There are many many blogs that I love but if I had to choose one - my blog of the year if you like - for me it would have to be Kitschy Coo. No other blog has so consistently made me snort with laughter while I am drinking my tea. Amanda you are hilarious and have brightened many a day with your photoshopped pictures and tales of hurricane craft markets. When I am having a bad day you always make me feel better as yours is usually worse!! Seriously though this blog ticks all the boxes for me. Amanda makes the most fabulous childrens clothes that inspire me, makes me green with envy over her gorgeous fabrics, does great giveaways and tutorials, is VERY funny and also occassionally writes the most painfully honest posts about her family actually admitting when things are tough sometimes. I think I admire this honesty more than anything.
My celeb of the year has to be the wonderful Phillip Schofield. As you all know I am slightly in love with Phillip particularly since I emailed him for my 70 presents challenge and he actually sent me a signed photo for my mums 70th birthday 3 days later. The Silver Fox rocks!
People of the year have to be the people of Wootton Bassett who started an amazing tradition of honouring dead servicemen when they are flown home from Afghanistan or Iraq by lining the streets in their hundreds. They have shown the soldiers and their families such respect by doing this and I am sure that the families greatly appreciate what they do. Everytime I watch it on the news I think what an amazing thing they have achieved as a community.
So onto 2010. I'm usually a bit rubbish at resolutions but next year I aim to...
1) Set myself a new blog challenge. Hurrah! This time you don't need to send me things though (shame!). I am going to make 12 items of childrens clothing. Thats one a month. I will blog about each one and talk you through my triumphs and disasters. First challenge to be unveiled shortly but possibly this cute little skirt
2) Get into twitter. If its good enough for Phillip Schofield its good enough for me.
3) Get fit. I am 40 next year so I just can't get away with being a couch potato any more. I'm going to try and join a netball team and eat more healthily. A woman cannot live on bagels alone!
4) Cook a new recipe from a cook book each week. I hate cooking. I cook under protest and my meals are never very inspiring and often burnt because I am blogging and ignore the beeper! I have promised Jon who does most of the cooking that I will come up with something better than burnt pizza and chips everytime its my turn to cook. This will be me below...
5) Make more effort. Having 2 kids is hard and sometimes I feel more like 50 than nearly 40. Its time to make more effort. This includes having my hair highlighted, having regular massages and maybe the old facial because as Cheryl Cole would say 'I'm worth it!' This also includes getting babysitters more often and going out and therefore actually talking to my other half.
6) Be more patient with my children. Be 'fun' mummy rather than 'grumpy' mummy. Try not to text, blog or check my email during the day when I could be playing with them.
7) Show my garden some love
8) Get to know my sewing machine better (the one that still hates me)
9) Go to bed early. I am always complaining about being tired but never go to bed before midnight. Its not rocket science is it?? I need to be in bed by 10pm given that my children (Sam!) wake up at 6am ish.
10) Do some Random Acts of Kindness. I intend to do unexpected and nice things for people just because I can. In fact I might keep a counter on my blog.
Phew - I'm going to be busy next year..............