Monday, 7 January 2013

It's for you...

photo by me

Darlings, happy 2013! How have you all been? I really hope that you have been well and had nothing but good days so far this year. I will be going back into proper work mode from next week, so I am enjoying a bit of a 'calm before the storm' vibe at the moment.  Anyway, since it's a brand new year, I decided a little Q& A catch-up session was definitely in order...

How these posts always work: I will answer the below random questions - then you answer the questions as a comment. Why? cause sharing is caring *winks*:

1. For me, 2012 was the year of... changes and challenges 
2. I spent my New years Eve... with two of oldest and dearest friends. It was a very chilled evening of eating yummy food and chatting.
3. This year my biggest goals are... to get fitter, go on at least one overseas trip, try one thing I've never tried before, do one thing that scares me and find some balance. 
4. Last year I spent too much time... procrastinating and feeling lost
5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? I'm busy reading 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared' by J Jonasson
6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? a plane ticket to a faraway land or an apartment
7. I hope 2013 is... filled with truth, adventures, lessons, love and wonderful things.

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  1. 1. 2012 was the year of...romance, trying new things, and living by myself for the first time
    2. I spent my NYE... watching the fireworks from a quiet spot on Signal Hill, wrapped in sleeping bags
    3. This year my biggest goals are.. a new little car, France, and figuring out the mysteries of the working wardrobe.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... thinking about the past. This year will be about the present!
    5. Reading: Spud, The Happiness Project, The Time Traveler and Casual Vacancy
    6. One luxury item? Sexy little Fiat 500!
    7. I hope my 2013 is... even better than the best of 2012! I hope yours is too :)

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  2. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... disappointment, unexpected things, & growth
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with some of my nearest & dearest around the braai with lots of bubbles.
    3. This year my biggest goals are... to get into a good morning routine, dress like a lady & quit lying.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... wondering what other people will think.
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? Anything I can get my hands on for my shiny new kindle :)
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? I'd pay for my super-expensive visa & visit my in-laws in Aus.
    7. I hope 2013 is... a year of breakthrough, joy & change :)

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  3. 2) Watching a girl throw up in front of me. 3) Travel to Mozambique.
    5) Erronomics. Endings and Beginnings. 6) Plane ticket to Mozambique. 7) Love, adventure and change.

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  4. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... experience and growth
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with my boyfriend to another great year together for us
    3. This year my biggest goals are... work hard to achieve my goals, be healthy and tone up (asap).
    4. Last year I spent too much time... worrying what others always thought of me, this year it’s all about me.
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose is a book by Eckhart Tolle
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? In need of a car, ultimate item for the year
    7. I hope 2013 is... experiences good and bad, only way you learn.

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  5. 1. 2012 was the year of......sadness and heart break but also a lot of joyful moments. Tough in a nutshell
    2. I spent my New years eve....with the parentals. I adore them:)
    3. This year my biggest goals are....to find more balance. To work hard but to have fun and to make time to do the things that make me happy
    4. Last year I spent too much time...working and mulling over things I couldn't change
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday?....sadly nothing..I didn't have a holiday and worked right through
    6. If you could buy one luxury item this year, what would it be?...a ticket to go visit my bro and to finally meet my darling nephew face to face:) Or my house
    7. I hope 2013 is...a year filled with love and laughter and that i'll learn to embrace who I am...both the good and the bad:)

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  6. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... a new adventurous relationship and full of disappointments
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with my friends
    3. This year my biggest goals are... find someone who can trust and who will be my really good friend,enjoy the summer holidays for 200% and have good grades at school,but most of all find my real character.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... feeling lost and disappointed.
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? Marina Fiorato-The Madonna of the Almonds (it´s perfect book I adore this author) and Nicholas Sparks- Message in a bottle, Charles Dickens- Christmas Carol (yes I´m obsessed with books )
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? Michael Kors watches
    7. I hope 2013 is... my year! Full of adventures and truth!

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  7. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... changes and too much drama
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with my family and the 2 cutest kids in the entire world.
    3. This year my biggest goals are... to stay away from drama, be calmer and focus on work.
    4. Last year I spent too much time...being upset and going through drama :(
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? I've still been reading The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? a plane ticket to a faraway land...contemplating an apartment again...
    7. I hope 2013 is... filled with love and happiness

    Jamie
    greyskysaturday.wordpress.com

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  8. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... upsetting the apple cart

    2. I spent my New years Eve... at the Royal Livinstone national park with 2 giraffes, a family of zebras and an amazing candlelit dinner with friends.

    3. This year my biggest goals are... to join the gym (check), learn a foreign language and learn all I can about art history.

