable that she became so ill.
Also we said goodbye to our home as I made the decision along with Chris to give it up and concentrate on being with Granny properly and living on a wing and a prayer. Not sure what the future will hold, but the blessing of being with her will always be holding us in years to come.
Paige going to uni has been a tough at times change, but we are all getting used to it and I am so proud of her.
Conor has had a good end to the year after a shaky start. He has a job and is happier with our life here.
I have gained some real true friends and family members have come to my side to support me. Some have left, my life is tricky and I am not as able to be there for people who have leaned on me for years, that is a sad loss, but it does happen.
My total triumph this year is making Granny happy, warm, loved and cared for. I have found it tiring...actually drop dead exhausting, my time is not my own, Chris and I have little time together, but we do not regret lifting another person up before us.
I have kept my blog so that is a gain, its not as busy and bustling as it has been in years past, I just have more to do now and its hard to give it attention. I intend to keep on trying as I love the interaction with so many people who take time to comment.
It nearly was lost but many blogging friends have rallied round with words of encouragement.
Making bread in a slow cooker was a highlight blogging moment, the post went around the world and that was a real surprise.
I have worked with some lovely brands and also with some lovely PR companies who have been supportive as well.
So here is to another year of blogging, cooking and finding lovely giveaways and new products.
I hope you have a lovely end to 2013 and that the new year is a peaceful and happy one.