Wednesday, 15 January 2014

New Years Resolutions vs New Years To Do List

I'm not sure why we have to always stop things as our New Years Resolutions..stop smoking, stop drinking, eat less chocolate, be less all seems a bit of a negative start to a New Year.

I am a huge fan of to do lists and this year I want to embrace being positive and I want to have a good list of things that I want to achieve and do this year.  I've given it a couple of weeks to think about it and I don't want to set unrealistic goals but I do want to feel satisfied at the end of the year by what I've achieved.

Here goes...

  • Be healthier - do more exercise, eat less and eat better
  • Drink more water
  • Make a batch of preserve that I've not made before
  • Reach 10000 blog page views by the end of the year
  • Do something for charity
  • Do a course to learn more about the care and beauty of nails
  • Do a boot fair to get rid of excess 'junk'
  • Be nicer
  • Organise my Wedding photos and produce a photobook
  • Try not to hesitate in getting things done
  • By a house 

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Gin Cocktails And Pizza Making

As I mentioned on Friday we had a New Years party this weekend. We wanted to have a get together for those we hadn't had a chance yet to see in the new year and had a lovely Saturday evening with friends.

We organised a gin cocktails and pizza making evening.  (Pizza making idea totally stolen from H&E's NYE party). The Berry Collins cocktails were very tasty and we offered a variety of gins for people to choose from.

We laid out a variety of toppings and bought some brilliant pizza bases from tesco so that everyone could make their own choices.

Homemade pizzas + gin cocktails + 2013 quiz drinking game + xbox kinect = a lovely and enjoyable evening had by all.

Berry Collins (long cocktail):

makes 2

8 raspberries
8 blue berries
splash of fruit berry coulis
crushed ice
4 measures gin
4 tsp lemon juice
sugar syrup, to taste
soda water, to top up

  • Muddle 1/2 berries and the coulis in the bottom of a high ball glass then fill with crushed glass.
  • Add the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup.  Stir well then top up with soda water. 
  • Decorate with raspberries and blue berries.