We’ll take a cup o’ kindness dear, For auld lang syne.

london-201617There was a time when I put so much pressure on new year’s eve. It had to be perfect. It was the pinnacle of the the holiday season. All of my life I have lived by the idea that how you spend new year’s eve is how you will spend the rest of that year. And to some extent that’s always been true. Each new year I’ve been overweight and single and…yep, still am.

This Ball Drop was different (we don’t have a ball drop in the UK but I just love the reference of it!) We had a very sophisticated night in drinking diet coke and ribena and eating popcorn. Robbie Williams was our entertainment along with the 12 minute show of the 6.5tonnes of explosives that illuminated the  Embankment and skyline of London.

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A New Year, A More Effective Me!

I was told recently by my optician that ‘I made things so easy.’ Now to some this might sounds like an assault on my character (trust me it wasn’t, I’m not *that* kind of easy), it was however a compliment to my attitude and organisation of life. Which got me thinking. I love finding new ways to simplify my life, I quite often watch motivational videos and listen to podcasts on organisation and simplicity, but for me I also like to be firmly in control of my life and my time as well as have everything in ordered whilst staying as laid back as humanly possible. There’s an inner conflict right there! What better way to share this with you all than a little post about my top tips for making your own life a little easy every day.

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Mijn 2015 Resolutie…What really happened.

Happy New Year! Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar!

2015 started with such promise but fell a little flat on its face.

Voor deze blog ik heb vier resoluties.
De eerst: Blog meer, meer posts en conversatie met ander menses! – Ok so technically I’ve done this one. I blog regularly and have developed quite a good following. – Hi Everyone *waves*
No.2: Meer leren. Natuurlijk.
Yeah this one stopped after I passed level 2 due to there being no more classes.
3e: Meer praten, met mijzelf, bij anders mensen, op de telephone of Skype enz.
Because the classes stopped I forgot what to say to myself!
Tenslotte elke maand zal ik een post in het Nederlands te schrijven (ik zal proberen)!
Now I kept this up longer than I expected to be able to so I’m accepting a semi-victory on that. 
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog you’ll know that I have pledged to keep the posts coming only this time with a little less Dutch. I will however be aiming to pick up het nederlands again in 2016.
Here are my personal Resolutions:
– The standard: Loose weight. I want to loose at least 3st this year.
– By my first house on my own. Not rent or go in with someone I want my name on the deeds.
– Declutter. Become more minimalist with everything.
– Continue to blog and write a couple of times a week. I did some guest posts in online magazines last year I would love to do more of those!
– I would also like to join a choir but I think I’m a bit too shy for that to happen.

Mijn nieuwjaar resolutie…

Goedenavond Allemaal!photo
Voor deze blog ik heb vier resoluties.
De eerst: Blog meer, meer posts en conversatie met ander mensen!
No.2: Meer leren. Natuurlijk.
3e: Meer praten, met mijzelf, bij anders mensen, op de telephone of Skype enz.
Tenslotte elke maand zal ik een post in het Nederlands te schrijven (ik zal proberen)!
Ik wens jou hele success voor 2015!
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