It’s been really quiet over here lately. So many things have changed over the last couple of months and my blog has taken a back seat..again. I love writing it and hope that one day it’ll take off but for now, my enegery and concentration has to be on other things. So I thought I’d try and regain my blogging mojo by filling you in on the last few months.

Firstly, Archie turned one! I wrote a post about his first birthday and our day out to the farm nearly a month ago. And even then, it was nearly 2 weeks after his birthday! It was totally different to Henry’s birthday but so special. For Henry’s, we had a big party the weekend before his birthday and then took him to the zoo for his big day. For Archie’s, we didn’t have a party as such. We took him to the farm on the Saturday (his actual birthday) and then the day after, we went to our families houses and he had 2 mini parties. It was perfect. I can’t believe I’m no longer a mum of a baby. It’s terrifying but exciting at the same time!

Speaking of babies, the topic of “number three” came up the other day. Don’t worry, there’s not going to be a pregnancy announcement any time soon! But Henry was 17 months when we decided to have Archie. It was only natural that we spoke about the possibility of another one soon. We’re still not 100% at the moment. We’d like there to be a bigger gap between Archie and #3 but if it happens sooner, so be it! Some things are meant to be.

We would like to be married before we have another though, mainly so we all have the same last name. Legally, I’ve still got my maiden name but to anyone else, I’ve got Gareth’s surname. I’d just like it to be official. We’ve been together for nearly 5 years now so it’s time I guess. Ideally, we’d like a handfasting in a beautiful setting within nature, surrounded by our loved ones but I’m not sure that’s going to happen any time soon (moving house and a new car are top of our priorities list at the moment!) So for now, we’re looking at having the legal ceremony early next year with just a couple of witnesses. That gives us more time to plan (and save!) for the wedding we actually want. 

And the big news….I got a job! 

I was 18 when we decided to have Henry. Slap bang in the middle of my second year of A Levels and because of when his due date was, I couldn’t complete the year (my last exam was actually on the day I was released from hospital after my section). I could never decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. But I’ve always been good at writing. My teachers at school used to use it as a way to get me to concentrate. It’s taken me 3 years but I finally got somewhere with it. I’m now a self employed freelance writer, employed “full time” by a company (by full time, I mean I’m on their books to take up projects each month) and I can also take on other clients as well in between. I’m so proud that my first job is working for myself and I’m so pleased I don’t have to rely 100% on Gareth. 

I will be writing more on here though, reviews and days out mainly. We’ve also started a YouTube channel and I’m hoping to branch out more into vlogging. If there’s anything anyone wants to read/watch, then please message me! I’m open to all suggestions.

Shannon x

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