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Goals and Challenges for 2016 | My Purpose

I find January hard. It’s dark outside most of the time, generally quite cold, there is little time to get outside and enjoy the countryside, I’m tired, work is busy, and EVERYONE is talking resolutions. We are encouraged, maybe not directly but certainly by inference, to promise ourselves lots of things that will make us better people – eat more

Some Goals and Challenges for 2015 – An Update

I know everyone else has already posted their updates and new goals and challenges for the coming year, but over the last few years I’ve come to realise that there is so much going on in January and so many ideas floating around that it is impossible for me to set meaningful goals on the first

Southampton for Tea | Weekly Vlog 9

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another episode of my weekly vlog. We’re on episode nine now – the weeks are going so fast!  The highlight of my week was definitely my road trip down to Southampton to meet friends for tea. The 400 mile round trip was actually very enjoyable, and for very good reason.

What’s In My Bag? Satchel Edition

I love my satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company. It’s proper – beautifully made from lovely leather in chocolate brown, and is just starting to age in that well used way after several years use. It was a £2 coin purchase (if you don’t already know, I save £2 coins in  a jar throughout the year

Last Bus Home | Weekly Vlog 8

Weekly vlog time! How has your week been? I hope you can think of at least one thing that happened every day over the last seven that has made you smiles. Smiles are what it’s all about for me, that good feeling you get inside when doing something you enjoy, or being with someone you love.

Sixteen Things to Remember in 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had fun last night celebrating the end of one year and the start of the next in whatever way was right for you – a quiet night in, a massive blow out in town, or somewhere in the middle.  So go on then… have you set any New Year Resolutions? Any

My Favourite Experiences of 2015

As promised earlier in the week, and following the trend that is quite unsurprising at this particular time of year, I have been looking through my diary and blog and reminiscing about what I’ve been up to in the last 12 months. I have had a pretty good year, I must say. It’s been jam packed full

No Man’s Land Between Christmas and New Year

There is something about these strange few days between Christmas and New Year that gets everyone looking back and thinking ahead. For some reason we forget these few days exist – we don’t know what day it is, we aren’t cooking proper meals (more leftovers, anyone?!), we’ve watched enough telly box to give us square

Weekly Vlog Episode 5

Happy Christmas! I hope you’ve had a great week this week, whatever you’ve been up to. After some great and very helpful comments over the last month on my weekly vlog experiment, it looks like it’s here to stay, at least for now. So here goes episode five. Skip straight to the bottom of this blog post

Are you Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? I’m nearly there, I think. I’ve got one more present to buy (must do this immediately after writing this blog post), a handful to wrap, a fresh food shop to do (tomorrow morning at the Farm Shop), the house to tidy and sort, a cottage pie to make (yes, for

Weekly Vlog Episode 4

Good morning all, I hope you’ve had a great week. You will probably have noticed the lack of blogging that has occurred here on Splodz Blogz – I ran out of steam somewhat this week, sorry about that, I hope to be back blogging normally very soon (as in there is a post scheduled for tomorrow morning!). I

November Reflections

What am I thinking right now? My mind is full. So full that important things keep falling out. I’m becoming forgetful, and that is frustrating me. Things in my head have become so muddled I am in a bit of a mess, feeling very unorganised, and like I have no time for anything. Yes I