Five Things | Highlights of 2019

Holidays with the boys

I decided last year that being a solo parent really wasn't going to hold me back from taking the boys on holidays.
I didn't think I'd take them to the Isle of Man ever, let alone whilst they are still quite little but with the opportunity to do so and using one of my "f*ck its" we went. And I am so glad we did. The weather was awful and they only saw one practice race but they got to go to my happy place and the island that changed my life so much.
We were also lucky enough to be able to have a weeks holiday at Bluestone in Wales. Something I will be writing about really soon. It was amazing and a holiday I really felt like I succeeded as a solo parent.

James Arthur and Dermot Kennedy

I went to see James Arthur at the Hammersmith Apollo and it was incredible. HE was incredible. His band were incredible. I wish so much I could go back and soak it all up even more and relive it over and over.
And similarly with Dermot Kennedy. I always said I wouldn't be able to see him live because I didn't think I would be able to cope. He was just as amazing, if not better, than I could have imagined and I would jump at the chance of seeing him again.

Days Out

I made more of an effort with our days out in 2019 and one of the best had to be our afternoon in Wells with Hayley and the children. It was definitely one of those "why have we not done this before?!" moments I think. 
After the Isle of Man I also decided to go with the boys to Snetterton to watch British Super Bikes which was just amazing. We also went back another date to watch Truck Racing and car racing too. Definitely something we'll be going to see again in 2020!! 
It's been really lovely to be able to look over my phone and my Instagram and see these moments and memories.


I had some really amazing opportunities with work last year and although some was tough I am learning to sift through the tough times with the amazing times and to be able to look back and smile. Ultimately, the people I met and made friends with was a major highlight and for however long those friendships last I'll always be grateful for them.


I feel like the control I've had over my life was a big part of 2019. I felt more in control of everything in terms of how I was treated, how I allowed people to treat me and I had my slip ups but I learnt from them. It's nice to be able to look back and feel like I grew and managed to deal with certain situations.
I just hope I can continue that into 2020.

An Authentic Tattoo

My word for 2024 is "authentic" and so far I'm doing my best to live by this. I've shared already ' things I will no ...