2018: A Year In Photos

Happy New Year! 2018 was a year full of ups and downs – hopefully, 2019 will bring us more of the highs. Every year, I like to choose my twelve favourite photos from the past year and look back on them. Here are my favourites from last year.


This is a photo of the pier and Grand Hotel in Llandudno. We started off 2018 without a car, as ours broke down shortly after Christmas. Benjamin and I went on the bus for the morning.


February was a month of very few photos. We were getting ready to move house and it felt like we had snow pretty much every day, so we didn’t get out as much. This one was taken on a trip to our (then) local park.


March saw the weather improve slightly, and us get out and about. I took the boys to an ice cream shop in Llandudno, and I loved Alex’s face in this picture – it just sums him up a tee! March was also the month that a group of us descended on Center Parcs in Eleveden for my now sister-in-law’s hen do. What a weekend that was!


April brought some better with it, and that meant lots of pretty sunsets. I had wanted to go to Talacre and take a photo of the Point of Ayr lighthouse at sunset for ages, and I finally did it. It was also the month that I was able to meet one of my besties, Stacey from Stacey In The Sticks, and her family!.


Trying to choose my favourite photo from May was impossible – it was the best month! My brother (the one with the sunglasses) got married in the most beautiful venue in Suffolk and it was the most magical day. It rained pretty much all day but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. The next day we all went to Felixstowe for a drink on the pier and fish and chips, and us all being in one place was lovely.


June was hot hot hot! It was also the start of the world cup, which for a huge footie fan like me was heaven. We went to the National Armed Forces Day in Llandudno, as well as spending lots of time on the beach.


July was a month of fun. It kicked off with my nephews first birthday, followed by a visit to Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo and Greenwood Forest Park.


August was another fabulous month. We went to Suffolk, where my brother lives for a week, which was lovely. We stayed in a caravan with my parents and got out about, visiting Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds and Aldeburgh, which are all beautiful places.


September was the month that saw Ben start nursery and Harrison start Junior school, and they have both flourished so much this year. We also had the opportunity to go to the top of Snowdon on the mountain railway. While we couldn’t see much from the top because it was so cloudy, the views on the way up were amazing!


October was the month with the highest high and the lowest low for us. At the beginning of the month, we found out I was pregnant with our Pumpkin, and for a couple of weeks, it was lovely. Then it all started going wrong, and by the end of the month, I had miscarried. There aren’t many photos from that month, other than the ones I took at the Wales GB Rally.


November was a quiet and gentle month, while we gave ourselves time to come to terms with the miscarriage. It meant walks on the beach and visits to the local park rather than any big days out.


December sort of passed by in a blur of parties, performances and presents. One minute it was the beginning of December and I was driving to Birmimgham for a bloggers Christmas party, the next it was New Years Eve and I was watching BirdBox in bed with a cup of tea at 9pm. My favourite part was being at my parents the weekend before. All of us were together again and it was just one of those perfect moments.

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