Saturday, 2 January 2016

Not Resolutions ...

One of my favourite pictures of Lucy from 2015

Goals & Wishes for 2016

(in no particular order ...)

Win the lottery !!! 

Get business up and running (this really is a priority)

Grow the tallest sunflower in the village

Continue weekly Tai Chi and swimming

Read 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

Make fruit cakes for Christmas gifts

Visit at least four different National Trust properties

Learn how to identify birds

Learn crochet (this one is ongoing !)

Start giving blood again

Make felt Christmas decorations

Visit my friend Nancy who is 88 at least once a month

Bake perfect scones 

Make more home-made cards

Go camping at least four times

Make marmalade

Learn the constellations

Hold another coffee morning for Macmillan

Grow dahlias

What are your goals and wishes for 2016 ?

Fiona x


  1. I am usually full of resolutions, but this year I am going to just plod along and see how it pans out.x

    1. It's often the best way... it saves the feeling of defeat when we revisit our lists at the end of the year and see how little we actually achieved! x

  2. Love your list. I do something similar, notes of books I might want to read, places to be visited, films to look out for, recipe ideas for shaking up the menus here. I like to have a word for the year, too. And if I don't manage it all, well, that's okay.

    Happy New Year.

    1. Happy New Year too! Have you chosen your word for the year yet ? :)

  3. I have just discovered your blog and love your list. Hoping to do something similar in the next few days. Happy New Year and I look forward to following your blog in 2016.

    1. Hello Jan! Thanks for your comments. Happy New Year to you too! Fiona :)

  4. I've just discovered your blog too (via a comment you left on Curlew Steph's instagram). This is a good list - win the lottery is on my list too ;) and I also have an elderly friend aged 85 who I try to visit once a fortnight. I'm a nature lover too so am pleased to have discovered your blog :)

    1. Thanks Louise, welcome to Lucys Cottage! There seems to be a big crossover between Instagram and blogging. Happy New Year! Fiona :)

  5. A great list! I read on a blog about having a list of intentions rather than resolutions, I liked that idea!

    1. I don't like resolutions but I may be able to achieve some things on this list! :)

  6. Great list - lots of happy little goals! I made marmalade for the first time last year, I've still got some left but might do it again this year (now I know what I'm doing!). Good luck with the blood giving - I've signed up to do it again this spring and I'm feeling a little nervous about it... :-)