A year to be thankful for

It hasn’t been the easiest year. As years go, there’ve been more tricky times than I care to remember.

I’ve lost two members of my family, worked hours I didn’t think possible and seen my daughter battle hypermobile joints leading to a delay in walking.


But. I have also seen my toddler take those hypermobile joints and give them the middle finger. I have seen her run across sandy beaches and welcome the waves with joy. I have spent evenings lying, exhausted on the sofa and been treated to homemade meals and known there is a reason I married the man I call the (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine. We have battled this year together.

I have made new friends and visited new places. I have reached new goals in my work and strived to take them to even bigger things. I have written and written and written and talked a bit and written some more.

Yes, it’s been a thoroughly tough year. But those moments of joy make it all worthwhile.

January: not walking

February: Beach love

March: Outside

April: Chasing freedom

May: Mastering naughtiness

June: Walking

July: Finding happiness

August: New memories

September: Some luxury

October: Exploring woods

November: London adventure

December: Stolen kisses


  1. says

    What a year you’ve had….as you say, so much horrible stuff but if you can take away the good stuff too and focus on that, I guess it will help in some way. Your little girl looks so cute!

  2. says

    Molly, what a beautiful post. It does sound like you have had a challenging year. But you have also been rewarded. I love your photos. All the best for 2013.

  3. Liz says

    Molly, that photo of Freya on the horse is adorable! Great idea to set the year out like that in photos. Helps to remind us of all the great times as well as the bad. Wishing you a happy Christmas and even better new year, Liz xxx

  4. says

    Wow I forgot you got married this year too!! Well done to F for overcoming the hurdle she probably couldn’t have cared less about!! 🙂 may 2013 be filled with lots of highs for you. The pic of F hiding behind the curtain made me chuckle. We had to tell z off yesterday for trying to swing on ours!

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