Time to decide on my New Years Resolutions


I know we haven’t got to New Year yet and we still have Christmas to do but this time I want to attempt my resolutions will full enthusiasm and not half heartedly.

This year I am going to be 40.  I can remember my mum being 40 a few days after giving birth to my brother Jack. I am not planning a pregnancy but some other life changing events could be done.

Resolution 1 – Run forrest run!

Last year I managed to persuade my colleagues to run a half marathon with me.  Much to my surprise I managed to complete it.  It was not a world record shattering pace but I did it.  I really enjoyed the training once I got into my stride and I did enjoy (not all but most of) the half marathon.

SO I AM COMMITTING to getting my running shoes back on.  In January I shall commence a new running regime.  I am going for  some pre-January lunch time 2 mile walks with my colleague and encourager Suzanne  and then January I will start the running with Julie .  These ladies are inspiring they have both completed half marathons, lots of 10ks and Julie has also completed Marathons and 24 hour runs.  Suzanne is up for her first marathon the beginning of next year so we can support each other.

So this is a resolution for me and no one else.  I love the fact that when I am in the running zone I can just chuck on the trainers and go.  Whilst I am out I don’t have to think about anything or anyone and on the plus side I can nosey into peoples houses as I trek around the streets.

Resolution 2 – Spend more quality time with the boys.

As much as I love my boys to bits the time we spend together at the moment just seems to be a mass of testosterone verses oestrogen.  A huge big test of who will win and its got to be sorted out.

I think we should learn to spend time together boys and myself not attached to their technology and go back to basics.  Games of marbles, Jenga, Boules (mmm another Christmas present idea) dominoes.  Country walks (another burning calorie activity) or maybe I will start taking them to Park Run on a Saturday morning to burn off the excess aggression that’s flowing through their little bodies.

Park Runs are fabulous, good spirited people, fabulous tail runners (to keep me company) and all for FREE.  You just have to register and get a barcode to get a time.

That’s it just two resolutions. I am not going to set myself  the usual targets, swear less, eat less, drink less, lose weight.

Though I could shop less and start bargain hunting more.

What are your resolutions or  what is the best resolution you have ever made and kept to?

Girls weekends

What is it that makes girl weekends so stressful?  What to wear? How much stuff to take? how many pairs of shoes? What type of shoes? Let alone what handbags and how much money to spend.

I am off to Brighton on a girls weekend tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it or at least I know I will once we are on our way.  I haven’t been to Brighton in a very long time and last time I was extremely badly behaved and took a week to recover from my hangover! Drinking pints of black Russian is not the way for a lady (mmm term used loosely) to behave.

So, I need to pack my bag.  It feels like I am going for a week not two nights.  Jeans, weathers going to be cold so definitely jeans and jumpers during day and black trousers and top for Saturday night.  PJ’s they must go in first I don’t want to forget them and underwear.  That list doesn’t sound too unreasonable, does it?  However, you know what’s going to happen, seven tops, four pairs of trousers, a dress just in case and a few pairs of shoes and several clutch bags and a couple of jackets.

So that’s the clothes sorted, now then what’s next.  Bath, shave legs and pits, should have had my eye brows done and possibly chin and lip too. Damn it there is always something.  Hair was cut a week ago so that’s ok. Fake tan, oh really, no that’s so not me.  I am pasty until I have one drink and then I flush bright red anyway so never could be a secret drinker.

Now to sort the husband and kids tempting as it is to leave them to fend for themselves …. oh that’s an idea.  I think I might.  The fridge and freezer are full,  school uniforms ready for tomorrow and that’s it. Anything I have forgotten??

So that’s me nearly done. Now its time to chill out and try and forget about work and all the other thing I should have done and haven’t and also get some sleep.