Saturday, December 28, 2013

A List of Nice Things

I have a note on my phone titled ‘Nice Things for Me to Do’.  About 18 months ago I decided to try and do something nice, just for me, each month.  They didn’t need to be big things, just nice things that weren’t work or business related (all work and no play etc etc). 
Looking back at the list I can see that I managed to do something most months; some were planned in advance and some just happened, some were with friends and some were by myself. 

They included 3 theatre visits (I also saw Billy Elliot but didn't have a photo), 2 exhibitions, finding a dragon, the Sudbury Light Night, walking in a blue bell wood, discovering a lovely new garden, trips to Snape and the seaside, our annual trip to the Knitting & Stitching Show and a lovely evening in London meeting up with my cousin and his family over from America who I hadn't seen for 10 years. (I also did a wonderful 'bat walk' one evening with a friend but didn't take any pictures!)

I already have some things planned for 2014, including 2 trips to the theatre in London (going last year reminded me how much I love this), going to the Textile in Focus exhibition in Cottenham (I couldn’t go last year as it was during a work week) and a possible visit to the fashion museum. I also know that we’ll go to K and S again and that many other things will just happen spontaneously throughout the year.

Writing them down has made me realise what a lovely year I’ve had - here’s to another lovely one next year, for all of you as well as me.


Jo said...

You've managed to do some lovely things this year, definitely keep it up, it's nice to have things to look forward to. I love going to the theatre, I just wish it wasn't so expensive, I'd go much more than I do.

Gina said...

What a good idea to plan nice things each month. I may borrow this for 2014. Maybe I'll see you at Cottenham.

Miriam Weaver said...

I'll be at Cottenham too! The group I belong to is exhibiting there this year, who knows we may even meet each other!

elaine said...

Excellent idea - and good that you managed to do most of the things on your list. Hope that you have as good a year in 2014.

HazelxJoy said...

Hello, I found your blog via Jo. I love this idea and plan to do this in 2014, even if it's just taking an afternoon off to sit in a coffee shop and watch the world go by!