December 2015; Hedgehogs and Santas

This December I created festive cheer by joining a 10k Santa Dash in Memory of Lauren Peck. We raised over £1,000 which we proudly donated to Mind. Mind Charity provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Their aim is to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Link: www.mind.org.uk/

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Any one that knows me well, will understand I am not a sporty person, running is a task for me but I did thoroughly enjoy myself. If you read my blog regularly you may remember back in August I did a Body Cast of my nephew Freddie-Lee’s hands and feet which came out beautifully, see below.

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Since then these tiny ornaments have been cleaned up, vanished and attached to a personalised base. My Sister-in Law to be Shannon was thrilled with the results.

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I also made a little trinket box for them to keep Freddie- Lee's baby teeth and first curls safe. The lid is filled with the same composite I used for their Placenta Photo Frame. To top it off, Shannon didn't know but inside the trinket box was also Freddie-Lee's umbilical cord shaped into a heart.

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To round of the year, this Christmas I was given the most extraordinary present, a Hedgehog. He's a tiny little curious thing called Bryon, named after my Australian friends who are originally from Bryon Bay. At the moment, like any pet, we are trying to get him use to being around people, he's extremely nervous when we pick him up and yes, he is super prickly but as soon as he calms down he's SUPER soft :) Different to English hedgehogs Bryon is an African pygmy which means he loves the warmth and does not get fleas. I think he's Cute!

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And that's it an entire year has passed us by. I started this blog for two reasons, One to force myself to write more and improve my spelling and the second reason was to record all the incredible things I manage to achieve. At the end of 2014 I remember saying , 'oh, another year has gone by and I haven't done anything'  My friends certainly didn't agree and quickly reminded me of my achievements. Due to this blog I think it’s safe to say I can't say the same thing this year, I have managed to accomplish more than I could have imagined. I will be continuing on with my blog for another year so keep checking in to see what 2016 has in store. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!