Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Another Cold... Yet Again

I'm writing this from the sofa, wrapped up in joggers and jumpers and leg warmers... Alas, the heating has not packed up; I have caught yet another cold.  That makes it the 5th of the year. Seriously!! I've never ever been struck down with a cold germ so many times in one year. I think I should write to Kleenex and ask for a take of their sales, pretty sure I've kept them in business from my colds alone!!

Now, I'm not here to whinge (ok, I am) but err... why am I here? I'm here's apparent that there's something "up" with my weak little immune system. This morning I tried to neti cleanse in the shower and my nose was so blocked up the water wouldn't stream from the free nostril. Then I inadvertently blew into the neti pot and made the water bubble!! You had to be there...

I've been quite mindful about which yoga postures I practice while I'm bunged up - quite frankly, I attempted one single round of sun salutation A yesterday morning and stopped when I got to up-dog because it sounded more like wheezing-dog and I couldn't breathe. Yoga teaches us to listen to our bodies and not ignore when it's telling us not to push ourselves beyond what we can cope with in that moment. Instead, I meditated and I tried to practice neti cleansing. Eventually, when my body tells me it's right, I'll return to my morning sun salutations to awaken my mind and body before I cycle to work.

In other news, it's Clare's birthday tomorrow so I bought her some amazing cupcakes from Lola's -- if you've never had the pleasure of tasting these little pieces of heaven then you really must get down to Topshop now and partake in a mini-cupcake. In the words of Bruce Almighty, b-e-a-uuutiful!!

Monday, 31 October 2011


Hello friends

Sorry for the quiet spell, I had writer's block, a week's holiday and work has been busy. All the usual excuses!! I hope you're all well and have been having many many adventures while I've been gone.

Vicky came to visit this weekend just past and believe it or not, I managed to cook some really good food (recipes to follow) and we visited the Yoga Show at Kensington Olympia on Saturday. It was a great day, much less overwhelming than last year and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We managed to squeeze in a Kundalini class which left us exhausted as it did last year! We did a Kundalini session at the 2010 Yoga Show and spent about 3 hours wandering round in a complete and utter daze of exhaustion afterwards. This year, the main posture was to sit cross legged and creating an "o" shape with your mouth, inhale while lifting your arms from your sides up above your head with your fingers - not palms - overlapping and then exhale while bringing them back down again. It went on for around 10 minutes - after the halfway point, my arms were burning but I persevered and managed the full 10 minutes. Taking classes like that make you realise that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to with some determination and positive thinking. I know if I'd tried that 2 or 3 years ago, I would have given up but I have to admit, I felt good for completing the practice.

Later we found the teacher, Sivaroshan, at the Kundalini stand and had a brief chat with him about the class and yoga as a whole. We commented on how tired we were to which he said that our heart chakras were being cleared and opened, something I quite relate to but I had a discussion with Vicky about chakras later. Vicky loves yoga but she is rather non-spiritual and I would say more scientific. She said she really wants to listen and be interested in those sorts of discussions but being more cynical, she doesn't really believe in chakras and finds her eyes glazing over (which I think she hides well!!) Personally, my belief is that you need to find what really speaks to your heart and makes you happy. If chakras aren't your thing, that's fine, find something that you do believe in and follow it. 

Sivaroshan (who incidentally is really rather pleasing on the eye) teaches at the Alchemy Centre in Camden on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays so for anyone who would like to try a new class with a great teacher, I recommend heading down there. 

I'll post the recipes in another

Night all!


Sunday, 25 September 2011


Hello everyone

I'm currently in the midst of a bout of writer's block - hope to be back in action soon.

Much love.


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Neti Cleansing Day 4...

I *may* have overslept this morning by 2 hours so I *may* have nothing to report on today's cleansing...

Sorry everyone! Won't happen again o_O


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Neti Cleansing Day 3

Good evening

How do? Have you had a good day at work? Let me get you a cup of tea and you can tell me all about it.

My day? Oh, it was good thank you. I taught yoga at lunchtime, it was great, I'm growing in confidence and the class seem to enjoy themselves. I've learnt a few things about myself and about teaching too. What things? Oh, just that it doesn't matter if people dislike my teaching style or whether they react when I ask questions in class, that's just the way life goes. All in all I've had a good day. Oh! And I just did my third day of neti cleansing. You want to hear all about it? Oh ok, well... Here goes!