    4. Last year I spent too much time... taking it easy with no focus or drive.


    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? a pair of 0.5 carat diamond earrings

    7. I hope 2013 is... filled with adventure, accomplishment and fun

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  9. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... new beginnings.
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with my love and friends, braaing fish and drinking wine.
    3. This year my biggest goals are... training my new puppy and completing some of the projects I have started but never finished.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... obsessing over stupid things.
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? I read an Afrikaans book called “Onse Vaders” by Karin Brynard.
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A house.
    7. I hope 2013 is... even better than 2012

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  10. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... Becoming an adult and excitement. Also a year of spreading myself very thinly which I certainly will try not do again.
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with my sister in the UK. We had a very festive house party/braai with a bunch of about 30 friends in the bitter cold winter weather!
    3. This year my biggest goals are... To get healthy, to keep my blog as something that makes me happy rather than a business that causes unneccesary stress and to complete my to-do list of little renovations in my home.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... procrastinating and feeling lost
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? I have been reading Dossier of a Serial Sleuth on Byleveld's escapades in SA, rather hair-raising and scary but I'm a sucker for drama.
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? Oh goodness, I have quite a few. Probably the Celine handbag or the Chanel 2.5.
    7. I hope 2013 is... A year that see's a lot of change. Loads planned for this year so very excited :)

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  11. 1. For me 2012 was the year of.. A lot of changes, challenges and learning about myself more
    2. I spent my new years eve.. At home, having bubbly and watching victoria secret and writing in my journal
    3. This year my biggest goals are.. Loving myself more, being kind to my body and so much more
    4. Last year I spent too much time.. Being scared, lost, procrastinating and not doing anything and letting myself go !
    5. What have you been reading over the Dec/ Jan holiday ? Elle and Grazia magazines and tons of books from the library
    6. If I could buy one luxury item this year what would it be ? A camera ! Preferably one of the canon one's to capture all those priceless moment
    7. I hope 2013 is.. A year that is kinder to me and benefiting to me and filled with love, patience, understanding and adventure !

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  12. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... a lot of changes, some good and some bad
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with one of my best friends and her husband. It was very chilled and exactly what I wanted to do.
    3. This year my biggest goals are... to become a better runner, to be truer to myself, to settle into my new job and get of rid things in my life that make me negative
    4. Last year I spent too much time... procrastinating and feeling lost
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? Quite a few books - my favourite was Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A plane ticket to an overseas destination
    7. I hope 2013 is... a fun year for me!

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  13. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... a life change becoming a mom.
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with two special couples, our dearest friends. Eating up a strom, drinking a few and dancing the night away in the mountains. One to remember...
    3. This year my biggest goals are... to get fitter, go on at least one overseas trip, become closer to the Lord, to start running and reach pre-pregnancy goal weight.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... pleasing people, the wrong people and worrying what others think.
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? Plenty of mags, no time for books with a baba...
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? a holiday for my hubs and I.
    7. I hope 2013 is... magical and happy, exciting and new, fun and loving. One to never forget!
    x

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  14. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... learning.
    2. I spent my New Years Eve... with those I love the most!
    3. This year my biggest goals are... staying fit, & making my small business a success.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... fearing change and on the computer. Lol
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/ Jan holiday? The online version of Apparel News! It is were I get the latest scoop with what's NEW in L.A. Fashion! I LOVE IT!
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A romantic, 5 star Paris vacation for my husband & I. (God knows we need it!)
    7. I hope 2013 is... filled with abundant success for my small business, peace all over the world, $$$, and LOVE!

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  15. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... learning.
    2. I spent my New Years Eve... with those I love the most!
    3. This year my biggest goals are... staying fit, & making my small business a success.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... fearing change and on the computer. Lol
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/ Jan holiday? The online version of Apparel News! It is were I get the latest scoop with what's NEW in L.A. Fashion! I LOVE IT!
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A romantic, 5 star Paris vacation for my husband & I. (God knows we need it!)
    7. I hope 2013 is... filled with abundant success for my small business, peace all over the world, $$$, and LOVE!

    By: Diane

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  16. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... learning. I set myself a host of ambitious goals that I'm pleased to say I achieved, and in the process have learned a lot about myself

    2. I spent my New years Eve... partying it up in the uber glam French ski resort of Chamonix with my wonderful man!

    3. This year my biggest goals are... I havent set any yet actually. Maybe I will take a break from goals this year given that I accomplished so much last year! (I would like to learn a language though...)

    4. Last year I spent too much time... Wrapped up in the past holding onto things that I should have let go of some time ago.

    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? 'My Antonia' by Willa Cather. I thought it would be cool to read a book that has my name in it!

    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A super fantastic exotic holiday... or a sexy new car!

    7. I hope 2013 is... a happy year

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  17. 1. For me, 2012 was the year of... hyper speed living, learning new things and recovering from stupid mistakes.
    2. I spent my New Years Eve... with my very good friend at Tietie's Bay standing on the seashore and watching the fireworks 'really' up close.
    3. This year my biggest goals are... studying harder to get a bursary, practicing Pilates and yoga as often as I can and sorting out my health problems.
    4. Last year I spent too much time... trying to fit in and thinking about what others thought about me.
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? Books on health, The Scarlet letter, Sisters of the Travelling Pants and Alice in Wonderland looking through the looking glass.
    6. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A would like to go to New York and watch a John Mayer live concert.
    7. I hope 2013 is... less complicated (even though it started out that way), less stressful, more educating and more TIME to develop new skills.

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  18. I do apologise for not doing this, but with the new house and wedding, I do not even have time for new posts on my blogs.

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