Wednesday, 1 January 2014


I've been suffering the beginnings of a migraine for the past few days and this morning when I woke it was at its worst, pain and nausea are not a great combination to have on new year's day. 
I did the only thing I could and went back to bed to sleep it off. 

A few hours later and I am feeling more human!
Thankfully we had nothing planned for today and with the weather being as awful as it is it will be another lazy pyjama day for me.

Over this "Twixmas" period (fab word - thanks to Amanda over at Graham's Landing) I have been catching up on my blog reading, marking some very old posts as "read" and unfollowing some blogs that have stopped blogging or changed their course from the things I like to read. 
I wanted to start the new year without the huge number of unread blog posts that flash at me every time I open my bloglovin app on my phone. 
It was lovely to see just your new year posts and as I was reading them it seems that many of you 
are not talking about making resolutions, which have a tendency to make us feel like a failure
 if they are broken or not completed, 
but you are seeking words to guide you through this coming year.

I really like the word that Claire from Thriftwood has chosen 

And it seems that I have already started

1 : by simplifying my blog reading

2 : by uploading all my old CD's to an external hard drive and recycling the discs and boxes, 
this has also seen the huge box they were in emptied and reused and the area where the box was stored dumped tidier.

So after a bit of a sluggish start to the new year I do feel that I have already simplified my life a little.

Finally I thought I would share another quote with you that I found on the internet

“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—
but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . 
When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, 
you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, 
whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. ” 
― Victoria MoranLit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty


  1. As another migraine sufferer I can fully sympathise with you, glad you are feeling more human like now. Love the simplify quote. I too have had a blog, fb and email clear out... it feels good lol. xx

  2. Hope you are feeling better Tracy, migraine is absolutely horrid.


  3. It seems we are all doing it this year. I think it is good to sit back, take a look at things and re-organise. I have done exactly as you have and I love that simplify quote - hope you don't mind me pinching it. Look forward to your posts as you are one of the ones I decided to keep - as you say, people change direction, stop blogging or dare I say it, one gets a bit bored, maybe because we have also changed what we want.

  4. Hope you are feeling much better Tracy - not a great thing to deal with! Simplify is a great word and I am sure you will love scaling down - less is more in my book! All the best for a great 2014 :)

  5. Aw hope you're much better Tracy, and glad you liked 'my' word! Feel very touched ...

    Have a great New Year

    Love Claire xxx

  6. Hope your head clears Tracy - I like the simplify theme for New Year too, it can be applied to just every aspect of my life! Betty

  7. Yes that a word I am hoping to embrace this year too. x


I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on my blog and I will try to answer as many as I can. thanks Tracy

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