It’s been almost three weeks since I published my last post on here and what a great three weeks it’s been. I’m now sat back at my desk whilst trying to cuddle the radiator and thinking about setting some (belated) New Year’s resolutions.
Following Taylor’s second birthday party the week before, we had a lovely relaxing Christmas spent at my parents’. My sister’s family (who live in Dubai) usually come back, but they stayed at home this year so it was just the five of us. As usual my parents pulled out all of the stops to make it special and we ate and drank ourselves into oblivion. I know that I’m 32, but I still love going ‘home’ to my parents’ and being a daughter again too, rather than always the mum!
On the 27th December we boarded a plane at Birmingham airport and jetted off to sunny Dubai. I don’t mean to gloat (okay, perhaps a little!), but we really did have a fantastic time. Taylor was in her element with her big cousin to play with and we had some amazing days out at Legoland Dubai, Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi and a barbecue in the dessert on New Year’s Eve. We also spent four nights at the Fairmont Hotel in Abu Dhabi, which is about an hour’s taxi ride from Dubai. The hotel and beach were fabulous and it was so nice to be able to spend some quality time together as a family. I’m going to miss them all so much again now that we’re back home!
Taylor seemed to come on leaps and bounds with her communication and for the first time ever, I think I might actually be the favourite. I’ve had more than enough cuddles and kisses these past two weeks to make up for the lack of them over the past two years!
I seem to have also taken a not completely intentional blog break over this period. And I don’t just mean from writing posts – aside from a few holiday snaps on Instagram, I haven’t looked at my social media accounts once. I didn’t schedule any posts (more because I just ran out of time!) and I wasn’t even tempted to check my visitor stats. It’s the first time I’ve disconnected totally in the two years since I started blogging and, if I’m honest, it felt amazing! I’m now back and raring to go though and I’m excited about what 2017 will bring.
Happy New Year all x