So, after spending a beautiful year at home with my second baby, Jacob, it's time to return to work. Only part-time admittedly, but still.. It's a strange feeling, a little like the start of a new school year. It feels like a time where I should be making resolutions and getting everything at home in order before I launch myself back into work. I've been thinking a lot about what is important to me, what I want my life to be, how I want to live. My 'free' (non work) time is suddenly more precious and I want to make the most of every minute that I get to spend with my little ones.

But how exactly to do that? I've made lists of all the things I want to do (learn more about photography, brush up on my french, replant the veggie garden, build a wood fired  pizza oven, read up on getting chickens).Lists of all the sewing projects that I want to get through. I've stocked up the arts and crafts shelves and made lists of fun projects and activities to do with the children. I've resolved to spend my evenings being productive, but no matter how much I plan I'm afraid that I'll get home from work, make some dinner, race around doing my jobs (laundry, tidying etc) and then give in to the huge temptation to crash on the sofa and stare at the TV like a zombie until I finally summon up the energy to drag myself off to bed.
True, I could get rid of the TV, but I don't think hubby would be best pleased, and besides, sometimes it's so nice to just snuggle up together on the sofa and watch a film.

So how do I make sure that I stick to all my admirable intentions? Well, you're looking at it. This blog. I'm working on the theory / hope that if I think someone is watching then I will feel compelled to take action. I hope it works, there are so many things I want to achieve this year, so many great projects to get into that I hardly know where to start. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you...