Anti – Resolution

December 8th. 17 days until Christmas. You know what comes after Christmas? I No, I’m not talking about the self-loathing that comes with over indulging in all things bad for you; food, alcohol, too much time with the family. I’m talking about New Years. Aaaah yes, that old chestnut; with New Years come New Years Resolutions.


Those that know me well know that, I’m not such a fan of NY resolutions. January is a bad enough month as it is; it normally rains constantly, everyone is broke from spending too much over December, it’s cold, you have to take your decorations down and stop listening to festive songs… the list is pretty long. In fact, I might even go on record to say that January is the worst month of the year. So what do we do? Pile more misery on ourselves by setting ludicrous resolutions that will, no doubt, be broken by Tuesday at 10am.


I am a goal setter. When I sit and think back on the year, as I do each year, I think about the goals I set for myself the previous year. What did I achieve? What didn’t I? Does that still matter to me now, or has my focus changed? Sometimes, no matter how hard you try and how much you want it, life really does get in the way of itself. New year, I feel, should be more about reflecting, refocusing and remembering, rather than resolutions.


I’m also a dreamer and after I really look hard at the things I need to keep after, the things I need to change, the things I need to fix, and the closets I need to clean out, I spend some time dreaming about the things I want to make a reality. I think about those dreams. And most definitely, I dream those dreams.


So out comes the pen and paper, or Macbook, and I write (it’s always more real when it’s written down), I write about the past year, I look to the year ahead.

What I want to accomplish, what I need to accomplish, and what I want to do, just because I want to.


As work has been so completely crazy lately (welcome to retail at Christmas), I haven’t had a chance to set my goals for 2016 or reflect back on 2015 so I cant share any of those with you. I can, however, share with you the things I know I won’t achieve.


Here is my anti-resolution list, a list of things I know I will never change and goals I know I definitely won’t achieve this year. And, you know what? I’m ok with that.


  1. Stop loving Disney


It’s just never going to happen. If it ever did I give Sophie permission to shoot me. Disney is escapism. It helps you believe that you can have a happy ending. You put on a Disney movie to feel good, to see hope and compassion, to sing along with a fake snowman about his love of summer. It also taught me that it is ok to randomly burst into song and dance in the middle of the street and people will join in rather than judge you for it. I’m yet to experience the latter part of that though.

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I will never outgrow Disney.

  1. Stop swearing.


I’ve tried. I failed within about 2 minutes of waking up when I banged my elbow on the door frame. I know ladies aren’t meant to swear but, fuck it.

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  1. Learn to control my facial expressions


I try, I really do. I just can’t hide my disgust/excitement/boredness (is that a word?). I could try and lie and be pretty convincing I’m sure, but my face would give me away.

You: Hey do you like my top?

Me: Sure (whilst pulling this face)

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I’m not sorry.


  1. Learn to drive a car


I’m really not interested; people need to stop giving me their opinions on why I should learn. If I wanted to learn I would, but I don’t. So don’t piss me off. Let me worry about it, alright. Cheers.


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Me if I ever got in the driver’s seat of a car.


  1. Have a manicure schedule


I always envy those women who always have perfectly manicured nails. I want o join your club, I really do. I enjoy getting my nails done, but I begrudge paying £30 for a manicure when I know within an hour at work they will be chipped. These are working hands. I am cleaning, building products, fitting car seats, taking in deliveries, merchandising, using the till, demoing products… I do not (contrary to popular belief) spend my days sat behind the desk in the manager’s office. No, no. This is a manager who spends her time getting involved, and that means no nicely manicured fingernails.

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  1. Give up my membership of the Grammar Police.


Call me Ross Gellar but it really bugs me when people do not use the correct grammar and spellings. We all went to school, you had 16 years to learn when it is appropriate to use the following;


To, too, two

Bored, board

They’re, their, there

Your, You’re

Than, then

They are the ones I see misused on social media the most. Please do your best to use them correctly. It stresses me out when you don’t.



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All the best,






Thanks to Glamour Magazine for the inspiration.

These are a few of my favourite things

These are a few of my favourite things…

These posts do the rounds quite often, and as there is nothing easier than writing about oneself I decided to jump on board that bandwagon. I’m also distracting myself because I can’t find the inspo to finish my other blog. So, you guys get stuck with this, sorry about that. Anywhooo…. here are a few of my favourite things.

AAuthor – Roald Dahl, or Cecelia Ahern. I can reread their books over and over.

BBeverage – Tea or Water / Alcoholic would be Tequila or Disaronno

CColour – Yellow

DDisney Film – Peter Pan

EExercise – Running

F Food – I can’t believe I have to choose. Ok, pretty much any Mexican food.

GGroup – The Beatles. I also love One Direction, and I’m not even sorry.


IIdea I ever had – starting this blog

JJoke – A man walks into a bar. Ouch – so bad it’s good.

KKid – tied between my boys Oscar and Mason-James.

LLesson at school – my faves were History and Psychology

MMusical – West Side Story.

N Number – 6

OOrganisation – it has to be the Beagle Freedom Project who fight against animal testing, or All Out who campaign for LGBT rights around the world

P Place – Disneyland. Or Strawberry Fields in Central Park.

Q – Quote – There are many that I love but these 3 are probably my favourite 1. A day without laughter is a day waster (unknown) 2. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent (Eleanor Roosevelt) 3. We accept the love we think we deserve (Stephen Chobsky).

You can read my 10 quotes to live by here:

RRomance – completely predictable but it’s Darcy and Bennett.

SSeason – Autumn because baggy jumpers and tea!

TT.V Show – Friends (as if you even had to ask!) Castle and Charmed also rank highly

UURL – YouTube, Word press, IG and FB

V Vacation Place – dream vaca place is Peru (I wanna do Machu Picchu so bad)

WWord – Glockenspiel – say it, it’s a great word to say.

X – eXpletive – too many to list… I swear a lot.

Y Year – 1989, the year I was born, obvs. 2011 (Oscar was born) 2015 (MJ was born)

Z Zoo animal – Penguins


Wasn’t that fun?

Tell me your favourite things.