Wishing you a Happy New Year!
We celebrated the turning of the year last night with simple homemade pizza, movies, chatting and an early night - I love to rise early on the first of January and have a productive day while most of the rest of the country sits nursing a hangover!
The Christmas period did not go at all as planned. Cameron has been quite ill (although on the road to recovery now, though) and then there was a series of unfortunate events where each appliance in the house - boiler, fridge, washing machine etc. - broke down during the week and the wild weather was not very kind to the garden and left us with a case of cabin fever. It was a fitting end to what was a rather untriumphant year for me.
So, welcome 2013, we are very happy to see you!
There's nothing quite like the clean slate of a new year to fill your heart with hope and optimism, don't you agree?
Last year I set myself a bunch of (what felt like) rigid goals and made promises here hoping for accountability but I quickly found it too much pressure and typically ended up procrastinating about much of it.
This year I wont be setting any concrete goals but I do have a very clear idea of the directions I want to move forwards in. The battle for me is not the tasks themselves but in embracing them in moderation and accepting imperfections.
I'd really like to rediscover the joy in everyday things as opposed to it all feeling like an exhausting list of chores that I am failing to keep up with. We shall see.
To celebrate the new year there's 10% off all yarns in my shop this month with the coupon code JANUARYSALE. As my items are already discounted that means that you save around 25% off the RRP. I hope you'll find something there to tempt you for a Winter project.
Have you set any new years resolutions?