goodbye 2011, hello 2012

January 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm 10 comments

Happy New Year everyone and a very warm welcome to 2012
I was quite chuffed that I managed to stay awake until midnight yesterday and see in the year in which our little one will be born (due on Friday but no signs of an early escape yet!).  2011 was quite a year by all accounts:  forever remembered for times of great sadness and unbelievable joy.  Who knows what 2012 has in store… apart from the obvious lack of sleep, pooey nappies and hours spent marvelling at the little miracle we’ve created!

My blogging year for 2011 faltered somewhat when I was deep in the throes of morning/noon/night sickness.  So it was interesting to receive an email today from the stats helper monkeys at who’d prepared a personalised report for 2011 for how my blog fared.  It seems I’m not the only one addicted to making preserves judging by the most popular searches that lead people to my little corner of the blogosphere.  Here’s a sneak preview or you can click here to see the complete report.  
It seems timely to say a big thank you to all of you who continue to look out for posts when my blog goes a bit quiet, leave lovely comments and have links to my site from yours. You know who you are (and if you don’t it’s in the report now!)
Happy blogging all in 2012.

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(not) making Christmas Pudding Truffles 2011 in pictures

10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nip it in the bud  |  January 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    christmas pic – bump at 38+4 weeks with soon-to-be Aunty Nina and cousin Kim

  • 2. Miss M  |  January 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Happy New Year, my dear ! Hope you and yours have a safe and happy one as well as a wonderful delivery. Who knows, if he/she waits long enough, we may share a birthday !

    All the best in 2012 ! Xx

  • 3. BilboWaggins  |  January 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Happy New Year to you all. So looking forward to meeting the new member of your family! Hobbit huggles, xx

  • 4. Jacqueline  |  January 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Good luck for the next week or however that baby holds on for. I love the yearly round up, what a nice thing. Going to have to have words with blogger, they are lacking!

  • 5. Johanna GGG  |  January 2, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I agree with jac that blogger should do this sort of round up – it is great – good luck with baby and hope 2012 is a good one

  • 6. Mal  |  January 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

    All the best to you and your expanding family for 2012!

  • 7. hillwards  |  January 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Happy New Year – and good luck! Sara.

  • 8. Mel (Formerly Fiona Mayhem)  |  January 3, 2012 at 3:40 am

    A very Happy New Year to you and the whole household, Nic, including Bump-soon-to-be-baby

    I wish you good luck for the birth, and everything that you wish for yourself for the year ahead. x

  • 9. Kate  |  January 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

    All the best for the coming weeks… and looking forward to reading some lovely new-baby news here very soon! I’m 6 months behind you – due at the end of June – so I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog-front too.
    Kate x

  • 10. Nip it in the bud  |  January 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Miss M – thanks and lovely to hear from you. Very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012 and enjoy your birthday x

    Bilbo – and so looking forward to sharing the joy :o)

    Jac – I suspect like lots of first time mums I shall be kept waiting!

    Johanna – I’m sure it will be and I wish the same for you

    Mal – thanks. I bet it’s wet in Scotland today!

    Sara – cheers and best wishes to you too

    Mel – thanks and lovely to have you back (did you notice you’re listed in my top 5 commenters on the report?)

    Kate – congratulations, hope you’re having a bloomin’ lovely pregnancy.


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