31 December 2012

New Year

Some New Year Wisdom from Author Neil Gaiman:

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

...I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

And for this year, my wish for each of us is small and very simple.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

17 December 2012

Catching up again....

I wrote this post on Inspiration in April! my god, this year has gone fast, but also pretty well: I feel hopeful and excited for 2013, but I am also very aware I am failing at these goals that have been hanging around for some time now! Goal 22.Weigh 9.7 Stone, Goal 18. Get a job working with animals.

Now, I was delighted to receive a bonus at work today and I want to be sure to put it to the best possible use, so 2013 will see me:

1) Starting crossfit: I'll be doing a introductory month to see how it all goes!
2) Taking this animal care course that I said I would do for the last 2 years! :P

So come April 2013: I may not have completely got everything sorted, but I WILL be closer than I am today, which a nice hopeful thought for the new year!

Merry Christmas to you all and all my best wishes for a happy new year!


14 December 2012


Darlings! whats this? 3 weeks since my last post? how shameful!

Let me catch you up
1) Stockholm was Divine: gently snowing throughout our visit and full of cosy cafes, interesting museums and beautiful scenery: Urban and natural.

2) Goals achieved:
38: Go to a Christmas market outside of the UK
Goals discarded:
27: To have a Christmas tree decorated entirely with food: candy canes, pomanders, gingerbread men.
I have a hilariously mismatched pink tree covered in decorations made by my Friends, bought on my travels: its not a beautifully matched theme- but I love it! here is me and a group of my favourite people in my little flat for Xmas drinks. (the lovely 'Eleni Drinks Tea' is taking the picture)

3)  I was proud to be maid of honour at my wonderful friend Crystals wedding in November. It was a wonderful day full of lovely memories :) (I would also like to note that I was in charge of everyones hair and make-up, it was exhausting but fab to make all the girls look beautiful )