Mama Kats Prompts – Resolutions

5.) Okay okay I have to ask…what are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 and/or how did 2011′s resolutions turn out?

Once again I find myself posting based on a prompt from Mamakatslosinit. This weeks it’s about resolutions (prompt 5).

I was going to choose prompt 4, which was about having your significant others family over for dinner in 2 hours, what can you make with what you’ve got in your kitchen, however thinking about what I have I probably couldn’t make something amazing and there’s no point in half baked ideas. (ha ha get it?)


I ALWAYS used to make resolutions. And I ALWAYS used to fail/give up/just not bother with them. So I stopped.

I can’t remember the last time I set myself a New Years resolution.

To be honest, I don’t even really have goals, which let’s face it, when you really think of it that’s what a resolution is. Goals to do something, change something, goals to start something or to break a habit.

I guess if I really thought about it then I’d have to say that my resolution for 2012 is to exercise more. Maybe tone up and slim down a dress size.

But we’ll see.
If I call it a goal or resolution and I don’t achieve it then I’ll be disappointed.

So maybe I’ll stick with not having a resolution, that way I can’t be disappointed.

If it happens it happens.

Happy 2012 all!

New Year Greetings

So 2011 is over and 2012 has begun.
Its going to be a busy year for me!

The Olympics is in 208 days, and as most of you know, I’m involved. I’m part of a team that has to ensure part of Londons transport network is robust and efficient. It’s exciting and busy and going to be very hard work!

This year I’m helping to organise an 18th birthday party AND doing the catering for 70 people!

Then it’s my own birthday, which I get stupidly excited about.

This year I also have a family holiday to go on (the first in 12 years!) and a wedding to attend.

My lovely brother-in-law is getting married to the wonderful Tash in August and I’m the make up artist for the bridal party! No pressure!!

It’s my 3rd wedding anniversary this September.

After September I don’t know quite what I’ll do job wise or life wise actually, so watch this space!!

Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!!

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Today I decided I needed to get my hair cut. I last had my hair cut in 2010, so it REALLY REALLY needed to be cut.

Luckily I remembered that I had a 1/2 price voucher for my favourite salon.

So I called up, made an appointment and headed off to sort my locks out.

I got to the salon and was greeted by a lovely smiling lady, she settled me in and got me an orange juice. I proceeded to sit and wait for my stylist (Anthony) when this woman came up to me and said “Hi Emma, I’m June”. My mind did a bit of a back flip trying to think if perhaps Anthony had had a sex change since this morning and changed his name to June, instead, I smiled and responded “Hi June, I’m Becca, nice to meet you”. June quickly recovered and asked the woman next me if she was Emma, turns out she was. I never took myself for an Emma.  I’ve been called Nicola, Natalie and Rachel and even Nigel, but never Emma.

Eventually Anthony came over to me and said hello and got me settled in to discuss what I wanted doing. We made a plan and I headed over to get my hair washed.

Personally I think having your hair washed, conditioned and your scalp massaged at the hair salon is one of life’s finer things. I am seriously considering making a demand that my husband train to be one of the hair washers at a salon so he can wash and massage my hair on a weekly basis. Somehow I think his reply to my demand will be along the lines of “you can just fuck right off darling”.

There is something to be said for having a strange man massage your head though. It is SO relaxing.

To my disappointment the hair washing and massaging comes to an end and it’s time to cut my hair. 30 minutes later my hair is cut, dried and styled and I’ve handed over my 1/2 off voucher and paid.

Isn’t it fabulous the way your hair smells and feels once it’s been given the salon treatment? It’s so light and clean and nice.

I leave the salon minus 4 inches of hair, and probably won’t be back until sometime in 2012.

I really must take better care of my hair, if only to go and have it washed and massaged.