2013: A Year Of Letters

I know the Internet doesn’t need another ‘blogger’ doing a personal ‘challenge’ but tough! And hey – this is a nice challenge that means some of you might get nice things in the post from me.

Last year, I started writing letters again. Proper pen-to-paper-then-in-an-envelope letters. I wrote to my family and a couple of my friends. And they wrote back. It was so nice to get something in the post that wasn’t a bank statement, or bill. I enjoyed spending the time thinking about someone while writing to them, and I hope it made them smile to get something in the post from me.


So, in 2013 I intend to write (an average of) one letter a week. I’ve got a box full of writing paper and a supply of stamps. I’ve got a few people I’ve been wanting to write to for ages, so I’m going to work through that list, but I’ll be looking for new people to write to as well. If you’d like to get a letter, or poem or funny ramble from me in the post, let me know. And I’m always happy if you want to write back.

I’ve got my first letter written and ready to post…


Maggie Bob Makes: No Resolutions

Yup – it’s the obligatory (if somewhat delayed) New Year’s Resolutions post. Or, as is now the fashion, not resolutions but rather a list of what I want to achieve in 2013. I’m counting on the old adage that writing things down means I’m more likely to stick to them. I will try, as always and update here when I do anything interesting.

  • Apply for freedom of the City of London. I’ve wanted to do this for ages, and now have most of the application process complete. I just need to get a copy of my birth certificate and then I’m good to go.
  • Write more letters. I have a little project in mind to write a letter a week in 2013, and I’ll do a blog post about this later.
  • Catch up with old friends. You guys are scattered all over the country, and although we probably talk quite regularly on twitter/Facebook, I’m really itching for some face-to-faceness with you. I’m also including in this being open to making new friends. If you’d like to catch up with me, drop me a message and we’ll get to it.
  • Get Urban Vistas up to scratch and make it the amazing and interesting blog I know it deserves to be.
  • Use my brain more. This could be tackling the cryptic crossword once in a while, applying for a new online course once my NVQ finishes, going to some quiz nights (maybe even applying for a TV quiz show, if I can bribe convince someone to be on my team)

I think that’s probably enough to be getting on with! On top of all that, I’ll be doing my best to take care of myself, keep on top of my finances, and keep the fun in my life.

I’ll leave you with a photo of my cheesy mug, to satisfy my vanity and show off my new haircut. Here’s to 2013!