Friday, 1 January 2016

The Little Things

Read | I've just finished reading The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson, and have just started on The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid.
Watched | I haven't watched much TV this week but I did catch Esio Trot tonight; quite a sweet film which was perfect for how I was feeling.

The best thing I've watched recently was a live screening of the Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker; it was such a magical performance and, of course, perfect for Christmas.

Heard | On Christmas Day I turned the radio on to listen to the countdown of the Nation's Favourite Carols as I was cooking my Christmas dinner.  It featured all the well known carols, including different arrangements of some of them.  It was a real treat to also hear some of the lesser known carols. 
Made | I've made a start on getting the quotes for the improvement I'd like done to the house.  So far, it's turning out to be cheaper than I'd estimated so I hope that's how it continues.  The work won't start until the heating is switched off at the end of the winter, so I'll have plenty of time to dream and plan. 
Worn | I treated myself to some new clothes in the sales and that's what I've been wearing.  Four new cardigans, 2 blouses, 1 skirt, 1 pair of exercise trousers, 1 jumper and some new night clothes. 
And Lastly ... Actually, I haven't worn the exercise trousers yet, but will do later today ... it's the first day of my exercise plan, which is to go out for a walk every day.  I have a Fitbit Zip to track the number of steps and calories I've burned off, so fingers crossed that it goes well and I start to feel the benefits.

Thanks to Morgana for organising this weekly link up.


  1. Good luck with the health kick. I need to do the same. So cosy under my blanket on the sofa though.... Happy New Year!

  2. That's a lot of happy little tick marks! Oh I too want some new PJs in the sales - just can't face going! Thanks for the tip of the Nation's Favourite Carol. I listened to it on catch-up yesterday and had a great time, especially revisiting all the Rutter. (And the Willcocks' First Nowell!!)

  3. Good luck with the health kick. I think I need to join you. All I have done for the last couple of weeks is eat and eat! Happy New Year xxx #LittleLoves

  4. How fun with keeping track of your steps :) Good way to stay motivated for improving your health :) Fun too to think ahead of projects you want done around the house; glad to hear the estimates are coming in less than you thought they would be.


  5. I need to get back on track with healthy eating and exercise, two weeks of pigging out and avoiding the gym has not been a good move! Happy new year x

  6. Esio Trot is so lovely isn't it? I watched it with my girls and we really enjoyed it.
    I'm on a health kick too (I think everyone seems to be!) - good luck with it all!
    Thanks for linking up xx