I’m a firm believer in trying new things, from food to music to books and travel. Whilst I am always looking for that new experience or skill to learn, I do have my trusty “can do” list. We aim to visit a new place regularly whether it is near or far – you know where love a road trip here at Lady from a Tramp! Professionally, I push myself to learn or develop a new skill every 3 months at work so I can put it to use for the rest of the year.
It’s only a days until my next travel adventure but I already have my eyes on another trip after that.
To maximise my money and make more trips possible, I try to cut costs and save money where I can. I bought a new coffee machine to stop me buying take away coffee and the saving was significant.
Every year there is a whole heap of pressure on us to set our New Year’s Resolutions and stick to them. Usually we over stretch, over promise and then feel extra crappy when we can’t maintain them passed the end of January.
I choose to set realistic goals rather than resolutions because I will feel energised and accomplished throughout the following 12 months.
I know how decor is very personal but I think your house reflects your personality, despite trends. My own house is bold and eclectic in colour choice and the finishing touches have been gathered from our travels. Have I ever blogged about my skull wallpaper? See, keeping it unique!
We are going to redecorate our sitting room before Christmas so I have been hunting for inspiration!
Next month sees the return of National No Smoking Day. Back in my younger days I used to be a smoker. I came from a family who all smoked and all my friends smoked. This is back in the days when you could smoke in pubs and clubs.
I stopped when I met my Husband as he isn’t a smoker. I went cold turkey and managed to have stopped (mostly) for about 13 year. I won’t lie to you, I still have the odd cigarette now and then, socially, but I have managed to keep it in check. I have developed a handbag habit instead but that’s not quite so bad to my health!
My Mam is slowly weaning herself off cigarettes too by using an e-cig with a low nicotine liquid. I wish she would stop all together but i’m hoping some of these handy tips in today’s post might help.