I really have no idea where the year went, they seem to pass by quicker, the older I get! This year saw us finally take the plunge and do something we'd been threatening to do for years, go properly camping! I was very nervous about this, so in 2015 we had a 'practice' by going glamping on the Isle of Wight, and this was the next step. Just like the previous year, everybody loved it and it was just one of many highlights of another whirlwind year. Once again, thanks to all who support the blog by reading, sharing and commenting, it's really so much fun to be able to write and share our adventures, and we hope to have lots more fun posts for you in the coming year.
January: SS Great Britain
One of our favourite Bristol attractions, and perfect for the inclement weather, as a lot of it's indoors. I can't believe how much he's grown!
February: Asda's Wonky Veg
February saw the arrival of the first ever Wonky Veg box from Asda and I challenged myself to see how many recipes I could make from it!
Whilst waiting for Luke to finish rehearsals with his choir, we set out to find the beautiful buildings of Bristol and snapped some contrasting images of different styles of buildings in the city.
April: Awesome Autism
This is probably my favourite post of the year. It was something I wanted to say for a very long time, but I couldn't quite find the words. It took an extrordinary individual, from the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project, to give me just the inspiration I needed.
We really enjoyed reviewing the Travelodge in Birmingham. I was pleased with how the photos turned out in this post, as it's always tricky taking photos of venues, especially hotel rooms! We are hoping to do lots more travel posts this year.
The quality of this photo is pretty diabolical, but it served a very important purpose in highlighting the dangers of sinking mud on our coastline, after Luke got stuck and lost his favourite wellies! Thankfully, the appropriately named Bogs Footwear were on hand to kindly send him a new pair to review a few months later!
July: Beautiful Birmingham
In July, I finally got around to writing a long-planned post about the beauty and culture of the city of Birmningham. Everytime I visit, I find something new that I love about the city and I felt it deserved its own post! Thanks to Birminghamtoolkit.com for the photograph.
Taking the plunge and going camping was a big thing for us, but something we are all really pleased we did. It was certainly an experience and I even wrote a Camping Poem about everything I missed! We had some, typically British, extreme weather conditions, but we learned a lot along the way and are keen to do it all again this year.
September: A Voyage on The Matthew
A school trip the previous term had left us really keen to spend some more time on The Matthew, an exact replica of a tiny sailing ship from the 1400's. The weather had been bad on the day of the school trip and we had only sailed for a short while, so we were really pleased to be invited to review a harbour cruise.
October: The DanTDM Live Tour
This month saw the culmination of much excitement for Luke, who was thrilled to meet his idol. DanTDM, who is a Minecraft Youtuber, is someone who has inspired Luke to take part in videos for our own Youtube channel. We had a lot of fun travelling to Cardiff for the event and Luke had the time of his life meeting Dan, who could not have been lovelier.
November: The Magic of Bath Christmas Market
Ok, it didn't actually snow, I added that effect, just for artistic embellishment! Bath Christmas Market was a fantastic place to visit though, with an incredible atmosphere and lots of quirky, unusual gift ideas to discover.
November and December were crazy busy and I was disappointed not to have more time to write more random posts, but we had a lot of fun writing about our favourite products, both our own and some we were sent to review. I did manage to squeeze in this craft post, which I was quite chuffed with. It included some easy-to-make gifts, including this trinket box.