As you've probably guessed from visiting my blog I've taken nearly two weeks off, just to enjoy myself and time with my family. But now I'm back and eager to start blogging again.
Apologies as this also meant that I've not really been up to my usual self with keeping up with the blogs I usually read! Although I am looking forward to having loads of posts to get stuck into on each blog.
So New Years, what did you all get up to? (I will probably find out when I read your posts, but hey ho!) I went for dinner with M and friends at Brown's Pie Shop in Lincoln.
Yes, a restaurant dedicated to pies; it's as amazing as it sounds.
After a few to many glasses of wine, and full of food, we then strolled over to the Cathedral which is metres away. Well I say strolled, but in reality we couldn't get further than the archway leading to the Cathedral because so many people had massed.
Sorry in advance for the quality of photos, I may have had too many, and I didn't trust myself with my Nikon - unsurprisingly.
Never the less, we huddled in with the crowd, and waited for the countdown, our excited being fed by the atmosphere and the beauty of the Cathedral being lit up at night... But we waited... and waited... and there were a few smatterings of cheers going up, then we realised that no, the bells from the Cathedral were not going to chime in the New Year.
It was a little disappointing, as SO many people gather there each year, it would be amazing if the council/Cathedral did a count down. But never mind, the atmosphere was still brilliant... and how could it not be in a place like this?
So on to the dreaded New Years resolutions, and hence the title of this post; Yes & No.
As many of you know, to say 'yes!' to more things is exactly the reason why I set up this blog in the first place, and I intend to say yes a hell of a lot more this year. I suppose it went without saying that this was going to be a resolution, but I think it's always good to motivate yourself.
And I am planning on getting better at saying the opposite: no. I've read a few posts recently on other bloggers who have said they have a problem with saying the word no to people. And as a result work themselves up into a state. I am exactly like that; I try and please as many people as I can because I don't like to say the word no, and as a result I stress myself out. So I've decided this year I've got to be more confident with using it, and not just blurt out 'of course I can do that! No problem' because often it is a problem for me to actually do it.
Phew, with that outta the way, tell me, what have you been up to? Got any resolutions of your own?