Friday, 15 July 2016

GROWTH .... at 6 months

We're half way through the year and thought I'd do a post on how my One Little Word is going.  I did a post 4 months into my word HERE  and he original can be found HERE
So a quick recap .... For 2016 I picked GROWTH as my one little word and I've broken it down into bite size pieces; G - Gain Knowledge, R - Read, O - Organise, W - Wellbeing, T - Technology, H - Home.

Starting at the beginning ... G - Gain Knowledge, not sure I've done well so far, I did want to learn to crochet, and that still hasn't happened, nor any of my crafting projects really.  I need to work on this a bit more during the rest of the year, I think.

R - Read.  Another, I've not done so well on.  I started the year really well, and then it just fell off and I seemed to stop. I think blog reading and technology got in the way. So, another I need to get back into.

O - Organise.  Now this, I can say is going well.  I've taken so many bags and boxes to the charity shop, I'm surprised I've anything left.  I'm at the moment going through my scrapbooking stash, and already sorted and given a lot away.

W - Wellbeing.  Other than a black eye and a painful shoulder, not a lot happening here either.  The Aga hasn't helped me. I've been baking and cooking so much, so the weight is going on a little.  So I've made a little decision.  I'm going to look into more healthy cooking, but not one that needs lots of fancy ingredients. Something that means anyone can cook a healthy and tasty meal.  It needs some research (good for my Gain Knowledge) but I hope in the next few weeks to bring you some news on this. I won't be starting a new blog, just adding that into this one.

T - Technology.  I've been working on my blog more, and really happy with that. Same with my Instagram account. I just love that, and I've made so many friends.  My blog with Maria, Friends over the Fence, is going really well and I'm so proud of it.  I did think about starting up a new decorating/interior/food blog, but decided against that, and just making this blog all about my life and loves.  I'm also trying to be on Facebook more, again its such a lovely way to connect with friends and family.

H - Home.  Another area that is going well.  I'm over the moon and in love with our Aga, its everything I dreamed and more.  The kitchen is all painted too now, and I can't believe how well its turned out.  My craft room is also 80% finished and organised. So yes, I'm happy with H is coming along.  I had plans for our garden, but summer has been such a wash out so far, so that might be a little longer in the planning stage.  The little house too, is coming along nicely and as we've decided to try and spend more time there this summer, it needs to be turned into more of our home, rather than a weekend retreat.

There you have it, that's how my word is coming along 6 months into the year.  I still need to do a lot of work on it, but so far, I'm happy.


  1. You seem to be doing pretty well Sandra, shame about the crafting life is all over the place, but thats what makes me ME !! ha,ha...

    hugs Diane xx

  2. You are always busy, so no matter whether what you are doing is on a list, or in your head, or completely spontaneous you are never standing still and that's the main thing!

  3. Sounds like you are doing well! Same here, some things I'm making more progress than others.

  4. All in all, you seem to be doing really well with this - well done.
    Toni xx

  5. The main thing is that you're happy xx

  6. I suppose i should take your lead and consider how I'm doing with my word too.... Congrats on your progress


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