Hello¬†January! A new month, the start of a new year, the unlimited promise of new adventures. I always start the new year feeing positive and refreshed, excited to see what the next 12 months will bring. Sure, there’ll be moments that will test us, moments that will be difficult, but along the way there will …
Each year I like to set myself goals that I hope to achieve by the end of the year; to keep me on track and to challenge myself throughout the year.¬†I also feel like it makes me more accountable over the year; 12 months is a long time and focus can drift at times, so …
2014 has been quite a mixed year for us in the end. Some of it has been fantastic – we have travelled to various places this year, including Cyprus, Canada and America, we’ve got a new bathroom and have decorated the kitchen. We have spent lots of time with various family and friends over the …
December is over, and what a fantastic month it has been for us. I had a brilliant birthday, we’ve had a fantastic Christmas surrounded by family, and all in all, I feel very grateful for what we have. The break from work has been lovely and it has given me some time to reflect on …
What a lovely week it has been for us. We have spent time with family and friends, we have had some lovely gifts given to us by others, and lots of food has been eaten. I got to spend Christmas Day with my parents and grandparents, and then we spent Boxing Day with my husband’s …
As the year winds down and thoughts turn to the year ahead, I thought I’d do a reflective post about this blog so far. I started on June 1st, 2014, so it technically hasn’t been a full year, but I thought it was appropriate to do a post about the top 10 posts on The …
I have finally finished my day job for the holidays which means that I can well and truly get into the holiday mode now. I have spent quite a few evenings wrapping presents, decorating our house with sparkly lights and enjoying the wind down this time of year brings. I got a new gingerbread candle …
In what is seemingly a worrying trend, more and more adults are living on the financial knife-edge that is living pay cheque to pay cheque. Every month, their income is stretched to the limit, until they are literally left with pennies the day before payday. What is even more sad, is that once in the …
I don’t know if it is just me, but 2014 has gone by fast. Like, really fast. A “blink and you’ve missed it’ fast. All of those new year’s resolutions that we made at the start of the year are probably languishing in a corner somewhere, forgotten and lost. A new set of promises are …
It is definitely nearing Christmas now; the weather has got much cooler and I have had to defrost my windscreen more than once this week! Most of our evenings have been spent sat on the sofa, cuddled up and watching a film. We’ve finally got round to watching the start of Breaking Bad to see …
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