Tuesday 29 December 2015

New Year’s Resolutions...

One-and-a-bit days of work left, then it’ll be time for a whole new year. 

Time to get a quiet glass of wine (as opposed to a noisy one??) and break out the New Year Resolutions notebook. 

Over the years, I’ve averaged about a 70% success rate on the 8-10 annual resolutions I make - though I’m thinking of making them easier for 2016. 

So, rather than things like “write a novel”, “win a writing comp” etc, I might go for things like this instead:

  •           Wake up and get out of bed most days.
  •           Continue to never drink coffee.
  •           Have breakfast. Or lunch. Or both.
  •           Never leave the house without being fully dressed.
  •           Focus.  On anything. Except when I’m asleep, then focus on nothing.
  •          Sleep a lot.

Thursday 10 December 2015

A change is as good as a rest…

While routine glues my life together, sometimes I randomly change things just to scare myself.  I blame one of my personalities—the rebellious, do-things-on-a-whim one. The rest of us have tried to keep her in line, but she’s quite a handful! 

  • A new house.
  • A new routine.
  • Probably some new footwear.  (If you’re going to walk a mile in your own shoes, you may as well wear high heels and stop for lunch along the way).
  • And today, even a new job is very tempting...

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Monday 7 December 2015

Dear Santa...

All I want for Christmas is...

A good night's sleep.
(Actually, I want to be able to fall in and out of a coma at will).
And a nice card.
And possibly a trip to Vegas.
But that's all.
Apart from, you know, lots of surprises.
Nice surprises (just to qualify that).
Including the ability to travel through time.
A small list really.  Even smaller if I type it in a tiny font-size.

Sunday 6 December 2015

What I learned from FaceBook on the weekend…

  • Life is short – smile while you still have teeth.
  • Viagra – it won’t make you James Bond, but it will make you Roger Moore.
  • WINOS stands for Women In Need Of Sanity.
  • The Kardashians are still sucking the will to live from pretty much everyone.
  • Grocery stores use four checkout lanes – unless it’s really busy, then they only use one. 
  • There is such a thing as a Pacman Christmas tree.

Well, THAT was time well-spent!

Thursday 3 December 2015

My Happy Place...

A forest.  That's my happy place.
Not the beach.
Not a box of chocolates.
Not a diamond store.
Not the bottom of a jar of Valium.
Not even my duvet (though that comes a close second!)
Just a bunch of really big trees. Ferns. Birds. Maybe a waterfall.