January has to be one of the worst months in the calendar. The post Christmas depression with all the lights and colour (and the money) gone, is just dreadful. I made a list of nice things that help me go through it. I hope you like it!
- Book a holiday somewhere sunny (going to Morocco did wonders for my SAD).
- Organize a clothes swap with friends/ bloggers. It’s so much fun and will leave your bank account alone after all the Xmas spending.
- Start the year with a whole new wardrobe by organizing and streamlining it.
- Do some DIY. Nothing like making something with your own hands for a nice sense of accomplishment. Also valid for finishing those projects you’ve left unfinished all those months ago. (check out my bejeweled jumper and my studded denim jacket for some inspiration)
- Wear something colourful.
- Quit drinking for the month of January. I joined Dryathlon, to raise money for Cancer Research. Please donate generously on my donation page here.
- Go out for a walk for a bit of fresh air and some exercise. Bonus points if you take your camera and snap up anything that catches your eye.
- Organize a Twister party at home.
- Take up embroidery – it has a surprisingly calming effect.
How about you? what are your tricks? I want to hear all about them!
Photo credits: David McNeil
After the first day of Blogcademy I was on the tube back to the hotel and words were dancing around in my head. After that first day my neurons had been so stimulated and so many ideas had been made clear that I finally felt ready to commit my Manifesto to paper. It is a declaration of intention, of objectives and letting the world know exactly who I am and what I am doing. As soon as I sat down in my hotel room I wrote it in under 10 minutes. The next day I was so excited about it that I showed it to Gala Darling and she liked it so much, she asked me to read it out loud to the whole class. It was with a mix of pride and embarrassment that I did it, but I am glad as my fellow Blogcadettes seemed to like it. As I’m afraid the majority of my blog friends weren’t there to see this, I thought I’d post it here. I hope you like it as much as I do, so here it goes.
I believe in having fun, laughter and being silly. I believe in colour, sparkle and funky shoes. I refuse to settle for black flats shoes and muted coloured clothes. I refuse to settle for sitting in front of the telly watching the soaps or reading the gossip magazines. I refuse to be told that I’m too old to enjoy the things that I like.
You’re a grownup because you are responsible and considerate. You’re a grownup because you pay your bills. You’re a grownup because you are allowed to vote. You’re not a grownup because you are boring and serious all the time. You’re not a grownup because wear boring and uninspiring clothes.
I’m a 30 something, who keeps being told she’s too old for some things and too young for others. The age of un-defined. On here I share the adventure that is my life and for now this is who I am. This will change and evolve, naturally. Will you join me on this journey?
PS: That lovely and talented lady sat next to me is Jocelina of Pink Chocolate Break.