I’m doing a monthly round-up of how my resolutions are going, as a way to encourage me to stay on track and plan goals, rather than leaving everything to the last minute! Here’s my April round-up.  Progress Made – April 200 sugar free days: 22 (56/200) This is definitely getting easier! I’m down to about one day a week now where I eat refined sugar, so the next step is to cut out other items that have a high sugar content like fruit juice. No sugar is easier when you’re on…Continue Reading “2015 Goals: April Round-Up”

Readathon complete! : We did it! I didn’t quite finish Astonish Me (I have 130 pages to go) but I did finish The Witches so that brings my total reads up to 4.5 books, which isn’t too bad I think! Q finished The BFG and got partway into The Explorer – we’re both now ready to drop. Thanks for the fun, Readathonners! Special thanks to the Team Sherlock cheerleaders for their motivational comments – it really helped! 🙂 End of Event Meme: Which hour was…Continue Reading “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon”

Dear Cineworld Unlimited Card, Thank you for making it so easy for us to indulge our love of film. It’s a fun challenge trying to make the most of our subscriptions, and the escape into a different world for an hour or two is always a welcome distraction. Love Sarah See the full list here.

Done! 🙂 This was a fun one to tick off, actually. I didn’t necessarily donate a lot to each one, but that wasn’t really the point of the exercise, more that I wanted to be mindful of opportunities to donate to charity and try and spread the love a bit further! I don’t know how to write this without sounding a bit preachy so let me preface with an excellent quote from the wonderful Amy Poehler: Which essentially means: I’m happy that worked for you, but…Continue Reading “31 for 31: Donate to 31 Charities”

Dear knitting, Thank you for being something that I can pick up again after 5 years of inactivity and still know roughly what I’m doing. It’s nice to know that not all skills lapse completely if you take a break. Love Sarah See the full list here.

Check! (Little chess pun for you there. Ba-dom-cha.) Technically neither of us noticed Q’s king sitting all exposed and in danger, so I did kind of swoop in and win without putting him in check first. We looked up the rules (he insisted 😉 ) and it turns out saying check is a courtesy but not a requirement, so I’m going to class this one as complete! Ha. It’d be nice to win a game that wasn’t a total fluke, of course. I’ll keep trying….Continue Reading “Life List: Win a Game of Chess”