belated New Year resolutions and some chill

One of the funniest New Year wishes I received is ‘May all your troubles last as long as your New Year resolutions!’

For the past few years I didn’t talk about any resolutions, I guess there were two reasons. One is that at this age (^_^) it is almost pointless to boldly make a resolution, and the other is that if it doesn’t last longer than the New Year fireworks then there is no point to make one. But this year I am ready to expose myself under the beams (^_^) Seriously thinking over it for the first few days of 2010, (I am already behind at the kick-off?! lol) I have decided that my 2010 is all about

finishing what I started


cherishing what I have

As simple and as hard as it. The resolution is mainly involved with my growing book collection, exploding wardrobe and expanding vanity table, and of course my ongoing projects.

Right, last weekend we went to Stowe Landscape Gardens. Minus 4 Celsius and gardens, seriously? Laughing away that we would be the only mad couple chilling in the wind, we arrived at 11am to find that the car park was already half full. Many mad people here (^_^)

-Nature in its perfection, perhaps Stowe.

All photos with only one exception are courtesy to AD. My hands were hidden in gloves most of the time (^_^)

Afterwards, we settled ourselves comfortably at Prezzo in Buckingham, a lovely Italian restaurant in a wooden cottage. I ordered Bruschetta (sliced cherry tomatoes in basil pesto on focaccia bread) for starter and grilled chicken with Caesar salads for main course, and AD ordered Mozzarella in Carrozza and Spaghetti with meatballs. One can never get disappointed with authentic Italian food. I love the fact that flavours just come out of the plainest ingredients. We ended up spending the whole evening there before heading back to hotel because it was just too miserable outside.

The next day we went shopping at Bicester. I did get some decent stuff but I feel like it is my last haul for a while, because I’ve made my resolution! (^_^)

I wish you all a great 2010 in your own style!