It is a time that I can "take stock" of what I have accomplished over the last 12 months and "ponder" what might lay ahead for the coming year. My special spot on the verandah helps my thought process.
|My favourite place - "Harvey" under the chair, likes it too|
I don't like New Year Resolutions but I do like to set some goals or skills that I would like to achieve. This years list looks a bit like this........
Branch out in my bread making skills. Last year I got into sourdough (which I am still trying to perfect) and this year I would like to include some flatbreads to my culinary skills and maybe try my hand at making Turkish Pide.
Increase my knitting skills. I have never used a charted pattern before and as I would like to knit some more for my wardrobe, I thought learning to follow a chart would give me more scope in the variety of patterns that I could choose. I found a beautiful design called "Nantasket",a lacy vest pattern from Amy Herzog. I have downloaded the pattern, ordered my yarn and hopefully I will be starting soon.
No more hairdresser. Continue with the battle to let the natural grey take over my hair. The money being saved from this goal is huge and its not a quick task but........I know I can be strong..........I KNOW I CAN DO IT !!!
Renovate the ensuite. Last year it was the laundry, this year it is the ensuites turn to be "made over". This project, to save money we will be tackling ourselves........starting with a total demolition of what is there now. Woo hoo!!! sounds like fun doesn't it.
|The finished laundry makeover|
Lower my carbon footprint and do more exercise. I plan to do more walking and bike riding and much less use of the car. Remember - the centre of "town" is only 5 kilometres away..........JUST DO IT !!