Sadhbh from Where Wishes Come From has a lovely link-up over on her blog where she looks back at her top 14 moments from 2014. This is such a nice idea. There are so many blog moments over the last year it is hard to choose 14 and I hope I don’t leave anything out!
1. Most Popular Post:
2. Favourite Post:
My favourite post was Parenting Moments Gone By and Almost Gone By. While I usually write helpful posts with information or tips, I do like to write general parenting ones too and link-ups are always a good opportunity to write something a little different. Helen from The Busy Mama had a linky on Parenting moments gone by. It was a great excuse to get sentimental and reflect on all the little moments that have already passed in my children’s short lives so far.
3. Favourite Photo:
4. Best Adventure:
5. Favourite Recipe:
My favourite recipe this year was pumpkin muffins. I never expected them to turn out so well. I will make this time and again when pumpkins are in season! The thing I most enjoyed making was the tractor cake for my son’s 3rd birthday. The tractor obsession isn’t waning at all, Santa brought a cow and tractor shed so I might be making this for years to come!
6. Best Celebration:
We love Christmas around here but all year this year we were also looking forward to my sister’s wedding. It took place on the 29th December and my boys were page boys. It was a wonderful day. Here are the dairy free boys relaxing before the dancing started. (I’m choosing to believe it’s a hug not a headlock).
7. Favourite Comment:
8. Favourite dairy free find:
I was spoilt for choice this year. Visiting the Ploughing Championships and the Allergy and Free From Expos in Dublin and in Cork, I found tons of new dairy free products. My favourite range is the Lazy Day range as they just have such a range of decadent biscuits and cakes. And also it has to be nobó, the closest thing to normal ice-cream and the boys just love it.
9. Best dairy free dining out with kids:
10. My Favourite Freebie:
I loved receiving the Happy Pear Cook book to review.
11. Best Blog Moment:
Many great things happened this year with the blog, not least being published in the Irish Independent, making it to the final of the Blog Awards 2014 in the Best Parenting Blog category, meeting and getting to know other bloggers, setting up a dairy free online support community and being able to offer some great giveaways to my readers. However I think my best blog moment this year was being asked to speak at the Allergy and Free From Expo in Cork City Hall in November. It was just lovely to meet some of my readers face to face and hopefully help with some practical advice. I have been asked to speak at it again next year and will be delighted to do so again.
12. Worst Blog Moment:
‘Jees – it’s the in thing to have some sort of intolerance these days. Dairy, Lactose, Gluten, Wheat, Coeliac, etc. Goes well with your white iPhone, I suppose.’
13. My Favourite Title:
I am rubbish at titles. If you read my blog often I’m sure you kave noticed. I am so happy when I’ve put the finishing touches to a blogpost that I want to publish it straight away. I should spend the extra time thinking of a good title but it’s usually slapdash. I often think of a much better title hours or days later. My favourite title for this year was Erm, We Could make Gluten Free Pasta?