How To Design Your 2014 Exactly How You Want It

how-to-design-your-2014It’s the time of year where a lot of people are looking at their “year in review”. But what about the year ahead.

At this time of the year, I tend to reflect and review where I’m up to and think forward to the year ahead.

I’ve just done this exercise on New Year’s Day, so I thought I’d share the process I used with you. It’s really energising to go through the process and get purposeful about the coming year.

So here’s how.

I see life as divided into 8 sections.

Friendship
Health and Fitness
Intimate Relationship
Where I Live
Learning and Growth
Fun, Joy and Play
The work I do
Finances

My aim is to look at each area and decide what I truly want.

By dividing life into these headings, I find that it makes it a lot easier than just asking “so what do you want from life?”

That’s too big a question. But to think about what you want in terms of friendships, or in terms of learning is easier to think through.

So what’s my process?

I take each heading in turn and I start off with the most powerful question of all.

Step 1

What do I truly want?

Or to put it another way, what is the outcome I am looking for?

It’s a good idea to make this result that you want as specific as possible.

So instead of saying you’d like more friends, name the friends you want to bring closer to you.

Step 2

Why do I want it?

This cuts through the bullshit. Sometimes we say we want things but we don’t want them at all.

In psychotherapy, there is something called a “parental contract.” This is when you decide to go for something because you “should”, or because it would please someone other than you.

Parental contracts aren’t much good, as they’re not about you.

By asking why do I want it, not only does it highlight this kind of stuff, but it has a positive impact too.

It puts you in touch with all the good stuff of why you want something.

So getting a higher income in itself doesn’t really inspire. But when I ask why I want a higher income I think of holidays and better leisure experiences, and they inspire me more than the goal itself does.

Weighing my target weight doesn’t appeal in and of itself. Far more motivating is that I’ll look great, my clothes will look good, my body will be more agile, and I’ll feel healthy!

It’s the why that is motivating, not so much the goal.

And if you can’t find a motivating goal, ditch it and focus on something else instead.

Step 3

What will I do?

This is where you decide what steps you’ll take to make it happen!

So, for instance, I decided under the heading of Fun, Joy and Play that I want to go to the cinema every month this year (specific). So what will I do? Well, I’m rejoining FACT (Liverpool’s independent cinema).

One quick rider. I’m a big fan of 80/20 thinking. Not everything you do is as important as each other. Some stuff spins wheels. Some stuff gives you big wins.

So you needn’t do absolutely everything. Focus on the stuff that has the biggest impact. And do that.

Summary

I now have a clear sense of what I want, why I want them, and what I will do in order to make it happen.

It’s a self nourishing process. The good thing is that you needn’t even look at every heading if you don’t want to. I prefer to, but you could even just identify the areas of life that you want most change and hone in on those.

However you do it, I wish you a purposeful, designed, and happy 2014! What are you going to decide will happen for you this year? Share it in the comments below.

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Comments

  1. Mick Bailey - January 2, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    Love this Al. Thank you. I’m going to use it and start today.
    Cheers
    Mick

  2. Sallyann - January 2, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

    Thank you Alun. I found this piece really helpful. As someone who throws myself into resolutions and who has so many ideas, thoughts and dreams running around to try to capture, I find it hard to nail down exactly how to exact change or even at times exactly what that desired change is! This year I have tried to theme topics but then got a bit tangled up – ending up going a bit over the top with highlighters which did make it colourful if lacking clear direction. The simple but direct self questions you pose cuts through this tangle to come out with some clear actions. And I guess that’s where it may get a bit scary……..

  3. alunparry - January 2, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

    Hi Mick. Let’s know how you get on with it. Al

  4. alunparry - January 2, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

    Hi Sallyann

    Glad this was useful. I found it helpful too which is why I shared so I’m glad it helped.

    I’m intrigued what your actions are. And also what the scary part is.

    Do you feel okay to share either or both?

