Friday, 22 January 2010


Well, Januray is whizzing by at a breakneck speed and I am not reading a much as I had hoped (or as high brow as I had hoped!), but I think this is partly due to feeling rather low lately. I have felt homesick and lonely, and also getting motivated has been difficult, but I am determined to change this!

I have decided that I am going to get back to being more crafty. Not crafty in a dodgy, skullduggery type way, in a making things and being creative kind of way.

I realised that Christmas is becoming way too comercialised (yes, I am slow on the uptake ;)), and am going to try and make and win Christmas this year. I have entered around 200 competitions so far this year, and have a list of things I hope to make! This includes quite a lot of knitting, making Christmas decorations, baking/jamming more, trying my hand at some basic sewing etc. So, wish me luck!

Back to the books, I suppose I am not doing so badly- I think I am on 7 for this month so far, and that hasn't been a struggle. One of those is a 1001 book (The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, which I am currently reading for my book group) and another is from my list of books to read this year (Breaking Dawn by Stefenie Meyer).

This IS going to be a good year, I just know it! Pick myself up, brush myself down, and swallow a spoonful of motivation and I can make it better.

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