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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

A Meme: My Top Ten of 2010

With the year fast coming to an end (can you BELIEVE it! Where have the last twelve months gone!?) I have found myself reflecting back on my highlights of 2010. 

It really has been quite a year – I started out with an eight week old baby, getting to grips with all things mummy related and now I have a thirteen month old toddler (and am still getting to grips with all things mummy related!). 

This year myself and the Other Half organised the party of the century for madam’s Christening, I returned to work after seven wonderful month’s maternity leave, I had a brilliant weekend in Vegas with my old university girlfriends, I spent nine months dieting (good GOD!) and I started blogging.

I learnt that just because I am now a mum, it doesn’t mean I’m a different person; I just have different priorities. I am still working on how to juggle motherhood with work and friends and everything in between but I’m getting there. 

Whilst in this pensive mood I thought I would write my first Meme, and what better title than My Top Ten of 2010. So here goes:

1. Fave Moment of 2010: There have been so many brilliant moments for me this year – Daisy’s first word, her first steps, getting Take That tickets! But the highlight was definitely Daisy’s first birthday party. We had our ridiculously huuuuge family round for a winter barbecue, lots of wine and fireworks. It was lovely to have everyone there and Daisy had a brilliant evening. I still can’t get over the number of cards and pressies she got – lucky girl! Then, once our guests had left and our partied out one year old had gone to bed, the Other Half and I had a glass of champers by ourselves and thought back to the events of the night of Daisy’s birth! (not the gory details, I hasten to add; just the lovely stuff)

2. Fave Place visited in 2010: This year hasn’t been a big one for travel but I did manage a cheeky weekend in Las Vegas with the girls to celebrate us all hitting the big 3-0. I missed madam loads but it was great to spend some quality time with my friends and have three nights to just be me again. We got dressed up every night, ate delicious food, drank amazing wine, and did loads of shopping and sunbathing. The pool party at Encore was definitely the highlight of my trip---- with my $64 win on the slots (from a $1 bet) coming in at a close second.

3. Fave Website of 2010: www.emmabridgewater.co.uk My favourite shop in the whole wide world. I have spent far too many hours on the website compiling wish lists of items I don’t neeeeed but desperately waaaaant - and far too much money purchasing half the items on said wish list when I really shouldn’t. If you have never had a look before then SHOO! Go now! Beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL things x

4. Fave Event of 2010: Daisy’s Christening. Without a doubt. As I said above, we have such a huge family, it was the first chance for us all to get together since madam’s arrival. So 120 of us (yes you read that correctly!) packed out our local Church and then headed down to our local for a massive buffet and lots of fizz. Our lovely family and friends all travelled from all over the country (and over the border in some cases) and me and the Other Half were made up that so many people could be there.

5. Fave Gig / Play of 2010: I’m a massive lover of live music and pre-Daisy would go to as many gigs as I could cram into my diary. I managed to get to a few gigs this year, and loved them all. My favourites were definitely Shed Seven and The Courteeners – both at the Kentish Town Forum. Shed Seven was my first night out with the girls after Daisy was born and it took me back to my old Britpop days. We drank pints of vodka and diet coke and danced all night (and the next day I had the hangover from hell – my first in over a year!) The Courteeners, only a couple of weeks ago, was a rare night out for the Other Half and I and twas brilliant (for me anyway – I won’t even attempt to hide the fact I have a mammoth crush on Liam Fray and spent most of the night drooling over him)

6. Fave Gadget of 2010: My iPhone!!!! Yes I know I jumped on the bandwagon a bit late (June in fact!) but I couldn’t live without it now. Sincerely. I. Would. Die.

7. Fave Books of 2010: I love cookery books and bought Sophie Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights earlier in the year. I heart it. Gorgeous pictures, delicious recipes and just an all round beautiful book. I just like to flick through it every now and again! The same goes for The Cabbages and Roses Guide to Natural Housekeeping by Christina Strutt, although I’m cheating a bit here as I got this book for Christmas last year. Each page is laid out perfectly, with the prettiest pictures you have ever seen – and very useful, and entirely natural, housekeeping tips to boot.

8. Fave Film of 2010: I finally gave in and watched Chocolat starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp when it was on Film 4 a couple of months ago. I had been resisting for years because I love the book so much; I didn’t think the film could ever match up to it and I didn’t want to risk ruining my own interpretation of the storyline and the characters. I needn’t have worried though. Lasse Hallstrom did a fantastic job and I wouldn’t hesitate in putting this film into my top three of all time.

9. Foodie Discovery of 2010: Tomatoes. Do not laugh. For thirty years I thought I didn’t like them. I was wrong. All it took was my local deli making a mistake with my sandwich order.  And now I am a tomato addict. I can’t believe what I was missing out on for all those years!

10. Biggest Achievement of 2010: Aside from bringing up my scrumptious daughter I would have to say my blog is my biggest achievement of 2010. It was something I wanted to start when I first got pregnant, but working 55 hours a week, commuting for another 15 and suffering from hideous morning sickness and SPD for most of the nine months prevented me. Although I am a relative newcomer to the Mummy Blogging world, I am really proud of what I have done over the last three months. I have met some lovely people along the way and am really looking forward to seeing what 2011 has in store for us all.

So there you have it! My Top Ten of 2010. Now it’s your turn! I’ve tagged a few of you (let me know if you would like to be added to the list) and the usual rules apply. You blog about your Top Ten and tag me (and some others) in your post. 

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Have fun reminiscing, and I can’t wait to read about everyone’s 2010s



  1. Great list Katy! I only discovered tomatoes while I was pregnant with Ivy, suddenly got a craving and love them now. My mum said it would happen at 30 too, this sudden tomato love. Weird.
    Will get to my list when I feel less yuck, yay for memery! xxx

  2. 'Tomato Love'---- Brilliant! That's a whole other blog post! Hope you feel better soon, looking forward to seeing your list x


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