Highs and Lows of January 2018

Highs and Lows of January 2018


Pickle says… We are at the end of January – how can that be possible? We are looking forward to half term already, but first, here are our highs and lows of January 2018….

Highs and Lows of January 2018


Wet and windy mostly. Odd rare sunny, cold days. It has got much colder the last day or so.


The Saundersfoot New Years Day swim. We love this day, the atmosphere in the village is great and this year it was a lovely bright, sunny, crisp day. The village was packed. We had breakfast first before watching the swim then heading to my Nan and Grandad’s for the day.

I went bowling for the first time with some friends after a big lunch together in McDonalds. It was so much fun.

Mummy secured our first holiday of the year to Southbrook Country Park at Easter. We have asked Nana and Grandad to come with us too!

Mummy has a wonderful holiday to Italy planned, just her and my biggest sister MiMi.

Sister Lea had her first public gig as a solo artist. Mummy was SO proud of her.

Luke passed his Maths GCSE and had his Biology one.

Lea sent off  her UCAS application for Uni and has her dates for her interviews / auditions. She wants to take a Degree in Creative Vocals.

Luke applied for a Creative Media college course for September.

I am reading so well, I love it and I am really good at it.

My cousin Matt was 22 on the 23rd and we all went for a fantastic birthday meal to celebrate.

Mummy caught up and watched Season 4 of Peaky Blinders. She is a little in love with Thomas Shelby! Season 5 is out in 2019 and already she can’t wait.

On 26th Lea had her first gig just her and her guitar at an open mic night. She was awesome!

We launched a couple of competitions – you can enter to win a Britax Car Seat here, and over on Instagram you can enter to win a £25 Amazon Voucher. You can also catch up on our adventures and photos.


My Great Nan was taken to hospital on New Years Day feeling poorly, then a couple of weeks ago she suffered a heart attack. As we write this she is still very poorly in hospital, but has done so well that she will probably go into a home. She can’t go to her home, but last week Mummy was told that she only had a few days to live.

Mummy, Luke and Leah watched the film ‘IT’ – and said it was very disappointing.

Mummy’s car needs a new gear box (she has zero luck with cars). It is a big, expensive job. Boo.

We haven’t really been anywhere because of the weather and Mummy’s poorly car, we have had quiet cosy weekends at home, and most evenings at home together too. It is the month for snugging down and keeping warm!

Mummy has been struggling to take decent photos, as the light and weather is so bad 🙁

How was your January?


  1. I did creative media at college and it’s really fun! It’s sounds like you’ve got lots to be proud of this month! Shame to hear about your car, swear they always break at the worst times don’t they? x
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  2. Love to you all xx

    A rollercoaster of a month for you all

  3. How great that bowling was so much fun and congratulations to Luke and Lea on their great achievements!

    I’m really sorry to hear about your great nan and I am sending a whole lot of love to you guys


  4. The wet weather has been our biggest low point

    good luck with the car

  5. It’s surprising how much you can do in a month I find the problem is remembering what happened

  6. I can totally relate tot he naff photos due to the light! Very sorry to hear about your Nan Kaz and also the car but yay for all those positives. Lots going on for you as always. Mich x
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  7. I love all the creativity in your family! You must be so proud of your kids. Sorry to hear about your Nan 🙁
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  8. I am so sorry to hear about your mum/ nan but it sounds like you guys have had a busy old month x
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  9. The weather has been wild, such a real a real mix. We haven’t gotten out as much as we would have wanted. I’m so sorry about your great nan as well, wishing her a speedy recovery x
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  10. Sending all positive wishes to your Great Nan, I hope she gets better soon. The Saundersfoot New Years Day swim sounds great…very brave!

  11. I do hope your Great Nana gets better soon!

  12. I hope you have a good February and that your Nana gets better soon! Cheers to more happy months for the New Year!!

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