A Realisation

Is realisation spelled with an ‘s’ or a ‘z’? As a UK citizen, I have grown up with British spellings but what does confuse me is when the odd American spelling seeps into the language and I have no idea which one is correct. Even writing this paragraph, the word ‘realisation’ has a red zig-zag line underneath. I did also spell ‘spelled’ as ‘spelt‘ so maybe I am not the best person to be questioning the zig-zag. (It doesn’t even recognize zig-zag as a word!)

This is not the subject of this post though.

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April Goals

It’s that time again! March was a hopeful month. Anticipating the arrival of spring and warmer weather. The latter never happens in Britain though. Major goals I accomplished in March were:

♣ finished decluttering
♣ finished calendar
♣ planted my butterfly attracting flowers (they’re sprouting already!)
♣ blog weekly updates

and the major goal of the month I completed was:

Spring Cleaning

I finally tackled the dreaded cleaning of springtime!

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Bonjour~

I am back from a mini break. I did not go anywhere, just a break from day to day routine and a chance to review the past quarter of the year. Let’s see how many of my goals I managed to colour in!

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8 out of 12. Not bad. The spring decorations are ongoing hence the shading. I personally don’t feel inclined to complete the rest of these goals apart from the recipes.

Here’s my new set of goals for the next 3 months. I have a lot more creative goals that I want to pursue this time.

spring 2017 goals outline

Let’s hope these are all coloured in soon!

Weekly Round-Up March Week 2

I am sitting here with a new member of the plushie family. Meet Eccojams the dolphin:

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Only a squid from a charity shoppe!

If you don’t know, I have quite a collection of plushies. There must be at least 20 in my bedroom! If only I can put as much effort into my goals as I do with buying plushies. Ah yes, my weekly goals. This past week was a bit of a slump. So much so that I only done gratitude on 2 days! Yikes. The only thing I really achieved was finishing decluttering. However I did say that was my primary focus for last week, so it wasn’t a complete defeat. The 2 things I am grateful for are hot chocolate and having one peaceful early morning which are very rare. It’s the simple things.

This next week, I hope, is a lot more productive. I am planning on spring cleaning, planting my butterfly flowers, finishing and printing my calendar, illustrating spring decorations and reviewing and writing up my goals for the next quarter of the year, which I will illustrate for this blog.

Weekly Round-Up March Week 1

Last blog post I mentioned a tree near where I live fell down and had to be taken away. I have since learned that my dad has kept a small cutting of the tree for our garden. The tree lives on! This has made me happy. 🙂

This week has been a productive one. I decluttered all my toiletries and make-up and changed the colour schemes on my calendar. I hope to finish decluttering everything by the end of next week, ready for spring cleaning. That is the main priority this week.

Grabitude Crackles~

I have been writing my gratitude for 6/7 days this week. Here is what I am grateful for en Français.

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Forgive me if some of the French is wrong. I had to Google translate some of it. I will learn French properly in the future!

(Translations: music, my duvet, Bonjela for my wisdom teeth, entertainment, my friends and having time to relax)

Hello Again

I want to make this work.

I am going to make this work.

Reviewing my 2016, I feel like I was most successful in January. Granted I did complete more major goals later on in the year, however, these were not consistent successes. The beginning of January 2016, I was getting my goals done, whether or not they were a fail or a success. And I think that was mainly down to two things:

  1. being excited to start new projects
  2. accountability

I started this blog to stay accountable on my goals and to practice my writing skills. I had a plan to write about the goals I wanted to complete, to write in detail the steps I had taken to achieve them, to share my creative projects and to help someone or just entertain. Overall, I wanted a site where I can look back at how much I had grown over the year.

Unfortunately, I stopped writing regularly. When I stopped writing, I feel my own life goals were slipping by. If I left it too long, it felt like a chore. I do not want this to become a chore.

So I am starting again.

With the original vision in mind.


I have already posted up a drawing of the goals I want to achieve in the next 3 months. However I do not feel this is enough motivation. I am planning on updating weekly my progress on my goals and gratitude. I am also planning on writing up the monthly check-ins too.

And when I’ve reached my goal, I will write a post with lots of party balloons and streamers. And I might have cake. No I will have cake.

Let’s Give This Another Go…

18/01/2017

Blogging Attempt #1

Bitch I’m back. I’m popular than that. You gatts to belieeve me.


Welcome to 2017! I am going to try try try my best at keeping this blog updated. I want to keep this blog updated. I want to have an easy way to look at all I have achieved over the year cos god knows I ain’t gonna remember shit.

I am doing my goals differently this year. Instead of writing down all the things I want to achieve in the next 365 days, I am going to write down only the goals I want to achieve in the next 3 months. I think the main reason I failed didn’t get as far as I would’ve liked last year is because I wrote down so much junk, that I kinda got a bit overwhelmed by it all. I would think “that’s ok I have the WHOLE year to achieve all this” but by the time September rolls around, I start panicking and berating myself. Seeing the bigger picture might work for some people, or the majority, but I have learned that it doesn’t work for me. Hence why the 3 month goals!

Writing down the goals I want to achieve in the next 3 months also helps me to think realistically in terms of time frames. It also helps to break down bigger goals into smaller chunks. Try it sometime if you’re like me and find the bigger picture a tad overwhelming.

So here are the goals I want to achieve by March 2017:

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That’s about it for the 1st 1/4. That’s enough goals for 3 months right?

Gem..♦