In 2018 I made some decisions, took on some new challenges and had some changes thrust upon me. I found new entertainment, I embraced some age issues, and I made sausage rolls, totally unheard of for me. Oh and I definitely went overboard on the dog photos.
I started the year as a new committee member of my local WI. My role is to grow our social media presence. We are now connecting with other WI’s and community groups across the country and around the world. It’s been really fun and will continue this year.
2018 saw me bake sausage rolls, totally unheard of by me as I’m not and never have been a lover of cooking. My teen loved the pork & black pudding rolls I made. I’ve since made cinnamon rolls so hey 2019 could be GBBO for me.
After letting my roots grow and giving the grey a chance I finally had the last of my colour cut out. I have totally embraced my grey hair. I love it and received so many compliments which have given my confidence a boost.
Thrust upon me
My boy turned 18 this year and after dropping out of Alevels with only 6 weeks to go before exams I was so stressed about it, he was so relaxed. But he said he’d get an apprenticeship and he did. Now 9 months on and he’s loving it. He’s been so lucky as it’s a very good company he’s working for. If you ever find yourself in a position like this I’d definitely repeat what my husband said to me at the time, ‘don’t panic, he’ll be fine’.
Facing up to the fact of having arthritis for 30 years! and I’ve finally embraced the flat shoes. Partly because there’s so much choice, and the fact you can wear them with anything. Winning a pair of Vionic Cece boots on my birthday reinforced my decision to buy comfortable shoes, even if I have to spend a bit more.
Thanks to a recommendation by Jess Soothill, creator of Mothers Who , I discovered a love of podcasts. I’ve always been a talk radio fan but now I’ve a listening collection from fashion based to comedy.
My absolute fave is from the Telegraph fashion team Fashion Unzipped, I love their honesty when discussing trends, designers, fashion and style. My culture fix is from The High Low with Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes, and for creative chat there’s Hashtag Authentic from Sara Tasker blogger at Me and Orla.
For a comedy fix I’m absolutely loving the new and very funny podcast Older & Wider, with Jenny Eclair & Judith Holder (the writer/producer of Grumpy Old Women). They’ve had some fab women on as guests so far, I look forward to hearing what’s next.
If you like talk radio and have never listened to podcasts have a look, there really is something for everyone whatever your interests.
Obligatory dog photo
…… and just because I mentioned the dog photos I’ll end with our Ralf. A rescue dog who has brought an extra something into our life for the past two years.
I hope your 2019 is as fun and busy as my past year has been. What are you looking forward to this year?