I had so many ideas of what I was going to post about today. I have a whole series of beautiful photos of my amazing breakfast for example, which deserve a post in its own right. That will have to happen another day. And it will as it was too good to not share with you all.
I thought about talking about the year we are about to complete, but I actually prefer to look forwards rather than backwards.
I will mention my resolution. Just one. To lose 4 stone next year, which is 56 pounds. If I can do that, on top of the 44 pounds I lost this year, I will have lost 100 pounds :-).
I have enjoyed writing my blog. It has helped me focus and behave myself. Every time one of you writes a comment, or tells me you have made a recipe or enjoyed a particular post, I feel delighted. So thank you all. My little blog is read in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and France. If anyone from another country reads it, please shout out and leave a comment. I love the internationalism of blogland.
I have run out of time to write more. We have some very dear friends coming over for supper: Kath, Matt and Henry, who we all adore and are trying to see as much of as possible before emigrating to NZ this spring. They are emigrating, not us, in case that last sentence was ambiguous.
All I am going to do now, since they are nearly here and the first G&T of the evening is already numbing my senses and sensibilities and general capacity to type, is to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Wealthy (enough) New Year. From me in my kitchen, to you in yours. Thanks again and see you next year xx.
And a Happy New Year to you from Dorset where the average day’s food intake over the last week would satisfy a small country. Eek – will be following your advice next week for sure x x x
Well, your blog has been quite amazing during 2011, so I’m delighted you plan to continue, and what an amazing NY resolution! Good for you and well done. You’re certainly the healthiest eater I know. My NY resolution is to follow your lead more! Looking forward to your 2012 blogging….xxx
Thank you Sarah and a happy new year to you and your family x
Good luck in your quest, Zoe! [Tim in California]
Thank you Tim. When I achieve this year’s goal, I will be very tempted to set myself some decent cycle challenges the following year so watch this space !
Zoe I cannot wait to continue seeing what awesome recipes you come up with that are delicious and nutritous.
I love your New Year’s Goal and pray that you go about this 5lbs or 1/4 stone at a time so you don’t get derailed, which often happens when we set our goals beyond our capabilities. Do not take that as if I don’t think you can do this. I absolutely believe you can! Look how far you have come over the last year. For now, focus on the baby steps that got you this far and be courageous enough to push yourself to achieve more.
Happy New Year to you and the family.
Brougham, Ontario, Canada