Happy New Year! :)

Here’s to the year 2016.

Let’s hope it’s a good one, not only with plenty of cheer, but also a whole lot of:

  • laughter (the ‘with’ kind rather than the ‘at’ kind),
  • good conversations with interesting (and interested) people,
  • love,
  • time for the things that are important to you,
  • clothes that fit well, and look good, especially when you’re in a hurry (and/or are prone to those dreaded “fat days” ;)),
  • motivation and sticking power to get closer to the best kind of destinations,
  • tables that stay empty enough to use for the fun stuff,
  • chocolate (fair trade?),
  • thankfulness,
  • energy,
  • partners and family who understand how therapeutic/addictive/necessary writing is,
  • generosity,
  • hugs (real, as well as virtual),

and, extra present in my mind atm;

  • health (good health, both physical and mental ;))



That’s not anywhere near a comprehensive list, but apparently staring at my phone is antisocial so I’m going to stop, for the next few hours anyway ;), and schedule this to go out at midnight.

Happy partying, luffly people!

Please add your wishes (for yourselves, for me, for everyone) in the comments 🙂

On doing things for other people

I’m not actually sure that this applies to anyone else, but it’s something that really bothers me.

If you’re going to do something for me, do it because you want to and not in order to tell me about having done it (because,  chances are, I would have done it if you hadn’t got there first). Do it because you can and not because you think I can’t (because I probably could). Do it because you notice it needs doing, but don’t go out of your way to look for failure (because he who seeks, finds, and there’s no reason to depress yourself).

If you could bear that in mind, that would be lovely, thanks.