Hello lovelies,

getting back in to the swing of things nicely are we? i have a mouth ulcer and a sty, sexy i know… This is what work does to me, i’m very obviously allergic.

So today, i got up felt extremely cold and tired… i needed layers and coffee, and lots  of both. in fact i wore 2 pairs of tights as 80 denier didnt feel enough! 160..was slightly better.
I actually was just about to change out of this outfit as i wasnt to keen, when hubby walked in and said how nice i looked. In shock (and a hurry)i left it on,  mum then said the same thing. Do you ever have that? An outfit your not keen on yet others like? And then outfits you love but others, not so much!!

Dress: Next 

Cardigan: Beautiful pure wool beauty from Hubby for xmas

Boots: New look

Necklace: about 8 years old

One thing i do like about this dress is its very swishy, which makes me twirly like a girly…

my feet were freezing from just standing outside for 5 minutes  (dedication huh!)

Soooo i’ve been craving warmth all day today and now im sat in big ole fleecy pjs (aka passion killers lol!) Its pretty treacherous  out there folks, in times like these im actually glad i live in the middle of a terraced row or i would be worried our little house may blow away. my neighbour houses are keeping us well and truly put.

So are you wondering yet what the title word means? Penderfyniadau is resolutions in Welsh. I mentioned the other day i dont like the word “resolutions” as in to resolve my problems, so in welsh it looks less scary… and a little silly, all those crazy letters!


1. learn to sew

even a patch or darn a sock or something! i really want to start and learn

2. Learn to crochet

You may have seen i have a love for crochet from some of my previous posts, but other people have always made these things or i have bought them. I would love to do this myself

3.Read more

I love to read, all sorts, crime, fiction, romance, i’ll give anything a go. However i just havent managed to read as much as i used to. I read blogs, but theres nothing i love more than getting in to a good book. 

4. Cook a new recipe once a week.

I also love to cook. I have tons of recipe books and i used to cook different dishes all the time. I would like to cook something new at least once a week.

5. Print off more photos

I know this probably seems strange, but since going digital i hardly print anything off. I can remember loving going to the photo shop and putting my film in, not knowing what the photos would be like and being excited to get them back. Everythings instant now, you see the photos, delete the ones you dont like etc. I am making a conscious effort to print more memories.

6. Carry on blogging

I have never had a hobby, i wasn’t in to horses as a child(i tried twice and fell off twice), i was never in to drama or dance, or anything really. so for me this is my first proper hobby. And i LOVE it. I have never felt so happy.  I’ve “met” such lovely like minded ladies through this and i want to continue doing so. Its such a great feeling seeing someone join my little site and comment and open conversation. Its lovely seeing other ladies and taking complete inspiration from like minded people. I have always known what kind of things i have liked but found it hard to express it. to find other people liking the same things is just amazing! Theres me thinking i was all on my own, and there you all are… in all your awesomeness!

I have reached 98 followers in the last 6 months and i never thought that would happen with my ramblings on blatantly whimsical things, I hope to continue and get better and better.

Thank you for making the girl with no hobbies very happy….

(and the girl who’s a great big sentimental sap!)

So thats it i think! nothing earth shaking, but my list for me. i’ll let you know how i go!

For now, 

Hwyl fawr (goodbye)


x o x

linking up with

pleated poppy


  1. January 5, 2012 / 12:13 am

    You are so cute! I love that dress 🙂

  2. January 5, 2012 / 12:36 am

    I have those same shoes! They look lovely with your layers of tights and floral dress 🙂

  3. January 5, 2012 / 7:21 am

    just found your cute blog, you're adorable!

    now following 🙂


  4. January 5, 2012 / 8:24 am

    That is a pretty outfit. I often wear a couple of pairs of tight together, if my feet are warm I'm warm all over.
    Hope your stye and ulcer clear up soon. We need some sunshine to make us all better. x

  5. January 5, 2012 / 9:56 am

    Aww made me feel all warm and fuzzy at the end there! I think you look really cute in that outfit, oh and if you attempt any sewing or crochet please let us know how you get on 🙂

  6. January 5, 2012 / 10:09 am

    Hope you are on the mend soon.

    Your mom and hubby obviously have a great sense of style because you look lovely. Great colours in such horrid weather.

    x x

  7. January 5, 2012 / 10:25 am

    I love your outfit Rach! Your goals for 2012 are really good and I'm sure you will achieve them! I agree with the photo thing, I have soooo many stored on my computer but it is so much better to have them in your hand to flick through or to put on display! Hope your mouth ulcer goes soon – they are not nice! Hugs, hwyl fawr i chi! x

  8. January 5, 2012 / 10:46 am

    I Love the colors of your ensemble. If you have any questions about sewing, I'm happy to help. Danielle

  9. January 5, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    I agree…I think you look very nice! That dress is so cute and I love the cardigan over it 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  10. January 5, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    You look so sweet here! I love that dress x

  11. January 5, 2012 / 4:09 pm

    You look lovely! The dress is very cute on you, and I am a big fan of layering cardigans over dresses!
    I hope your new year's wishes and hopes come true! 🙂 Thank you so much for your kindness, and I'm a follower to your sweet blog as well!
    Good luck!

  12. January 5, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    love your style! we would love for you to link up with us on sunday "sunday best". we need some help with ideas on things to wear to church, so any skirts or dresses you would like to share with us would be great! hope to see you sunday!


  13. January 5, 2012 / 5:18 pm

    Aww, this is such an adorable outfit! The layering looks so cozy and cute 🙂

  14. January 5, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    I find that to be true most of the time. When I think I look good, I don't. And when I'm feeling extra crusty, people seem to love it! funny how that works.

  15. January 5, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Completely adore how your accent comes through when I am reading your posts:) As soon as I saw the pictures I loved the outfit. The dress is just such a happy color and sweet print.

    I certainly hope that you are feeling better as quickly as possible.


  16. January 5, 2012 / 8:01 pm

    Hello thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments!
    I love your outfit, we definetly have similar tastes, now following you back xxx

  17. January 5, 2012 / 8:48 pm

    Hi thank you for your lovely comment on my blog- I have a brilliant mental image of your little son blowing kisses at Holly Willoughby on tv ! 🙂

    You look far too young and glam to be a mum by the way.

    Sophie x

  18. January 5, 2012 / 11:56 pm

    Oh, this is a great look! You've done some nice layering 🙂 I too have those days where I don't feel like I look particularly good, and then my husband will rave about how wonderful my outfit is.

  19. January 6, 2012 / 4:58 am

    I think that outfit is adorable! I think I'm naturally predisposed to like it – I am loving orange at the moment.

    Learning to sew is one of my resolutions as well 🙂 Good luck!

  20. January 6, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    Great resolutions and you're looking very pretty in your outfit!

  21. January 8, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    love this dress…really made my day!!!!
    thank you for your lovely comment dear…your blog is amazing…so following you…hope you keep in touch too!!!

    a kiss from the

  22. January 9, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    LOVE this outfit, those shoes and dress are to die for!!! Thanks for linking up to my blog too!!!!

  23. February 29, 2016 / 8:56 am
  24. April 15, 2016 / 3:25 am
  25. April 18, 2016 / 3:47 am
  26. July 29, 2016 / 2:57 am

Leave a Reply