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Hope everyone had an enjoyable start to the year

Resolutions?  One of mine is to clear out my bag as it’s way too heavy!!

Reading “Ultimatum” by Simon Kernick

Enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes special but did find it somewhat confusing along with many others judging by the social media reaction

Very interesting film: “Survivor”

That’s all for now:)

Hope everyone is enjoying the festive season

Went to see Star Wars – I won’t give any spoilers.  Very enjoyable and I’m looking forward to seeing the next

I was lucky to be bought “Pitch Perfect 2” on DVD for Christmas – funny moments and I liked the soundtrack

Currently reading “The Last Kingdom” by Bernard Cornwell.  I enjoyed the recent series and the book is definitely worth a read

Waiting impatiently for the new series of Ghost Adventures next month:)

Most of the doors on the advent calendar are open

My shopping’s all done and wrapped – officially prepared for Christmas

Currently reading “Infinite Days” by Rebecca Maizel – really enjoying it and it’s the first part of a trilogy so looking forward to reading the rest

Just watched the “Miami Vice” film and don’t know why it took me slong – very good

Can’t wait to see the Star Wars film and Dr Who Christmas special next week!!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas

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The advent calendar is well underway

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The tree is up

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My Erin Condren diary has a festive cover

A friend from work put together a lovely goodie bag for me including these thoughtful presents

I’ve got most of my Christmas shopping done – just wrapping & last minute edibles now!!

Looking forward to carols at the Cathedral and having a bit of time off work to spend with family

Currently reading “It Happened in Paris” by Molly Hopkins

Currently watching “Sleepy Hollow” season 1 and “Scorpion” season 1

Currently playing “DragonVale”

I haven’t put together a complete Christmas playlist yet but favourites include “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber, “Deck the Rooftops” by the Glee cast, “Elf’s Lament” by Michael Buble and “One Toy Soldier” by Enya.  My overall favourite Christmas song is Troika/Sleigh Ride.  I recently bought Kylie Minogue’s Christmas album but unfortunately haven’t had the chance to listen to it yet.

That’s it for now -I’m aiming for weekly blog posts but don’t know how this will work during the festive season.  I’ll do my best!!

I’m back and am really going to make an effort to post more consistently – I’ve already got several ideas for future blog posts.

Apologies in advance for the negative tone to start the post but I’m quite disappointed.  I spend quite a bit of time on social media and used to enjoy YouTube videos but am getting slightly frustrated for a number of reasons:

Sponsored videos with no forewarning that they include a sponsored product

Foreign language videos without English subtitles that have deliberately used an English title to be picked up in searches

Overdramatic and misleading titles for the sake of views

On a lighter note, I have recently been to see “San Andreas” and “Jurassic World”, both of which I enjoyed.  San Andreas had some unnececessary backstory but was generally enjoyable.  Jurassic World was very thrilling – worked as a standalone film and as part of the franchise in my opinion.  I’m hoping the rumoured sequels will happen.

That’s all for now – my next post will be getting back to planners and, in particular, my tips about stickers from Etsy shops

I have been debating whether or not to post this as I didn’t want to jinx it but here goes.

I think I may have found the setup that works best for me – Filofax Personal Identity in black with an Arc A5 planner.  The Filofax has a mixture of refills from Day-Timer and Filofax themselves.  This is basically my diary – I have a month on two pages tabbed refill  for an overview and a week on two pages for planning out appointments and to-do lists for the week.  The Arc notebook is by my side everywhere and is basically my ‘inbox’ – I write everything in there and transfer/action it accordingly.  I haven’t had it set up long but it’s working so far – we’ll see.

See quite a few good films lately – eclectic mix

Joyful Noise – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1710396/?ref_=sr_1

Oblivion – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/?ref_=sr_1

The Help – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454029/?ref_=sr_1

The Guardian – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406816/?ref_=sr_2

I’ll keep you posted :0)

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I had some time off work and have been catching up with things like decorating my Easter tree (above)
On the book front, I’m partway through “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  enjoying it so far and definitely want to see the film.  You can see the info and trailer here:
I recently watched “Sinister” which seriously lives up to the title.  Premium Rush was also worth a watch – it’s about bike couriers in New York (my dream is to go there near Christmas) and is very involving.
At the moment I’m torn between a beautiful A5 planner from Paperchase and a desk planner from Day-Timer.  I have to say I like the layout and have more refill options with the Day-Timer but we’ll see.
I’m very blessed with my family.  I’m a follower of FlyLady (see flylady.net) but was struggling to make progress with deluttering.  My parents spent two hours helping me sort through things.  The help was invaluable as was Dad’s advice as to which paperwork I needed to keep.  It’s helped motivate me to keep going and maintain what’s already clear.  It really does make a difference in many ways.
That’s it for now.  As I always say, I’ll try to blog more frequently.

ImageSaw the brilliant “Jersey Boys” in London this weekend.  I was amazed how many songs I knew I had no idea were Frankie Valli / Four Seasons.  A brilliant, slick show.  Standing ovation at the end and I even got a retweet from Jon Lee who is playing Frankie :0)

Still working on planner fail.  Using the Brush Dance planner I won online at the moment – I love the layout.  We’ll see how that goes.

Not much else to report for now but trying to blog more often.

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Finished the first three books in “The Mortal Instruments” series.  Really enjoyed them and happy to find that there are more in the series – they’re already nestled safely on my Kindle :0)

Film trailer is here:

Second month of the year and I’m still deciding on a planner system.  The above is the current choice – page per day with appointments and a notes page opposite for to do list.  I do find that I’m forgetting things I mean to do so this will hopefully help.

Lots of inspiring blogs and videos on the web – one of my favourites is this:

http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?post=742947621&group=0&frame_type=l&blog=1347768&link=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5hbm5hc2FjY29uZS5jb20vMjAxMy8wMS9ob3ctaS1rZWVwLW9yZ2FuaXNlZC5odG1s&frame=1&click=0&user=0

I’ve seen several films I’ve enjoyed recently:

Wind Chill, Expendables 2 and The Possession – I like action and supernatural films.  The Expandables sequel had Chuck Norris which was awesome.

I’m going to try and blog more frequently but that’s it for now

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It’s been a very relaxing festive season.  Back to the grindstone tomorrow – it’ll be nice to catch up with colleagues.

I was very spoiled at Christmas – DVDs, books, chocolate and nice bath stuff.  I’ve started reading ‘City of Bones’ by Cassandra Clare.  It’s the first in the Mortal Instrument series which I bought myself for Christmas.  Really enjoying it so far and looking forward to the film.  The trailer looks brilliant – interesting casting.

Saw Jack Reacher yesterday – good action film but a little predictable.  Definitely worth a watch.

Still experiencing planner fail.  I’ve got a lovely Brush Dance planner which I’ll be using as a desk diary at home but not sure about a portable planner.  I’ve been looking at Collins Debden but we’ll see.

Hope 2013 is a brilliant year for all.

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