Happy New Year! and some New Year’s resolutions.



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!

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  • http://www.whiskyandwoodsmoke.com/ Gemma

    I love the idea of having 2014 a year of red. It’s such a great colour to wear.

    Those are some really nice resolutions. I’m not particularly one for specific resolutions though I aim I grow and move forwards as a person each year. The only real thing this year is a book buying ban as I own 122 books which are still on my ‘to read’ pile.

    Happy New Year, I hope it’s a good one for you. x

  • http://www.chambrayandcurls.blogspot.com laura

    Oh Rosie these are lovely, especially the last one. You’re such a sweet one. Here’s wishing you and your little family the best year yet.
    Chambray & Curls

  • http://mycreativephotography.co.uk/ Michelle

    I kill herbs too (probably all plants but haven’t pushed it that far)! Good luck with the other goals/dreams and happy 2014

  • http://loveonthewallblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Georgia

    I love the signature one, that is one I need to work on too! GHD ironing made me laugh and visiting your Grandma’s best friend is a lovely one! Happy New Year! xx

  • http://www.scaredtoast.com Tabitha

    Lovely photo Rosie! Happy New Year, hope to see more of you in 2014 :) x

  • http://Www.everywordhandwritten.co.uk Rosie

    Great resolutions Rosie :) although I will probably never ever iron my bed sheets!

  • http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/ christina

    such great resolution Rosie, so sweet. i love the idea of a gallery wall, I’m always searching etsy for prints. :-) Happy new year, I hope 2014 is an amazing one for you x

  • http://hobbitsandhairdye.blogspot.co.uk Charlotte

    Aww these are such lovely resolutions! Different to the standard ones! Good luck achieving them! :)

    A Happy New Year to you & I hope 2014 brings you great things!

    Charlotte xx


  • http://www.handbagsandhunters.blogspot.co.uk Chess

    Lovely post! I like the idea of picking a colour to wear. I’m very much a ‘mostly monochrome’ gal. But I feel this is as good a time as any to inject some colour into my wardrobe. Happy New Year :)

  • http://lilyloveslola.blogspot.com Victoria

    That’s wonderful that you visit Peggy. How sweet! All of my grandparents have passed away now – I wish I knew someone elderly to call in on :)

  • http://yeesdear.blogspot.com Diana

    these are awesome! saving $$ can be hard but keep it up!

  • http://www.candlesandkoalas.com Charlotte

    If you do figure out how to make good gluten free bread, make sure you let us know! I miss being able to eat decent bread :(

  • http://Www.lifeoutsidelondon.co.uk Michelle

    The thought of bed sheet ironing petrifies me. Truly the stuff of nightmares. The rest of these are gorgeous though :o)
    Happy new year to you
    M x

  • http://www.sweetlc.blogspot.com Holly

    Lovely!! Thanks for sharing these Rosie, and Happy New Year to you! Keep up the wonderful blog, I always love coming here! Best wishes for a wonderful 2014…

  • http://Stormandteacup.blogspot.co.uk Connie Storm

    I totally need for revamp my signature too! I’ve had the same one since primary school… I essentially write my name in joined up handwriting *facepalm*

  • http://seekingvictory.blogspot.com Nicole

    Using a GHD to iron your collars- Inspired!

  • http://amberluiselove.blogspot.com Amber

    Change your signature made me laugh! Mine isn’t legible either :P and yes do a red year! I should do a colour year haha. Gosh you want to iron bedlinen?! I would never do that! :P xxx

  • http://ohlivingthedream.blogspot.com Sierra

    What wonderful resolutions! I love these! happy New Year!

  • http://www.hellowonderful.net Ella

    What wonderful, achievable resolutions. I think the reason most people aren’t so resolute is because the resolutions don’t mean much to them whereas yours seem inherently personal.

    Ella – xo

  • http://www.fromthecornersofthecurve.com Callie (@CallieThorpe)

    Happy New Year lovely girl. I love the sound of your resolutions. I too want to get some artwork for the house and plant some herbs, however I always always kill my windowsill plants so no idea how that will turn out haha xx

  • http://9liveslondon.blogspot.co.uk kitt

    lovely goals, happy new year! x

  • http://www.lifesopenpages.blogspot.co.uk Jade @ Bits & Bobs

    You have some lovely thoughtful resolutions – I wish you all the luck with achieving them. I wish nothing but the best for you and family in 2014.
    Bits & Bobs

  • http://orbitingoceans.blogspot.co.uk Bekka

    Oh Rosie these resolutions are great, and I couldn’t help but laugh at the signature one. My signature is horrendous! The last resolution is so lovely as well. Best of luck with them all! x

  • http://teffyperk.com Teffy

    Happy New Year Rosie!
    I’m still in the process of writing mine down and making sure they’re sensible and achievable.
    May 2014 be an amazing year for you =)

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  • http://girlandherwhisk.blogspot.co.uk Seph

    Fresh, ironed bedsheets are one of those little luxuries I need to work on getting into my life more this year!

  • http://ofsounds.blogspot.com Sara

    Patience is at the top of my New Year’s resolution – I’ve got very little of it and it seems like a top quality to have ;) A bit more serious than my resolution for 2013, which was “learn to like red wine”, which I accomplished within the first week of the year haha.
    Your resolutions are a great mix – I should sit down and try to plan mine a bit more seriously.
    Happy New Year! All the best in 2014, and can’t wait to keep reading your blog this year :)

  • http://leavventuredellapice.blogspot.it Bea

    I love your resolutions!
    Saving money for a new camera and lens it’s a wonderful goal!
    I would like to buy a new lens!
    By the way, happy New Year!

  • http://www.erinoxnam.com Erin

    Sounds like you had a lovely & relaxing NYE and you’ve got some great goals for the year.

    Which camera are you looking into getting?

    Erin // http://www.erinoxnam.com

  • http://missenchanting.blogspot.co.uk/ Katie Albury

    This is great, such a thoughtful and loving list of New Years Resolutions!

    Katie x

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