I was thrilled to be nominated for the versatile blogger award, because I was in the midst of a nasty stomach bug and desperately needed some cheering up!
For my theme I’m giving you one random fact per year from 2007 to now… here goes…
2007: I set up a food manufacturing company from my kitchen in London. Unfortunately it was ill timed with the credit crunch looming, and I folded it almost a year to the day of setting it up. It left me in financial ruin but was one of the best experiences I have ever had.
2008: I was a surprise bridesmaid for one of my besties in Australia. Her hubby flew me out there so I could be part of the bridal party, and we’d done a great job of convincing her I wouldn’t be going. She was absolutely stunned when she saw me and it was a fantastic week.
2009: Hubby and I went to India on our honeymoon, and were there at the same time Slumdog Millionaire had cleaned up at the Oscars. We watched the film for the first time in ages the other night, and it brought back amazing memories. I can still remember being in the back of a taxi listening to all the Oscars buzz on the radio.
2010: I was made redundant at the end of maternity leave when 4yo was 10 months. I had temped at the company for a short while before going perm, which meant that I had been a permanent employee a few weeks shy of the statutory two years and technically they owed me nada. Everyone thought they would be gracious seeing as I was on mat leave, but they screwed me over and gave me zilch. Fortunately I found my current job shortly after, which is a gazillion times better than the one I would have gone back to at the original firm. Just goes to show that for every door that closes, another is sure to open.
2011: we moved to our lovely house and started to feel like real grown ups!
2012: The Olympics came to town, and although we didn’t have tickets to any events hubby, me and the girls took a trip to the mightily impressive Olympic Park. I was a little hesitant at first, what with our toddler only being a few months old but the sling did us proud. It was a glorious summers day, and we all had a fabulous time, so pleased we went.
2013: Just last week hubby and I decided we are going to try for a home birth for our baby boy who is due in February. Watch this space…