Sunday, 19 January 2014


This week i've been trying my hardest to stick to my budget which will hopefully make my bank balance look a little healthier and help me save to move out. I've been praying about friendships too and 2 opportunities have sprung up...both of which cost a fair bit.

The first is to fulfill a promise i made to a best friend 18 months ago when we said goodbye at Gangnam Station and I left my home and life in Seoul. I told her I would visit her in Texas when she returned to the States and she's been back for a year already. However, she's also looking at returning to Korea this Autumn so my time window to visit has suddenly shrunk! After scanning the internet for flight prices we've settled on March for my visit to Texas and i'm so excited to see her again and all the state has to offer!

The second is to go with new friends at Church to Bergen in Norway over the Easter weekend. I'd never really thought about visiting Norway before, I mean it's not that I didn't want to, it just never jumped out at me as a place to go to. After checking the weather averages I can't say i'm ecstatic about the thought of a cold, snowy city break but I want to go with those people, so to Norway I will go!

This is a little scary but i'm going to be tracking my weekly weight and exercise goals this year:

Weight: 80kg
Exercise: Managed 3 gym trips,3 swim trips and a climbing evening this week. 
Using the MyFitnessPal app is really helping with logging diet and exercise, plus it's motivational as friends can see how much you're eating vs. the calories you burn! 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Getting 2014 off to a Smashing start!

My favourite type of craft has to be working with papers. Think scrapbooking, card making etc. and you get the right idea. While browsing my local craft shop for post-Christmas bargains I discovered the Smash book brand. This is a little like Project Life and some of the other memory project ideas I've done throughout the years. I'd originally thought about a memory jar this year but my new Smash book will definitely be more fun!

So month by month i'll be filling in a couple of pages and hopefully have a beautiful book full of memories by the end of the year! Considering I have made no New Year resolutions as such this should keep me busy while also focusing on the positives in life.

Check out your local craft shop for Smashbooks and affiliated products, or click the link below. Their inserts are cute and quirky and I would actually love to use everything in their range but doubt my budget would stretch that far.

(Smash Books aren't endorsing this post, I just really love their craft idea!)