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A spring clean to start the year

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 8:57am

Well happy New Year everyone! It’s good to be back after having a very restful Christmas. So restful, in fact, that I don’t think I moved from my parents' couch for a solid three days, but is it even the festive period if you don’t lose all sense of time and have to constantly ask other members of the family what day it is?

I spent most of Christmas week in pyjamas or some sort of leisure wear and it’s always quite a shock when you have to return to normality and wear something with a zip or a button. There’s nothing quite as painful as squeezing yourself into a pair of jeans that have become rather snug over Christmas but of course I enjoyed every chocolate Kimberley, Celebration miniature and glass of vino, so such is the price you pay.

I’ve started doing the one hundred days of walking challenge and it’s great just to be back out doing some exercise in the fresh air so hopefully those jeans will be back to fitting me in no time.

I know a lot of people don’t like January and it can be quite a come down after the intensity of Christmas, but also it’s a great time to do a bit of life spring cleaning. I love beginning a new journal at the start of the year and making plans for the year ahead.

I’m not really one for mad and outlandish New Year's resolutions but I have picked a couple of things that I’m going to try and implement this year.

The first one is that I’m determined to pass my driving test this year and hopefully sooner rather than later. I haven’t done the test before so I’m a bit nervous about that. However, I’m hoping I’ll pass the first time and won’t have to redo it. But if I do, it’s not the end of the world and I’ll just reapply straight away because I do not want to be going into 2021 still on a provisional license.

I’ve been doing lots of practice lessons with a great driving instructor so fingers crossed it all goes well. I also have decided that I’m going to try and have a no spend January and not buy any clothes, because realistically I do not need anything. I got some lovely new clothes as Christmas presents from my parents including some fab dresses and a beautiful soft wool jacket that I know I’ll get great wear out of and will be worn well into the spring/early summer.

I also took a bit of time to have a look through my wardrobe and I really couldn’t identify any gaps in there so I will be wearing my wardrobe for January, maybe even February and not spending anything.

I’m hoping it will force me to get a bit more creative with what I already have and make me start wearing some of the pieces that I don’t wear that much. I even just bought one thing in the sales before Christmas which was a sweatshirt so even that was a pretty practical purchase that I’m going to wear all the time.

While I’m not doing a dry January because I do enjoy the odd drink every now and again, I am going to try and limit myself to just having a tipple at events or if I go away somewhere. This month we are off to Legan Castle for a weekend at the end of the month, so I’ll save my alcohol golden ticket for then. Who is this Sensible Sally? Have you made any New Year's resolutions?

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