| Thoughts | January

Don't be offended, this is just my opinion (just a tiny one in a sea of gazillions of opinions out there) but people who spend the whole of January moaning and wallowing in the doldrums are really irritating me this year. I have to admit that annoyance may well be due to the fact that I have personally decided to make a departure from my usual January blues.

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Cast iron teapot was a gift. Teacup is a vintage find by Noritake.
Candle from Astier de Villatte. Candlewick trimmer from Dipytque.
Confectionery dish from Japan. Mille-feuille from Japan.
Fountain pen was handmade see more HERE
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I decided to my that that in the same way that I would not want to start a new notebook with a page of negativity, I do not want to the start a whole new year that way either. 

Yes January is a bit tough in the wake of the festivities. Pockets are a bit tighter. The skies (in London at least) are a good bit gloomier. But so what? It's hardly a surprise, it is the same year in year out no?  January is the gateway to an entire new year. The possibilities, the hopes and the dream should be bubbling up inside us and making us shimmer with the excitement instead of withering in the dumps. 

This year, I am going to do myself a big favour and see out this month as I mean to go on! Clear my mind and just shine.


  1. I have to say that I agree with you but I also have to say, I probably fall into the category that complains a little too much >< i try not too but sometimes the gloom of January blues does get the better of me.
    To a new day!! :D

  2. I definitely agree with you...staying positive is the way to go when starting the new year! Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I agree you've got to start the year with positivity.
    January is sometimes tough but it I am learning to change my focus.

    Cheers to many good things that are yet to come x x
    Es x x

  4. I'm normally quite content with January but I have to admit, this year has been a struggle. I think my being ill has played a big role in that mind you, but I think next year to combat this feeling I will give myself something to look forward to in the month of January, like a very small adventure.

  5. I personally love love January and the possibilities it brings, so many things await!

  6. I feel I've actually had a really good and positive start to the new year. Not much money coming in but feel some decent plans are in place and we're looking forward to a fun 2015.

    Buckets & Spades

  7. I guess January is a littler easier here, since it's summer. Your handwriting is so nice, by the way! No wonder you keep all your old notebooks :)

  8. Agreed. I thought I was the only one. I decided just before new years that I will not do the typical routine. January/ a new year is actually a magical thing in itself full of possibilities and it only deserves positive attitudes. (goes with life in general). Ps. Love that cast iron tea pot, too unique for words...and that tea cup 0_0!

  9. It is hard for me to complaint about January as it is the best month here in Dubai! So I am not sure I can relate to the January moan. So far this year has been great. A bit slow on the blog but that's the price one blogger pays when she went on a hiatus. Other than that I see great things happening and I wish the same to you. I wish in all your travelling, Dubai would be one day in your list and if so, you would spare a few minutes for a cup of tea with your blog friend ;) Have a great week ahead!

  10. Odd...I mostly notice people trying to stick to their good intentions in January and making plans for the newly started year. Or maybe I'm too good at blocking out the January complainers :)

  11. I agree!! I think people make themselves gloomier with all the complaints about the weather. Sure I don't like the cold and I wish for more sun, but it's winter and on days there is sunshine - no matter how icy cold it is, I get outside and appreciate it!! If people didn't go over board on Christmas shopping on things they don't really need, they;d have money. Simple. Appreciating what is right there is the best way to get through the blues of January and winter. I've been doing just fine :)) Always love your handwriting, mine is terrible :)) xx

  12. I always remember that you also dislike the winter as much as I do Kizzy and I am always inspired by your positive thinking and good vibes!

  13. I want to be good at blocking it out too - you must have lovely positive people around you K!

  14. Fab post! January is actually one of my favourite months. If I'm lucky I get a little snow, I feel positive and excited for the year ahead and I seem to work that little bit harder in hope that it will pay off.

  15. Love that you are going into the new year with a positive mindset, and I love these little still lifes. Beautiful photos. Not only that, you have incredible penmanship! So jealous!

    Rae | love from berlin


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