I don't do resolutions as when I used to I never kept them. However, P and I did start off the year with a fast on New Year's day, which made me feel very virtuous. We heard about the 5/2 diet while talking to some friends at a party, who were on it not because they wanted to lose weight, but because it's been lauded as a good way to stay healthier for longer. They told us it claims to ward off such western diseases as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimers. Well, if it only achieved half of that we thought it would be worth giving it a go, mainly for us just to counterbalance the excesses of the festive season. Apparently you have to restrict your calorie intake to less than 600 on two days a week, then you can eat whatever you like for the rest of the week. Sounds easy peasy - we'll see.
First family occasion this year was Ava's fourth birthday. It was lovely to see the girls for the first time in 2013 and present Ava with her gift - a guitar in her fave colour. She took to it like a duck to water, cool and confident - a rock chick in the making if ever I saw one.
To celebrate the New Year I'm gifting the pattern to all you lovely peeps who read my blog, wishing you a year of peace, health, love and laughter. You can download it here.