04 January 2015

Happy New Year + my guiding word

I hope you've had a great Christmas and enjoyed (or still enjoying if you are on school holidays) your break. We've had a wonderful break thus far. Today has been the first day since Boxing Day that we haven't had anything planned and spent the whole day at home. Its so nice not to have to rush off anywhere!

We've had a busy time catching up with family, friends and relatives. Yesterday was spent at Coogee beach with friends. It was a beautiful Summer's day, and the first time we have taken the girls to a wavy beach. Usually we like to go somewhere calmer, like Camp Cove. I thought the girls wouldn't enjoy it, but guess what, they thought the waves crashing on them was fun! Apart from Hubby and Popette getting sunburnt, the girls loved the beach.

We have also been busy with birthday celebrations. I enjoyed my birthday (New Years Eve) in the City with the family. After finding a parking spot (it seemed to take forever), we headed down to King Street Wharf, and found ourselves a nice seafood restaurant where we ate a lovely lunch, while enjoying the views of Darling Harbour. Then afterwards we took off to the Art Gallery (one of my fave places) to see the "Pop to Popism" exhibition. While Hubby & I enjoyed it (well most of it, there's some strange paintings) the girls were over it too quickly. We also celebrated Hubby's birthday (New Years Day) with a day trip to the Central Coast where we caught up with his family.

Tomorrow its Popette's 6th birthday! I can't believe how quickly she is growing up. It really is like they say, blink and you miss it! We are hoping to take her to see a movie and then afterwards out for some frozen yoghurt. After getting sunburnt at the beach yesterday Popette hasn't been herself today, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she'll be feeling better tomorrow.

My guiding word for 2015

Last year I took on 3 guiding words, which was a challenge, so this year I've decided on one. Its taken me a while to decide, but the word that keeps popping up in my mind is Focus. I sometimes can get distracted so this year want to focus my thoughts back to what matters which includes;

Focus on the things that matter most {my family & friends, my hobbies & art}

Focus on my health & fitness,

Focus my energy & thoughts,

Focus on my creativity,

Focus on my attitude,

and remember to be in the present and focus on what's going on around me.

Have you got a guiding word, or New Year's resolution? 
What's your word?

I am linking up with Maxabella Loves... on her One word linky. 


  1. What I really like about this word is the simplicity of it. Focus on the simple things that are most important to you. Wishing you all the best for 2015. :)

  2. I hope you find yourself focusing as the year carries on lovely xx

  3. Focus is an awesome word... I have gone with a similar word for me - NOW. Being more in the now, no time like now etc etc. Happy New Year to you lovely. May your word serve you well this year xx

  4. Focus is a really good word. Mine is very similar. I particularly like that one of your goals is to focus on what is going on around you and be present. That's a good'un.

  5. Oh goodness! I so need more focus in my life! Great choice! Go and get those goals, Julie! You can do it! x


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