Sunday, 2 January 2011
Best wishes for the coming year and all that.
So how has 2011 been for you so far? Mine has been distinctly sober to date owing to a pact I've made with my old school pal Liz to give up the boozing for a full month - Liz, Kirstie and I had rather a large night over Christmas and I think my liver deserves a break. Two days down, 29 to go. Keep your fingers crossed I improve on last year's effort and make it beyond January 9th this time, I'm also hoping it will help me shed some of the holiday weight I've acquired, because quite honestly I feel like a big pudding at the moment, so I'm going to be one of those new years' resolution people clogging up the gym. I've haven't dared to step on the scale yet, but I feel uncomfortably puffed up and my jeans are on the snug side, so something needs to be done, although on the plus side some of the excess weight appears to have gone to my boobs since on my annual M&S lingerie binge over Christmas I discovered I've gone up a cup size. Silver linings!!
So tonight I am trying not to let the prospect of returning to working my fingers to the bone at the coal-face of advertising tomorrow drag me down too much after all it will be lovely to my colleagues, but I'm not looking forward to having to get through a full week after two weeks off, usually I prefer to ease myself back into it by only working 2-3 days, but I'm sure I'll pull through. That being said I'm making a second resolution to achieve more work/life balance in 2011 and not feel so guilty if I leave before everyone else, because let's face it, I start a good 2 hours earlier than most of my colleagues and as a result work longer hours even if I do leave at 6pm.
Anyway I have some ironing to do - everyone is amazed when I tell them I still iron. Very few people do apparently, but what can I say, I don't like to be creased - but here's a cheeky song from The Vaccines, who are hotly tipped to be big in 2011. Enjoy!!