Category Archives: Personal

Mood board 2016

I liked the mood board I created last year, I even printed it out and put it on my fridge :)… So again this year, instead of writing a ‘Things To Do’ list I’ve decided to make a mood board reflecting things that I want to concentrate on / do / achieve in 2016:


Some of my goals are the same as last year, some have been updated, others are new…. I’m not going to detail to what extent I achieved everything I hoped to during 2015 but overall I would say it was a very successful year 🙂

All photos taken from Google image searches.



One of my ‘things to do’ in 2015 was to keep up my swimming. I’ve always liked swimming; I had swimming lessons from a young age and kept them up until I was about 13 or 14 I think. I never swam competitively or anything but after having lessons for so long I’m a strong confident swimmer and, more importantly, I really enjoy it. Though some people say swimming is boring, I find the repetitive nature of swimming in a pool very relaxing  – time to think, and to let cares and worries wash away. But to lessen the boredom, and to be able to see how swimming is improving my fitness I’ve kept a swim diary for the past couple of years.  Continue reading

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Click here to see the complete report.

Mood Board 2015

Instead of doing a ‘Things To Do’ list this year I’ve decided to make a mood board reflecting things that I want to concentrate on / do / achieve in 2015:

Mood Board 2015

Mood Board 2015

All photos taken from Google image searches.

Productivity (…or Procrastination?) 2014

This is my annual ‘did I get anything done this year?!’ blog post… lets see how I did on my “Things To Do 2014” list:  Continue reading

Things to do 2014

Slide1This is a list of things I hope to achieve in 2014. I compiled similar lists in 2012 and 2013 and although my completion rate is declining (from 64% down to 45% last year) I do find these lists useful to refer to during the year to see if I’m on track with getting stuff done (and I do hope to increase my completion rate this year!!).

Some of these are more concrete objectives and some are related to more abstract or ongoing life goals. Lets see how much I can get done this year:

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Did I achieve all my “Things to do 2013”?

Mum and I in Victoria, summer 2013

Me and my mum in Victoria, summer 2013

Well, the short answer is no.

If you’d like a more specific answer, with reasons/excuses for why I did not achieve everything on my list of “Things to do 2013” then keep on reading….  Continue reading