I have two New Year’s resolutions for 2014

Number one – Eat more dip

Belle and I were eating some beetroot and mint dip a few days ago, after a Christmas diet consisting mainly of rose creams and that cheese with the bits of apricot in, and we were really enjoying it.

“We should eat more dip,” I said.

Belle, munching loudly on a piece of cucumber, agreed.

“When I came home from school,” she said, “instead of having some brioche, I could eat dip. We could start off with something simple like mint, and then work out way up to more adventurous things.” She does likes a project.*

“Good idea,” I said. “Let’s eat more dip next year.” 

Eat more dip

Number two – Grow

This is something that has been on my mind for a few months now but that was crystallised by the arrival yesterday from America of a t-shirt, sent to me by one of my very favourite digital marketing bloggers, Mark Schaefer.**

Now I’m not looking obviously to grow physically, although the rose cream and apricot cheese diet has been doing that regardless, nor am I seeking spiritual growth, as everyone knows I have no morals and a heart of stone. No, 2014 is going to be the year I grow professionally, get over that British Guardian reader thing of being ashamed to want to make money, and make big things happen.

I have a t-shirt after all, so basically this time next year I am going to be a millionaire.


It was as though international postal services were conspiring to drive home a message – that I need to quit being a busy fool, commit some plans to paper, and make this a year to be proud off.

So there you have it. Become a millionaire and eat more dips.

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

 *As do I, hence starting a dip Pinterest board. Do let me know if you have any good dip recipes you can share.
**Mark’s podcasts are very good too – I have those and Desert Island Discs on my iPad. I am such a crazy rock and roll girl.


  1. 31 December, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    I love the dip resolution – a specific take on the “eat more good/nice stuff” that I resolve to do every flippin year and then spend every month wishing I was a better cook/ budgeter (is that a word?) or planner. So maybe I should resolve to eat more dip too- because the accompanying skills sound good to acquire too!

    • 1 January, 2014 / 1:35 pm

      I do like to have a specific target. It’s like my ’40 things to do before 40′ list – I don’t want to just say ‘go to America’ or something vague like that, so I said ‘drink a milkshake in an American diner’. If you like the dip idea we could make it a collaborative Pinterest board :-)

  2. 3 January, 2014 / 10:08 am

    I like the idea that you should earn more money from your blog as you really are jolly good at what you do. Now if you could perhaps find a way of combining that with the dip thing that would be ace wouldn’t it?

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