I don’t know about you, but I stopped making New Year resolutions several years ago, and instead make a list of things I would like to achieve in the year ahead.
I always feel such a failure if I ‘break’ a resolution in early January, particularly as one of them is usually to eat more healthily (and I blow that one with a couple of slices of Sophie’s chocolate birthday cake on the 8th January). I haven’t actually made it yet, but it’s on my ‘to do’ list for tomorrow.
That is one of my resolves for the New Year. I am going to be more organised with daily ‘to do’ lists.
I’m also going to get back into a regular fitness regime, which started yesterday with a thirty minute Aeropilates workout after taking the Christmas decorations down.
I hadn’t set foot in my gym for two months, for a variety of reasons, so I will take it easy until I get back into it. I wonder if any of you purchased the machine when Marjolein was over last week? If so, let me know how you get on – I still swear by the effectiveness of mine, particularly the cardioboard for an aerobic workout without the impact of pounding pavements.
By the way, I forgot to mention on last week’s blog that the Advanced Order on my Yankee Candle Today’s Special Value, which was due to arrive the week of the 26th December, arrived early so we were able to enjoy the aroma of Black Coconut throughout the festive period.
It is definitely one of my favourites, along with Shea Butter, Vanilla & Lime, Serenity, Baby Powder…. I could go on… and on!
There is a Yankee Candle Today’s Special Value on Monday, which Claire and I will be presenting to you in the Lunchtime Show (isn’t it good to have that back?) but keep checking our website in advance if you want to order early.
I have also been making good use of the Lulu Guinness Today’s Special Value radio that I ordered as a treat for myself (pictured on the left).
I have it on while I’m eating breakfast every day and I took it in to QVC last Sunday so that I could listen to the Arsenal v Crystal Palace match in my dressing room between shows. I don’t know why I am smiling – Palace lost… again! I’m not worried about relegation yet, as there is still a long way to go in the football season, but ‘Big Sam’ needs to start instilling belief back into the team.
It’s been an expensive week this week, with family birthdays and my car also needing a service.
I’ve had it for nine years now, so I guess I should be thinking of replacing it, but I do love driving it. My other half volunteered to take it over to the Coulsdon Audi garage, where I still get it serviced, even though it is an hours drive away, so that I could make use of my new writing desk that he had bought me for Christmas.
I certainly did that, writing 4,500 more words of my next novel, which is due out in April. I’m getting really excited about this one – new characters to meet and a time period I know a lot about – the 1970s.
I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you and, as always, if you want to know more about my writing, sign up to the newsletter on my website. If you sign up before midnight tomorrow, Saturday 7th January, you will be entered into the prize draw, winners to be announced in the next newsletter on Monday.
So, I have a busy run of shows over the coming week. Today I have Honora Pearls at 3pm and Fashion on Friday with Kipling at 5pm. Tomorrow I am on with Bareminerals at noon and Kim & Co at 1pm, and on Sunday I have two hours with the lovely Fiona Brackenbury and the Decleor Today’s Special Value.
It’s a really good collection for right now with Prolagene Gel to help with firming the skin, if you’re planning on trying to drop a few pounds as your New Year ‘resolve’. I like to mix it with my favourite ever body moisturiser, Systeme Corps, which is also in the Today’s Special Value in a large size. I hope you can join Fiona and me at 11am and 2pm.
I hope your 2017 has started well,