Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy New Year - Whats in store for 2011

Well its Twelve Night and by now all decorations are more than likely to have been packed away, trees taken to the tip (or maybe still in the back garden like we did in 2009) - I hear a lot of people talking about how they are not making resolutions as they will only break them but I love the feeling of something new happening and lots of hope for the year ahead.

I have chosen quite general and loose resolutions for this year as at the end of February we are expecting our 3rd child and who knows what chaos that may bring.

My first resolutions has really come about as a result of being on maternity leave (well, once I have handed in my tax return!) - I will be doing less of my day job of making cakes and in a funny way feel so much freer even knowing that everywhere I go I will have someone small to accompany me and I will have a lot less income. I am very lucky to have a wide circle of friends and thoroughly intend on spending a lot more time with them this year - Be warned and have the kettle on!

For the last half of 2010 I severely lost my reading mojo - I love reading but find if anything changes significantly in my life it is the first thing that suffers (unfortunately I don't stop wanting to buy books so have cupboards and cupboards full of books taunting me) - I am resisting the temptation to join a structured reading countdown but hope for at least 2 a month- got to ease myself in gently!

This will also be the year of being exhausted but hopefully a bit fitter - I intend on walking to school a lot with my pram which should shift a bit of baby weight - once again I am not tying myself down to a particular weight - I have never been that fixated with what I 'should' be but would like to fit into the majority of my wardrobe which is currently shouting at me whilst wearing maternity marquees.

The last of my resolutions is about my online life - the secret life that a lot of my real life friends don't know about and definately don't understand. Blogs in St Helens are not exactly common place and on the odd occasion that I have tried to explain about both my blogs I get vacant glazes. I am booked to attend Cybermummy11 and am muchly looking forward to meeting other bloggers. I am well aware that this blog needs a lot of TLC so watch this space during 2011.

And that's me for now - have you made any resolutions/aims for the year? I am now going to have to search for an appropriate photo to use for this post which reminds me of another resolution...take more pics - hopefully aided by the new camera we are due to receive in Jan.


  1. Our tree is still up...oops. Good luck with the resolutions! Def like the more pics one - I love looking at photos, I don't think you can take enough - especially with a new baby in the house! x

  2. You enjoy your tree - don't give in to pressure! Apparently the Queen keeps hers up until at least the 15th so you are in esteemed company. I think the fact that I had to use a pretend avatar suggests I definitely need to take more pics and have them taken of me!

  3. Ooh, looking forward to the new arrivals - baby & camera!

  4. I am such a misery as my tree was firmly expelled on New Years Day - stupid sharp pine needles! Wishing you a very Happy New Year especially with the imminent patter of tiny feet. What a lovely thing to get you through this dreary month!

  5. Thank you Kerry! January is rather dreary isn't it? I have to admit we got rid of our tree a lot earlier than usual - it was making the cat sick! Ugh!

  6. I enjoyed this post as I can relate to a lot of it (not the maternity aspects tho!). I;ve just been looking through your blog and am really enjoying it. I love the tagline 'a conversation with a friend you haven't met yet' because that is such a wonderful way to sum up some of my favourite blogs. Good luck with the getting fit and have fun with the blog! Oh, and see you at Cybermummy!!

    Im a new follower now :)