Wednesday, 16 January 2013


It's taken me two weeks and a short holiday but I've finally settled on my resolutions for 2013:

1. Cook food worthy of Instagramming
Ok this is really just 'eat more healthily' same as everyone else - crossed with 'cook more' as cooking has become a bit of a lapsed pastime since I moved. And we all know that food that looks good tastes good and must be good for you right?

2. Read novels. Lots of them.
When I was a kid I earned the nickname ‘Matilda’ because my nose was always in a book and I am pretty sure my short-sightedness is owed to many a night spent reading with a torch under my duvet, so it frustrates me that I don’t find the time to read novels anymore. I still read, I can get lost on the internet for hours reading recipes I’ll never cook (I will now, see resolution #1), reading blogs about fashion, travel, being a Mum and not being a Mum, I even read book reviews and make lists of novels I would read if only I had the time. This year I’m going to make the time. So apparently we have more chance of succeeding with our resolutions if we make them SMART, therefore let's say 52 weeks = 26 books.
Currently reading: Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale Jr.
Completed this year so far:
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Hana: A Delirium Short Story by Lauren Oliver

3. New project
I’ve been building websites since I was 15, moved from Geocities to to having my own domain name and so on until I started this blog. When I began, Hard to Chase was a fashion blog and this was my project. Over the last six months I’ve become a bit bored of the tried and tested fashion blogger formula both in other blogs and my own and Hard to Chase has evolved into something a little more personal. I’ve decided I quite like it that way so look forward to move of what I did I that weekend and a little less of what I wore or bought (but still some of that too). I’d also like to spend more time actually writing here, which is why I started this in the first place. So not so much a new project but a revamp.

4. Learn to use my DSLR properly
It’s embarrassing how rubbish I am with my camera though to give myself some credit I did take a bloody good shot of Sydney fireworks if I do say so myself. However I find that probably more than half of my really good photographs are a result of fluke rather than technique or repeatedly pushing buttons and changing settings until I get the required result. I think this resolution will fit in very nicely with resolution #3.

Wearing: Sunglasses by Oakley via General Pants, Bikini by ASOS Australia


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