So my New Year was kickstarted in the most fantastic and exciting style ever! An email on the evening of the 1st of January announced that my blog has made it through to the final of the 2018 UK Blog Awards (Check out their gorgeous new website) in the Baby and Parenting Category. There were squeals of joy in my household which caused our cats to run and hide, tears brought on by the overwhelming emotion of it all, and some weird shock-induced breathing! Let’s just say I was rather surprised and completely delighted by the news and my 3 boys and husband were simply over the moon for me. My blog means so much to me. I put a lot of thought into what I write about and the practical aspects of putting together words and taking and editing pictures is very time consuming so to receive such brilliant news means a huge amount to me! Thanks to all who took the time to vote for me, read the blog and offer words of encouragement. You’re all amazing! I’ll be jetting off to London for the awards ceremony in April (fancy schmancy or what?!) and am so looking forward to meeting other bloggers. I wonder can I wear my hiking boots…?!