Today, I felt pain. Ouch is a word I would use to describe it. Just pure, plain ouch!! I just went into the bathroom with kit in hand - when I say kit I mean my neti pot and a box of tissues. Filled the pot with luke warm water, tilted my head over the bath and started pouring and I was really unpleasantly surprised at how much my eyes watered and the feeling it created in the back of my throat. I can't even remember the exact pain, just that it hurt!! However, I persevered as one must and cleared the right nostril before openly blowing my nose in the bath again and doing the same on the other side. It didn't hurt as much on the left I am pleased to report. However, despite the pain, my nostrils feel clear, though I keep having to clear my throat. I must have some latent mucus sitting there that doesn't want to leave. I have to admit, I feel as though I have a love/hate relationship with this practice. It's good for me and afterwards I feel much clearer but at the time, I hate the pain. I'm not sure I should be feeling pain! Perhaps I'm doing it wrong...

I have just learnt through the magic of the internet that I'm doing it at the wrong time of day. Nasal irrigation is related to maintaining the kapha dosha, which is an energy pattern and according to Ayurvedic medicine, the body moves through a series of dosha changes throughout the day. The kapha (earth/water) dosha is dominant in the morning therefore practicing neti cleansing in the morning relieves some of the kapha excess. Tomorrow morning it is!!

Ok, I have to go now because I'm having a slight coughing fit which makes it difficult to type.

As my Nan would say, God Bless and as I would say, Namaste.


Monday, 19 September 2011

Neti Cleansing Day 2

Hello one and all

Hope you're all well. Today I feel like utter rubbish!! I felt rather pleased with myself last night after practising the neti cleansing seeing as my nasal passages felt clear and clean and I could breathe like a champion!! I practised again this morning in the shower and came out feeling a bit smug actually, I felt that in two very short neti cleanses, I had rid myself of my cold.

Then I got on the bus. And there began the coughing and the running nose and the utter rubbish feeling. There's something about sitting on a packed bus with a tissue stuck up your nose that just makes you feel self conscious. I didn't really sit with a tissue up my nose... Not much. I've spent most of the day blowing my nose and coughing so I'm shortly going to do the neti cleansing again for another clear out. This is like the nasal equivalent of clearing out the garage. Except instead of old bicycles, you find old mucus.

I think the rubbish feeling is down to the neti cleansing clearing and purifying, and you know what "they" say; it has to get worse before it gets better. I shall update ye either later or tomorrow. Tomorrow probably. I have to plan tomorrow's lunchtime yoga class after this.

I have another recommendation for you: Buddha in Suburbia available on BBC iPlayer. Am I allowed to recommend programmes and websites like this? Hope so. 

Anywhoosle! Cheerio old chaps, see you tomorrow for Neti Cleansing Day 3. Hopefully with less snot.

Bye :) xxx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Admissions... and Neti Cleansing


I have something to tell you... It's no big thing, but something I need to tell you all the same. I'm a fraud! I've been thinking a lot lately about what direction I want my blog to take, having so far written a few posts about a few things, some that have hopefully made you laugh but some that have just been there to fill internet space. I've come to the conclusion (with Charlie's help) that I want this blog to be a yoga blog about my yoga journey, that I hope you will want to follow. 

At the moment, I have a stinking post-Bestival cold (of which I must write about next! The festival, not the cold...) so I decided what better place to start than Yoga for Colds! I researched and I found a lot of yogic advice and so I started writing a post about how yoga can help reduce the severity of a cold and how it can reduce recovery time. I had a few paragraphs going, with a couple of headings, in bold! But something about it didn't feel very honest. I wasn't writing from my fairly minimal experience, I was writing what I was being being told, and something about that made me stop, delete and start again. 

It's much better to write about your own experiences, it gives a more heartfelt and honest view of what you're going through. So before writing this post, I went into my bedroom, picked up my neti pot and went and cleansed my nasal passages like they have never been cleansed before!! So this, my dear friends, is how I think I'm going to blog about yoga. I'm going to practice a yogic... err, practice, for a week at a time and I'm then going to tell you all about it in all it's gory detail!

So here is what happened with my neti cleansing...

Me, my little neti pot and a box of Kleenex went into my small bathroom to begin (and end) this practice. Usually the recommendation is for you to use non-iodized salt, of which I have none at the moment, so I opted for plain, warm water. I filled the pot then leaned (leaned or leant?) over the bath, placed the spout in my right nostril, tilted my head to the left and poured. Out of my left nostril came a small stream of now warm and slightly snotty water. Remember, I have a cold at the moment. 

