‘A new post for a New Year’ or ‘no pictures, all cryptic links’.

I have been very much cheered by all the positivity I have noticed seeping out of the web for dear, young 2012. It seems to be the year where everyone is determined to put their best foot forward.

I’m sure the start of 2011 wasn’t this cockle warming. Or maybe that was because the Twitter addiction had yet to kick in and a third of my life didn’t revolve around following yours.  Anyway, I am delighted you all feel so positive.

What’s this babble? Where has the vintage gone? Well one of the things I want to do this year is write more ‘personal’ blogs.  It’s my website, I don’t write for advertising or traffic or stats. So here goes nothing. I promise I will keep it to once a month. It’s cheaper than therapy. So nah!

Things I have to be grateful for, so thank you world:

The best friends ever, who love me just as I am. You know who you are.

A Twitter following full of lovely, encouraging people (Seriously I am very grateful for it, it has answered no end of questions and provided me with a raft of new friends, see below).

A brand spanking new decade to fill with achievements, I hope. I’m finally embracing being 27 +3.

A barmy but supportive family, including a fellow blogger.

For the first time, this year I have some great professional support. If you are in need of a literary agent, accountant or PR company I know some great professionals to recommend.

It never ceases to amaze me how many lovely, interesting and creative people I get to meet and from friendships with. Real ones. That last. Even after they have seen me drunk.

New people I met in the flesh in 2011 that I want to see a lot more of in 2012. They are all well worth a click.

The Bright Young Twins

Liz Trezenga

Sophie Van Der Goltz

Annie Andrews

Hanson Leatheby

Becky Horsbrugh

Annie Pancake

Charly Surry

Cathy Stevens

Sandra Lohmann Newall

Simone Hadfield

Bex Shaw

Tara Starlet

Aunty Maureen

Alice Gabb

Lily La Scala

Emma Block

What do I want to achieve/do/be in 2012?

Some sort of project to encourage people to dress how they want, and not feel bullied by fashion or society. *Thinks hard* *develops squint*.

I want to do some proper thinking  (see above), and write about more in-depth issues. I may have a rather special new platform for this. Once I get my first article done, I can tell you more. It’s very exciting and reminds me that I can be analytical. Not just overexcitable.

I want to get geeky in a tech way so more reading this, me thinks. I’ve owned an iPhone for two years. I have just downloaded my first app. Like last week. Cringe.

If I say it here, I have to do it….I am going to do a weekly round up of the best vintage/repro/vintage style bargains on the web. On that note if you are looking for something, let me know. I enjoy a challenge. On that note take two, if you are a seller, tell me about your business. I am, after all, a shopping addict projecting my illness on others 😉

I am going to make time for volunteering. Seriously, I have been meaning to call Age Concern for about 5 months now to do this. I love old things, and that includes people. Yes, I am busy but I will make time.

I am going to get properly healthy. No more running around fuelled by adrenaline, thank you. Even if it is just 30 minutes walking each day. I live on the coast for crying out loud.

I am going to learn to drive. Something small and safe.

I am going to shop better for myself. I reckon I have one year left of floral 50’s dresses so it’s time to invest in some tailoring.

I am going to be more selective with who I spend my time with and not waste in people who just want something from me. I am still going to network like crazy.

Most of all I am going to learn the art of  patience.

Views, opinions and shopping plugs all welcome. Happy 2012 people x

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Comments ( 4 )

Wotcha 🙂 I have been Befriending with Age Uk for a year this month – if you need any assistance – just holla! It is one of the most rewarding things I have *EVER* done 🙂

Happy 2012 to you chook 🙂

LandGirl1980 commented on Jan 03 12 at 10:52 pm

Aw, it was lovely to meet you, too! I shall explore those links, they look fascinating stuff.

Here’s to more fun and success in 2012!

Perdita commented on Jan 04 12 at 9:43 am

I love the idea that if you tell the world your plans for 2012 you have to actually do it! Good luck…we will be watching.. I imagine you will now achieve them. Weekly round-up of the best repro style bargains sounds interesting, so I look forward to that. Definitely agree with spending more time with people worth spending time with.

nayla commented on Jan 04 12 at 10:26 pm

Thank you ladies 🙂

Naomi Thompson commented on Jan 10 12 at 7:37 pm

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