Wednesday 1 January 2014

Wednesday: New year's day!

Accidental photo taken outside on Christmas Eve.  I want to put musical notes on those lines!

A very Happy New Year to you all!

I had a 'nothing' day yesterday.  As promised, I went back to bed and slept soundly for another two hours or so, unheard of in my book but there you go, I must have needed it.  I then pootled around on Facebook which was quite busy and lively and bravely ventured into the OUSA forums.  After another sleep in the afternoon and again in the evening, I was sure I wouldn't sleep at night but I did.  And I've just yawned again - but that might be because I haven't yet had my coffee.

One friend with a young family wrote about her 'family pig' and I thought it was such a great idea.  Basically she got her two children to list things that they would like to do on Saturdays and post each idea in the family pig.  The only restrictions were that they shouldn't be expensive and they must be things they could and would would all do together, she and the two children.  Each week one will be chosen and done.
What a super idea, don't you think?  The responses were good too - things like playing pooh sticks, reading a book together, having breakfast out, etc.  All to be done together, enjoying each others' company without any huge financial outlay.  All power to them.

I thought I might adapt it for myself at some time.  I'm not good at that sort of thing, either looking back or looking forward.  Perhaps I live too much in the present, I don't know.  However, I have just treated myself to a Kindle.  It's something I have been wanting for quite some time and as I have just joined a Facebook reading group it seemed as good a time as any.  I'm hoping I get on with it OK although I still reckon there's nothing like the feel and smell of a real book.  I know Kindles are old hat now but it takes me time to get used to new-fangled technology!

Right, well, I had better get the coffee on - as it is NYD I am treating myself to proper coffee, caffeine and all.  Ooooh, naughty!  And then I am going to spend some time thinking about menu planning for the next little while.  I do also have some planning to do - school planning.  All good things, etc . . .


  1. Wishing you a Happy New Year. I've drunk way too many mugs of coffee today. Enjoy the holidays.

  2. Thank you, and Happy New Year to you too.
    J x