Tuesday, January 03, 2012


.... I didn't make any resolutions last year. Or at least none that I bothered to record on my dead weed like blog. But in years past I most certainly made and wrote about my resolutions. I'm big on resolution making. And keeping as far as I can. I find it gives me a focus and direction, much like a shopping list to get on with and tackle.

This year I have a few things on the list:

1. I am trying to be more mindful of what I eat. Not to lose weight (although my obeseness does need addressing) but just because I have lost my desire to eat meat on a regular basis. I am your original meat eater so this is a big change for me. I've been thinking of being mainly vegetarian for a while now. So this year I'm trying to be a pescatarian and up my intake of fish and avoid meat/ poultry as far as I can. I think special occasions or holidays might be the only time I veer.

2. Owning less stuff. I find that I buy a lot of things, mainly on amazon. Books predominantly, for myself, friends, my kid. But also random things like kitchen appliances or toys or foot scrub. Things that I don't need and certainly don't have place for. Our house is groaning at the seams. Any day now expect news that a house of paper and plastic crap exploded all over a London neighbourhood. I'm going for notoriety not stardom apparently. So since October I have stopped buying any more books. I'm using my library more. I sifted through my bookshelves and gave away/ sold 100 books for a £1 each. I'm watching what I buy and avoiding any toys or gadgets as we have quite enough. We sorted out cupboards and toy baskets and I'm saving my son's Christmas presents (all from friends, none from us) to be opened through the year - he got to tear off the wrapping paper which to a 2 year old IS the gift and then they got put away. This is my year of sorting sifting and being less greedy for things.

I have a few more but I'll leave them for another day. What are yours?


  1. Anonymous9:53 PM

    I'm heavily into concepts, and so mine is to be more disciplined - be that in eating, exercising, working hard, taking time out for myself, remembering friends' birthdays etc. I realise that something so non-specific is prone to failure, but I find the idea of writing resolutions down quite daunting!

  2. No resolutions, but a to-do-list. I fare much better at lists than resolutions and all set for a target date of June 2012 which is when my birthday is. On my blog is just a shortened version, I have a monthly breadown and this time I have covered everything - house, finances, health, freetime, son. Sadly have not made anything on marriage :(

  3. I've got my resolutions up on my blog, to shame me if I don't keep to them.

    I need to consider your mainly-vegetarian idea too. In principle, I don't like the idea of eating meat... not because I think it's wrong to kill animals for food but because I don't like the way they are treated and killed in the meat industry. Don't know if I can drop meat altogether but it's doable to be vegetarian, except on holidays. Something to think about for next year.

  4. Anonymous2:04 PM

    Ditto on no. 2. Here's the funny thing about no.1. Tried to do that and was told by my doc that since I'm kinda anemic will have to up my intake of red meat!!!! I'm from Goa so eating loads of fish comes naturally to me and we do eat it already but now gotta load the cart with mutton and lamb too.


  5. Retire. But I don't think that's happening this year :)