Sunday, 13 January 2019

Bat Fit : 2019 Goals

Well, it's 2019 I can't believe where 2018. With the new year, we're always hit with the sensationalism of new year new me, and it can be achieved in a few weeks. I feel setting boundaries of new resolutions forces pressure on oneself to confirm and you're more likely to fail, intern inhabiting personal growth.

I've decided to include my goal as both my new year's personal goal and Bat fit two. 


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1 Maintain my holistic health,

Last September,  I had severe back pain and concerned it was a severe problem, but it was terrible PMS pain. I finally joined up a Yoga class even after attending for a few weeks I noticed a huge difference in my legs, back, posture and the way I bend. What I also love about the tutor is she various eastern philosophies to create a form of mediation. Once the class begins again, I'll be rejoicing.

Another issue, I want to address is I get very stressed over trivialities, especially at work. I want to learn techniques to help me maintain me to relax and remain calm. I'm not sure how I'm going to achieve this, but I'll research this.

2. Eat more healthy and maintain my current weight

I'm almost back down to goal weight of 10 stone, I not sure how I've achieved this it's a combination of working 1.2 miles about three to four times a week to work, probably helped. Also, at work, I'm my feet for long hours. I want to maintain my current weight and hopefully get a bike. Glee.

My eating compared to a few years ago is drastically improved we tend to eat a lot more home cooking.  I 'm trying to include more fruit and veg, and reduce the amount sugary food I eat. I want to get back into baking again, so I control what is going into my diet.   

3. Take control of finances

Compared to others,  my fiances are very healthy, I want to focus on increasing my savings and to getting rid of my credit card debt. I've already transferred the balance on to a zero per cent interest account for 32 months.  I'm going to shift my saving to a higher interest saving as I'm not making hardly any money on them. I've also started using Top cash back when I purchasing online I'm not making much but it all adds up. I'm also using the Qmee app that allows you to get money when searching online, every little count.  

4. Stop purchasing crap and declutter

This started last year, I where I'm drastically reducing how much tat and clothes I'm purchasing from the charity shops and Poundland it's nowhere as much as I used to purchase. I want to get more disciplined and conscious of what I 'm buying.   

5. Focus on my homemade and upcycling rather than purchasing.

As a crafter, I've hoarded and amassed a lot of materials and scraps fabric I want to find a new way of using what I already have rather than purchasing more crap I hoping this aid in me saving money and upcycling. 

Again, I've already started doing this especially with making my own jewellery and clothing. I want to continue, definitely focus on projects where I'm reusing my scrap fabrics and other tats. 


6.  Rather than spending my money on an item to focus more on experience. 

I want to purchase fewer items and maybe more experiences and try new things like crafting. For example one of the things is a taxidermy crafting. I'm planning to save money away for this specific new experiences. 

7. Reduce my personal impact on the environmental effects. 

After watching amount rubbish and plastic that building up in the sea. I'm aiming to minimise the amount of plastic and waste by reducing the number of single-use items and packaging I've started making small steps but will continue.   

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Review of 2018

 I can't believe 2018 is over it feels like it only arrived a couple of months ago there seems like there was so much going on that I haven't quite shared on my blog. 

Last January was quite a quiet month with both my bank balance and myself recovering. In February, I met up with Jane who treats me to a morning of exploring the clothing archives at the  Discovery Museum; it was lovely seeing a lot of the gorgeous historical garments. 

These were some of my favourites; it was a lovely way to spend the morning. 







Also in February, we had a weekend in Leeds attending Carpe Noctum seeing three amazing bands. Including the Black Cult Riders, Gothzilla and Rhombus again. 




Back in March 


I spent a week off during in Newcastle take photographs of the snow. 



In April there a number events including the Annual Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival. 



In May we headed out to down to Brighton and met with some of Tez's Union friends. 


I had a day out in Colchester. 



 I spent my world goth day at Noircastle, the local goth night. 


Not to forget the annual Tyne and Wear with the Late nightshift, with my good friend Kerry-Anne.  



June was quiet, but in July the boyfriend and I headed to an impromptu trip to Edinburgh. Not mention an unexpected gig. 


In August, I turned 30 and headed off to Prague. 






I sat on the Iron Throne. 


I visited Kunta Hora.







September was quiet with some nights out with drinks, and a friend ours came down from Scotland.


In October it was the Goth City Festival, and I finally saw Incubus Sukkubus. 


Halloween with talented local writers sharing their ghostly tales. 



November and the beginning of December were an incredibly busy time for me In November:

I got performing with the Bensham Grove witches for the third year running. 

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I saw Gary Numan perform with the Skaparis Orchestra for Savage tour with an electric and visual lighting art show. In one word fantastical. 



Rhombus,  performed in Newcastle, however, the band had to reduce their drum set to fit the stage.

  

 I had two weeks holiday off, where the Boyfriend and I went to the original heavy metal city of Sheffield. I attend the inaugural HRH Viking festival it was an epic show with a range of talented performers where I finally saw Taurus and was excited to see Pythia, sadly they cancel due to Sophie suffering from Laryngitis, I get this a lot, and I can empathise. It was an awesome weekend. 

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I went to Scotland with my Mam for the night they had the most spectacular views we stayed in Arrochar and went to Glasgow. 





On my way to the Bensham Grove Christmas dinner. 


We got the new cat, Princess. 



It's been a busy year for 2018, and I look forward to seeing what the new year brings forth. 

Bat Fit : 2019 Goals

Well, it's 2019 I can't believe where 2018. With the new year, we're always hit with the sensationalism of new year new me, and...