New Year's Resolutions- I suck at them!

I was just catching up over at Wendy's blog - A Wee Bit of Cooking. She has some gorgeous photos on today's post, you must go and have a look. Scotland looks so beautiful in snowy weather. Anyway, I digress, I made my way down her last few posts (yes, I know, I know, I am slacking, but I have a very hungry baby) that I had missed and what should I come across but her new year's resolution post. That in turn reminded me that I made some resolutions last year too. And now you are asking "did you keep them?". Hell no! Here they are, feel free to mock me!

New Year Plans January 2009

* Go for more walks

(yes, I did do this, I can truly pat myself on the back for this one. I went out walking with Graham and once a month with my walking group and I loved it! If you head over there, you will see the entries finished in July. I was busy in August and September on walking days and after that I was just too exhausted by the pregnancy and working full time. Hopefully I will get out for some walks with my local pram pushing group, once the weather improves. Not quite hillwalking, but a good stretch of the legs at least.)

* Visit somewhere new in Scotland each month

(Well, I can cover this one up until July with my hillwalking too)

* Master cupcakes

(I made a few, heck no, I only had two attempts and then cast them aside. I made Oreo Cupcakes that were more like muffins and a batch of Maple Cupcakes which were lovely. I wonder why I gave up at this point?)

* Dig out my dusty sketchbook and start using it

(Hmmmm, let me think about it. Nope, it's still tucked away!)

* Have a big clear out of my wardrobe

(I did this at least three or four times over the year, but guess what, it is as packed and untidy as ever!)

* Thin my shoe collection

(If you believe this one, you will believe anything!)

* Spend less money

(That's debatable, if you ask Graham, I am sure he would have a different answer for you.)

* Enjoy 2009

(Yes, on the whole I did, it was a pretty good year and it definitely ended on a high note!)

So my resolutions for 2010. Don't make resolutions! Just enjoy my family and friends with a bit of cooking and baking thrown in. How does that sound?


  1. Oh Jacqueline, I suck at them too, so like you I haven't made any for this year!

  2. I am glad it isn't just me Sylvie :)

  3. Well, you should have made your resolution to have the cutest baby ever!

  4. oh he looks just gorgeous - resolutions are so much less important than a beautiful baby - am sure you will have an interesting 2010 with lots of change and delight

  5. Good plan for 2010 :) I am not the resolution type so much myself.

    Hey, and what you said about the hissing beast, don't be afraid! I got a cuisinart electric pressure cooker, it really takes the guess work out. It has a double lock that doesn't unlock unless the pressure is fully released, so I won't be injuring myself with this beast anytime soon :)

  6. I think this year's resolution is the best!

  7. I never make resolutions - if you want to change something, change it. DOn't do it because it's the 1 Jan!

  8. I think the only resolution we need make is to be happy and you have achieved that Jacqueline. Have a wonderful 2010.

  9. I gave up on making new years resoluations also. When one or some are not fulfilled it just makes us feel bad...what's the point in that?
    Well done Jaquline! Just keep well and happy. How could you not be with that adorable bundle of joy?! :)

  10. Hi Johanna you are so right!

    Hi Sarah, it sounds like they have moved on a bit since my mum bought hers. I am always in fear of it exploding. (a pressure cooker for those of you who are flummoxed by this converssation).

    Just a thought, not a resolution Andrea :)

    Too true CC, you are a wise woman!

    Thanks Val, you too :)

    Thank you Tast My Plate :)

  11. I'm with you on this one--we shouldn't make resolutions in the first place! But it actually sounds like you did pretty well. . . I mean, who cleans out their closet, really? ;)

    And Cooper is definitely a high note!!

  12. Hey J!

    Haven't been around in aaaaaages but starting to get back into the way of blogging.

    Congratulations on becoming a mum! Cooper is such a cutie! Looks like he'll be a heart breaker when he's older!

    Blessings for 2010 to be another fabulous year!


  13. Needs must Ricki, especially when it gets to the point of overflowing :)

    Hi Ruth, you can't have been around much less than me, but it is good to have you back anyway. Happy New Year!

  14. I am no good at resolutions so I don't make them.

    What a BEAUTIFUL baby! Congratulations.

  15. Thanks Pam, I am biased, but I think so too!

  16. We all suck at them! How many have we made and then promptly forgot? Well, me anyway. I am hopeless. Although this year, I really am watching my weight. (Although we are only 11 days into the month! ;)) It just means I have to find friends to take my cooking experiments so I'm not tempted!

    Your last resolution is the one you should stick by....
    And P.S. You have an adorable baby! I LOVE babies.

  17. Excellent resolution this year. Most people wind up breaking them so why make them in the first place!

  18. I'm in love with the concept of maple cupcakes.

    What better pairing on Earth could there be than maple syrup and cupcakes?

    (Funnily enough, this is the first year I've ever made a resolution!) :)

  19. Hi Barbara, that is my plan with baking too, make it, try a bit and then share the rest out. Having it sitting about the house would be lethal.

    Share then Richard, what is your resolution?

  20. I realised years ago that I was bad, really bad, so have stopped all together. NY resolutions, sorry what are they!?

  21. Your resolution for this year is the best, by far! Hope you have a good one!

  22. Yep, don't know what you are talking about Mangocheeks :)

    Thanks Spaghetti :)

  23. That's why I don't make any either!
    Can't wait to see more beautiful baby photos! Happy New Year!

  24. Thank you for following my blog and for your kind message. Hope your wee boy is coming on well. Love Lucie x

  25. These are indeed good new year's resolutions!!

    And you began on a high indeed in 2009: a lovely & cute baby!

  26. Sometimes, we just need to enjoy each day. What I mean is, yeah, create a plan for next year and bear it in your heart, not in your mind. Just allow things to flow as is, and at the end of the year, you'll see yourself accomplishing more on your resolutions.

  27. You shouldn't tempt me Nic, I have about 100 photos already :)

    He is doing very well Lucie, although I feel like I am feeding him about every 10 minutes :)

    Thanks Sophie :)

    You are very wise Zara :)

  28. jacqueline
    resolutions are made not to be followed!! agree,?! cheers from Paris PIerre

  29. hiii, i was struck by how beautiful your cupcake is -- but watch out for the nabisco oreos !! they're notoriously un-vegetarian :( look for the newman's own mark if y'all have that. best of luck with the resolutions !

  30. Yeah, you are right Pierre, I definitely have a rather lax approach to them :)

    Thank you for the oreo hint :)

  31. Oh Jacqueline, I suck at them too, so like you I haven't made any for this year!resolutions are so much less important than a beautiful baby


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