I haven't practiced neti cleansing for quite a while so I had forgotten what it feels like to do it. Feeling the water at the back of your throat is quite bizarre! I wanted to cough it out but the idea is to keep your chops closed while pouring the water through your nostrils so that it doesn't come out of your mouth. Now, rightly or wrongly, and I hope this doesn't gross you out too much, but I usually take the spout out of my nostril and then openly blow out of my nose into the bath to expel any mucus that may have built up in there, which will now be released by the water. Then I gently blew my nose a few times and then refilled the pot and repeated the same thing but on the other side, so that is in my left nostril. This one seemed to be a bit stuffier than the right nostril but the cleansing definitely cleared the airways and made a marked improvement for me. I repeated the open nose blowing into the bath and then used the Kleenex again for any that was still in my nose.

I have to say I have already felt an improvement, I don't feel as stuffy or 'yucky' as I did before.

I'm going to continue this for the next week and will hopefully remember to blog the outcome... I'm not going to post a photo of my nasal mucus, I just mean I'm going to write down the practice, any differences I see, and many other things that I can't think of right now.

I hope you're enjoying my blog peoples, if there's anything you want me to write about or research and blog then just put it in the comments. Yoga related obviously!! Unless you want me to research cake, I can totally do that :)

In other news not at ALL related to yoga, I think you should immediately go out and buy Yes Man by Danny Wallace. And read it too. One of the funniest books I have possibly read in my entire life. Filled with laugh out loud moments and a lot of wisdom.

Ok, that's all for now, hope you've had a great weekend and I'll blog you tomorrow :)

Namaste xxx

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

An Open Letter to My New Upstairs Neighbour

Dear Neighbour

Hi! Welcome to the neighbourhood. I hope you are so far enjoying your new surroundings and that everyone is being friendly and welcoming.

When you moved in, my housemate and I surmised that you must work long hours during the day, otherwise why would you consider it acceptable to drill and bang into the late hours of the night putting your Ikea Aspelund bed together. We gave you the benefit of the doubt and didn't complain, we know how hard it is to work and try to run a household, especially set up a new one. 

You seem to have finished the necessary building works but now I have discovered you feel that it is also acceptable to let your children run around on what is obviously wooden flooring late into the night when I am trying to get a peaceful night's sleep. Maybe you are vampires? Not having children of my own, I can only empathise and say that from the experience of friend's children, when they are young and wilful, it must be somewhat hard to get them into bed and stay there. However, I'm not sure Super Nanny would agree - after all YOU are the parent and THEY are the children. You can probably guess where I'm going with this.

PLEASE! Make your children stay in bed. Or at least wear industrial thickness socks so that I can't hear them banging around when I am trying to get my recommended 8 hours of slumber. Yes, this is London and we live on Albion Road, maybe peaceful is too much to ask, but I would like to go into work not looking like a shattered, bedraggled mess every day. I do not work in the fashion industry so I can't pull this off as the 'next big thing'. If you need recommendations for thick socks, I know Primark do some for about £1. I will GIVE you the £1 if it means I can get some sleep.

From your tired and irritable downstairs neighbour.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


I just typed BBC2 into Google and it came up with "Flight Status for Biman Bangladesh Airlines 2"...


Friday, 19 August 2011

So Excited I Can't Think of a Title!!

Hello again peoples!!

Hope you're having a glorious day. It may only be 9am here in London but things can still be glorious!!

I have excitement coming out of my FINGERS at the moment hence the second post in two days. I did something yesterday that I have been meaning to do for 3 whole years. I signed up to yoga teacher training in 2012!! I can't even explain how happy I am at finally finding a teacher who is on the same level as me, who seems trustworthy and who seems to truly understand the meaning of yoga. 

I have previously called several TT's who are unwilling to discuss payment plans and charge the earth for the courses - personally I don't have £2.5k at my disposal thus making the idea of training appear unreachable. The teacher I called yesterday was lovely, chatty, approachable and more than that, he was quite willing to discuss payment options to make doing the TT viable. In the course of our discussion, he said he would prefer that someone is able to come to class or even teacher training regardless of their financial situation - he doesn't shut people out if they don't have money. What a relief!! And what a breath of fresh air to meet someone who is not "in it for the money".

