My New Years Resolutions for 2017

My New Years Resolutions for 2017

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Here’s looking at you 2017

I have just re-read my list of resolutions for 2016. I am happy to report I achieved more of them than I expected. Not all of them. That would be mental.

Here’s what I am going to try and focus on in 2017:


  • A wise woman (that’s you Zoe Blaskey) reminded me of the importance of focusing on how things feel rather than how they look.
  • Less being cross about the mess. More focusing on how happy it makes the boys.

  • Earlier in 2016 I was obsessed with moving out of London. One way another we didn’t end up going (mortgage, jobs, indecision). Instead, we’ve promised to spend one weekend a month in the countryside. A chance to get our fix of fresh air and space.

  • Give the house some TLC. Now we are staying its time to paint the walls, maybe replace the carpet. And ideally figure out how to make our v limited storage work better for us. 

  • Support small businesses. It’s a habit I’ve started in the run up to Christmas and want to continue into the new year.

  • Get some professional snaps of me and the boys. I got some lovely ones of me on my own (like the one at the top by Emily Gray Photography), but want to capture my rabble too.

  • Stay off the sad step (bathroom scales) but maintain my healthy friendship with tape measure.

  • Go on a 2 week holiday. Our trip to Thailand was all kinds of spectacular. Much of that was because we were away for so long. Determined to do the same this year.

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     Sayonara sugar.  I’ve got an inkling knocking it on the head will do my waistline and mood a favour. 

  • Avoid cheap undies.  Having recently tried Rigby and Peller bras, I’ve vowed I will never go back.

  • Invest in my skin. After all I’ve got to wear it for the rest of my life.

  • Date night. Still manages to fall by the wayside.

  • Stop being tight. As some will know 2016 has seen us come through financial crisis (am currently writing a blog post about it, which should be out in a week or two). It was pretty bleak. But it’s also hard to learn to enjoy being comfortable again. Got to stop feeling guilty after every purchase.

  • Culture. Theatre. Lectures. Art. I want more of all of it.

  • Watch some films Ben wants. I like documentary or rom com. He likes action. I’m going to relent and let him choose occasionally because I’m a nice wife.

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    Yes Ben Telford, I have agreed to let you pick which film…

    Get blog posts up on time. I’ve written a posting schedule and everything. From now on there should be a new list every single Monday. 

  • Polish my shoes. Radical or what?

  • Do my pelvic floors. It’d be nice to know I could go on a trampoline if I want to.

  • Visit the dentist again. I’ve faced the fear and got that dreaded root canal. Imagine how smug i can feel if I actually go for regularly check-ups?

  • Have boundaries. It’s not easy to say no or put my little family first, but it is always worth it.

  • Don’t mix my drinks. Seriously? When.Will.I.Learn.

  • And the big one: Be kind to myself.

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