I wasn’t going to post today. Firstly I have a raging hangover and I’m finding it hard to string a sentence together never mind write to my adoring masses ( hello all 3 of you) *chuckles to herself *
Secondly I was going to have a lazy day. I suppose I am having a lazy one of sorts … I’m in bed making my way through a mountain of Christmas cake, drinking copious amounts of coffee and catching up on Corrie.
Mum called to wish me and the Mr a Happy New Year…and “oh did I know Graham from the village had died suddenly yesterday afternoon – heart-attack ?” Not a celebrity but one of my brothers best friends, a well-known and much-loved character.
We didn’t quite see out 2016 without another sudden, unexpected death. He’s not a celebrity but he’ll be sorely missed by a lot of people around here. I didn’t know him very well but he always took the time to say hello; it will be strange to not see him propping up the bar in our local.
I’m personally not one for making resolutions mainly because I break them within a few days ( sometimes hours) of making them . I then feel crap about it and mainly myself for having zero will power.
I am however determined to make the most of every day this year and not waste a minute of it. Yes they’ll be days like today when I may or may not even wash and I’ll stay in my pjs (Stig of the dump days I like to refer to them) but on the whole I intend to make this year count.
Because … ( without sounding melodramatic) who knows what’s around the corner?
My friend’s son posted on Facebook earlier…
‘Births, deaths, gains , losses I’m glad for them all. It shows it’s only temporary . Be glad you woke up today and make it count’
Too bloody right. Thank-you Julian you are wise beyond your years.
That is this years mantra sorted.
Yes of course they’ll be days when I can’t be arsed and everything’s wrong . I’ll procrastinate ( old habits die-hard) I may even cry but I will allow myself a day off and not be too hard on myself.
I am after all only human.
The Mr may question me on this … he thinks I’m away with the fairies . He walked into the living room the other day to find me sat singing along to the Muppets word for word. It probably didn’t help that he caught me the previous day engrossed in Labyrinth doing exactly the same thing.
What can I say I like to lose myself occasionally… with puppets seemingly!
Anyway I’m digressing…do you make resolutions? What changes are you planning to make this year if any, please share in the comments below I would love to hear.
So tomorrow I’ll be back on it, proper… but for today it’s more cake and crappy TV. I don’t even intend to get dressed.
Despite loving fashion I realized earlier this is one of the reasons I’d never make a successful fashion blogger.
For one I’ve not really any idea what I’m doing and often resemble a bag-lady. At least I can claim its my ‘own style’. I’m forever skint and can’t afford to show-case new clothes all the time. I was also scrolling through my IG feed this morning and was welcomed by this bevy of beautifully presented ladies whisking their way effortlessly into New Years Day, looking fabulous.
However is that possible? If you could see my now….
Oh my. * Note to self must try harder*
I’ve quite a few reviews to write-up including a fabulous neck cream you need in your life. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some fabulous brands who’ve sent me some lovely products to try and I’ve met some truly awesome people via this blog.
I’m hoping for more of that this year. No make that ..there will be more of that this year!
Fashion, beauty , travel, ‘Ladies that Lunch’ and my random musings – the format will be same , just hopefully a little more professional looking. We have plans.
We would love to grow our readership so if you enjoy this little piece of the internet please spread the ‘Naughty Forty’ word.
I bloody love blogging, sharing my little corner of the world with you all. I’m hoping Liz may make a few guest appearances this year too. You may have noted she’s not been around that much.
For now I’m going to sign off…
Here’s wishing you a very happy , healthy and most importantly fun 2017. I want to bring fun back. I feel I’ve been far too serious a lately.
As one of my favourite bloggers always ends her posts ‘ love hard, love long, stay humble ‘ ... it never felt more relevant.
Until next time,
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