I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and you all escaped the dreaded flu that seems to be everywhere at the moment?  My poor Mum has managed to get the Flu and break her toe and is understandably feeling very sorry for herself.  Other than that we’ve had a great Christmas, which has mostly involved eating, drinking and visiting family. On Christmas Day, my lovely girl said that I should open the first Christmas present as ‘Mummy you’ve worked so hard’ – she really knows how to melt my heart!

But I’m at the point of the holidays now where I’m restless and want to get back to real life, we still have boxes everywhere in the house so they are all going to the tip tomorrow and today I actually bought some real food, rather than Christmas food!  It also explains why I’m here when I didn’t think I’d be blogging until after the New Year.

I’ve been thinking about 2010 and what an odd year it’s been and how I’ll be quite pleased to see the back of it. Work wise it’s been brilliant, my little design company is going really well and I’ve worked for some really fabulous clients. On the flipside of that, in the last 12 months we’ve lost 6 family members to old age and one of our friends is currently very, very poorly. However Miss L managed to survive both a fall at school which nearly broke her cheekbone and the mystery virus which put her in hospital for 4 days – I’m very thankful to the NHS for the care she received both times. I was also lucky as the lump in my mouth which was removed, turned out to be ok and nothing more sinister.  So it does focused my mind as to what’s important in life and what’s not.

So for the first time in my life I’m actually drawing up a short resolution list for 2011:

1. Get fitter/lose weight –  actually walking the 2 mile round trip to school twice a day and taking some time out isn’t going to kill me.

2. Turn off the computer more often

3. Read actual books rather than a computer screen

4. Love more – tell everyone more often what they mean to me, I’ve learnt that sometimes you don’t get a second chance.

5. Cultivate friendships, I’ve made the startings of some lovely friendships this year and I hope to build on them more this coming year and to try keep up better with older friends.

6. Try and tame Miss L’s bedroom – you have to have one un-doable on a resolutions list! 🙂

Our 2010

Happy New Year to you all and thank you so much for reading my ramblings all year, it really means a lot x

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  1. I have to say…2010 has been one of those years for me too….You have set some great goals….still working on mine….glad to hear that everyone is on the road to recovery.
    I always enjoy coming here….and seeing all that you do in your wonderful part of the world.
    Have a wonderful New Year
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  2. Oh Liz, love all of your resolutions….we could easily use all of them for ours! I have to tell you that my daughter got the book “Clutter Control” from American Girl for Christmas. She read the book that night and the next morning tackled her room – organizing, getting rid of things – it was AMAZING!! She is 12….I don’t know if it would help you, but so far, this book is a god-send!!
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011!!
    Karla & Karrie
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