Breathe Journal

So folks, I’m taking this year seriously – what I mean is – I’m giving it my all. I know what I want and I know what I need to do. I’ve even set aside some time to make it all happen. I am planning and working on turning the plans into actions.

One thing I have been trying to take up for several years is journaling.  Each new year I buy a nice little diary to write my gratitude lists for each day. It rarely sticks beyond a couple of weeks, then I start to forget and eventually give up. But  you know what, I’m not giving up on the idea. This year I have ditched the little diary. I have treated myself to this lovely A4 size journal and week planner –

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2016 Let’s Do This – Better Late Than Never

As some of you know my New Year plans were scuppered by a visit to Bronchitis Land. Being very ill for a 2 solid weeks was not the best start to a year. However, I tried to embrace the situation. Check out my post in case you missed it – Seeking new year inspiration while surviving acute bronchitis.

Anyway, I am now well into my recovery – hooray, hooray! I have started my new job, which is going well – hooray, hooray! So it’s time to get to grips with this whole New Year thing. Let’s get this show on the road.

So here’s some of my plans, goals, tasks (whatever you want to call them) for the year ahead.Read More »

Let’s Read Heidi, Build a Sandcastle and Celebrate My New Job

 

What was your favorite book or movie as a child?

As a very small child I loved to read the story of Heidi. I still have this book today.

 

 

What is your favorite season and why?

 

I love spring. It’s a wonderful feeling after the long winter. I enjoy spring flowers, nature coming back to life and the warmer, brighter days.

 

Do you have a bucket list? What is number 1?

I don’t have a bucket list. I have a Life List of simple things I have always wanted to do or haven’t spent time doing since I was a child. One of the things on my list is – Build a Sandcastle.

If I am lucky enough to holiday near the beach this year, I’m going to take some time out to build a wonderful sandcastle. Read More »

Seeking New Year Inspiration While Surviving Acute Bronchitis

So far 2016 has really not gone to plan for me. The plan went array on Boxing Day (26th Jan) when I have was knocked of kilter by acute bronchitis. It has been particularly severe and my body is still struggling against it. Simply walking around the house is a challenge. On New Year’s I was in bed exhausted and things have yet to improve.

However, I am trying not to let it get me down. I am still planning to embrace the new year, once I am well enough to rejoin life to the full. Sometimes you have to just do nothing and wait for the worst to pass. I am enjoying reading again, cuddling my dog and feel very thankful for the prescribed medication that is keeping me going. I am staying focused on the notion of the new year. I am conserving my energy. I am just postponing things a bit.Read More »

I Spy Book Challenge 2016

Find time for reading: So one of my big adventures this year has been to start this blog. I am loving Blog Land and all the lovely people I have met along the way. However, the time spent on developing my blog and following fellow bloggers, has meant I have neglected other things in my life. Now I’m on a blog roll (long may it continue), I hope it will be less all consuming.

One of the things I am planning to get back to is reading more fiction. To help inspire this I have joined my first ever book challenge!

So one of my goals for 2016 is the –

I SPY: BOOK TITLES EDITION CHALLENGE – Goodreads.Read More »