Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Reverb '12 (Days 1-5)

I found an amazing new blog called I Saw You Dancing written by a lovely lady called Kat! She is hosting a link called Reverb '12 throughout December. She will post a prompt each day for you to mull over and reflect on the past year and your hopes for the coming year.
Unfortunately, due to finding Kats blog the other day I am a late starter so will be posting the first few days at once to catch up so this may well be a long post! 

Dec 1: How Are You Starting?
Right now, I feel full of anticipation for the coming year. I have overcome post natal depression this year which has been really tough on all of us. Strangely, I feel much stronger now. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. I feel like I have been stripped of my previous identity and now have the opportunity to rebuild one that suits me. This is a very exciting time. I am seeing the world in a new light and it's full of adventures and new experiences just waiting to be enjoyed. 

Dec 2: Your Most Significant Spend?
It would have to be our car. We couldn't all fit in our little Vauxhall so we bought a Citroen people carrier. It is a bit of a squeeze in the back between the car seats but we can all go out together now without needing two cars. 




Dec 3: What Do You Really Wish For?
Hmmmm..... Really? I wish there was less friction in our house. That there wasn't a constant jostling for position between all the males. It gets really tiresome and I wish they would all just let it go! 
I wish I had a defined amount of time each day or each week to do "My Stuff" what ever that may be. I would know how long I have to myself rather than waiting for the next "Mum!"
I wish I could believe I can do all the things I want to do and get on with them rather than doubting and waiting just a little longer.
I also wish for sleeeeeeeeep! Zzzzzzzzzzz 

Dec 4: How Will You Celebrate You This Festive Season?
I am just planning to enjoy it. I don't want to get worked up about everything being planned and whether things are going right or on time. I just want to spend time with my family and relax. I have a feeling next year is going to be a busy one. I can feel the energy building already. 
I am going to try and acknowledge my bodys needs as I feel I have been ignoring them of late. I want to sleep more sensibly, eat properly with less sugary things and take daily exercise. I have been failing myself on all counts lately and deserve better! I shall also be cutting out delicious coffee once again. 

Dec 5: What Was Your Dream Destination?
I'm not sure I had a dream destination for this year. I have been lucky enough to have had two wonderful trips to two totally different places.
I spent the day in London with my friend for my birthday which was amazing. London should always be seen with someone who knows what they are doing. If I had gone alone I would have spent the day navigating the tube!! We both had new cameras so tested them out at the Zoo then had a wander round Camden Market - AMAZING!! I can't wait for my next trip. I hope it's next year.
My other trip was to the Isle of Sheppey. We went with the two babies as Big was on holiday with his Dad. We had a very relaxing time and Chaos loved the animal park we went to. He spent the whole day running around. They both loved the caravan we stayed in too. It was a great and much needed break for us all. 


I have just realised that I am a day ahead. This is because Kat is in Australia and they are a few hours ahead of us. Hope this doesn't get too confusing! What would your answers be? If you fancy sharing in the comment box I'd love to know. 

2 comments:

  1. My most significant spend other than cars was my camera- but it is my baby and I love it and I make a little money with it. I would love to go to Europe someday.

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  2. How are you starting? In our new home with our new baby seems the best place to start. I want to make special time for the hubster, be the best mum I can be and find a way to look after myself more! A happy, content family - a little less fraught than we are at the minute!
    What I really wish for? to find my niche. Twitter is full of so many talented, hard-working people who have found and are showcasing their niche. It's an incredible inspiration and I hope to one day know what it is I can be truly passionate about and do for the good of others as well as myself. A big ask?
    How will I celebrate this season? My family and my husband's family are joining together to spend the day together. There will be 20 of us including 5 little ones.
    Most significant spend? Our new house which we are obviously still paying for!
    Dream Destination? I would love to return to South Africs, where I was born and where we went on honeymoon in Oct '11 to see and learn more about the country

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