Sunday, 1 January 2012

*~*~*~*HAPPY NEW YEAR*~*~*~*

*~*~*~*Joyeux Nouvel An *~*~*~*Godt Nytår*~*~*~*Gelukkig Nieuwjaar*~*~*~*
*~*~*~*Glückliches neues Jahr*~*~*~*Buon anno*~*~*~Kalendis Ianuariis*~*~*~*

What are you doing this year? 
I Don't make plans - they never work out if I do, I Never make resolutions - I never keep them! 
When I checked back to last year I said I would set my self little tasks, well the little tasks did happen but not until about September when I stopped working on Fridays, I was able to get on and do things with that extra day at the weekend so still working on the little tasks.

A year ago I said I would just use from my stash of stuff, I did, but continued to purchase knitting yarn, mmmmmmmm...................note to self no more knitting yarn!  Most of the time I went shopping with a shopping list, or better still sent Alex, he shops to the list - most of the time- 99% of the time, sometimes he bought in a treat, well as he said it was cheap!  Have stopped going into Charity Shops, they are far too expensive, and I haven't seen many pretty dresses for Caitlin, very rarely seen any little boys clothes, some charity do not sell childrens clothes - as I was told by one managress when asked why - answer, "because we cannot be bothered"! Also now charity shops seem to sell lots of new stuff!  I did go to the library a lot!  With the exception of the lovely books I received as gifts from my good friend Jane, and she always seemed to pick the one I looked at and pined over - how do you do that?  I haven't bought a book this year!  Tip:: go to the library this time of year, all books seem to returned so the selection of books is great! 

So all-in-all I think I will just take each day as it comes and just live for that day, but I have decided to do a craft fair this year, I will tell more about it another day, but it does mean I am going to have to start working on things NOW!  Lots of sorting needs doing for this fair too.................

Now like last year I'm off to take the Christmas decorations down and write thank you cards!

My pretty Lillies new boss bought me for Christmas
Juicy Fig said she was going to try and blog everyday, I said I would try and leave a comment everyday!

Languages used at top of post
French, Danish, Dutch,German,Italian,Latin


  1. Hi Julie, Happy new year!
    I dont usually make resolutions but this year I am definitely going to lose weight, having put on a stone in a year. I just want to be healthier and happier, whatever that takes.

  2. I'm with you on not making resolutions which I don't keep and think New Year is not the only time we can decide to try and do this or that - every day is a new start after all isn't it?! Hope 2012 is a good one for you.

  3. Happy New Year, good luck with the craft fair!


  4. Likewise over making resolutions. How many times have I made the resolution to diet in the new year, it seemed to only make me fatter, how did that happen. lol
    I used to love rummaging in charity shops until they started to give them makeovers and everything was in a neat and tidy place and twice the price, shame isn't it? Greed again.....
    Library? I use them all the time, nothing like coming home with a pile of books to look through for nothing ith there?
    I do buy the occasional book on Amazon, but I also sell on there sometimes so don't feel guilty.
    Good luck with all you do this year and keep the blog going.

  5. I have also given up on the resolutions, I wrote the same damn ones every year! lol

    I agree with you about Charity Shops - it makes me laugh when they have primark and George at asda stuff on sale for more than it cost originally!

    Here's to a happy, healthy, thrifty 2012!


  6. Happy New Year Julie! Thank you very much for my Christmas card. I did send you an email to thank you but don't know if you received it. I hope 2012 is all you wish it to be. x

  7. Happy New Year to you all! ;-)x

  8. Happy New Year Julie, keep us informed with the craft fair makes. Enjoy every day.

  9. Happy New Year to you too!

    My only NY resolutions I ever made were for the millenium: wear more nail polish & have more fun... I figured I had a chance at managing to keep them! (I did)

  10. Happy New Year Julie!....I hope 2012 is a good one for you and your family....'living for the day' is such good advice...I'm going to do the same,
    Susan x

  11. Happy New year,julie,hope its a great one! lots of love,xxx

  12. Great post Julie, I thought it was only me that was feeling that way about some of the charity shops lately, but maybe it isn't!!!
    I'm trying "the only using my stash" but seeing as i need some oilcloth to cover 6 chairs I don't think its going to happen!!!
    happy new year to you Tracy x

  13. Happy New Year
    live each day as it comes is a good idea, Iv'e just had an awful year so I'm going to try keeping a smile on my face and be thankful.
    cate x

  14. No resolutions here, wake up each day and see what it brings.
    Wishing you a happy 2012

  15. I'm no good at resolutions but I've written myself a list of things I want to do. I never remember them and then just waste a whole lot of time so let's see it the list helps.
    Happy New Year

  16. Happy New Year to you Julie..
    My resolutions have fallen by the wayside already when my new diet fell at the first fence.. and I ate nearly a whole packet of Spring Rolls yesterday. Tut tut!
    Have a wonderful year with much crafting and fun along the way.

  17. Hi...just popped over via The Felt Fairy to say I am joining in the Monthly Make...hope to keep up with you through 2012...Happy New Year...

    Kirsti xx

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  19. Happy New Year Julie!
    I don't make resolutions either - that way there are none to break!


  20. happy happy new year Julie, hope its everything you wish


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