No-Mans Land

I always feel like the time between Christmas and New Year is kinda like a

 No-mans land. A waiting game almost, where you eagerly await that fresh start with renewed enthusiasm, where you ponder all your previous years doings and think this next year will be the best yet. I guess its the given time for reflection, the week between festivities. But for me, it normally consists of wearing lots of pyjamas and not a scrap of make-up, eating all the leftover Christmas/party food/sweets/choccies/biscuits till i feel sick and generally being a lazy bum.

I guess its my true time off from life once a year. Are you active this time of year or like me? Give yourself a bit of a mental retreat from life?

I’ve been thinking about 2012, as we all do around now, and it has been an oddball of a year. We’ve had ups and downs and ins and outs. Toughie months and plane sailing. There’s been tears and stress and laughter and relief. It’s been a bit of a strange one, not good and not bad. Maybe just so.

I guess i want to make more special memories in 2013. I want my son to grow up with wonderful memories of his childhood and it is down to me to instil that. 

I guess going fourth i’m going to make 2013 count… Be productive.  Do more. Be Happy

And obviously lose 12lbs, re decorate my house and win the lottery.. d’uh. 😉

Dress: Louche via ebay

Top underneath: tesco

Shoes: Seychelles Via Modcloth

Has 2012 been good to you? What are your resolutions?

I would love to hear about you!

Ps since these photos were taken i cut all my hair off… in a mad urgent whim i decided it had to be done… jury’s still out on if im happy about it! Pics to come soon (ie when i get my lazy arse out of pj’s and get myself dressed well enough to blog.)

Also i’d like to throw this out there.. weather Gods, if you’re listening PLEASE PLEASE PPPPLEASE stop raining over here… I’m going out of my mind!! seriously! i may as well just invest in a wetsuit and flippers and call it an outfit, its driving me c-razy!!

ok nuff said…

Stay safe tonight folks.. see you on the other side!


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  1. December 31, 2012 / 9:51 am

    Can't wait to see your new haircut!


  2. December 31, 2012 / 10:49 am

    I never know what day it is between Christmas and New Year – it's like a blur!
    Have a fab night tonight and can't wait to see what outfits you pull out the bag in 2013!

  3. December 31, 2012 / 11:18 am

    I usually am in my PJs also being a lazy bum at this time of year but this year I have had to work in between Christmas and New Year which has forced me to get dressed (sadly) and made me stressfully busy. I wont be doing it next year, it kinda knocked some of the magic out of Christmas for me, lesson learned!!

    I like your resolutions, especially do more and be productive. Those are some of mine too. I don't think you need to lose any weight though, you look lovely!! Although it is how you feel and not what others think I know that from when I lost weight. Good luck with all your resolutions.

    I cannot wait to see your hair! Also I will send the same message to the weather Gods, it is blowing a gale here and been raining non stop for 3 days now. I am glad we are on the tops otherwise we would be flooded like Hebden Bridge (poor Hebden Bridge, they have been flooded so badly so many times this year!)

    Happy New Year!!

    Janine xx

  4. December 31, 2012 / 11:18 am

    I can't wait to see your hair! xo

  5. December 31, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    Yes, we all want to see the new hair : > Your dress is just darling. And I love what you wrote about making great memories with your family. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday : >

  6. December 31, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    That dress is so cute, but the shoes really drew my eye – they're fab!

    2012 was pretty ordinary for me. I cut my hair also, just from a bob to a pixie. It was time for a change – new perspective on what to wear, new attitude. It's fun!

    I hope 2013 will end up with you saying it was a GOOD year!

  7. December 31, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    I have to agree with your resolutions. Build good memories for the kids, cos at the end of the day, thats all that counts.

    Would love to help you and be part of those memories for Neo!

    Love you my sis x x x x x

  8. December 31, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    I agree…that lost week that seems like a sugar fog. Then suddenly January is upon us and we rally ourselves up, eat right, exercise, meditate…at least for a week or two. You look cute in these pics, and I look forward to seeing your haircut soon. Happy New Year!

    A Colourful Canvas

  9. December 31, 2012 / 8:10 pm

    Glad I am not the only one…I eat leftovers like NO OTHER and usually gain a few pounds…and then commit to taking it off in the New Year, ha!
    Have enjoyed your blog this year…
    You always look so adorable and wear colored tights like no one I have ever seen before!!!

    Wishing you the best in 2013:)

  10. December 31, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Happy New Year lovely! You look fantastic and I appreciate all the support you've given me since starting my site. I'm staying in tonight and having a nice dinner with my boys and relaxing the 33 week BUMP!

  11. December 31, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    Your outfit is cute & i LOVE those shoes! I'm stopping by from the YOLO hop. I hope you have a great ending to 2012 and an amazing beginning of 2013!


  12. January 1, 2013 / 11:09 am

    I always love your combination and taste for the clash of colours and patterns.
    Have a wonderful 2013, my gorgeous Rachel

  13. January 1, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    Cute dress. Love the green tights. So fun and unexpected. Happy New Year!

  14. January 1, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    I know what you mean about it being no mans land! Love the fact that you want to create good memories, such a lovely resolution!

    Maria xxx

  15. January 28, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    adorable. love everything!

  16. July 9, 2015 / 6:09 am

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