Following on from that, I appear to have had a boost in energy and motivation so I've updated my status on Facebook asking for friends, bendy and non-bendy, to volunteer themselves to help me practice on them. Facebook may be many things, but in this case, it's a very useful tool for communicating quickly and getting a message out there. So far I've had a few responses which is very encouraging :) 

So peeps, that's what I wanted to share with you today!! A ray of sunshine to come out of some stressful days :) 

If you're ever in London and want to practice some yoga then ping me a message and we can get bendy!! 

Bye for now.

Much love xxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

I Should Write a Manual on How NOT to Handle Stress

Hi everyone (all both of you)

You can probably tell from the blog title that I am currently going through some minor stresses and I feel as though I should impart some words of wisdom on how NOT to handle stress (as I have learnt the hard way). However, just to confuse you I am in fact going to write a few pointers on how you SHOULD handle stress. Because being positive is much more effective than not. So here goes...

  1. Stay calm! Getting stressed in an already stressful situation will only make matters feel worse. Try to stay as calm as possible and if you feel upset, do something that will take your mind off things - something that has meaning. Meditate, practice yoga, read a book, call your best friend, go to the movies. Anything that will help lighten your heart.
  2. A great phrase that I have heard a few times is "mind the gap". No, I'm not talking about the announcement on London Underground, but mind the gap in your thoughts. Are your thoughts connected to anything real or are they simply there to make you feel worse? This was a big one for me when overcoming depression (more on that later); it was the moment when I realised I could look at depression objectively rather than as an all encompassing parasite.
  3. Stay positive! This is an obvious one but it is SO important in any situation. Stay positive and things won't seem as bad as you thought. Stay positive and it will reflect in your demeanour and you are more likely to attain the outcome you require.
  4. Call your best friend and get his/her advice, love and support. There's nothing more lightening than sharing something with someone who knows you best and who knows what to say to make you feel better. And don't feel guilty for offloading either - you would do the same for them.
  5. Be determined. Determination is key to any situation. Imagine the outcome you wish for you be determined that it will happen for you. It will. The universe is great like that :)
  6. Believe in yourself! Having self belief is probably the most important thing to bear in mind when you feel down, stressed, low. Whatever you're going through, stay true to your inner self and believe in your thoughts and feelings. Your gut is always going to tell you what is right FOR YOU so do not falter and believe!
I have decided to stop at point six because it seems like a nice number and I could probably go on for another 648 points but that would make for a really long post and you will probably fall asleep by the 211th one.

Hope you are all doing well peoples, today in London it's looking pretty grim, despite being August, it feels like November.

Before I go, I want to direct you to this link:

This blog is written by my meditation teacher, Jillian Lavender (what a fantastic name! :)) I find it incredibly inspiring and it reminds me to think more about what I think, what I say and how I behave. Hopefully you will enjoy reading it as I do :)

Well, until my next post in approximately 7 months!!


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Friends and Ting

 Me and Spud
 Amy and James
 Em, Kirsty, Helen and Me
 Amy, Kirsty, Em and Me - the Original Gang! :)
 Me and Leanna
 Leanna's Baby Boy Harrison
 Me and Amy
 Kirsty's Little Girl Megan
Me and Robbie

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Ten Pros and the Ten Cons of Cycling to Work


1. I do one hour of aerobic exercise A DAY :)
    - Keep me fit
    - Keeps me healthy
    - It's good for my mind, body and spirit

2. I get to see sights I would miss on the bus or the underground.

3. It's free!

4. It wakes me up in the morning (however, refer to Con No. 2)

5. It makes you appreciate the elements - good and bad

6. I don't have to wait for and rely on public transport to go anywhere - I can get on my bike and go anytime I like!

7. I get to meet fellow cyclists

8. I get to wear leggings - my favourite type of trouser

9. I can sort through my thoughts as I cycle

10. It's a good way to learn patience and tolerance (towards other road users)


1. When it rains, you get wet right through to your knickers

2. I'm tired again when I get to work (but is a physical not mental tiredness!)

3. In no particular order, pedestrians, taxi drivers and bus drivers are STOOPID and sometimes aggressive... Need to work on that patience a bit more :D

4.  Some people see fit to steal your bike

5. Bike gadgets cost a lot

6. I'm actually struggling to find more cons...

7. I have to take two showers a day - not good for the environment but it would be worse for the world if I walked around stinking of sweat!!

