Christmas and New Year

My big quiz of the year 

Happy_new_year_from_readaraptor_hatchlingI’ve been tagged by Kelly from Nature Mum Blog… to answer some questions about 2016 and my hopes for 2017.

What was your highlight of 2016?

I think going to Blackpool Zoo with my partner and Spike was the highlight. I loved watching her experience all the animals, many she had never seen before. 

Name one thing you are likely to remember about 2016 if asked in five years time?

My career change and the experiences I had when I tried to return to work after maternity leave, working 2 part time jobs and landing my dream job. 

Sum up 2016 in one word.


Name one pearl of wisdom from 2016 that you will carry through 2017.

You’ve got to do what’s best for you as well as your family. No matter how hard it is. And if they are two separate things then you have to come to some compromise somewhere – even if it’s a small one that only gets you a small part of what you need. And that doesn’t make you a terrible mum either. 

Do you have any new year resolutions?

I don’t do resolutions. We’re hoping to start saving for a house of our own though so to actually open a help to buy ISA and pay into it maybe? 

How are you seeing in the new year?

I spent it snuggled on the sofa watching a movie, the 2016 wipe and Jool’s Holland. With baileys. And pringles. And Spike’s Selection box ?

What would you most like to do in 2017?

Go on holiday. Even if it’s just a small one

What are your main goals for 2017?

No get fired. Be a good mum. Start saving for a house! 

As the New Year has begun already I’m not going to tag anyone but feel free to copy this to your blog and answer the questions!