Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year!

How was everyone's new years evening then?

I spent my evening in down in Ventnor with wonderful company, and some added random idiots but i suppose it just wouldnt be a night out without them would it? I had a lovely time, allthough it did shock me to see just how immature some people can be, and i'm talking about people the cant be far off a free bus pass.
I like to think myself lucky that i can rise above the situations that these people can often create. It's also a reminder of just how lucky i am to have friends like i do.

I did make a mistake though. For some reason when the night started i couldnt feel the cold, and ventured out in a sleeveless top. I covered up when the night had finished, but in the morning i realised that i couldnt feel the tops of my arms or, oddly, my chest and boob tops. Now the feelings come back but i do still have horrible red and pink blotches. What did we learn kids? Wrap up! Time to start on a huge chunky knit scarf me thinks!

So the Chrimbo Limbo is now over, and its all back to normal apart from the stabbing cold. This is when my mood really takes a tumble. I dont do cold. When the warm weather goes, so does my motivation, and the only thing thats stopping me from being absorbed into my sofa is my little toddling terror! As awesome as he is, i can only take so much of him watching me arrange things, packing things away and generally tidying up, then coming over and piece by piece take out everything i have put away. Dont ever let him see you pack a bag for christs sake!

Times like this, mean that i have to constantly be on the look out for the little things in my life that pick me up. Coffee, Chic homeware, a little birdie popping onto the window ledge to say hi, time with friends, new yarn that 'feels just right'.
Today i had a few of these things hit me in the face to snap me out of gloom. It would be rude of me not to share right?

A new clock from Tesco, in retro cream.

The rest unfortunately i dont have pictures for :( but hopefully you'll be reading this with such concentration you can imagine it all the same!! I love flowers. My favourite flowers are Frangipanis, but because i live in horrible cold England you dont really see them. You can buy them as indoor plants from select specialists, but unless you have a heated conservatory, i wouldnt bother, too much money and if you buy them from seed, they take 7 years to flower. So a close second in my list of beautiful flowers, is the ever faithful Peony. Love them to bits! I love how for that short period of time in spring their huge blooms explode and shatter anything crap thats going on. The bowl sized heads drowning the leaves of the plant. Generally a stunning and dramatic flower. And today in Tesco, i saw a small bunch of them for £6. Peonies! in JANUARY! Alas, the only ones left werent as magnificent as i would like them, but still, PEONIES!

I (heart) Frangipani

The Peony

And when i stepped on the scales this morning i have lost 3lb :)

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