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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

A Change Is As Good As A Rest



Keep it Simple


Hello again, I hope you all had a good Christmas and a good start to the New Year! I haven't made any new year's resolutions as I know they don't work for me. Like diets. You put me on a diet and I'm raiding the cupboards. You tell me not to buy anything and I'm hitting that online button. So I'm setting my bar a little lower and I'm keeping it simple like drinking a little more water (this is harder than it sounds for me - I am the Queen of the Earl Grey scene), walking a little more (if I can drive, I will) and not overthinking things. Sometimes you can get yourself in a tizzy over nothing and it's only a big deal to you and for that moment of time. A good night's sleep and nothing ever looks as bad I think. My family always liked the fact that as a child I could stomp off to my room, slam a door (not too hard though) and fall asleep and then reappear a couple of hours later like nothing had happened. It's called moving on. 

And I've made a few little changes to the blog - a change is as good as a rest they say. Nothing too major but just a few tweaks like I've now got my Instagram feed showing on the side bar so you all know what I'm wittering on about when I'm all "IG this" and "IG that". And a blog archive should you want to try and look back on any of my old posts. I've been meaning to do this since Christmas 2014 so it's only taken me a year to get round to it and I have to give a little mention to Kotryna who helped me with this. If anybody is feeling that they would like a fresh start on their blog, do pay her a visit. 

And last but not least, I'm going to do the 365 day Penny Challenge as seen on Vikki's IG feed.

You basically get a jar, preferably a big one and on the 1st of January, you put a penny in it. On the 2nd of January, you put 2p in it. On the 3rd of January ... you get the idea. At the end ... you should be £667+ richer without feeling it too much. Last thing! Don't forget to make yourself a little chart (like this one) so you can track yourself! It will make for a nice Christmas 2016!



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  1. Love the fresh new feel to your blog Sue....it looks lovely! I'm joining you in the penny challenge! Vikki told me that you can get those money boxes that you need to open with a tin opener in Poundland (minion ones much to the amusement of Gracie!) so that there is no raiding of it from now until 2017! xx

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    1. Thank you Michelle - it was a little overdue and seeing yourself and Joanna giving your blogs an overhaul finally gave me the nudge to get mine done. And I'll have to look for those money boxes in Poundland - it might need a makeover though. I love Minions but I don't want one staring at me every day.

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  2. Gorgeous job on the blog update. It looks really good. Loving the idea of the penny challenge - I'm already dreaming of the bag I could splurge on next year :)

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    1. Hi Helen - hope you had a good New Year! And thanks about the blog update - I know you would tell me if you didn't like it ;o)

      And the penny challenge sounds brilliant doesn't it? I saw it and thought "I'm doing that!". I could definitely buy something really nice with £667!

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  3. Great post and beautiful looking blog too just like your IG pics xxx Melanie xx

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    1. Melanie, thank you about the blog and the comments about the IG pics. They are both my happy spaces so I want them to look as nice as possible. And thank you for starting the #mystylephotochallenge I'm so glad I started joining in - I think I'm a little addicted ;o)

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  4. Great looking blog! You've motivated me to get mine tidied up and looking a little neater for 2016! Happy New Year! xx

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    1. Don't change yours too much - it's very individual and personal and you dot wan't to get lost in the sea of other blogs out there.

      Happy new year to you Beth - keep on blogging!

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  5. Love the new look Sue, really clean and fresh..ok, so I am going to get my arse into gear ;-) xx

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    1. I'll be keeping tabs on you Frances! x

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  6. Loving your new look Sue, and I'm also loving the idea of the penny challenge but I can't make the links work :-( Tell me more! xx

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    1. That's because I forgot to add in the link Becky - doh! Done that now. Ignore the $ signs but there seems to be no UK ones that I can see. The principle is the same.

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  7. Blog looks GREAT Sue - really nice clean look and I love seeing the IG feed scrolling x

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