Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Jess' 2014: Changes and A Big Adventure!

So as the year rapidly comes to a close, I thought what a good time to start looking forward to 2014! 2013 for me has been a quieter year, my little family have just been happy pottering around this last year. As Helen has shared, I've got the crochet bug! However 2014 is going to be a big year.

My little girl is finally going to preschool! So I will have two days at home by myself! I can't tell you how excited I am. Both of us are ready for this new change. She is so excited about preschool and as her mummy I'm excited for her as I watch her take this new step in life. I'm excited to be able to have some time to myself again.

What are my plans while she is away?

A) Write my book
B) Relax
C) Spend more time on the blog - it has been hard getting reviews out weekly as finding the time to write the reviews is hard when I don't get a break much at all from being a mummy. I've read so much this year that right now, reading is something I need a break from.

What else is on in 2014?

A big Mummy and Eleyna Adventure...3 weeks in the USA!

In March 2014 Eleyna and I will be heading off to visit friends in Virginia and they happen to live close to Washington DC. So for a little while Eleyna and I will be checking out the sites and sounds of DC and its surrounds! We are very excited and I'm also a very nervous Mummy as I'm taking my 3.5 year old all that way on my own. It's 20 hours of flying with only a 2 hour break from the plane....that's a long time to keep a child amused!

So that's my 2014 dreams and goals...what does your next year look like?

Jess' favourite genre is contemporary women's fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women's fiction/romance set in a small country town.


  1. I'm sure you'll have a fab trip to the US.

    Don't worry about the flight. When my son was a similar age, I had to fly from the UK to NZ (24 hours) with him and my daughter, and no husband. Son watched The Incredibles for 12 hours straight, and slept the rest of the time. Love that seatback TV and entertainment system!

    I'd been really worried about the flight, and it ended up being fine (apart from the fact I found it hard to sleep so was tired when we arrived, but that's just me and airplanes). Both kids were fine. We hadn't ordered kids meals - the kids don't like them - and the airline made a point of serving their meals first which was another bonus.

  2. Hi Iola, thanks I'm sure the trip will be good! Well, on my trip I won't have the seatback TV entertainment system...just TV's in the aisle! So I'm bringing 2 tablets and lots of entertainment things like colouring books, books, small toys etc to get us through!