Happy New Year! I hope you all had a splendid New Year’s Eve? Jason and I were determined to be totally self-indulgent this New Years, by staying home just the two of us. We ordered in a couple of pizzas, drank some beer, watched trashy telly (The Hangover III), and talked about our New Year’s resolutions. And it was pretty much perfect. I have a hundred and one goals and dreams for 2014, and I’m excited to get cracking trying to achieve them! This time of year- with all its potential and possibility and feeling of freedom- is my absolute favourite. Here’s a little list of what I’ve resolved to try and achieve in the year ahead…
- Work my absolute hardest and save every penny I can, so that I can invest in a better camera and lens.
- Make my signature more legible, instead of spiky ‘R’ with a bunch of squiggles after it.
- Learn how to make really great bread. Actually, learn how to make really great *gluten-free* bread, since I’m planning on sticking with this whole wheat-free thing in 2014.
- Start doing Pilates at home, instead of just whilst in class.
- Make sure Jason always knows how much I love him, and appreciate everything he does for us as a little family.
- Be a better friend. Write more emails, text more often, and call more frequently to let my friends know I’m thinking of them.
- Iron our bedlinen every time I wash it, and never put it back on the bed all crinkled. (This will be my Everest. I iron my collars using GHDs most of the time, so…)
- Take time to make our house beautiful. I’d like to build up a little gallery wall in our living room, and find some lovely artwork for the guest bedroom, and buy some new lamps for various corners of the house.
- Plant up some new herbs, and keep them alive for at least six months. Last summer I planted thyme and mint, and this year I’m planning a little crop of rosemary, basil and sage, on advice of my good friend Cath.
- Continue to regularly visit my Grandma’s old next door neighbour and best friend, Peggy. She was a wonderful friend to my Grandma, so we try to make sure she feels loved and appreciated by us now my Grandma isn’t here to do so herself.
So, have you made any resolutions for this year? Last year I resolved to wear more yellow, and it’s probably my favourite resolution I’ve ever made! Such a fun one to achieve! And even though I just gave away my yellow jeans (they’d gone baggy), I’d say I’ve stuck to it pretty well! Maybe 2014 should be the year of red? Yes, yes it will! Happy New Year friends!