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.