I’vebeentryingtoworkouthowtodothispost,andcameacrossanapponFacebookthatIhaveusedtohelpmecomeupwithmystatusupdatesthroughouttheyear。

HavingperusedthemIhavecometotheconclusionthatIpostanawfullotofwaffleonFacebook,probablynotasmuchasIdoontwitter,butheyno-one’smakingyoureadarethey?

Soheregoes,thiswasmy2010;thevastmajorityofitexcellent,asmallproportionwasmind-numbinglymonotonousandsomeofitwasheart-breaking。

Hereyougo:

JanuaryTheBoy’sfirsteversnowday。

Yippee!

Iwasstillonmaternityleaveandhubbycouldn’tgetdowntheroad。

HebuiltasnowmanforTheBoy(yeahrightitwasforhim)andwehadfun!

Februaryisshell-shocked:it’snotrighttoloseoneofyourex-pupilsatthebrinkoftheirteenageyears。

Restpeacefullysweetgirl。

Oneofmyex-pupilsdiedfromanasthmaattackattheageof12。

IwasaskedtodoareadingatthefuneralbuttobeperfectlyhonestmyhormonesandemotionswerestillrawafterTheBoyandIcouldn’tdoit。

Aswecameoutofthechurch,ithassnowedandsettledonthefir-treesandtheglasscarriagewhichcarriedhercoffin。

MarchTheBoyisstartingtowalkaroundthefurniture。

Iamstartingtohavepalpatationsaboutwhatneedsmovingorstaplingdown。

Aprilwouldliketoreportthatdad’soperationwentwell。

8hoursinsurgery,3hoursinrecovery,gallbladderremovedand8%ofhisliver。

Myfather,whowastwoandahalfyearsinremissionfrombowelcancer,wasdiagnosedwithlivercancer。

TheprognosiswasnotgoodoriginallyandIwasdevastated。

Luckilyheseemstobefineandisinremissionagain。

MayIdon’twantto!

13hoursandcounting!

SomeonepleaseknockonmydoorandpresentmewithawindfallsoIdon’thaveto!

Ihadtoreturntoworkafterayearoffonmaternityleave。

Luckilyitwasonlyfortwoandhalfdaysaweek,andmymumhasTheBoy,howeverIwasbesidemyselfandfeltsoguilty。

IttookthreeweeksbeforeIgotbackintheswingofthings。

Junecan’tbelievemygorgeousboyis1today!

Wehadsuchfunwiththebestfirstbirthdayever!

IwentalloutontheVeryHungryCaterpillarthem,includingfoodfromthebookand50mofbunting!

Julymyclever13montholdhasjustwalkedfromthelivingroomtothekitchenandputhistippycupintothesink。

IpromiseyouIdidnottrainhimtodothis,buthelovestidyinguphisdrinksafterhim。

Walkingbroughtawholenewexperienceandtheneedforhisfirstpairofshoes。

Verycute!

AugustAhself-cateringholidays;allthecomfortofhomebutnotquite,where’stheblack-outblind?

WewentonourfirstfamilyholidaywithTheBoyandmyparentstoDorset。

Fabuloustimebutextremelystressfulpackingforit。

(Ohandmyparentsmovedoutofmychildhoodhome,Isobbedlikeababy)

SeptemberisgoingtotakeTheBoyswimminglaterforthefirsttimeandisonlyalittleapprehensive。

Iknow,howridiculoustowaituntilhewas15monthsoldbutIwasscared。

Anywayhubbytookthedayoffworkandwehadgreatfun;TheBoyadoredit。

Wereallyoughttogoagain!

Octoberrightnewphone,notaclue。

Howeverit’sverylovelyandpretty。

Igotmyfirstsmartphone,aHTCDesire。

Blamethatformytweetingandblogging。

Novemberlookingforwardtoseeing’SparksinthePark’laterinCardiff。

TheBoy’sfirstfireworkdisplay,heloveditbutwasmoreexcitedbyallthefallenleavesunderthetrees。

DecembermyovendiedonFriday。

Itis6days’tilChristmas。

Iamstartingtopanic!

Itwasscaryforamomentbut,thankstoamarvellouscompanyinCardiffwhocameoutandfixeditforme,wedidhaveChristmasDay。