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Velike Britanije, divna žena koja je cijelo vrijeme mog bloganja veelika podrška i potpora.
Upoznajte :My Cup of Beauty <3
First of all, a huge thank you to lovely Martina,
whose blog I have been enjoying very much since I started following it in 2013.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us. And thank you for this
wonderful opportunity to be a part of it.
I’m a blogging virgin, and a bit shy about
sharing my thoughts with anyone other than my nearest and dearest. So please bear
My best wishes for Christmas and the New
year to all the readers who celebrate it today (7th Jan). I hope
it’s a great one for you all.
Here is my My Cup of post-Christmas and post-New year ‘Detox’ Beauty.
After a really busy year (especially the
last few months), Christmas and New Year’s holidays came and went. I didn’t write
any cards or send any, although I bought enough for all the people on my list
including the stamps. Just never quite got to writing them. Let alone putting
up and decorating the Christmas tree. Never quite got in the mood.
That was the first holiday I had in ages.
Where there were no deadlines, emails, phone ringing. I felt like the racing
truck dust had finally settled inside my mind and I slowed down enough to stop
safely. My husband and I enjoyed Christmas Eve and Day together, without any
other family or friends. I really enjoyed visiting my in-laws in the middle-of-nowhere
(Bogu iza nogu) in the Suffolk countryside, dinner with their lovely friends
and an adventure on the way home – a ride on a lorry (lit up like a Christmas
tree) with a flat-tyred car on the back of it and a chatty driver in a bouncing
air suspension seat. ( link )
I actually enjoyed this Christmas (I would
normally rather have slept through the whole thing; but that’s a different
story entirely). I enjoyed the time with my nearest and dearest and I actually
had a proper break.
For the first time in a very long time I
could HEAR silence in my head. How can one hear silence, you ask? When you
don’t hear the constant worries, questions, demands, etc. in your head; when
all you are able to hear is ….. nothing. Nothing at all. When your mind is like
a deserted castle. Not eerie and unpleasant, but calming and comforting
And then you can think of the important
things. A memory kept coming back to me then: my cousin and I (when we were
children) trying to find a shop, any shop where we could buy some bread, milk,
yoghurt and such after the New Year. When you could walk forever and every shop
you could see had a sign displayed in their door or window, “Closed for Stock
So I started thinking about the past year.
Taking stock. Thinking about the important things. What was the year like?
Good, bad, fantastic, catastrophic, so so? How did I feel? Was I happy with
myself? My achievements, my place in the world? My marriage, my family, my
relationships, my job? Have I lived my life to the fullest? Did I get
distracted too often, too much and forgot what really matters and what is
important? Was I happy with decisions I had made, paths I’d chosen? Was I happy
with my health, my body – the temple of my soul?
Life is too shot to get bogged down by the
problems and lose sight of the real beauty, everyday beauty, beauty that makes
us smile, giggle, sigh, laugh out loud, scream or cry with absolute, unadulterated
joy and happiness. Everyday moments in life. The metaphorical roses. Or the
I took stock of the past year, the joys and
the sorrows. I de-toxed my mind, unchained the invisible bonds and made a few New
Year resolutions. Oh, nothing so common like: I’ll lose weight, I’ll exercise
more, I’ll eat less chocolate, etc.
My resolutions are more of a detox-for-the-mind
Love myself more and not be so
hard on myself. Listen to my body more.
Not give of myself where it’s
not appreciated. Do we all do that occasionally?
Not set overly high goals for
myself, outside of my limits; take small steps to reach my goals steadily with
less (painful) setbacks.
Sleep more, because I will go
to bed earlier. And then I can floss more! And have better skin! (Yeeeeey!!! J I WILL!!! I must!!! :-o ….. I’d better!
Nurture my talents more and let
them grow. Express myself more in creative ways (not just through make up J). But not buy too much make up and skin care (is that even
Since I mostly (90%) cook nice, fresh food
throughout the year anyway and drink lots of herbal teas of all good healthy
sorts, I’ll just continue to do that. So I can have more energy to live better
and enjoy myself more. I won’t be having any special detox diet or anything
like that. Because I LOVE cooking. (Notice I said cooking, NOT washing up!) And
I create something good and healthy and delicious (well, most of the time J; when I don’t do silly experiments). With and without my lovely
husband J. And because it reminds me of my
grandparents. The pleasure and passion they cooked with. Their conversations
and laughter around the table at meals for an occasional weekend and during
summer holidays. A freezer full of our favourite ingredients / meals – pasta e
fagioli, black risotto, cabbage rolls (sarme) for each grandchild. … And a
lifetime of great memories. …
Have you enjoyed your time at Christmas and
New Year? How do you enjoy spending it most- family or friends? What are your resolutions or ‘detoxes’?
Have a great year, everybody! <3
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