Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

So Christmas came and went so quickly, if you blinked you may have missed it. I was a very lucky girl and received an I-Pod Touch from Mr M, which has been loaded with all manner of things including a chess game, that I will be using to complete one of my tasks very shortly.
As 2009 brings itself to a close, it also gives me chance to say thanks to each and everyone of you that have travelled along with me, through this journey. Believe me when I tell you that 2010 is going to be a very productive year, task wise, so I hope that you will all continue with me and enjoy what I have planned.
I hope 2010 brings you everything that you wish for - Happy new year!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas...

On this very cold but very festive Sunday afternoon I plan to:-
  • Finish off The Magus - one of my BBC Top 100 Reads
  • Plan what others I'm going to read in the New Year
  • See if the Learning French kit I bought from Oxfam does actually work on my PC
  • And put up my Christmas tree whilst watching Elf (a tradition!)

I hope whatever you plan to do keeps you safe and happy!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Regular readers of my blog, will note that I'm struggling at the moment to get motivated and complete any new tasks this side of Christmas. Well, although new tasks may be out of the question, there are certain tasks that are ongoing at the moment, the BBC Top 100 reads, being one of them. I'm constantly trying to complete at least another book off the 100 reads, which can be quite tedious, especially when it's a book I don't particularly like. I'm currently reading The Magus by John Fowles, which in fairness is not as bad as some of the books I've had to complete in the past, but I think I've got into a rut and had a long list of equally boring books that has almost suffocated my love of reading and made me resent picking up a book.
It hasn't helped that I've kicked my exercise routine into touch at the moment. I used to spend at least half an hour a day on my exercise bike, complete with book in hand to help me through it and I'm struggling at the moment to find any other time of the day to read. But I'm trying to push myself through this bleak period and I have promised myself a rest after I've completed The Magus. One of my work colleagues has given me all the Twilight books to read and as I'm a huge fan of the films then I can't wait to get my paws on them as well as the other books that I've purchased along the way. So no better time than the present to get another book ticked off the list - I'm off to watch the X Factor Final complete with a copy of The Magus to read between breaks.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Ah, another week has flown by and I would love to tell you that I've spent it doing my latest task (looks very sheepish). Unfortunately I haven't. Christmas shopping/work/tidying our house for the influx of viewers yes, but no new tasks to report I'm afraid! That's not to say I haven't been thinking about it and the whole year in general. This year has been a funny old year what with one thing and another. One of those years that you really can't wait to see the back of. In my past, especially when I lived on my own, I always looked forward to the thought of New Years Day; it was a chance to start afresh and reinvent myself for the forthcoming year.
So for me, New Years Day can't come quicker. I have lists galore and plans you wouldn't believe - 16 of my tasks to complete and hopefully a new house will beckon, as well as my writing of course, I've got great plans for that as well and you never know I may just manage to squeeze in another task before January 1st!