    Al

  5. Mick Bailey - January 3, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    Friendship – I’d like to go with friends to the Centre for Alternative Technology (http://www.cat.org.uk/index.html) in Wales. We have been talking about going for literally years and never got around to it. This year is time enough. Also, I’d like to get off my backside and take the initiative in enjoying friendships.
    Health and Fitness – I would like to increase my yearly mileage (327.9 last year) on my bike and include two tours (coast to coast with my son and maybe a weekend where I meet my girlfriend and step-daughter en route).
    Intimate Relationship – I would like to marry my girlfriend this year. I am confident that it will happen this year and I look forward to getting to know her more, sharing more experiences with her, showing how much I love her and basking in our love.
    Where I Live – I would like to finish the garden, surround the raised beds with bark chippings and get all the beds full of veggies. I would also like to practice my woodworking and maybe start to sell some stuff. Also, I’d like to organise something in the village that I live in to bring the community together, maybe a community picnic on the village green.
    Learning and Growth – I would like to do some training that will challenge me. Ideally I would love to do a green woodworking one (http://woodsmithexperience.co.uk/shop/product/ncfe-green-woodcraft) and look to set up a business from it. A bit ambitious because of the cost and time but hey these are wishes aren’t they?
    Fun, Joy and Play – I would like to cook for my girlfriend once a fortnight, not always just us two but maybe for friends too. I would like more sex with my girlfriend because it is free, makes me feel good and it brings us even closer, and would also like to go on a date once a month.
    The work I do – I’d like to get some kind of formal training that would stand me in good stead for the future and also to maybe look at different roles. Above all, it needs to be a fulfilling and challenging otherwise it will make me unhappy.
    Finances – I would like to manage the money so that we can travel, maybe add to the income with our hobbies and start to add to our ‘future’ deposit. Also, and very importantly I’d like to live to my means whilst making those means as small as possible.

  6. alunparry - January 3, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    Mick

    What a fabulous case study you’ve given us all there.

    I love your plans for 2014. It looks like you have a terrific year ahead of you.

    Al

  7. Sallyann - January 3, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

    In answer think the scary part is about making changes that may actually cause a significant shift personally in how I do certain things or am in certain situations. The idea of change is, to me, always exciting but changes that may really cause difference will challenge those very comfortable patterns that I know so well. I thnk the challenge is that it may make me feel exposed or vulnerable and that is the scary part. I guess as someone who is a ‘grand gesture’ sort of person so I will talk and be open about big sweeping challenges actions or concerns and being outgoing I don’t often allow people to see the deeper challenges, fears or dreams. One of my themes is about this but I think it will take me more time to be honest with myself to complete the exercise outlined for that theme (save the hardest to last).
    As to some actions so far as a result of this process they include::
    To host a meal. for a small group of friends once a month this feeds (excuse pun) into rekindling my joy of entertaining people at home keeping it small increases the opportunity for a depth in these connections..
    To join the local running club to help with my training for my first half marathon.
    I did take note of your mention of the parental contract and ditched the idea of french classes!

  8. alunparry - January 3, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    Hi Sallyann

    I find the scares that happen around change, even change we want, to be really interesting.

    Here’s a good question. How do you sabotage yourself from getting what you want? And what will you do to make sure you don’t?

    Your actions sound fabulous.

    I love the idea of hosting friends. And I love how specifically you’ve designed it, keeping it small to ensure deeper connections.

    It’s such good awareness. Whenever I host big things I can often feel the outsider at my own gathering. But it’s a great idea to keep it small as that is less likely, and as you say, promotes deeper connection too.

    I like the idea of joining the local running club. This has crossed my mind too, except I wonder if I’m more likely to run if I do it very first thing in the morning. It’s a good idea to socialise one’s hobbies if at all possible.

    I also love that you ditched the French classes after spotting it was a parental contract. As both the French AND the English might say – excellent!

