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Celebrate the Small Things

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop now hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.


This week I'm celebrating:
- Reaching 500 posts on my blog - that's a lot of blogging!

- I signed up for the A to Z challenge on Monday - I was unsure whether I was going to participate or not, but I've done it every year since I started blogging, so I couldn't stop now!
- Jamie and I have been together for 6 years this week.
- I got an unexpected day off work on Wednesday, which was nice. I also have the full weekend off, and plan to spend a lot of time baking.

New Years Resolutions

I realise that I'm pretty late in getting these up, but they're part of my new found motivation. So, my new years resolutions for this year are as follows:

- Read 50 books - once again I've set up a Goodreads reading challenge to read 50 books. I only made it to 43 last year, and I'm determined to hit my goal this year. I'm on track so far, so hopefully this year I manage to reach my goal.

- Bake more - I'm going to aim to bake once a week. I love baking, and I got a couple of new recipe books for Christmas, so there are a lot of new recipes I want to try out.

- Eat more healthily - I realise this is a very popular resolution, but it's also an important one. I haven't been eating healthily at all lately, and I want that to change. I love to cook, I just need to plan my time better.

- Go to the gym - Again, I know this is a popular one, but it goes hand in hand with my eating healthier. The only exercise I get is walking at work (which I do a lot of, to b…

Celebrate the Small Things

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop now hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.


This week I'm celebrating:
- I saw my friends from university last weekend. We only see each other once every few months, so it was great to see them. 
- I feel a lot more motivated this week than I have in a while. I have a lot of plans for my blog; lately all I've been doing is this celebrate post, but I'm determined to get back into blogging properly again. 
- I made cupcakes yesterday - it's the first thing I've baked since making my Christmas fruit cake in November, so I'm happy about that. I've missed baking! Also, they're delicious!

Celebrate the Small Things

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop now hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.

This week I'm celebrating: 
- Having a week off work! I've spent the week on holiday at Centerparcs with Jamie, my sister Katie and her fiance Lewis. It's been a great week.
- I've tried a lot of new things this week, paint-balling and quad biking being the biggest two. I've got some massive bruises now, but it was worth it! I also took part in some old favourites, like going to the spa with Katie, and lots of swimming. I finished two books and got halfway through a third, so it was a good week for reading, too. 
- My mum looked after my house (and my cat) while I was away, and when I got back today I discovered that she's spent the week tidying and improving my house - I now have a bookshelf for the many stacks of books that were dotted around, a coffee table in my living room and a mirror much bigg…

Celebrate the Small Things

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop now hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm probably gonna put up my annual new years resolutions post sometime next week. So, onto the celebrations:
- I have three days off starting from today! This is super exciting, since Tuesday was the only day off I had since Christmas day, and I worked nine days in a row before that. I'm ready for the time off! Then, I only have to work four days then I'm off for nine days. A good start to the new year! 
- I'm going to my Dad's later on today, since I didn't get to see him over Christmas. My sister is also going to be there after she finishes work, and since I didn't get to see her either, I'm looking forward to it. 
- New year, new start! Everything's been so chaotic lately that I'm looking forward to getting my life in order again.