Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Welcome to 2013

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I said in my previous post that I don't normally make resolutions and just kind of make goals as I go along. But I just thought I'd share a couple of things I hope to achieve in 2013.

I Will.. Become a Mother
As you all know, we're going to become first time parents this year, so my biggest wish for this year is for the final half of the pregnancy to go smoothly and to receive a healthy baby at the end of it. As the weeks go by I'm getting more and more excited about finally meeting him or her and I've started trying to prepare myself by reading as much as possible about what to expect during labour and in those first few months. I know it doesn't matter how much I prepare, I'm still not going to know how to do everything until the time comes, but I find that the more information I have, the calmer and more confident I am about the arrival.

I Will.. Get my Degree
I will sit my exams as late as three or four weeks before my due date, so getting behind one of those tiny little desks that you get in the exam room is going to be interesting! I was determined that I was going to finish university this year before bambino comes and as I've said, I've got a lot of support which has really helped. I have no doubt that I can finish this and get a good grade.
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I Will.. Eat Better
I'm not the best cook in the world, so I've done the next best thing: invested in an army of machines to do the hard work for me! It's brilliant because I can still make healthy meals, smoothies and my own bread and not slave away in the kitchen for hours, which to be fair, nobody has the time to do. I've already started doing this in the last week by digging out all of our recipe books then going to the market to get the fruit, veg and other ingredients we need. I used to have fruit for breakfast, something with salad for lunch and a dish with veg for dinner before I was pregnant and now I'm feeling a bit better and not as fussy with food anymore, I'm starting to get back in that routine again.

I Will.. Set a Date
Obviously wedding planning has taken a back seat in the last few months and we're probably not going to get married when we originally said we would, but that's ok. We have all the time in the world to do it. We probably won't seriously start thinking about this again until everything with baby has settled down, but we do want to decide the venues and set a date at the very least.


  1. Wow, what big resolutions! And fantastic ones! Sounds like 2013 is going to be a very special year for you! Hope everything goes well :) Rosy x

    1. It's definitely going to be a busy year, but very special indeed :) thank you xx

  2. Happy New Year! I wish you many blessings for the new year!

    If you get a sec, checkout my latest post 'New Year and Sequins'. I would love to know what you think.



  3. I'm not a fan of new year's resolutions because I never keep them ;D
    I love to live life as it goes on ... or flow with life's way, but I love your goals, specially the first one, because I'm a mother of two little little kids, and I have to say that to be a mother is one of the most wonderful things that happened to me ;)
    You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other? I promise I’ll follow you back <3


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

  4. Thank you so much!!!! I’m following you back now :)
    Unfortunately you haven't “bloglovin”, but if you decide to add it on your blog, please let me know, and we can follow each other there as well, it's an easier way to keep in touch ;)
    I wish you a Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true in 2013♥


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"