Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to my lovely friends and followers, I hope you had a nice evening whatever you decided to do.  New Years Eve is traditionally a night where we have my parents over, and I make a curry banquet for us all, and then we play games or watch a comedy DVD.  Unfortunately my Mother was ill this year and so it was just my little family of six.  We had our curry (see previous post!) and then we played on Beatles Rock Band until about 11.45pm, where we turned over to BBC2 to watch Jools Holland ring in the New Year, and watch the spectacular fireworks in London.  It was a lovely display, highlighting the things that had happened this year in Britain, the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, and it brought it all back as to what a wonderful year this has been - not just in terms of the patriotism and unity our country seemed to be in for once - but what a good year it has been for my family.  I don't think I can remember a better year.  And you know what, I'm determined 2013 is going to be even better for us.  I have a really good feeling about this year.  (This is where by tomorrow, my rabbit is dead, my washing machine breaks down and my husband leaves me...!)

Resolutions - no.  Goals - yes.  I'm going to be working on my Vision Board later, I'm definitely a convert and an advocate of Vision Boarding.   If this is something you think you might be interested in, my friend Carmen has some wonderful stuff up on her website TheNewHappyMe, and you can find useful information about Vision Boards here.  To have been a witness to her own personal journey this last year has been a breathtaking privilege, she's a true inspiration to men and women alike - showing how you can follow your dreams and change your life.  If she told me that dipping myself in honey and rolling around in feathers would make me fly, this clever lady would probably be right.  Do check her website out.

So what goals do I have this year?  I don't have anything concrete as yet, I'm going to sit down and have a think about them, but - I want to lose some more weight.  I want to walk more.  I want to cook more.  I want to read more.  I want to create more.  I want to spend more time on the things that make me happy and less on the insignificant.  The keyword here seems to be more.  I want more of the good stuff, I want more out of life. 

What are your resolutions or goals this year?   Do you think resolutions are a waste of time, and do you think goal setting is much more realistic?

M x


  1. SWEETHEART!!! I just got the link to your blog and SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!! I didn't know you were doing this and I find it FANTASTIC!

    Your words put tears to my eyes. I am blessed to receive your words of appreciation and I am so grateful for your support over the last 2 years.

    I know this year will be a year of new beginnings for you. Keep positive. Machines will work just fine and your hubby is right there by your side!! :) Put your dreams for the year down on your Vision Board and just go for it!!!

    I LOVE SO MUCH!!!! xoxo

    1. Thank you very much my lovely friend, early days yet, but I am enjoying it.

      Carmen, I wouldn't be where I am now without your support and help and wisdom, that's for definite. I'd be out there wandering but I'd be going through bramble bushes and streams, and definitely not on a path of any sort ;-)

      Doing the Vision Board today... going to be so much fun!

      Love ya too <3 x <3

  2.  Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you. 
    Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out.

    1. HI Lenetta! Thanks for following me :-)

      What a great idea, I'll follow you back now and then link up a bit later after I've done a bit of housework ;-)

      M x


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