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My 2015 Round Up, And A Fab Year

This will be the last round-up of 2015, it has been a fab year. Who would have thought when I wrote my 2014 review my life would have changed how it has. My career has taken a complete turn about, not something I ever thought would happen. But it has, it was all a shock at the time, it still is sometimes. But now I have the luxury of having time to work on my blog and be there after school for the boys.

My 20215 Round Up, And A Fab Year

Moving forward this year I will not have to stress about who has the boys on inset days, and in August when I had to go back to work and the boys were still enjoying their summer. I fact this year to celebrate we may well go on holiday at the end of August, I haven’t been able to do this in years. Instead I was sat through hours or training seminars. This year I will be living it up somewhere amazing.

We have had the most wonderful time with Q Hotels, met so many amazing people and had some incredible adventures. We have many exciting plans ahead and can’t wait for our 2016 Q journey.

Our wonderful lodge at Slaley Hall Q Lodges, Northumberland,My 20215 Round Up, And A Fab Year

My 20215 Round Up, And A Fab Year

We have had the best year traveling as a family and have visited lots of amazing locations in the UK. Had the time of our lives in Orlando and the Caribbean, and created the most wonderful memories as a family; We have laughed so much and shared some incredible moments. And that is exactly what I love about my blog, it is all recorded, the boys can look back at it at any time.

Beaches Resort and Spa Turks and Caicos

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Meeting thing One, Two and the Cat at Dr Suess Landing at Universal Orlando

I have recorded those little things that time helps you forget. They are immortalised in these pages, our little adventures together.

My 20215 Round Up, And A Fab Year


The London Bridge challenge  for us was a celebration of managing a difficult and life changing condition. That was our way of saying, yes diabetes can be a pain, but it has not beat us, has not ruined Jacks life, just changed it.

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And being shortlisted in the Bibs, a finalist in the Mads and winning the Next Bloggers Network Family Blogger Award has all been the icing on an amazing cake. I honestly have to keep pinching myself, I have loved the whole of 2015.  In one way or another it has all been a crazy adventure, even the not so good turned out well in the end.

The NBNEvent And My Weekly Round Up, and the most amazing event at the SOHO Hotel London

I go into 2016 with a little uncertainty, but heaps of enthusiasm and excitement about what lies ahead. I have a few exciting things planned, but other than that no real expectations, because in honestly I have no idea what the future holds. This has never happened to me before as I am such a planner and organiser. But it feels exciting and strangely liberating, the world is my oyster it is all down to me to make the most of the year ahead.


Author of Extraordinary Chaos a family lifestyle and travel blog from a 40+ mum of teenage boys, sharing our family travels, recipes, reviews and country living. Also the co editor of Cruising With Kids Family Cruise Blog

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  1. 28th December 2015 / 7:58 pm

    I always enjoy reading your weekly round ups Sarah and you have certainly had an amazing year when you look back. With regards to your career it just shows that we never know what is around the next corner. I am sure whatever 2016 brings, you will make it a huge success. And I am so happy for you that you get more time with the boys. All of the very best in 2016. Love and hugs xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      28th December 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Ah thank you so much Tracey, I know all quite exciting but a bit scary and have a wonderful new year to you too x

  2. 29th December 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Good luck lovely lady! What an amazing year you’ve had! WOW! Such a difference in your life as you enter 2016. More wonderful things will await you I am sure 🙂 Happy new year lovely and enjoy the months ahead xx

    • SarahJChristie
      31st December 2015 / 4:07 pm

      Ah thank you Jess, I know what a difference a year makes. Best of luck to you in the New Year too my lovely x

  3. There's always time for tea
    30th December 2015 / 10:56 am

    Good luck! Looks like you have had a lovely year! And I bet 2016 will be even better xx

    • SarahJChristie
      31st December 2015 / 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much, yes it has been incredible so here’s hoping for a fab 2016 too x

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