Friday, 31 January 2014

January on my mind

January - the first month of a new year is apparently the most depressive month of the year, and I for one can relate to that. Already at the end of November we start ramping up for Christmas, and when the ball has been set in motion it just keeps on rolling, faster and faster and before you know it Christmas has been and gone, and so has the New Year. It's the month after the year before and all the fun and decadence is over, and it's time to start a brand new chapter. A new year is almost always influenced in some way by that horrible thing called Resolutions, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed or restricted by all these expectations and demands you have on yourself. Personally I only make positive resolutions like Drink more champagne, Take more photographs, Experience something new every month or Appreciate something every day.

In the spirit of those resolutions - so far I've had a respectable amount of bubbly, I bring my camera with me every day wherever I go in the snazzy little camera bag that Him Indoors got me for Christmas, I've tried chocolate wine (and I won't be doing that again any time soon), and every day I write in my diary something that I really appreciate - like a sunny day down by the lake with a spicy vanilla latte, a shopping trip into town, an amazing meal at Wagamama or the budding daffodils in the garden.

I also think that the never ending dark and horrible weather doesn't help to lift the spirits, but here in the South of England the sun has actually started to show itself and we've had some amazing mild and sunny days when the promise of Spring in the air, and you actually start to see a light at the end of this dark winter month, and after a fairly joyless January I'm definitely looking forward to a fun filled February!

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    1. Thank you so much Selina, you've really put a smile on my face! :o) Xx

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  2. Lovely post and pictures - have to say I am so glad January is nearly over!! xxx

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    1. And I'm so glad I'm not the only one thinking it's been a loooooong month :o). Xx

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  3. We love that Charlotte, only make positive resolutions :-) We're glad you've had a lovely January; so nice to read.

    x Roch & Tash x
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  4. I love this post!!! Xx

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    1. Thank you very much, that's really nice of you :o). Xx

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    1. I'd rather have the chocolate separately than in the wine LOL . Xx

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  6. Amazing post, good job dear!

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  7. I love the Drink more Champagne resolution Charlotte! Unfortunately it's been grey and miserable here for what seems like an eternity now and I need some proper sunshine. Can't believe it's February tomorrow though - time is flying by again! xx

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    1. Before we know it it'll be Summer, but I'm definitely looking forward to some sunshine :o). Xx

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  8. Lovely photos!!! Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you very much, that's very nice of you :o). Xx

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  9. Really love this post! Soo inspiring! :)

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    1. Thank you so so much, that's so lovely to hear and it means a lot :o). Xx

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  10. I quite like January. Resolutions aside, it's a nice chance to improve upon the previous year. :)
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    1. That's a very positive way to look at it - I like that :o). Xx

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