The (Not big or fat) quiz of the year 2016!

Since it’s the end of the year, here is a little Q&A quiz just for fun, to reflect on this past year and look ahead to 2017 Katie from Living Life Our Way asked me to do this and I think it is a great way to sum up the year!

What was your highlight of 2016?

Realising that people I don’t know and have never met follow my blog and recommend it to others. I truly cant believe that on Facebook alone I have over 20000 followers of my blog and that just feels so bizarre that so many people are interested in little old me!

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

I think the most memorable thing that in five years time I will still hopefully remember with a smile is moving in with my boyfriend Stuart! Also the year my son Ben moved schools.

Sum up 2016 in one word.


Name one pearl of wisdom from 2016 that you will carry with you through 2017.
I have learnt that not everyone will like you and not everyone has to! I love what I do and if people don’t like it that’s their choice. I have realised that I don’t have to please everyone and to spend more time doing things for me and not always focussing so much on everyone else that I forget myself.

Do you have any new year resolutions?

Yes, I am to blog much more and promote and share my website to give me a chance of earning through it and continuing to enjoy it. I also want to do some more races and do at least another half marathon and beat the time from the Great North Run!

How are you seeing in the new year?

I posted this just after new year after a busy few days with my son backwards and forwards to the hospital after his cast on one of his legs cracked and had to be sorted out, but I spent New Years Eve with my family.

What would you most like to do in 2017?

Lots of running and spending time with Ben and Stuart. I would love to find a bit more about myself and who I want to be too. After years of abusive relationships and lacking self confidence I feel I don’t really know who I am properly and my aims in life moving forwards so I really want to work on that – a blog post is coming about that in the next few days!

What are your main goals for 2017?

Continue to grow my blog and in doing so help others who are following similar journeys to myself. I definitely aim to run a half marathon in a time of 2hrs 15 or less, I would absolutely love to achieve that! Generally though my main goal is just to continue to be happy and spend lots of time with my family.

I tag the following great bloggers Mama WilkosCups of Charlotte, Gay Step Dad, Better Together Home to answer these questions next and I look forward to reading your posts! 

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