Why I think 2018 is going to be an awesome year!

Resolutions, smesholutions… who needs them anyway? Nobody sticks to them for more than a week! Instead, I’m just going to list a bunch (make that 26) reasons why I think 2018 is going to be a great year for me 😀

A – Adventure; I always find ways to throw some adventure into my life… this year will be no different 🙂

B – Beer mile; this will be taking place at some point this year, thanks to my friends Z&S

C – Cats; Olly & Emmett always bring smiles to my face

My darling hearts ❤

D – Date nights; I plan on having lots of these with a certain special someone ❤

E – Essays; Not normally something to call ‘awesome’, but I’m going to learn how to write a killer essay 😉

F – Food; So many new restaurants open, so few meals in the day… will do my best to try as many new places as possible 🙂

G – Girls; I’ve got so many absolutely fabulous friends!

H – Hazy; be all the me that I can be!

I – Instagram; Let’s try get 200, or even 250 (!) followers

J – Jäger; drink lots of this on holiday with the family 😉

K – Karaoke; surely we can get one night of karaoke at some point during the year?! 😉

L – Louvre; I’d love to visit the Abu Dhabi Louvre

M – Massage; treating myself to regular massages

N – No; say no to some social events in order to have some down time, without feeling guilty!

O – Opera; going to watch Evita at the Opera!

P – Personal Best; I want to smash my half marathon time and get it under 2 hours

Q – Quality Assurance; I have to get my company through their Audits to be certified… I can and I will!

R – Running; it deserves 2 spots coz I love it so much… just keep running!

S – Snow; PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can this be the year that I have a white Christmas?!?!?!?!?!

T – Travel; there is always somewhere new to travel to!

U – Unforgettable; create lots of those moments that will live on forever

V – Vacation; not always to new places, but getting away from it all always makes a difference! I’ve got a few of these on the cards this year 🙂

W – Whiskey and wine; why not try drinking more of these??

X – X-ams; I write my first set of exams in May – scary and exciting all at the same time (and yes, I cheated on this one 😉 )

Y – Youthful; ‘Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional’ – I will stay young at heart for ever 🙂

Z – Zip line; I reeeeaaalllly want to try this out in Dubai Marina – definitely something to add to the something new list!

Oh yes it is! Bring on 2018!

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100 wise sayings

I stumbled across this list the other day and thought so many of them appropriate so I felt the need to share… enjoy 🙂

1. Never take things personally.
2. Never end a relationship by text message
3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
4. Show up.
5. Always use “we” when referring to your home team or  your government.
6. When entrusted with a secretkeep it.
7. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
9. Don’t dumb it down.
10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
12. Never park in front of a bar.
13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car and first girl/boyfriend.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.
16. Don’t text and drive.
17. Never lie to your doctor.
18. All guns are loaded.
19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
21. Take a vacation off of  your cell phone, internet and TV once a year.
22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.
23. A handshake beats an autograph.
24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.
25. If you do something, do it with passion or not at all.
26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.
28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes and tyres.
29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
31. Eat lunch with new kids.
32. When travelling, keep your wits about you.
33. It’s never too late for an apology.
34. Don’t pose with booze.
35. If you have the right of way, take it.
36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
38. Never push someone off a dock.
39. Under no circumstances should you ask  a woman if she is pregnant.
40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry, live up to it.
41. Don’t make a scene.
42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is the best.
43. Know when to ignore the camera.
44. Never gloat.
45. Invest in great luggage.
46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day too.
47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.
48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.
49. Give credit. Take blame.
50. Suck it up every now and again.
51. Give your seat up to the elderly.
52. Don’t stare.
53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
54. Stand up to bullies.You’ll only have to do it once.
55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.
56. Admit it when you’re wrong.
57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.
58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
59. Thank the bus driver.
60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
62. Know at least one good joke.
63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.
64. Know how to cook one good meal.
65. Learn to swim.
66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
67. It’s ok to go to the movies by yourself.
68. Dance with your mother/father.
69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
70. Always thank the host.
71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
72. Know the size of your husband’s/wife’s clothes.
73. There is nothing wrong with plain t-shirt.
74. Be a good listener. Don’t just take your turn to talk.
75. Keep your word.
76. Fight for what matters.
77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.
78. Be patient with airport security. They are just doing their job.
79. Don’t be the talker in the movie.
80. The opposite sex like people who shower.
81. You are what you do. Not what you say.
82. Learn to change a tyre.
83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent.
85. Don’t litter.
86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest but you can be the toughest.
88. Never call someone before 9AM or after 9PM.
89. Stay in shape.
90. Make the little things count.
91. Always wear a bra at work.
92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
93. You’re never too old to need your mom.
94. Count your blessings.
95. Know the words to your national anthem.
96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun than sitting on the bench alone.
97. Smile at strangers.
98. Make goals.
99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
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