As you may recall I set myself some goals for the coming year, not new year's resolutions as such just things I feel I should try to do or maintain and on the whole it's going fairly well. January I kept a very low profile because it was cold, dark and miserable and I was completely skint after Christmas.
We had some snow and this did have a rather distressing effect on me......I started to spring clean!?!
I know, I know I'm hoping it will soon pass. So far I have blitzed the kitchen from top to bottom with quite terrifying zeal, the bathroom, the sitting room, our boudoir and the small front bedroom. I scared Himself as I scrubbed walls, doors and floors in a demented fashion so he's been going to the cinema a lot at weekends lately or decamping upstairs with the laptop so I can rampage in my rubber gloves in peace.
Other than this I have tried to keep up with the healthy eating.(This has been partially successful, a couple of meals out and some stressed out I need chips/wine/cake days have scuppered it a bit.)
The no mad shopping just for the hell of it, (this has been a resounding and epic win much to my astonishment!)
and the exercising regularly (an unsurprising spectacular fail on that score.).
We had the bizarre situation last weekend where simultaneously the television would not switch on and the oven would not switch off! I ended up having to put the oven off at the mains socket whilst Himself dismantled as much of the TV as he could to try and get it working again. It was to no avail the TV was dead, apart from the timing being crap I was kind of glad it died because I have always hated it. We got it second hand, it's huge and it made this weird intermittent screeching noise on certain channels which never bothered Himself but drove me nuts.
Very kindly my brother offered us their (actually not very) old one as a replacement which we gratefully accepted. You know what was a bit weird? as soon as we had the new TV set up, the oven started working properly again and has been ever since! Strange.
We did go to see Lincoln last week too. I enjoyed it, though Himself was not so keen and the guy behind us fell properly asleep and started snoring in a rip roaring fashion which had everyone sniggering until someone elbowed him in the ribs. I also saw Prince Charles on Monday when he visited my workplace which meant some over the top security and a free packed lunch.
Without further ado I will share with you my January purchases.
I bought this bag in Primark for £3 I hated the big old plastic flower on the front so I tinkered with it a bit.
A set of Glass Christmas baubles with 70% off for £6.99. I thought they would come together in one box but nope they are all individually boxed. I nearly bought them before Christmas full priced because there was a hedgehog but couldn't justify it. As it turns out though the hedgehog is cute, I like the stag best and the outraged squirrel is just mint.
Finally I got some late in the day Christmas money so I bought these wonderous shoes for £35 in the sales. I'm not sure I can even stand up in them, let alone walk them but my life felt incomplete without them.
Right I'm off to drink tea and do some sewing