8. Struggling for another point...

9. I go through more clothing per week as I have to continually wash my cycle gear

10. Oil is really hard to wash out of your clothes!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Lessons Learned


This is going to be quite a self-reflective post today but I think it's important to reflect on our lives and wellbeing and mental health from time to time, especially when major life events take place.

Robbie and I split up fairly recently - I'd say about 6 weeks or so ago. Of course when these things happen,  you go through different emotions and look back on the relationship, on your part in it and consider whether things could have been different. It's a well known fact that women are particularly prone to this in comparison to men. I have had the odd reflective period where I consider who Robbie and I were as a couple and who I was in the relationship and I have come to the conclusion that when I'm with someone, I forget who I am, I forget the things that I like and don't like and I don't always stand up for myself -- I don't mean that to sound as if Robbie was bullying me, he would never do that, I mean in the silly moments like when you want to go to the cinema and he doesn't, or when you don't want to buy orange juice from concentrate (because let's face it, it tastes awful!) but he does. I give my all to the other person, I'm incredibly loyal and I would do anything for them. 

It's like that line in Eat Pray Love, and I'm paraphrasing here because I can't find it in the book to quote it fully but "if I'm with you, you can have all of me". Am I allowed to quote or paraphrase in my blog? I'm not quite sure on the laws of these things. Oh hang on!! I found it!!

"If I love you, I will carry for you all your pain, I will assume for you all your debts (in every definition of the word), I will protect you from your own insecurity, I will protect upon you all sorts of good qualities that you have never actually cultivated in yourself and I will buy Christmas presents for your entire family. I will give you the sun and the rain, and if they are not available, I will give you a sun check and a rain check. I will give you all this and more, until I get so exhausted and depleted that the only way I can recover my energy is by becoming infatuated with someone else." 

That is me. Apart from the becoming infatuated with someone else because I've never been one for moving straight from one man to another.  Anyhow, a thought occurred to me earlier: to stop forgetting who you are in a relationship, should you be in one to learn that lesson or should you discover your strength first before you let someone in? I think the latter but it would be interesting to be with someone and grow like that, to learn to remember yourself.   

I consider myself to be a work in progress, I know I have a lot of work to do when it comes to self esteem and other things but I think I need to learn to love myself before I love someone else. I may well be single for a loooong time but I'm prepared to wait!! In the meantime, I'm a lucky girl; I have great friends, I meditate, I practice yoga and I live in a great part of London. Always count your blessings :)

Well, that's my 10 cents for the day. I'm off to visit Vicky in Ipswich tomorrow for the long weekend so no doubt we'll be watching to Royal Wedding tomorrow and then we'll have some other stories to report back with. Hope you have a great weekend!!


p.s. I've been listening to Don McLean a lot lately -- Vincent is one of my favourite songs of all time. I suggest you get onto youtube instantly and look for the live recording!!

Monday, 28 February 2011

Monday Fatigue

Hey hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

I have total Monday fatigue today. I also call it Silent Monday (as of just now) because I mostly can't be bothered to speak to anyone and Charlie isn't here to entertain me so I'm pretty sure the guys at work think that I'm a mute unless I'm in her presence. Which is prolly true but anyways.

I think though, I've just heard the funniest saying of the week which is a big statement in itself because it's only day one. One of the guys just told me that leaving filing to pile up "becomes like a really bad case of constipation" which considering I would put "filing" under my "shit jobs" list then he's closer to the mark than he thinks!!

This weekend was awesome, I had my hair cut fairly short so it's feeling fresh and lovely and then R and I went to Canterbury for the day yesterday and had a really lovely time walking around the city and we checked out the cathedral which is awesome. Truly awesome. Such a spectacular sight and if you just think of the craftmanship that went into it all those years ago, it's not like modern times where you put up some scaffolding and create something in a few months out of pre-fabricated bricks and mortar (ok I am exaggerating slightly there but you get what I mean), this was handcrafted from limestone over a long long time. Could you imagine anyone building something over a period of years nowadays which would still be standing in thousands of years to come?

I don't know why I still refer to R as R considering I call Charlie Charlie so from now I will name R by his... name... which is Robbie. We love Robbie we do. :)

Anyyyywayyyyysss... It's only 37 minutes til hometime and NO I am not counting.

Buh bye!