    Al

  9. Sallyann - January 3, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

    :Hi Al
    Thank you for two very good questions for me to ponder on. Lots of food for thought.
    As to running very first thing I wholeheartedly agree. I love running at first light or even before this and it means day to day life doesn’t provide an excuse for that evening run to not happen.
    A bientot oh no I ditched the french class didn’t I.
    Sallyann

  10. Toni - January 4, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    Mick I want to be in you world – good luck with the proposal ;-)

  11. alunparry - January 4, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

    Hi Sallyann

    That’s exactly why I go first thing. Before life and laziness gets a chance to intervene I’m running, Even then sometimes laziness will get its way.

    Running early is fab. I once jogged with a fox. Not quite Dances With Wolves I know, but I loved it.

    A bienot aussi

    Alain – oops, I mean, Alun :-)

  12. alunparry - January 4, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    Yes Toni, Mick is very much the dreamweaver. Great isnt it.

    I’ll share some of mine over the next few days too.

    How about your own?

  13. Mick Bailey - January 5, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    Thank you Toni and Sally for sharing. For the record, I made cannelloni last night and made a wooden veg box with rope handles. I thoroughly enjoyed making both :-)

  14. Toni - January 5, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

    Mick a great start to the culinary year ;-) I look forward to hearing the update from a fun packed year

    Al – your question on How about my own – plans? Well I had already made plans that I wanted for 2014 – going to the Arctic I want to see a polar bear so I can get myself there lets hope nature does the rest ;-)

    I have a big birthday coming up so fitness is high on my agenda, frozen shoulder well on the mend so I can push the fitness.

    I also want to be more committed to my photography both in making images, processing and storage – still working on the plans of how Im going to do that – maybe a monthly project for myself – thats next years christmas calendars sorted ;-)

    I want to continue nurturing friendships and attachments to myself as well

    I somehow feel there is something missing in this list and I havent put my finger on it yet – so will keep asking myself the question – what do you want – a question I really am feel unsure about asking I tend to lean in the direction of being in the right place/mindset to make the most of opportunities that present but the question does get you thinking in the right direction :-)

    Look forward to hearing more about what you want for 2014 and plans to get it ;-)

  15. Sallyann - January 5, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

    Alain .:-) Wow a run with a fox. Amazing. I own up I’m a bit jealous. Right that’s it that’s another mission for 2014!

  16. Sallyann - January 5, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

    Mick that sounds really productive couple of days hope your veg box soon yields your ingredients for more dinners

  17. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    Mick

    That’s absolutely great. I loved reading that. Do you have a photo of the veg box?

    Al

  18. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

    Hi Toni

    I remember the plans for the Arctic. If I remember rightly I asked something stupid like “is it cold there?” *facepalm*

    I hope the polar bears come out to play when you’re there.

    When is your big birthday? And what are you doing to celebrate?

    The photo stuff sounds great. I really think it’s important for us to nurture our creative aspects. I know I’m much happier when I’m creating than when I’m not.

    Friendships and attachments are really important too. Something I’m focusing on myself, as you know from my previous postings.

    If you had to have your best guess about the thing that’s missing on the list, what would you say?

    Al

  19. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

    Sallyann

    I remember running and I was someway down the street when I saw something that at first looked like a large cat. Even from a distance it caught my eye. It took a good few seconds before I asked myself “was that a fox.” It was out of sight very quickly as it was lolloping on the road adjoining the one I was on and so I’d have to get to the top of the road and look round the corner to see. So I sprinted to the top of the road and turned left and there it was ahead of me, a beautiful fox.

    We ran the rest of the jog that way, the fox just ahead of me, looking over its shoulder from time to time at me a bit like a dog would do, but seemingly happy to have me along for the company.

    Al

  20. Sallyann - January 5, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    Al That is such a beautiful image – what a gift. I will keep hoping for a fox encounter. I have been telling everyone how I ran out the old year and ran in the new which was great way to spend new years eve but this sounds just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this
    Sallyann

  21. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

    Okay here’s some of mine, so I’m sharing too. I mightn’t get everything into one post.

    I’ll start with the work I do. I want to creating and coaching. So I want to be creating music, recording music, writing, drawing cartoons, writing stories, and coaching people.

    I’ve decided too to develop a play project around a psychology concept and deliver a talk on it in February. I’ve already applied to the event to be a speaker so fingers crossed.

    I want to do these things because they make me happy, and I feel “in flow” when I’m doing them. I feel like I’m expressing who I am and this is joyful. When I do these things I am most being me.

    So I’m going to explore ways to very accessibly and quickly record more songs (I have a few ideas to test on this), I’d like to set up a permanently set up studio here at home, I’ve already contacted the speaking event, I’ve ordered a graphics tablet so any cartoons I do are directly onto my PC (it arrives tomorrow yay!), and I’m going to carry on emptying my head into these blogs, as well as doing some more stories from time to time too.

    In terms of coaching, I have a couple of people to talk to where I may have opportunities to do more of it because I really enjoy it and I think I make a positive impact when I get the chance to coach. I also want to learn how to make instructional videos using my graphics tablet, a microphone and some software to record it all on the fly, but don’t currently know what that software is. So some research needed.

    This all sounds loads of fun to me :-)

    In terms of health and fitness I want to weigh 13 stone, I want to be healthy, and I want to have a strong, well defined healthy body, and I want to have tons of energy.

    So I’m going to go back on my “fasting” diet but I’ll try it three times a week like my mate Mark did rather than two as I was doing it in the past. I’ll also run at least three times a week, devoting mornings to looking after my fitness and afternoons (and sometimes evenings) to looking after my work. I’m going to have more sensible portions foodwise when I’m on a non fast day (I sometimes go overboard especially on chocky), and I’m going to limit my chocolate to something more sensible.

    I’m going to go back to aiming to be asleep by midnight. I did that for a few weeks and it really boosted my energy, and I’m going to investigate Low GI food. My thinking is (and I need to check this) that I’ll get constant energy from my food rather than mad sugar spikes.

    Once I’ve lost a bit more weight, later in the year, I’ll start looking at exercise to do the definition stuff and then I’ll alternate between running and that. Also I’m going to take Vitamin D to ward off colds and bugs and Iron and Multivits just in case I’m missing anything diet wise.

    In terms of Friendships, I’m deliberately cultivating close friendships with a handful of people and am already in the process of taking action related to that. My aim here is for closeness. And by that I mean Connection, Authenticity and Acceptance.

    The people I want around me are people who I feel comfortable around, who stimulate me in terms of brainfood, and who make me laugh.

    I want a connected social life with a family of people around me of my choosing who nourish me. I also want to switch my life script to a happy ending and not being alone is key to that.

    For where I live I ended up surprising myself by making a long specific list. I’d like a decent sized kitchen with a table in it to sit and eat at, a living room, a bedroom (full of surprises eh), an office, and a room to be my always set up studio.

    I’d like it to be an area with adequate greenery that is pleasant to walk around. I need it close to amenities (ideally the Aldi!!) and easy and quick to reach the city centre by public transport, with generally good public transport links (I can but don’t drive).

    I want it to be easy enough to get to see my parents, and I want the area to be low crime and a safe area with nice neighbours and relatively quiet. I realise that I already have all of that. My struggle is that it’s too pricey for me by current earnings.

    I also want it to be tidy so I’m training myself to be less scruffy by making sure I tidy stuff immediately rather than saying “oh I’ll do that later”, if I can’t find a place for something then assess the problem and solve it (a good example was the bookcase I built recently), I’m going to change the bins on Mondays and Thursdays rather than when I can’t fit anything else into them.

    For learning, I’m going to keep on attending my psychotherapy training and do the coursework and attend any conferences and workshops. I’m going to seek out opportunities to put my learning into practice.

    And for fun I want to play music just for fun, attend improv workshops, find a Laughter Yoga session, rejoin FACT and go the cinema, go to a show every month at one of our many theatres, join a drumming band, try to find bhangra dancing cos it looks fun (and a bit like early 80s dancing that I could do before dancing changed and became something I couldn’t do), go paintballing, and terrify myself by going on a rollercoaster (maybe for the first and last time if I don’t like it.)

