A new year and a fresh start. That’s what we hope and wish for. In keeping with the theme of moderation, balance and the day-by-day approach, I have made a fresh start at the gym. I am going, doing my best but not expecting a miracle. The main point is to go and to go
“Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and beauty in that life that nourishes the soul, that makes life beautiful. That’s what all this is about, not just what’s in and what’s out.” Albert Hadley
It’s that holiday time of the year when time is the last thing we have for ourselves.
Ambitious plans to look our best go out the window as preparations for the holidays become gargantuan. With the best organisation in the world, the greatest of intentions and yet, I still running around feeling completely disorganised.
I have so many large and small jobs to finish before my little band of merrymakers descend on Provence that the chances of a quiet moment to glamorise myself is looking slim. Lazy afternoons watching Christmas movies will have to wait until after the 25th.
The next few days are about decorating, flowers, food and gift-wrapping.
Around this time of the year, towards late December I start reflecting on the year that is nearly done. I think back on the highs and lows and I ask myself what might I have done differently and what wouldn’t change.
How we dress and what we chose to wear can make us look and feel slimmer; if that’s what we want.
It’s the time of year when we throw caution to the wind, indulge a little more and celebrate festivities together with friends and family. Christmas is my favourite time of the year so if a few extra pounds join the party then so be it. There is always the New Year for resolutions and restraint.
By now I have worked out there are some wardrobe items which, are more slimming than others; pieces that never fail to give a confidence boost and conceal much of any excess.