2018 edition of 52 things in 52 weeks (52 in 52)

Every year I write a list of 52 things to complete in 52 weeks – the course of a year. This tradition has been going since 2008 – a huge 10 years now!

To explain the 52 in 52, it’s kind of like new year’s resolutions, but instead of making a resolve about a new habit, it’s a list of tasks. The aim is to take time out of every day life to do things that are out of the ordinary. Things like making time for friends and family, and most importantly, myself. It can be fun things, simple things, or necessary things. [...]  read more

2017 52 in 52: round up

On the last day of the year it’s time for a final round up of how I went with my 52 in 52. If you’re new to my 52 in 52 list, you can see an explanation here (and a revised list here).

Final tally: 38 out of 52 were completed.

Here’s the thing. At the start of this month I still thought it was possible to achieve them all. I started pushing hard to get things done.

Then I realised I was sacrificing my family time.

I wanted to spend time focusing on my baby rather than logging hours in front of the computer, or reading, or whatever the challenge was. I wanted to be with the husband when he got home. I wanted to spend time on me by going to the gym. [...]  read more

An update on my 52 list

I’ve been ticking off a few 52s lately. If you’re new to my blog, my 52 list is a list of 52 random things to get done during the year. Some are fun, some are things I keep putting off. At the end of the year, It’s a great way to look back on the 12 months gone by.

It’s now 9 months into the year, and I’m only just approaching halfway through the list. Yet in the years past I’ve barely made a dent, so already I’m having a great year!

I made a scarf

I’ve been wanting to learn to knit for a long time. This year there were a few entries in for knitting, or clothes making in general: [...]  read more

October update of the 52 list

52 in 52 for 2016
52 in 52 for 2016

Right now I should be working on wedding stuff (less than 2 weeks to go – eek!) but honestly, I’m a little over thinking about it. I’m super excited, but I truly can’t wait until the discussion on the weekend is “what do we feel like doing” as opposed to “what item on the to do list shall we tackle today?”. This morning we went and checked out the venue and finalised all the little minor details, so I’ve really only got a bit more admin’ish stuff to do, pick up my dress, and then we’re onto the final week beauty regime! As I write this the boy is out in the yard knocking up another cool piece of furniture for the wedding, I truly have been impressed by his talents. [...]  read more

I’m ba-ack!

It's been quite a busy year, and admittedly my blog hasn't got much love. It wasn't until a friend of mine decided to start a blog that it sparked my interest in my blog again, and I realised just how much I've been missing it. Once she's got hers up and running and she's given me the all clear to post a link to it on my blog I'll be sure to share it all with you - she's doing great already!

So, what's been going on in Kelly's world? Let's sum it up: