Thursday 31 December 2015

Our Year in Pictures 2015

2015 has been a crazy year for us with highlights including Jade meeting her idol and our first family camping holiday, and we've really enjoyed sharing it with you. So, for our last post of 2015, I thought I would post a little collection of our best bits, in picture form. Happy New Year and thanks so much for supporting us and sharing our bonkers ideas and crazy adventures!

January: Swallows and Amazons

View From a Theatre Box
L's first trip to the theatre and didn't he love it! 

February: Alternative Valentine's Ideas

Valentine's Day Merchandise Illustration
Avoiding the obvious on Valentine's Day, expertly illustrated by my talented friend, Mrs Pixie Bee!

March: Low Cost Beauty Tips

Different Beers and Sweets
Some weren't sure if this was an acceptable use, but I wrote about using beer as a hair softener!

April: Rembering Jack, The Final Chapter

Presenting Charity Cheque
In April, we showed you where all the money raised from our Rememberng Jack fundraiser went. An emotional end to an emotional story. 

May: Living with Asthma 

Lady Holding Ice Cream
In May, Jade wrote about growing up as an Asthma sufferer and offered advice to parents on how to help their children cope with the illness. 

June: Camping Adventures

Boy on Large Beach
June was a very exciting month, as it featured our camping holiday with Roebeck Country Park. Only Phil had ever been camping before so it was a big adventure for everyone! 

July: Meeting Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson with Fan

Here, Jade writes a heartfelt post about realising her lifelong dream to meet her idol, Jacqueline Wilson. 

August: Men Will Never Understand Women!

Boy and Dad in Dog House Tent
This month we featured a guest post from Phil on the subject of his confusions over the stranger habits of women

September: Dismaland


A guest post this month, from my lovely friend Mel, from The Diary of a Jewellery Lover, who wrote about her recent visit to the Dismaland attraction in Weston-Super-Mare.

October: Easy Beef Wellington

Beef wellington in Pan
This Beef Wellington was my favourite recipe of the year! 

November: The Gunpowder Mills

Boy Launching Bottle Rocket
A seasonal post for Guy Fawkes Night, featuring The Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey.

December: Zooropia Arial Assault Course

Silhouetted Zooropia Arial Rope Course

In December, L discovered a head for heights when he completed the 8 metre Zooropia course at Bristol Zoo Gardens. 

I could go on and on, but that's a potted year at The Parent Game. I really hope you've enjoyed our posts, there are lots more to come in 2016!

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  1. You did so well helping raise money through the remembering Jack fundraiser. I loved reading your blog this year Lucy. You are an inspiration.

  2. I love this recap! Such a good way to look back at the year and makes you think about favourite bits for each month! That photo with Jaqueline Wilson is just perfect, your daughter looks so happy!
    Thanks for sharing your year,

  3. A lovely run-down. And amazing for Jade to meet Jacqueline Wilson!


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