Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 the year of the ....

Hey it's been ages since I posted.... last year in fact .... I know that was so corny but I just could not resist.

We had a lovely and quiet Christmas. I even forgot to take pictures. Himself & I spent hours and hours sleeping and the rest of the time we watch old movies with the kids until we all had square eyes. I'm so glad my kids are now at an age where they can get up in the morning and sort themselves out for breakfast.

And just as I got used to sleeping in and being even more lazy than usual it was new years day.

So obviously before I do anything else I want to wish you a fantastic 2012.

I hope that whatever your plans are for the new year that they will work out with the least amount of hassle.
I hope that you'll laugh more than what you did in 2011 and that you will stick to your new years resolutions this time.

Speaking of new years resolutions, I didn't make any! Shocking I know!

I did decide that I was going to clean out my handbag. I have one big bag that I use every day. It is filled with all the essentials and whatnots that I need and the unavoidable random junk. But who am I kidding I know that it's not going to last past the first 2 weeks of January.

Just to give you an idea this is what can be found in my bag:

ID book (South African so I have no idea why I have it in my bag since I don't need it at all. I haven't been to South Africa is 3 years)
5 pens
1 lighter (I don't smoke)
Anti-bacterial gel
Toothbrush & tooth paste
Breath mints
Anti-nausea pills
Miniature sewing kit
Cap (umbrellas don't work)
Coin purse
3 open packets of tissues
2 teaspoons
1 plastic knife?
1 pocket knife
2 buttons
1.13 euro in change
1 bottle of tommy girl
3 tubes of lipstick
1 mascara
pair of earrings that I've been looking for for ages
sample tube of acqua di parma shower gel
I love raspberry & blackberry lip balm
hair band
cell phone
note book
stack of paid bills (yes I'm really good at keeping our filling system up to date)
pile of receipts dating back to April
5 packets of sugar

Ok, reading this list back to myself is making me shudder! I'm going to have to clean it out even more.

How about you? What are your new years resolutions or don't you have any either.
Tell me about it I'd love to know.


  1. Hi Jo! Happy 2012! Did you see my latest giveaway post? It's open to international readers, just for you!

    I think cleaning out your handbag is an excellent resolution - reading that list made me queasy!! Ha! Keep it simple ;)

    I didn't really make any resolutions, either... just to hold my babies a little closer and savor every monment of their little-ness because I know it's fleeting! A little more togetherness with hubby wouldn't be a bad idea, either!

  2. I am thinking that if I ever get stranded on a deserted island, I want you to be with me. Chances are, whatever we need to defend ourselves/escape/make our own radio will be in your handbag at the time. :o)

    Happy new year to you, my dear!!!

  3. Thanks SK! Hey that's what I think most of the 'junk' in my bag comes in handy, ok some of it is pure junk but even junk can be recycled :)