Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy Feckin' New Year!

It's 2013 which means I can get over the fact that EVERYONE that was coming to our house for wine and fun cancelled at the eleventh hour (or close enough to) and we spent NYE disappointed and wondering how much bubbly we could drink between four of us.

I'm kicking off my New Years Things-I-Will-Try-Very-Hard-To-Remember with

#1: Taking  the silver lining, and dumping the rest. For example... I have wine, prawns, and fancy cheese for the week and a lot of lovely fruit to round out the food groups nicely. And yes, wine is a food group. So is brie.

Silver linings are important. Otherwise, all you have left is the crappy feelings, running round and round in your head forever.

If you can't find a silver lining, have a bloody good laugh instead. It works, I promise.

 #2: Sticking to my commitments. I have been half hearted in my attempts at things I really wanted to do last year. And I'm disappointed with myself, and the easy way I let things slide by and go "Oh I forgot, next time..."

I did stay with my commitments to my community, by faithfully attending meetings, writing grant applications, and generally providing my opinion at the child care and oshc committees. I'm proud of myself, and I know I can do something properly if I set my mind to it.

I participated in the Fat Mum Slim Gift Exchange for the second year in a row - and this year received the most beautiful feedback from my recipient, I'm so pleased she loved her Giving Bowl

The first thing I absolutely want to do this year is Operation Move with Kate Says Stuff

WonderMan went out of his way to run abut the city and bring home a cross trainer for me last year. Today I am going to take down the Christmas tree and put my trainer right back where it belongs, so I have no excuse not to get on it.

My mantra for 2013? "Shut up and run"

#3: Just do it. Play a game with the girls. Go down the slide. Chuck the vacuum aside and zip to the beach. Take the picture. Whatever. 

I've done some of this last year. And the results were better than I could have imagined. We grabbed life by the balls and made a massive and mostly blind move to the beautiful Clare Valley last January. In one short year we have put down roots that will take a lot of shifting.

So here's to grabbing life with both hands and saying "Let's do it!"

Nothing will happen if you don't make it.

Happy New Year, lovelies. You will be seeing a lot more of me from now on xx


  1. You go, girl.... ditch the dodgy mates and choose only genuine ones for 2013. I'm happy in myown pile of shit and have to make more of an effort to go out and socialise and to have more people invited here. I'll look forward to reading of your successes. XO

    1. Thanks Lydia - I hope 2013 brings you lots of love and sparkles xx

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  3. I especially like #2. I sometimes find it hard to still to commitments as well but 2013 is going to be different. I'm not going to make as many commitments and the ones I do make I'm sticking to.

    1. #2 is definitely the one I am focused on! Fewer commitments, and finishing them WELL, instead of half finishing :)

      Good luck to you in 2013 xx

  4. That was a disappointing way to end the year but I like how you just made the best of it! Good on you! I made no resolutions but instead have created a meme for me - and you & others if you choose- called #nourishmysoul2daybydw. As I think I give away too much of me instead of giving to me. I need to do this more and I think many women would agree! I'm aiming to blog once a day everyday about what I'm doing and posting pics on Instagram. Have a great 2013! Denyse

    1. A little disappointing I'll admit, Denyse :)

      I love your new meme! It's a lovely reminder that we can only be our best if we are looking after ourselves. That's something I'm learning to focus on too xx


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