Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Hello 2014!!

So this is it, the beginning of a new year, 2014, and a chance to make a change for the future. I'll admit, I'm not the one who's normally any good at sticking with my resolution. So this year, I'm going to try and do something a little different. I'm going to find things I was to achieve this year and have my New Years resolution is to achieve this! (Figured this would be better than the 'get healthy'/'give up chocolate' - because realistically neither of these are going to happen...)

Give blood - This is something I keep meaning to do but never seem to get round to doing... This year I will give blood and help someone, even if I don't particularly like needles.

Run the Cancer Research Race for Life - I will run this. Not walk or jog. But run. To achieve this I'm going to have to attempt to train because right this second I don't have the stamina for this. At all.

Go to Britmums 2014 (and benefit from it) - I'm absolutely dying to go and meet brands and other bloggers who I read and occasionally chat to, in the flesh. It can't come quick enough.

Do something adventurous and outside my comfort zone - Last year, I was lucky to have the chance to go on a Segway and it was  such good fun that I immediately wanted to go again. This year I want to same feeling with a different experience... (Suggestions welcome!)

Watch the sunset up Spinnaker Tower - I have already been up the tower but it has been decided that me and my flatmates haven't done enough of the local attractions - even though we have lived here a year and a half.

Try and find a new look - I read so many other blogs with fashion advice and I'm going to try and find something new that possibly works for me - watch this space.

(Following on from the last one) have my hair cut short and keep it that way for a while - I have loved having longer hair but it's time for a change. New year, new hair!

Blog regularly and link up! - I get sidetracked really easily so managing to blog regularly is a challenge. Determined to sort this. And remember when the various linkies are. I will get more organised.

Learn something new - Nothing wrong with being a fountain of knowledge...

Manage to bake cookies that don't disintegrate at the slightest touch/would do damage to anyone who dared try eat them - I can bake cake and cupcakes with no problems at all. Biscuits and cookies, on the other hand, never ever work. (Anyone want to send me recipes that work? Bonus points if it's gluten free...)

See another WestEnd Show - Yes, another one.

Take more photos - They say a picture is a thousand words and this year I'm determined to document and the things I do, be it stupid, adventurous, or just an ordinary day. So that this time next year I can look back and remember it all!

So this is it. 12 challenges over 12 months. Here's to bringing in 2015 with all of the challenges completed!


  1. Like your list, going to brit mums is one of my list of aims ' ill just dress as a woman ha ha ' no they allow blokes :-D. Im enjoying watching you grow your blog do you link up with Oh So Amelia on Sundays ? Its really good its fairly new but you get a topic each week to link up so this gives you subjects to talk about . It is fairly topical like next week is your fav Christmas present !

    I'm at

    1. Last year it was apparently amazing so I'm definately going to go! Ahhh Thankyou :) I'll have a look, I'm definately trying to link up as many places as I can :)

    2. No problem I guess your linking up no place like home 22 comments wow ! Ha ha

    3. Definitely unexpected, good, but unexpected!!

  2. You are right Britmums was so amazing that last year I bought this years ticket whilst I was still there and made a twitterlist ! tweet me if you're not already on it @pinkoddy

    Have you been skiing? I tried that on the snow slopes at snozone this year and it was fantastic. If you have there's a site called spogo and you can look at all manner of active ideas there.

    Thank you very much for linking up with Motivational Monday

    1. I think I'm on it.... Cannot wait for BritMums!

      I've tried dry slope skiing... Will definitely be trying it again!! :p

      Thank you :)

  3. I am SO looking forward to meeting you at BritMums - brilliant news :) What a great post with lots of things to look forward to, I can't wait to read all about them. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

    1. It can't come soon enough! :) thank you! X