Fireworks explode over the London Eye during the New Year celebrations.
Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Welcome 2013 and a rather belated Happy New Year to you. As I have done for the last couple of years, I'll review last year's thoughts (not resolutions, because I can't keep them at all).To try and be a bit tidier - Hmm, yet again, total failure on that one. I am very organised in some ways and a total disaster in others. Something for me to continue with this year.
To sort out my website - failure on that one too. (Oh dear, I'm not doing very well, so far). Another target for the coming year.
To continue felt making - partial success because I have continued with my felt making, although jewellery making has moved into first place for hobbies at the moment.
To continue reading interesting books - SUCCESS! I kept a record of the books I read last year and the total was 57. I didn't include many re-reads on the list, so these were new to me (including Frankenstein, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dracula, the Call the Midwife series, several Anne Tyler novels and several Elizabeth von Arnim novels, so quite an eclectic mix there.) I am quite pleased with the total and am definitely going to continue keeping a record in the coming year.
To exercise more - failure again, as I really don't enjoy exercising and would much rather read a book, watch a film, do some gardening, make some jewellery or 101 other things rather than do an hour of yoga/pilates/yogalates. Perhaps I should just try to walk more and include exercise more naturally into my week, rather than have designated times. (Still not sure that will work either.) I have lost a little weight through altering my diet and having 2 low calorie days per week, so that is encouraging.
To complete at least some of my on-going craft activities - (all crafters know what I mean here) and I have completed some things, such as felt pictures and decorations, jewellery projects and the Christmas Bunting. I shall definitely keep going with that as well.
Well, not bad - some successes, some failures, which is to be expected. Here's to 2013 and I hope it will be happy and successful for us all!
(Photo above from London24)