2013- Thank-You For a good Year

For myself and my family 2013 has been a good year. We've had ups and downs like many others. We've had personal things to get through, family have landed in difficult situations where we've done our best to step in and lend a hand. Sometimes this is hard but it is good and necessary. I think my biggest disappointment of 2013 was to have both my gorgeous hamsters die and I think you'll agree, that if that's my worst then I should be grateful and believe me, I am. So please 2014, I pray for a good, kind and giving year for my family and a better year for a lot of those who I love and care about.

Here is a little round up of the highs of 2013 in my house. Because you should always remember the good times.

 In January Midge turned 5. She had such a wonderful day and a lovely party too.
She must have lost 8 teeth this year:

With Grandma whom she adores!

Little A turned 2. That was hard but exciting. There's a lot more to come from him yet. 
In 2014 he'll be potty training and starting nursery!

My Dad got a new job:

Having a belated celebratory lunch

I climbed a frickin mountain!!

On top of Mount Snowdon with Team Honk

I met one of my best blogging friends:

Kat and I lagging behind as usual! I'll be meeting you in 2014 again Mrs!

I've sent literally a year in gifts:
Something that has really opened my heart up a lot more to those around me

We had several wonderful holidays:

Midge in Cambridge
Little A in Newquay

There was an awesome Halloween party

My little girl started Year 1!

I had an amazing 24th birthday!

Other highlights:
I met my real life best friend and pen pal for the first time ever in Cambridge
We moved into a beautiful new house
Celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary
We said goodbye to our lovely hamster Crunchie and hello to Maisy. Sadly she only lasted a few months before passing but she made me so happy whilst here.
We saw a lot of my nieces and nephews over this year and that was amazing.

My favourite posts of 2013

A Year in Gifts

Thank-you to each and every one of you who has read and stayed with me on my blogging journey which I do so enjoy! I hope 2014 brings you much happiness. 

Hannah A.K.A
Cupcake Mumma!


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family,
    Joy x x x

  2. great blog post, inspired me to write a post about my past year too, i mentioned you as my inspiration for writing the post. it goes live on my blog tomoro :)

    1. Thanks Steph, i've read and commented back hope you're well x

  3. What a lovely year you've had! I really enjoyed reading about your year in gifts as you went along, what a wonderful thing to do and you have made so many people feel happy and loved. You write so beautifully and about so many fantastic topics, your blog really is a pleasure to read. Here's to an amazing 2014!

    1. Thank-you so much Jennifer, that truly does mean a lot to me. It goes without saying that your blog is also a fantastically creative read which i love and enjoy. May you have a wonderful 2014 x

  4. Sounds like a fabulous year! Our much loved hamster died a few days before Christmas. Daughter was gutted, as was I. I wrote a little tribute to him on my blog. I get where you're coming from. Sounds like you've had a great year other than that. Mount Snowdon looked awesome!

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I'm glad others have mentioned their little hamsters, they are just as important as any other pet! I'm sorry you lost yours too though :( I hope 2014 is a good year for you all Hannah

  5. Happy new year to you all-I hope it's a good one xx

  6. Your year in gifts has inspired me to restart my blog hop on Kindness which I started a few years ago but lost momentum. I have written a post about my 'kindness' plans for the new year and I've linked to your blog (hope you don't mind) in my post as my inspiration! Hope you have a lovely year this year and that it is as successful as the one just gone! x

    1. Thanks so much for popping by Claire. I've checked out your posts and will be looking our for more! Happy 2014! xx

  7. A great year, next time you come to Newquay you must look in on us too!

  8. Happy new year and what a year you have had - climbing a mountain for the first time will take some topping that's for sure!

    Thank you for linking up