Friday, 9 January 2015

Positivity and Optimism - why I love the start of a new year.

Good morning!

I am typing this post at my kitchen table on our new laptop which we treated ourselves to at Christmas. It is lovely to be downstairs typing where I can keep an eye on people coming to the door, but most importantly be near the coffee pot!

Hands up those who don't love the beginning of a new year? 

I absolutely love it because of the chance, second or maybe third, to make a fresh start. I love the optimism, positivity and energy of the new year.

Here, we are working through the house de-clutter and home organisaion and it is going really well. The charity shop has benefitted from Harry's room getting a tidy up in readiness for a new bed and school has received three good bags full of books. We still have Alfie's room to do later today and my craft things have been thinned out as I really do not do as much as I used to.

On a personal note I've begun a Journal of Gratitude combined with a daily journal. I'm enjoying this as I could never manage a full on Project Life, would not have the time, but this way I can be thankful for what I have and keep a few memories, even if it is just when the boys make me laugh, like the other morning when they were singing to a song from Despicable Me! I have also made the decision to return to Weight Watchers. I love my baking and cooking so much but it needs to take a bit of a back seat for a while, apart from making things for the boys.

I have just finished catching up on most of my backlog of #Postcircle letters - only two to go now. I am looking forward to sending and receiving more letters this year. This will be quite important to me as I plan to cancel my Twitter account soon. I have come to the conclusion, as I did with Facebook, that my life does not need social media to the extent to which it interferes with my life. Don't get me wrong, I talk to some lovely poeple on Twitter but I hope I can maintain some relaionships by post or other means, maybe even face to face, you never know, it does happen they tell me!!! Anyhow, I hope you will continue reading this blog and look out for when I decide to start new one which may be in the summer. I'll let you know herewhen this happens.

That is all for now as I have a lasagne to make for tea tonight so we are ready for the boys to start back to Judo for the first time since we finished at Christmas.

I would love to hear about your plans for January and beyond and if you arein a positive mood like me.

Hope you stop by 


  1. right your blog is now added to my blogger page so I can find you on there instead of twitter!

    1. Thanks Georgina. My blog is not the most sophisticated on t'internet but I really appreciate it when people take the time to read and comment on my ramblings!x

  2. I don't like the physical seeing out of the old year but I look forward with anticipation to new challenges or projects for the new year. I too have started a gratitude journal. Last year I had a memor/gratitude jar which I jotted down little notes of happiness. I enjoyed doing this but thought a journal would be another idea. As we speak I'm waiting for an Estate Agent to value our house of 31 years. To move or not to move, that is the question. Lots of plans either way. Have a good weekend. P x

  3. Hi Patricia. Oh good luck re the house. I know how frustrating it can be. We are feeling quite positive at this end, we still have a couple interested who came to view before Christmas and we have pretty much decided on the area we are looking at in Wales but things have a habbit of changing. Keep me posted.xx!

  4. Brilliant, thanku Louise I feel inspired to get sacks in hand!! :-D I am also journaling & writing etc...luv it. I am slowly on the right path of organizing things in life xx

  5. I can relate to so much that you say here! I also love the beginning of the new year, it's a chance to start afresh... again... for the 356th time ;)
    I also stepped away from social media for similar reasons to you around the time that I started my blog, unfortunately I am back on twitter and facebook, however I am better behaved this time round. I am continually trying to focus on my 'real' relationships.
    It's a shame your coming off twitter, I would like to keep up with your blog, but it seems you aren't on wordpress and I can't see a follow via email option?
    Thank you for visiting my blog - lovely to have found you and I look forward to reading more from you. Best of luck for the coming year!


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