Confesssion time oh dear!

Well its the end of the month which means for me an update on my shopping habits and I confess I haven’t had a good month shopping wise though my wardrobe is feeling the benefits.

Have I any excuses?  Well I could argue my case I suppose.  I could say that January is a long and gloomy month and I needed to cheer myself up.  I could say I got a few bargains in the sale which I did.  I could say that all the new stock came in and I got some essentials which I did.

But the truth?  Well there are elements of truth in the above.  January is one of my least favourite months and this does make me want to treat myself.  And yes I did get a few bargains in the sale and they were bargains as I had coveted them before they went on sale.  Lastly I did pick up a few essentials from the new stock.  I have been waiting four years for navy trousers to come back into fashion and therefore felt I was buying them before they went out of stock.  But there were other things that I bought that I just liked.  The real truth is that I love clothes, shoes and accessories and I’m never going to be cured I just need to be contained and I need to think twice before I buy but once an addict always an addict I feel.  So folks its back to the drawing board to start again. 

On a brighter note my other New Year resolutions are going well.  I have managed to be wine free all month on work days apart from two blips one when I had my windscreen broken by a lorry which totally freaked me out and one last night when I felt it was the end of the month and I deserved a treat!  And due to a dog who needs a lot of walking I am walking loads and feeling the benefits the said sale bargains and navy trousers were a size 12 which I have not been able to fit into for a very long time!  I confess being able to fit a size 12 was a huge temptation to buy as it was just so exciting!  Me a 40 plus mum of two back in size 12. (well some of the time)

As I said at the beginning I have been dreading writing this blog all week as I knew I get a 0/10 so was quite cheered by the Thought for the day on Radio Scotland today.  The lady was talking about New Year resolutions and she basically said if we have failed in them it doesn’t matter as we have a chance every day to start again.  So deep breaths here I go.

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About fionadranesblog

40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. www.brightlightmarketing.co.uk. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!
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