The year that’s been

Posted: 14/12/2011 in Uncategorized
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Greetings befitting the season to you all, I thought I’d take a couple of minutes out of my day to have a bit of a waffle about the year that has passed just in case I don’t get another opportunity before Christmas and merriment are upon us.

The year began with terrible weather and a bit of a shock in discovering Mrs Bunny Chow was pregnant again although to be fair it shouldn’t have been a shock as we hadn’t taken the necessary precautions to prevent this happening, luckily for us that whilst unplanned or if not unplanned then earlier than planned this was a happy thing.

This early news did prompt a flurry of activity though as we quickly realised that our happy cosy little home was already crammed to capacity and that we should do something about selling it and moving into something altogether larger and more suburban. I won’t go into all of the gory details but we got pretty far with this plan making offers and accepting offers to buy but our buyer never came up with the readies and as Mrs BC’s belly continued to expand and our bank balance and the economy continued to contract we made the decision to abandon the plan altogether and stay where we were for the time being.

During the process we were very sadly burgled losing many family heirlooms along with many irritating things like my phone charger, I mean seriously why steal a phone charger and the spare keys to both of our cars which had to be claimed under our car not home insurance meaning 3 lost sets of no claims bonus. Still the insurance companies paid out, we are sad to have lost so many memories but life moves on.

I was also offered and accepted a new job, I had been in my previous role for a couple of years and had reached the end of my tether with little or no room for progression it was time to move on and accept the challenge of creating my own department and team. Mrs BC will tell you that it has been a financial disaster and she’s probably right but I am much much happier in my new role and still have faith that in the long-term we will be better off.

We also had the opportunity to go back to Cape Town with The Monkey Boy and attend the wedding of one of our dearest friends as well as indulge in a little wine drinking and relaxing , ok so I did the wine drinking whilst Mrs BC had to make do with watching me and wondering if she’d ever get a decent holiday whilst not being pregnant again.

After such an exciting start to the year the second half has passed us by in a flash and a blur with all of the planning and panicking leading up to the arrival of Granny and Grandpa Bunny Chow and the birth of The Bug, we suddenly find ourselves staring down the barrel of Christmas wondering why it’s suddenly gotten cold again.

Of course I can’t finish off this little roundup without mentioning the fact that I’ve become a blogger, it all began when I realised that Mrs BC was quite rightly sick and tired of listening to me whinge and whine about our terrible luck with customer service and then once I began I found myself looking through other people’s blogs and realised how little there was out there about parenthood from the male perspective and how none of us ever talked about our fears or feelings surrounding the momentous changes children being to our lives.

Then in a throwaway thought I decided to maybe do a post or two about food and was so bombarded with visitors and messages I found myself setting up and running a second blog about my culinary adventures. It’s been a huge adventure and outlet for me and I can’t thank you all enough for visiting and interacting with me.

Well with that all said I hope that all of you and yours have a fantastic holiday season and wish you all a very very healthy and prosperous 2012.


Mr Bunny Chow


  1. Tandy says:

    wishing you an amazing December and may 2012 hold all the blessings you need 🙂

  2. Lenore Diane says:

    Congratulations on receiving the newest member of the family – The Bug. I hope the holiday season treats you and your family well, and I wish you all the best for 2012. Thanks for visiting my neighborhood, Mr. BC, I look forward to visiting yours.

    As a great author once coined… TTFN!

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