How many of your 2016 revolutions did you keep? I find that we always start the year with a sense of the new. You start thinking about what you want to achieve. But how many people take the time to reflect on last year’s resolutions? The year that’s been. I like to look back before I look forward so I don’t end up making the same mistakes. In 2016 I was admittedly late to the game, but I made five resolutions.
Last March, I wrote about my intentions for re-vamping our hallway. Over the years we had completely neglected it as a space, and it had slowly filled with clutter. I wanted to have a space that was more welcoming and give a better first impression for guests. As a room that visitors are guaranteed to see, it made sense that is should get some attention. It’s actually been ‘re-vamped’ for several months now. I would love to say that was under our own steam but I finally caved and hired a decorator. N.B. Any Edinburgh people looking for a painter… View Post
When I was pregnant with my son, for some reason I was utterly convinced I was having a girl. I had in my head that the ‘new’ baby would wear all of my daughter’s old clothes and I would get to relive all of her beautiful outfits. When the sonographer told us we were having a son – I was actually a bit shocked. Even though we had a boy already, it took me sometime to adjust to the idea. I honestly spent time walking round the shops glaring at all the ‘boring’ boys clothes and gazing sadly at some of… View Post
Back in September, I was having coffee with a good friend of mine bemoaning the amount of ‘baby’ weight I was still carrying. I was about 20lbs heavier than I wanted to be and knew it was time to act. Together we agreed that we would aim to lose 14lbs in 10 weeks. I wrote my starting weight in my diary (11.05st) and worked out an end date. The only problem was that I did not have a clear plan of how to get there. Doubts started to creep in. I jotted down the mantra ‘strive for progress not perfection’. In… View Post