As ever, this month as passed in a daze, lots has happened! I’ve also been a bit neglectful of the blog, but sometimes life gets in the way.
So first the big news – we’ve found a new house and had an offer accepted! There’s still a way to go before completion, so I’m not counting my chickens, but things are looking good so far. We didn’t actually end up looking at that many (not actually that much out there!), but what we’ve found fits the bill, although it needs a bit of work.
It’s two years now since I started introducing new habits in an attempt to bring some order and positivity into what had become a chaotic and difficult time. Over that time, I’ve blogged about each habit, my reasons for introducing it and my reflections about whether it’s been a useful addition to the set.
It now feels like it’s time for a final round up before putting this one to bed – not that I’m stopping the habits themselves (for the most part!) but that I don’t need to blog about them any longer. So here’s the summary of where I’ve got to. And a picture of some habits for your amusement.
January is finally over and the first signs of spring are finally in the air (or in the garden at least, even it if is a bit wet and miserable out there today). I am definitely ready for some lighter mornings and longer days!
I’m conscious that more than a week of January has already passed, but this post is thinking about my goals for the year as well as the month, so it’s taken some thinking through. Let me also say that this … Continue reading 2017 Goals and Plans
Liz Driver: End of year report 2016 Family Mixed. Unfortunately Mum has spent nearly half the year in and out of hospital which has been a big worry for everyone. We seem to be ending the year on a high … Continue reading 2016 – Year in Review
A friend of mine first put me on to Kayla Itsines. She is an Australian personal trainer who has grown into Instagram sensation (currently nearly 6 million followers) and has an army of dedicated groupies around the world following her workout programme. I’ve always done a lot of cardio, but knew that I should add some resistance work into my routine as well. Just hadn’t quite got round to it…
Snow is falling, all around me… Man, I love a Christmas classic, and Shakin’ Stevens is my all-time favourite. And now it’s the 1st December, I feel fully justified in breaking out The Best Christmas Album in the World – EVER once again.
Our US cousins are celebrating Thanksgiving today. This doesn’t really have a huge impact on me on this side of the pond, aside from receiving significantly less email than usual, but it has got me thinking. This year is not … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
I’d love to tell you that over the last 12 months, my mornings have evolved into a zen like space of calm and tranquillity, but we both know that would be a big, fat lie. On the plus side, they haven’t got any more manic. At least I don’t think so. Sometimes it happens in such small increments that you don’t really notice.