Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Welcome to the first of (I hope) many posts of 2012! 

I hope you had wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations.  I spent the festive period with my beloved and our respective families.  Both Mr G & I were under the weather, as is our annual custom, but we managed to have a wonderful time.  Although cooking Christmas lunch did send me over the edge a little....

Mr G & I also celebrated our 8th Wedding Anniversary, so congratulations to us!

I must confess, I'm not much of a one for New Years resolutions.  I get very 'bah-humbug' when people tell me they are categorically never again going to *drink wine/eat chocolate/go out with that bloke again/go up another clothes size.  *delete as appropriate

However, it has occurred to me that my adverse reaction to resolutions may just possibly have to do with my tendency towards procrastination.  Don't make any resolutions, don't have to actually do anything about keeping them.  You see my logic, I'm sure...

So, here are a few things I would like to achieve.  There's 10 of them, coz it seems like a nice number. Some of them are purely selfish, some hopefully not so much.  2012 seems as good a time as any to start doing them:

  • I will be continuing to persue dressing in a way that pleases me, makes me feel like a woman (which I am, gosh darn it!) & expresses my personality.
  • In the spirit of the above, I shall also be looking to add a repertoir of 'things to do with my hair' to my everyday look.  I have long hair that, to be honest, I don't do much with.  Practise makes perfect.

  • I will do more exercise.  You will note that I haven't said I will lose weight.  Frankly, I don't like the latter as a goal.  When a teenager I was obsessed with my weight to the point of danger.  Therefore I refuse to obsess about it again in the interests of my health.  Regular exercise however, is something we should all be doing.  It's good for our hearts, our minds, and our appearance.  My regime over the last year has been erratic at best.

  • I will get more sewing done & learn to knit.  I've made a couple of lovely items over the last year since I started sewing properly.  My aim is to set aside one evening a week as a 'crafts' evening.  I get enormous pleasure from creating new garments and learning new skills.  For Christmas Mr G bought me some books on knitting including some lovely vintage knitting patterns for modern knitters.  I'm really looking forward to sharing my creations with you.
  • I will sort out my vegetable patch & grow some decent veg this year!  'Nuff said.
  • I will not take my old friends for granted.  Some of the people who know me best see me the least.  This is really a great shame and is something it's so easy to change!
  • I will set aside 'special' time to spend with my old Ma & Pa.  Who live really locally yet whose house I seem to hardly ever visit as they always come to me.

  • I will pay my VAT & NI on time.  It's so easy to set aside a little bit of money each month, and yet I'm properly rubbish at doing it.  My poor accountant barely has any hair left.
  • I will finish reading through the Bible.  A lot of people have told me a lot of different things about what the Bible says & means. Quite frankly it all got quite confusing. I decided it was probably better to read it for myself so 3 years ago I bought a 'read through the Bible in one year' reading plan.  I got stuck somewhere around Jeremiah....
  • I will strive to be a better Wife & continue to fall in love with the wonderfulness that is my husband as we embark on our 9th year together.  I can't wait to grow with Mr G and continue to find out more about the man who asked me to be his wife 10 years ago.


  1. Right, I'm reading your blog via Greensand, sent there by the lovely Claire. I also decided to read from the start, and made it to about.. here ;)

    If you do manage your resolution of 'do more with your hair'.. PLEASE please share. I have ridiculously long hair and don't want to cut it yet, so said to myself that I'll start doing more with it (instead of just a hairclip or a pony-tail), but I haven't exactly managed to find very many 'easy styles for long hair', so would love to see what and how you're doing stuff!!!

    Please. ;)


  2. Now there is a challenge, Fe!

    I confess I have been less than sucessful with my 'hair up' resolution.

    Maybe I should challenge myself to a 'week of hairstyles' blog?

    Watch this space!
    Dr G