A new year and I have decided to complete another year in pictures. I have now completed two years of 'One Picture Everyday For One Year' and I have found that it is such a lovely record of our year. It is only when you look back over the year you realise how much the children have changed and grown and how much you have packed into your time. So, for me, I always knew that I would go for another year. This year is a leap year so I will have a Project366!
We have an exciting year ahead and I cannot wait to share it all with you.
Here is our first week of 2016 in pictures..,
Friday 1st January 2016
Around Christmas time I decided to take part in the Sky Blanket project which was thought up by Aly from BugBirdBee, The Boy and Me and You Little Sew and Sew. As soon as I heard about it I knew it would be a project which I would love to take part in. Each day I will be crocheting a line (it did start off as a square a day, hence the picture above) a day using a colour that has been inspired by the colours in the sky that day. This project has made me slightly obsessed with the sky and yarn which is a colour that could be seen in the sky! As soon as the new year started I could not wait to get going on my blanket!
Saturday 2nd January 2016
The new year started with a cold which really start to get me down on Saturday. Saturday was always going to be a hard day as it was my late Grandad's birthday. Saturday was all about Olbas Oil, hot lemon drinks and Soothers!
Sunday 3rd January 2016
Sunday was a chill out day. We did not go far and I spent the majority of the day in my cosy sock, curled up on the settee doing crochet. I really did not feel well.
Monday 4th January 2016
Monday was the start of my slimming plans. I started on Slimming World again. I was still not feeling well so did not do a lot apart from being with the children. Next month we will have had our dogs for a year. When they were stood looking out of the window I was amazed by how much they have grown. They are no longer the tiny little puppies that we bought home.
Tuesday 5th January 2016
The children returned to school on Tuesday and I was feeling more myself. I changed my Sky Blanket idea from squares to a lined blanket. I am a lot happier with it and am looking forward to trying and learning new stitches and techniques.
Wednesday 6th January 2016
On Wednesday I completed day 2 of the 30 Day Shred fitness plan. This year I am seeking the slimmer me and will be posting each week how I get on with my weight loss. I will be ready to get into a swimsuit in the summer. You can see how I get on in my Slimmerseeker post.
Thursday 7th January 2016
After a very grey start to my Sky Blanket I was delighted to see this beautiful sun set. Since starting I am always looking up for colours. I have even got the children looking and pointing out the colours that they see.
Friday 8th January 2016
Before my diet started, Friday night was always cheese and wine night for the hubby and I. This week I loved my Friday night treat. This huge bowl of meringue nests, fruit salad and fat free yogurt only contained 5 syns for the 2 meringues. I was even able to enjoy a gin and syn free tonic and still not reach my maximum syn allowance! I was over the moon with how Friday went.
Saturday 9th January 2016
Saturday was a busy day. We started the day off with Isabella's ballet class. We then needed to go with Joseph to collect our new glasses, which I am really pleased with. Along with the healthy eating I am enjoying fresh fruit smoothies. I made this delicious smoothie on Saturday.
There, that is the start of our 2016. I hope you have a great week.
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