I'm writing this blog from my bed. I've always had a very healthy relationship with it. I absolutely love my sleep and so does The Actor.
To accompany this post I'm using some pictures of people in some rather fabulous beds I've collected. I've used a picture of someone reading the paper - I used to read tons of papers an magazines but I don't have time anymore. I don't know how everyone fits everything in these days. I think I need a course in time management!
I've been in self-imposed hibernation for the whole of January. I knew I wanted to give myself a break this year and nothing much really happens this month. It was also a good way to stop me spending money. I've had lots of sleep, watched movies, done whatever I liked when I liked. It's been wonderful! I'm skint but I'm happy.
I have plenty of plans and things I want to do but I don't know whether it's humanly possible to fit them all in. I know it will be a tough couple of years economically so I have to cut down on uneccessary spending. I've bought less than ever over the last year and I'm enjoying not wasting money like I used to. I'm influenced by lots of my blogging friends with their thrifty ways.
I will have to re-start my health kick as that never quite got going. The Wii Fit STILL hasn't been switched on. I'll feel guilty if I don't give that a good go as The Actor bought it for me for Christmas knowing that I would never get myself to a gym. It's hooked up to the telly in the bedroom so I can literally fall out of bed and use it, if I felt so inclined. Unfortunately I completely forget about it and it doesn't even enter my head!
The plan to juice fruit and vegetables every day is just about on target, in fact it's the only thing I've actually stuck to! The sheer volume of fresh produce it requires is quite astounding but I must stick to it as I feel so much better for it. It really is the easiest way to get your five a day.
I choose not to have a full time job anymore because I love to have my freedom. This means I earn a lot less than I used to but I choose freedom over money all day long.
I'm working with Mrs Jones again which I love, this is something that I know will last a very long time. There are plenty of opportunities and we have some great things coming up. Plus she's the most brilliant and hilarious person to work with.
I really love doing my blog and interviewing people for LOVE magazine. Doing the blog is quite a commitment (and very addictive!). Keeping up with everyone takes a lot more time than I ever thought it would but it's very rewarding.
The time and money it takes just to keep myself looking how I want is astounding! And I've not even had botox yet! I'm lucky I get sent lovely products to try as I couldn't afford them otherwise. Luckily I've collected so many clothes over the years so there really isn't much I need. I have a small budget for clothes each month now, I know I have my moments on Ebay when I get carried away but I still spend very little on each piece.
Photography by Jean-Paul Goude
Laetitia Casta as Mae West
There are so many books I want to read and films I want to see. And lots of places I'd love to travel to.
Photography by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti
There's so much more I want to do with my gorgeous boyfriend, The Actor, who I absolutely adore.
The royal bedroom in the hall of Don Quixote, The Palace of Quelez, Portugal. How mental is that?
I have the best friends in the world and it's so hard to find the time to see as much of them as I'd like.
I'm 42 now so if I ever wanted to have a baby I only have a very short time left. It's not been on my agenda all these years and I honestly don't know if I could do it. No matter what anyone says about people having them late I think it's so much harder as your life is your own and it would be a massive imposition. I have utmost respect for everyone who does it, but where the hell do you find the time? I have enough trouble producing myself in the morning! And when would I sleep?!
Photography by Mario Testino
So with keeping my relationship with The Actor and all my friends, (thinking about) exercise, trying to keep myself looking good, working, blogging, paying bills, running errands, keeping the house together, going out, staying in... where would I find the time to do anything else?
I know I've done tons of things in my life and had the most brilliant times... but there's still the question - Is it really possible to have it all? xxx