Wednesday, 23 February 2011



I've just signed up to Bloglovin through one of the blogs I love love love... I just found it recently, it's Ring My Bell by Ashley Madekwe, she's an actress/model/Dedicated Follower of Fashion (name the band!!), I kinda just like reading about her escapades and seeing how perdy she looks in her outfits... Anyway if you click the link above it does magical things. I'm not quite sure what they are yet but try it and see!! :)

Byeeee! xx

Friday, 11 February 2011

The Latest


Ok I will may regret admitting to this but I think it's something that a lot of ladies out there can relate to... When I'm on my own just chilling out, surfing the net or whatever... Sometimes, sometimes, I'll just take my bra off and let it all hang out. With a top on of course! It's not like I sit there topless going about my business. But sometimes wearing a bra is just the biggest pain in the ass and it's nice to be free and let the ladies have some time out of prison. They'll have to do time again when I go outside later but in the privacy and comfort of my own home, yup, that's what I do.

Annnyyyywaaaaaayyyy, I just re-read my Happy New Year! post and I'm feeling a little bit pleased with myself (feels a bit wrong to be smug...but what the hell!! :)) I have signed up to a Vedic Meditation course with Charlie from work (she's ace), I'm on a one-woman mission to make my brain better so have taken up running as well as still practicing yoga and am trying to eat healthful food, though I will admit I am only human and have a sweet tooth, so do still eat a bit of chocolate but I am going to phase it out because sugar is just so SO bad for you. I still have some work to do on studying yoga properly but I think my main struggle is that I'm not enjoying the course as much as I thought I would so it's hard to motivate yourself when you feel that way. But I will still persevere!!

Finally, I'm still working on Want and Need. You really have to be constantly alert and think hard about it when you're out and about. When it's become a natural habit for you NOT to think about whether you want or need something, it takes a lot of willpower to train your brain to consider everything carefully. It's all just about changing your mindset and slowly it becomes second nature.

Anyway, that's all for now. My best friend is visiting this weekend (YAY!) so I may post some pics of our adventures another time.

Bye! :)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011



The last few weeks have been hectic, I've been going here, there and everywhere, seeing R, visiting friends, working, volunteering, making birthday gifts and birthday cards. I'm going to Bath for some training tomorrow and then the weekend is filled with the yoga course (for which I need to make some food), seeing R, and then it starts all over again! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining as I've been having a lot of fun but I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend soon!!

R has given up smoking and is in his third week which he is finding really difficult. He said he always finds day 3, week 3 and month 3 the hardest so a lot of patience is required on both our parts. I know he can do it, he's amazingly dedicated and achieves anything that he puts his mind to, it's just getting through it that seems hard. It will all be worth for the health and the financial savings alone, but mostly the health!! I remember when my papa quit smoking a few years ago, he was really ratty (!) but got through it and he saved £1,000 in about a year. Isn't it amazing that something that a lot of people enjoy that is so bad for you can cost so much!!

Right, I have to get back to reading my yoga book and making a gift for my friend's birthday. She doesn't read this blog so I can safely tell you that I'm making her a jar of lavender bath salts and plain bath/body salts in different layers with a little dishing spoon and decorated nicely with a ribbon!!

Bye for now!!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

I hope Christmas and the new year period was full of joy and it wasn't the stressful time year of most people find it to be!!

I gave a little thought to what I want to achieve in 2011 and decided on a few things:

1. Get my butt in gear and study yoga properly!!
2. Learn to meditate.
3. Make my brain well.
4. Eat well - healthy body, healthy mind and all that.
5. Um...I think that's it.

This year is going to be about making myself healthy in mind, body and spirit. I also want to be conscious of the difference between "need and want". So if I'm in the supermarket or considering buying a new dress, is it something I NEED or WANT? If I need it, then ok, go ahead. If I want it then forget it. I've spent too many years being overly frivolous and buying things I don't need when I could save that money and put it towards bigger and better things.

I was reading horoscopes for the year with one of the girls from work yesterday and mine said it's going to be a fairly tough year and that someone or something is going to try to steal my man. In the words of friend from work... Don't let that bitch!!!

In other news, I have a new favourite website: It's seriously cute TO THE MAX. Check it out. It's mainly full of cute, fluffy animals but I'm a sucker for them, especially kittens and puppies. It's because they're small. I like small things.

Anyhoo... First post of 2011, hopefully I'll keep it up this year.