The week after Christmas always feels like it’s a getting-back-to-normal week; the leftovers are eaten so we’re no longer eating from cling-film-covered plates from the fridge, the decorations are down and the cards will be recycled today. It definitely is a time of reflection, with the closing of a year and a new one beginning. I must admit I’ve enjoyed some lazy mornings this week, savouring breakfast and taking my time with getting ready, rather than the mad rush it seems to be on a work morning.

This next week will be mainly trying to get back into work without feeling like I’ve been hit with a hypothetical bus. I think that Monday morning will definitely be a shock to the system! Not got up at 6:45am for a long time, or so it seems.


5 things I’ve enjoyed/been grateful for this week:

1) We went to see the final Hobbit film this week and I loved it – so much action!

2) The final Miranda episode ever – very happy with the outcome, though sad that it is all over.

3) We’re onto the second season of Breaking Bad and am loving it – I know how late we are to that party though….

4) Lazy mornings – wish I had those all of the time.

5) On a 2 hour car journey, I had a big sing-along to myself to a musicals CD, because I’m just that cool.


5 blog posts I’ve enjoyed this week:

1) Here’s To A Frugal & Woodsy 2015 by Frugal Woods. I’m looking forward to seeing where the Frugal Woods journey takes them all in 2015!

2) Classic Mint Chocolate Brownies by Sally’s Baking Addiction. I have a thing for mint chocolate at the moment, and these look divine.

3) Ten reasons to be optimist about Britain in 2015 by The Telegraph. Nothing like a bit of positivity to start the year!

4) Freedom Fund Update – January 2015 by Dividend Mantra. Another excellent update by Jason about his freedom fund progress. Inspiring stuff!

5) So You Want To Get More Organized In 2015 by I Heart Organizing. As someone who is working on becoming more minimalist, I also need to get more sorted. Love this site, it’s one of my favourites.


And, in case you’ve missed them, these are the topics I’ve posted about this week:

December 2014: A Month In Review – reflects on the goals that I set at the beginning of the month.

A Reflection On 2014 – another year is over! A brief summary of our successes and the not-quite-there moments of 2014.

2015 Goals – another year is beginning so another set of goals to work towards!

January Aims – here’s what I hope to achieve this month.


What have you enjoyed reading this week? Any plans for the week ahead? I’d love to hear about it! 


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