Jan 03

My To Do List – 2014

Every year I have the same New Years Resolution, to keep exercising daily and to stick to my healthy eating regime. The first part is fairly easy, when you have a lumbering mad collie that needs a walk everyday, it just needs a bit of planing around the weather, as soon as it stops raining, i wrap up and go!! The second part takes will power, saying no to cream cakes and weekend takeaways. Thankfully give or take a pound or two, it’s working.

collie out for a walk

Even on a very breezy day!!



Essential walking equipment.

These resolutions always stay in my head, they don’t need writing down, they’re just part of my life, well it’s hard to forget to walk Dog!!

This year, I thought I would add to these resolutions and make a To Do List, a few things I need to make more of an effort to sort out.

Exercise – At least twice a week, go on my running machine or use the Wii fit.


Sort out a holiday – Last year we stayed at home for a change, which was great, no packing, no traveling, Dog and Cat didn’t need to go to their ‘Hotels’! We were very lucky with the weather, not always guaranteed and we have Snowdonia and the coast on our door step, so finding something to do was easy. In 2014 we plan to go abroad again and so I will don my travel consultancy hat and start researching our next trip.

Get my hair cut – Strange one I know but I must write it  down. I find going to the hairdressers a bind, but as my hair is really bugging me now, I must take the plunge and get it chopped.

Learn how to improve my photography – I love taking photos and generally I’m very pleased with the results, helped by a very good camera. We have over the years, bought a number of photography books and I intend to devote some time to working through them and getting my head around focal length, shutter speed and aperture ect.

Recycling – We’ve had curbside recycling for two months now and I keep spotting plastic bottles and cans in the main bin. Nagging on going training is still needed.

 recylingHopefully, I can start ticking a few things off very soon.




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  1. suzanne3childrenandit

    How similar are our resolutions?! Better recycling techniques is a must here :)

    1. Hellies Corner

      Great minds!!

  2. anna

    good luck with them! improving photography is one of mine too

  3. Stephs Two Girls

    Ah, love your Collie! I also intend to get much more use out of my Wii Fit this year – couldn’t be any less than last anyhow ;) Happy New Year!

    1. Hellies Corner


  4. Fritha Strickland

    your dog is so beautiful! improving photography is always on my list :) x

    1. Hellies Corner


  5. Mammasaurus

    I too need to get my hair trimmed – on my to do list! Walking is always good and having a dog is such good motivation x

  6. Globalmouse

    This is a great list! I especially like the planning the holiday bit…where are you thinking of?! And your dog is so sweet!

    1. Hellies Corner

      Thanks, America is favourite just need to decided where.

  7. Keri-Anne

    I am with you on the exercise. We have just rehomed a springer spaniel and i am going to start running with him :)

  8. Mari

    Love the hair cut one, I also vow to spend more time on myself in 2014 and we got a Wii for Christmas so looking forward to using the board too

  9. Mummy of Two

    Good luck with your to do list – I think it sounds much better than a ‘resolution’!

  10. Kara

    Good luck with the resolutions – the holiday one sounds most fun!

  11. Nell@PigeonPairandMe

    I also need a haircut! I keep putting it off though….worried I’ll be like Samson and some special powers might disappear if too much gets chopped…good luck with your resolutions!

  12. Louisa

    Very similar resolutions here too. If I don’t get a hair cut soon I shall have to do it myself, which never turns out well!

  13. Jenni

    Oh so many things I need to get better at. We are terrible at taking the dog out for a walk for a start! And the rubbish from nappies in stacking up terribly. Good luck!

  14. Cass@frugalfamily

    Your list is quite similar to mine – I must, must get my haircut ;-)

  15. Emily @amummytoo

    Gosh, so many things on this list that I was nodding along to thinking,Yes! I need to do that too! I hope you achieve everything you want to acheive in 2014 x

  16. Pinkoddy

    I need to book my hair appointment. Hubby got it as a present for Christmas but it’s so far away and such a faff.
    Recycling try http://www.myzerowaste.com
    Photography http://www.loveallblogs.com – better photos project.
    Holiday – did you see on my blog cheap way to get to Europe if you fancy it.
    Exercise – ah now that’s one I DO need to improve on.

    Happy New Year and thank you for linking up with Motivational Monday

    1. Hellies Corner

      I’ll take a look.

  17. Colette

    A hair cut is high on my list this year too! I’ve been wanting to have a dramatic restyle for about 2 years but for one reason or another haven’t done it. It WILL happen this year.

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