The (Not Big Or Fat) Quiz Of The Year

The (Not Big Or Fat) Quiz Of The Year

As I find myself easing my way back into blogging nice and gently now the New Year is here, I was delighted to be tagged in Laura’s ‘(Not Big Or Fat) Quiz Of The Year’ post. Laura blogs over at Wafflemama and you should all check her out because she’s fabulous. She also runs a lovely little linky on a Friday called the #FriYAYlinky. I know you all love a good linky so you should stop by some time!

Anyhow, without further ado – thank you Laura and here are my answers. Drumroll please…

 

WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT OF 2016?

Without doubt our fabulous holiday to Portugal. Two weeks of bliss with the loves of my life. I wrote a little post about it.

NAME ONE THING YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO REMEMBER ABOUT 2016 IF ASKED IN FIVE YEARS TIME?

Sadly, but I think it’s safe to say 2016 was a year of unbelievable news stories. From celebrity deaths to scary politics. That is of course if the next five years don’t supersede that. Blimey – that doesn’t even bear thinking about! Let’s move on…

SUM UP 2016 IN ONE WORD.

Busy!

NAME ONE PEARL OF WISDOM FROM 2016 THAT YOU WILL CARRY WITH YOU THROUGH 2017?

To totally have faith in myself! I’ve grown this blog baby so much in the last nine months and had so much praise. I didn’t ever really think I was particularly good at anything before, but perhaps I might be changing my opinion on that now. It’s going well.

DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS?

I don’t. I don’t like them. I think they involve too much pressure. I think it’s important to take one day at a time when it comes to wanting to achieve something. There’s a little gem of a quote over on my latest Wednesday Wisdom that discusses this.

HOW DID YOU SEE IN THE NEW YEAR?

We were meant to be settling down to a M & S Dine In For Two and watch Robbie Rock Big Ben whilst seeing in the New Year. But we ended up at our neighbours! It was a lovely evening. I spent the first day of 2017 feeling guilty that my little man had had a super late night and how it was very irresponsible of me – but he was fine! I was being too hard on myself. He’s older now and can do things like that from time to time!

WHAT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO DO IN 2017?

There are so many concerts I want to get to, sadly getting to all of them will be impossible. I want to try and get to see my beloved Robbie and hopefully McFly will tour again. I also hope to get away for a week in the Summer with my boys. We are planning a week in the UK this year – hopefully the Isle of Wight as it’s a place full of brilliant childhood memories. I want to make some more with my own little family. Little man starts school this year too, so I want to try and get through that without having an emotional mummy breakdown!

WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN GOALS FOR 2017?

I want to complete my Social Media Diploma course. Do the best I can in a new role at work and just keep on working hard on this blog. I am striving to get more page views so will be working hard on achieving that – but one day at a time! Blogging is a marathon – not a sprint!

 

Vikki, Maria and Naomi – as requested, you have been tagged and so it’s over to you! I can’t wait to see your answers!

 

I regularly link up to these lovely linkys.

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28 Comment

  1. Reply
    Nige
    7th January 2017 at 9:31 am

    Looks a great tag and good luck for 2017 Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      7th January 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Sure will 🙂

  2. Reply
    Emily
    7th January 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Good luck for your social media course. It sounds like 2017 has lots in store for you. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      7th January 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  3. Reply
    ohmummymia
    7th January 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Blogging is a marathon – not a sprint! I need to print it out! I would love to have more pageviews but as you said is not a marathon:D I need to remember it
    #FriYAYLinky

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      7th January 2017 at 8:08 pm

      I should probably heed my own advice sometimes!!! 😄😄

  4. Reply
    CaptainKirt
    8th January 2017 at 2:20 am

    Great insights. Hope it’s a good year for you.

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th January 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you. And you too.

  5. Reply
    Lou - MammyNotMummy
    8th January 2017 at 11:24 am

    Good Luck for 2017! Sounds another busy year for you!
    #blogstravaganza

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th January 2017 at 10:00 pm

      It does doesn’t it?! Thanks so much 🙂

  6. Reply
    Shinners and the Brood
    8th January 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Good luck with the course. Sounds really interesting! You’ve done so much with your lovely blog in a mere 9 months! Yay, you! #blogstravaganza

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th January 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Ah thanks so much. That’s really lovely to hear. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  7. Reply
    five little doves
    8th January 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I love your answers, good luck with your social media course! I hope that 2017 is kinder to us, far too many greats taken this year. Thank you for linking with #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th January 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Ah thank you. And yes I couldn’t agree more. X

  8. Reply
    Kerry
    8th January 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Good luck for 2017! I love the Isle of Wight, we went last year but I’d love Roget there again with the family. #Blogstravaganza

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th January 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks so much. And all the best for 2017 to you as well. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Reply
    Nicky Kentisbeer
    8th January 2017 at 9:52 pm

    You have some great things to look back on. I love that it’s always the holidays that are highlights. I think I would certainly agree with you there as our holidays are where we really have special time and make lots of memories. More exciting that we have just booked this years and I love that feeling of knowing that we are going x #fortheloveofblog

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      Jaki
      8th January 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Ah fantastic. I hope you have a wonderful time. We are in the process of arranging ours 🙂 x

  10. Reply
    The Tale of Mummyhood
    9th January 2017 at 12:10 pm

    It sounds like you had a fab 2016, especially the holiday to Portugal. That sounds like bliss! I have to agree with you about the news stories that came from 2016 though, the less said about those the better! I wish you every bit of luck with all of your 2017 goals, I’m sure you will smash it! Thanks so much for linking up to #Blogstravaganza, it would be great to see you again next week x

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      9th January 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks a million. The holiday was really wonderful. I’m looking forward to making some more memories this year and visiting some old childhood ones too. I’ll be back next week 🙂 x

  11. Reply
    mainy - myrealfairy
    9th January 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Good luck and all the best for 2017

    Mainy

    #Blogstravaganza

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      16th January 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  12. Reply
    Sarah
    11th January 2017 at 10:41 pm

    This year has been a crazy one. But you’ve been working so hard, and your blog really shows that! I wish you all the luck this year! Hope your course goes well too!

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      12th January 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Aw thanks Sarah. It’s nice to know that others can see how much work has gone into it. When you look at it every day you get so used to it you can get a bit blasé. Thanks so much. X

  13. Reply
    Stephanie Robinson
    12th January 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year – I think you’re right on what 2016 was memorable for, it just never seemed to stop did it? Let’s hope there’s some reprieve this year. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      12th January 2017 at 11:13 pm

      I really hope so Steph. We need a break. I hope you had a great Christmas 🙂

  14. Reply
    laura
    12th January 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Ah thank you so much for tagging me and for your kind words, so lovely it’s made my day/week/month! xx

    You are doing SOOOO well and I wish you the best of luck for this year, lets all smash it! xx #FriYAYLinky

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      12th January 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Ah it’s my pleasure lovely! You are too and it’s so nice to be part of such a great community! 🙂 xx

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