Saturday, 4 January 2014


Each New Year I tend to blog a round up of the last 12 months... a breakdown of what I did and what I ate each month. It's never the most interesting of posts to write (or read) and it's generally just a summary of the last 12 months of blog posts. 

So this year I'm going against tradition, breaking the mould and switching the format. See 2013 meant a bit more to me than a few fancy meals and I want to share a list of the most important things I have learned instead. Some are a bit deep, some are a bit silly. But they all count.

I've outgrown city living
I want to move to a house, have a spare bedroom, a separate dining room and a garden.

Nobody will hand anything to you on a plate
But if you commit yourself to something, people will help you make it happen.

Money isn't everything.
I currently earn less than I did this time last year, but I'm loads happier and I no longer feel the need to escape my life with expensive nights out and holidays.

I am a good judge of character
I've known this for a while, I just need to trust my instincts a bit more.

I can't make a good risotto
I can make an average risotto, but Gav's the risotto king in our flat.

I have a husband who loves me
And will support me in whatever I want to do.

I need to drink more beer
And less wine - the hangovers are a lot more manageable.

I could live on a pound a day if I had to
But I would really rather not and I'm grateful that I don't need to.

Owning a slow cooker isn't all about turkey casserole
My mother almost put me off these things for life with her turkey casseroles, but I'm actually quite pleased I've given in and bought one.

It's ok to end a list on item 9
If I can't think of anything decent for number 10.

So, there you go. That's my 2013. What was the most important thing you learned in 2013?


  1. As you advance in years the points you make will become more relevant! Not so sure about less wine.

  2. Like your approach. Seems to work as a useful way to distill the experiences of a year and use them to construct a new year of fun.

  3. Thanks both. Here's to 2014 - let's hope there's lots of fun, beer... and wine!