Sunday, 4 January 2009

Happy New Year

Well - that's it then - all over for another year!!! I can hear you all breathing a huge sigh of relief and and also hear the cogs turning as you wonder when the local council are finally coming round to empty your wheely bins? You could always nip to Tesco and do a spot of re-cycling if you're feeling that way inclined? No? - me neither!!!

I have just returned from the Suffolk seaside where I spent a fab four days with someone lovely and had a very nice time indeed - including a posh evening wearing long frock and dinner suit (him - not me - well me in the frock - him in the dinner suit - mind you - perhaps a swap would have been fun?) - also included were some lovely walks on the beach, a spot of kite flying (wind was a bit lacking - but quite funny watching a grown man attempting to get a kite airborne without anything registering on the beaufort scale) - fish and chips - a great kitchen/wine shop, some lovely dinners and much much more...including a great pie shop - the products of which have just been enjoyed this very afternoon.

While I was away a product that I ordered on t'internet arrived - which made me and one other very happy indeed - and some more things have been ordered - including a new coffee machine - which is my reward for stopping smoking :) I can't wait to give that a go!

Yesterday we went up to 'Town' to go to the Natural History Museum - another tick then on my bucket list. Also a saunter around Harrods - which included spending a small fortune on handmade chocolates (yum yum), a lovely lunch, and sadly, a breakage (which didn't have to be paid for) in the homewares department!!! (Daft Bat).

The New Year always brings new challenges and opportunities - which for me this year includes the beginning of a search for gainful employment. I have been 'resting' now for long enough (4 months at the last count) and now my bank balance is depleted - a return to the world of work is inevitable I'm afraid. Fortunately over the years I have amassed a wealth of experience in various different roles - so finding something suitable shouldn't be too difficult. If anybody knows of any jobs paying £50K plus - for working about fifteen hours a week - could they let me know?!!!

I like the New Year as it is a time for making changes, reviewing past performance, saying goodbye to some things, and welcoming the new.

My new year resolutions include.........no more nicotine (ever), no more swearing (It shows a lack of command of the language, don't you think?), more fun, more exercise (groan), more time with friends, to do more dressage competitions, more reading, more learning (perhaps the piano? - or another language?) and of course - more of being a lovely shiny diamond !!!

I have a feeling that 2009 may well be a great year for me - and I hope that is for you too xxx

2 comments:

  1. Excellent resolutions, although I would propose a minor amendment to the swearing one.

    Sometimes it's completely necessary to swear in creative, spectacular and shocking ways. But I agree that this should be the exception rather than the rule. Swearing is a currency easily devalued: spend it cautiously...

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  2. Excellent resolutions, although I would propose a minor amendment to the swearing one.

    Sometimes it's completely necessary to swear in creative, spectacular and shocking ways. But I agree that this should be the exception rather than the rule. Swearing is a currency easily devalued: spend it cautiously...

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