Happy 2016 everyone & thank you for stopping by!
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and an amazing start to 2016!!
We had a really lovely Christmas, the kids were spoilt rotten, we spent the day with my family and then my in-laws which was great! it's summer here in Australia and the weather was amazing! (not the best now) It's been a great few weeks of catching up with friends and family and we haven't stopped eating, I attempted a slow cooked Christmas pudding for the first time and it turned out soooo well, I was quietly impressed with myself.
New Year’s started off quietly for us as I have had both of my kids sick with a viral infection, joy oh joy! We did get to bring in the NY with a great feast, our family visiting and watching the Sydney city skyline and local beach fireworks from our balcony which was pretty amazing! How did you bring in the New Year?
|Sydney Harbour 2016!|
I took a very much needed break from reading, blogging, commenting and all home computer time at the end of 2015 and I think it was the best thing for me because I started to feel really burnt out; I started taking on extra hours at work and by the time I would get home, do afternoon activities with the kids and relax I just had no motivation to do anything book-ish related unfortunately. I have enjoyed taking time out for me and to not focus on catching up on review books and feeling the need rather than want to blog but I think I have my mojo back now and I’m ready to start the New Year afresh. I have some pretty amazing 2016 ARC review titles to read so I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on them with you.
In 2015 I was 6 books off meeting my Goodreads challenge, my goal was 150. I have the same goal for this year and fingers crossed I meet it as I have since 2010 (I’m pretty sure I did for last year but I haven’t been very active on GR’s to update my books).
I didn’t have a great reading year; I only gave 6 books a 5 star rating so I am hoping 2016 is an amazing reading year. What was your fave book of 2015?
Did anyone set a NY resolution? I don’t normally but this year I am having a milestone birthday & by that date I want to be fit, active and lose a few kg’s; I’ve been so motivated and well behaved with my eating for the past few 4 months but the Christmas and NY break really messed with my eating habits (I have an obsession with rum balls and eggnog!)
|View of my daily walks - motivation enough ;-)|
I hope that you have all had a wonderful start to the year and I look forward to talking books with you all throughout the year.