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Why, Hello 2014

1st January 2014

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‘Of course personally I think it would be tacky to wear diamonds before I’m 40.’
Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Now Christmas is over I’m already looking forward to the crocuses. It was a busy one: Gloucestershire for three days, Herefordshire for four and Berkshire for two (thank you everyone for spoiling us!). Anyway, we’re home now, and I’m enjoying having my man all to myself!

I just spent a moment looking at my New Year post of 2013 and although I totally embraced the fun and travel goals I continued to be hard on myself. I really tried to chill out – even taking up yoga – but it just wasn’t me, and then I was hard on myself for failing. I guess it’s difficult to change the person you are.

New Year is always a good time to stop and consider, and here are a few thoughts for the coming year. Things I do, try to do or would like to do better, with a few additions for 2014.

Plan my 40th birthday celebrations
Laugh, lots
Indulge in happy things
Buy less stuff
Stress less, relax more
Exercise at least twice a week
Internet, less
Cook with my man
Forgive
Don’t compare
Give stuff to charity
Watch films with my man
See friends, more
Be silly
Embrace getting older
Ignore negativity
Enjoy every day, even Mondays
Be brave
Follow my heart
Indulge in day trips, holidays and adventures
Never regret
Learn to say no
Love lots
Be kind, to myself and others 
Try new things
Eat, better
Save pennies for a rainy day, and a Chanel bag
Don’t look back
Buy more new music
Have fresh flowers around my home
Let go of worrying
Push back
Always be positive
Embrace creativity
Work hard
Take time out
Look forward to diamonds, and to turning 40

Happy New Year! Thank you for your support, positivity and inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful 2014 filled with good health and happiness, and may all your dreams come true.

Things may go a little quiet here during January because I have a few projects to complete. So until next time, is there anything better than vintage white kitties with pink bows?

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20 Comments

  • Reply Victoria Eales 1st January 2014 at 10:15 am

    Happy New Year lovely

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

  • Reply tinajo 1st January 2014 at 10:32 am

    The kittens are way cute! Here´s to a super great 2014! 🙂

    https://twitter.com/tinajoathome

  • Reply Zoë Power 1st January 2014 at 10:34 am

    Happy New Year lovely! What wonderful reflections/goals for 2014 – I'm working on many of those too. And "Create more, consume less" is going to be one of my mantras. I feel the need to sort and clear too – several bags have already gone to charity shops and I'm bracing myself for a big eBay session! Here's to much happiness and fun in 2014!

    • Reply Candy Pop 1st January 2014 at 11:38 am

      Well done for sending so much to charity and good luck with your eBay sales. Looking forward to sharing some fun times with you in 2014!

  • Reply Emily 1st January 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Happy New Year! Huge fan of those Whitman cards 🙂 x

  • Reply Katie 1st January 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Happy New Year! They sound like good things to consider! My fav is: BE SILLY. Wishing you many, many silly moments in 2014!

  • Reply Eva 1st January 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Happy New Year ! All your goals for the new year seems very good! My prefer one is "Follow my heart", totally agree!!
    I'm agree with Holly too! xx

  • Reply my little red suitcase 2nd January 2014 at 8:59 am

    Happy new year! I'm sure your 40 year will be great! so many things to do! enjoy, Heather x

  • Reply Patchwork Harmony 2nd January 2014 at 9:56 am

    Happy New Year Natasha! I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you! Lots of things on your list there I hope to do too! xxx

  • Reply Candy Pop 2nd January 2014 at 11:00 am

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

  • Reply found and sewn 2nd January 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Happy New Year!! I love your list for 2014…a few there that I need to work on too, like to always be positive x

  • Reply Vintage Sheet Addict 2nd January 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Happy 2014! 40 is good, I've been here a while now, you'll be fine….enjoy! 🙂 x

  • Reply PinkBow 2nd January 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Definitely nothing better than kittens with pink bows! Happy new year, sounds like a good list. I do love a good list, although rarely make any resolutions. These sound very do-able x

  • Reply jessthetics 2nd January 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Happy new year! Good luck with all your projects for January, and with wearing diamonds 🙂 I've loved all the beautiful images you shared last year, so I can't wait to see more in 2014! xx

  • Reply claire 4th January 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Happy new year 2014!!! Love you list of things to do, in particular being brave and having fresh flowers around your home. There's nothing like flowers to raise the spirits!
    Claire xx
    somewhere… beyond the sea

  • Reply Mary - Vintage Cottage 5th January 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Such worthy resolutions! Wishing you and your man a very happy New Year.

  • Reply CraveCute 6th January 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Love your adorable images in this post! That is quite a list you have going there! I hope you have a wonderful year full of fun and magical moments! ~ Diane

    • Reply Candy Pop 6th January 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Haha – thanks – I like to be ambitious!

  • Reply Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket 6th January 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Good goals! I always think its very important to be silly and be young in your heart 🙂

  • Reply vintage grey 12th January 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Sweet playing cards! I have the same set! Wishing you a happy 2014! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Happy day to you! xo Heather

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