I can not believe I have been blogging for one year. Where has that year gone. I can remember sitting here this time last year setting up my corner of the internet, trying to find a name and with so many ideas of what to write but no real idea what I was doing.
My blog has given me so many things. A place to vent and a place to showcase our days out. We have received some fantastic things to review, as well as host some giveaways, and I am so thankful to the companies that took the time to contact me and gave me that opportunity. But most of all it has brought me friends. Friends that I have never met and friends that I have met just the once. Whether I have met them or not I feel like I know each and every one and they have been a great support to me with the 'me too's' and the 'I know how you feel'.
I firstly want to thank Emma at Brummy Mummy of 2. You made me take the leap into setting up this blog. I had been following you on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and when you published your post So You Wanna Start A Blog I thought 'lets do this' and I am so glad I did, so thank you!
Then there is Emily at Twin Mummy and Daddy and Sarah at Run Jump Scrap who were the first bloggers I met in person at BritMums last year. We all met at Paddington and a friendship was formed from then. They were my safety nets there and thank you both for being so kind. And since we met they have been my go to people for advice or even to just say hi when I feel lost in this blogosphere.
Thank you to everyone I met at BritMums and to those that took the time to come by and say hello, Mummascribbles, It's Mostly Okay and Twinderelmo. You will never know how much that meant that you knew who I was. Especially Amie from Finding Our Feet who told me she loved my blog, that made my year!
I can't mention everyone that has made an impact on me and my blog because otherwise this post would be full of tags but I can't publish this without mentioning Helen at All The Beautiful Things who I have never met but I feel like I know you so well and thank you for taking the time to comment on my posts. Then there is Beth at Life As Mum who gave me the opportunity to join Just Another Linky, which I believe is one of the main reasons my blog has grown how it has. It gave me the opportunity to find and communicate with some fantastic blogs and bloggers. That brings me to all of the people that link up with us each and every week. Whether you pop by every week or every now and then, thank you!
And I promise this is the last person I am going to tag and that is Nigel (Emily's husband) at DIY Daddy for commenting and supporting my blog. Thank you.
Then to the rest of you gorgeous bunch, thank you! I wish I could mention you all.
I could never have known what this blog was to give me when I set it up and where it would take me. Each and every day I link up with fellow bloggers and read some pretty amazing blogs. I'm not sure where my blog will take me but I am pretty happy with where it is at the moment. People are reading my posts and engaging with me on a daily basis.
Thank you to each and every person that takes the time to like, comment and share my posts and pictures on all my social media. Each and every like, comment or share means so much to me.
I took the leap just a few months after I set up the blog to share it with my friends and family and I was so nervous with how it would be taken. But it couldn't have gone better and I want to thank them for their support and for actually reading my, sometimes, rambling posts.
I couldn't go without mentioning Tots100. I know stats aren't everything but this month I got into the top 500, position 491 to be precise, but to get into the top 500 is amazing!
This little corner of the internet where I share my children's tantrums, what I'm having for tea, pictures that I find beautiful and experiences I want to share has brought me so much joy and I cant wait to see what the next year will bring.
So once again, THANK YOU! You have made this blog what it is today and you have made me smile.