This time last year I blogged about some of my New Years Resolution – to learn to drive. That was a fun plan that was ultimately completely unfulfilled. Not a sole met the gas pedal. A shame really because for a while I was idly wondering whether I might buy a pair of driving shoes.
No, not these:
Arguably according to recent safety tests conducted by the Automobile Association stilettos are in fact much safer to drive in than many other shoes – wellies, walking boots, wedged sandals and the worst offenders – flip flops (ok, ok THONGS waves away Australian readers impatiently). In the video link Carol Decker of 80s pop group T Pau recounts a near death experience driving on holiday in platform soles.
If that wasn’t enough to put me off driving for the rest of the year… actually the report was published in September 2010 which means that I was just suffering from a severe case of Lazy Bastarditis prior to that.
Then there was the blogging or the lack thereof. You know things are bad in these digital times when your cousin sends you a handwritten, handmade Christmas card saying:
“I miss your blogs.”
So do I. But here’s the thing.
I have lost my blogging mojo. It’s gone.
But help is at hand. Wordpress have launched two nudzh, ahem, inspiration campaigns –
- Post a Day 2011: Post something to your blog every single day through 2011
- Post a Week 2011: Post to your blog at least once a week through 2011
Bearing in mind that I:
- lose my house keys at least once a week
- am late for work due to an inability to find matching stockings with no runs in them at least twice a week
- get home late from work virtually all week
Post a Day may not be the way for me to keep my marriage and my sanity intact this year. That leaves option 2, Post a Week.
Now here is where it gets even easier for me – somebody somewhere has decided that 2011 is going to be the Year of the Frock. I am all for frocks. These cut the time that it takes me to get dressed by at least 10 minutes. Now I just have to match up all those odd stockings and I am ready for Frocking Fridays.
Anyone care to join in? The challenge is to wear a dress a week on Friday for 52 weeks this year. All ages and genders are invited.
My boss is quite pleased to hear that not only shall I be wearing dresses but I shall also be wearing slips and avoiding fishnets. Well, I shall try…