Lots of amazing memories and photos from a year filled with ups and downs. Thank you to all those who stood by me and helped both Aidan and I in what was again a challenging year. Mum and Dad we would be lost without you. 2017 it has been a blast!
Wedding planning commenced and we set a date!
We had a little day trip to Llandudno.
We raised awareness of Organ Donation on World Kidney Day. This month we were also in Readers Digest and our local paper.
April was not the best of months healthwise. I spent 3 weeks in hospital in isolation with CMV. I was seriously poorly, only realising how poorly I was once I was discharged. As you can see Aidan kept me laughing by falling off his chair! Before being admitted we managed to go to a Pom meet in Manchester with Buddy and take part in the Harry and Co annual Angels Walk.
I was still getting over the CMV. It took me a long time to recover. I managed to enjoy some 30th birthday celebrations with my nearest and dearest.
A trip to Conway. A visit to the farm with Finley and seeing Elton John in concert.
Aidan and Isla’s birthday. A trip to Llangollen and a few days spent in London. We also helped to launch Toyland in Warrington with Harry and Co and Abi experienced her first wedding fayre which was at our venue.
Aidan organised the first (hopefully of many) Harry and Co car meets. We raised over £1000 in just a couple of hours and more importantly I got to see the lovely Ashton Sims again. We also spent a lovely day at the beach with Isla and went to a Blenheim palace in Oxford for a car meet where I got a selfie with the lovely YouTube star TGE.
The month of the Harry and Co Ball. Fun was had and lots of money raised. This was also the month I returned to work part time. We also had our first holiday abroad since my trasplant. We had fun in Crete even if I did end up in hospital over there!
On our return from Crete I got diagnosed with severe nephritis in my failed transplanted kidney and had to spend time in hospital. I was devestated this happened so soon after returning to work. However the stay in hospital was made more interesting when Mum and I were asked to meet with Theresa May the Prime Minister and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to talk about the proposed opt-out system. It was also our one year transplant anniversary and Buddy enjoyed Halloween!
Bonfire night – lots of fun at the firework display and we also helped the Golden Square to switch the Christmas lights on with Harry and Co.
A busy but lovely festive season. Harry bear was busy! We had the Harry and Co children’s Christmas party, breakfast with Santa at The Barley Mow, a ride on Santa’s sleigh at the Golden Square and a visit to my school Christmas fayre with my Dad being the big man himself. We also managed a trip to York and a carol concert inbetween. Christmas day was great even if our oven broke half way through cooking dinner!
2018: I cannot wait for tomorrow to arrive so I can say “I get married this year”
Aidan truly is the other half of me and I cannot wait to be his wife and see what married life has in store for us!
Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!