I can’t quite believe that 2019 has finished and that we’re into a new decade. I’ve seen so many people review their decade over on social media that I thought it would be nice to create a little blog post for mine. So let’s get stuck in as it’s been a BIG DECADE!
The decade started with some BIG changes! I moved out of my childhood home and into our first home. The house was bought in 2009 and after working on it for around 6 months we finally got to move in in February 2010. With that came a lot of emotions for me as I also left Taid alone for the first time.
Another big year as we sold our first house and bought our forever home.
This year brought great joy and great sadness. We got married at Caer Rhun Hall and it was a beautiful day. The weather was perfect and all the family was there including my wonderful Taid. A couple of months later the saddest day of my life happened when that wonderful man passed away. Despite the fact that I had a new man now (my husband) Taid will always be my main man!
We didn’t waste anytime in expanding our little family. In 2013 I was pregnant with my eldest. In fact I was 3 months pregnant with her when I jumped the fence at the Canadian Grand Prix where we met a lot of the F1 drivers!
Oh and that was a couple of days after I met Tom Hanks in New York. Yes I met THE Tom Hanks! Only briefly but still I met him!!
The year should’ve ended with the arrival of our eldest was due 31 December 2013 but didn’t quite make it until…
… January 2014 when she was finally evicted! This is the one of the biggest things to happen to me. Who knew that before the end of 2014 I would be pregnant again with our littlest (we don’t waste time do we?!).
A repeat of 2014 with the arrival of our littlest. Same as her older sister, she came out “via the sunroof” (as my Dad calls it) as I had to have an emergency cesarean section due to complications during the birth.
My husband got selected to be a participant in a Welsh TV show but it had to be filmed in Ireland….which led to the dumbest passport incident ever!
Highlight of this year came in the very first month. Not only did I receive a birthday video from Alan Fletcher (aka Karl Kennedy from Neighbours) but I also got to see an episode of Red Dwarf being filmed.
In February we were also one of the lucky few to see The Tenderloins (aka Impractical Jokers) first UK show at the Manchester Academy. Fab seats and so worth waiting in the cold to meet Joe and Murr!
A couple of months after my husband’s grandmother passed away being the second great loss in our family this decade. She had reached an incredible age of 96 and was a formidable woman!
Career wise 2017 saw me being made partner in the firm I’d been working in for 15 years.
My mam won tickets to go to Silverstone to celebrate Williams 40 years in F1. So I went with her. And while I was there I got to walk through the pit and see some of those famous cars spin around the track.
That wasn’t the only motorsport event I attended – got to sample my first ever Wales Rally GB event! It was cold, it was wet but it was fun!
We’re still not sure why we hadn’t heard about Machynlleth Comedy Festival but I’m so glad we did! We had a great time and saw a lot of famous faces including Michael Sheen, Josh Widdicombe and Ed Gamble to name a few.
2019 was a busy and great year to finish the decade with.
- We finally got our kitchen and en suite redone! We moved out of our house to the inlaws house for a month so that the builders had access to our house.
- It’s been a year of local adventures I ticked off two major items off my bucket list – doing Zipworld Titan and Zipworld Slate Caverns.
- I’ve also refound my love for steam engines and was kindly invited by the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway to travel along the Caernarfon to Porthmadog line.
- My best friend got married!
- Ohhhh and I met Boyzone!!! What a way to end a decade!