As 2014 begins we've made a number of promises.
Of course I've already broken one.
Our first two years of being in Wales as a family, we've spent New Year's Day at Barry Island.
All the conviction in the world couldn't justify dragging the family out into the rain and gales.
Thursday saw the weather calming down some, and as mum was giving me some respite from potty training, Mr J and I decided on a trip out with Seren.
After a quick shopping trip to pick up a few bits 'n' pieces for the boys birthday party next week, we headed down to Porthkerry.
It's been a little while since I've been there, although I know Mr J's been popping down with the children during the week.
And I was amazed by how much Seren is growing.
We took her bike so she was well away.
We spent time in the park. And whilst I've known she's loving gymnastics, I was in awe of how agile she's becoming (although my heart may have been in my mouth on occasion).
And in spite of our inappropriate footwear, Seren was determined.
And when it came to heading back.
Someone was determined to find her own way.