    Al

  22. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    Sallyann

    Are you based in Liverpool. There are some parts of Liverpool, like near Cressington station that have loads of foxes. If you ran in Grassendale late at night I’m sure you’d see some on your run. I went walking late round there once and a fox just stood there looking at me. It wasn’t a bit scared. I got a little bit scared because he looked quite hard.

    Al

  23. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

    Mick just got in touch. He couldn’t upload a pic of his veg box here so he sent it to me by email.

    Take a look, it’s fabulous.

    http://parrysongs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/veg-box.jpg

  24. Mick Bailey - January 5, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

    Thank you Al,
    As you can see it’s no Chippendale but it’s for free and when it’s painted it will look pretty and of course will hold all the veggies that I will be planting next month.

  25. Toni - January 5, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

    Hi Al Well thats an impressive design for 2014 and I think you may have hit the mark for what makes you happy – you can feel the enthusiasm coming from each of the commitments you are making to yourself. Way to go ;-)

    You have highlighted to me my lack of design for my own year ahead I think the missing bits from my previous post I would say are my job and where I live ! But having read yours and the other posts I am reminded that since the new year landed I have felt a little disconnected so I will review and refine my design for 2014.

    My birthday is not till October so have plenty of time to get fit although need to start now ;-) Ive decided to get a group of people together that I like spending time with for a few days, for activities and fun – place to be determined.

    Enjoy every moment of 2014 and dont beat yourself up if you dont put the rubbish out ;-) Oh and Im not going to look up Laughter yoga – need to get more flexible and this sounds like fun as does the bhangra dancing that I will also have to google ;-) t

  26. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 10:19 pm

    Hi Mick

    I’m sure everyone here will agree that it’s fab. You may start getting some commissions!!

    Al

  27. Sallyann - January 5, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

    Al Your actions are so focused and well thought out and many of them compliment and flow into one another producing a fluent progression. It sounds like with the means to the technology arriving tomorrow and already being in contact with people about the event you have already started.. I really like how you have ensured you can see your development by being specific and so many actions which can be measured.. In terms of energy, fitness, food and sleep they are in my own untrained experience so interlinked. Its a continual balancing act that when we are more balanced everything flows better and that then impacts on our work and our also our connections with people. (Chocolate I agree is lovely though).. Love your ideas of fun too. Thank you for sharing this. Wow you are going to have a productive busy enjoyable year by the sounds. Sallyann .

  28. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

    Hi Toni

    I’ve held a few back. I’ve got some around intimate relationships seeing as I’m single and would ideally like not to be. I’ve also got some around finances because I don’t earn enough and earning more would give me a lot more options in many areas of my life. Also, I decided to take my music and do a separate set for that too. I only did that one tonight but I know what I want, I just don’t necessarily know how to make those ones happen.

    I’m glad my enthusiasm comes across. When I read it back it did sound exciting to me, which is a good sign.

    I’m glad you’ve identified your job and where you live as things to look at. Both important areas.

    By disconnected, do you mean from other people, or do you mean it in a different way?

    Your birthday idea sounds great. It’s good to mark big birthdays like that. You’re only 21 once after all.

    There’s a guy in Liverpool who does Laughter Yoga but very rarely. I saw something about LY on TV and it was great. People just laughing their heads off basically. I hope the local lad puts more events on.

    Bhangra dancing I saw in a program called The Family, a fly on the wall show. The family were an Asian family and the eldest lad went to these bhangra dance nights that looked fab. I’d love to do it so if you find any let me know. I haven’t yet, locally anyhow.

    Al

  29. Sallyann - January 5, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

    Al Yes I do live in Liverpool I live in Aigburth and occasionally have come across a fox briefly as I have cyxled home through the park. I’ve never been lucky enough to see one on a morning or evening run and never had one’s company before. I may take in Cressington or Grassendale but if they are hard core foxes there they may not entertain me but worth a try thabks for the tip. Sallyann

  30. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    Hi Sallyann

    Thanks for that lovely, supportive message.

    I’m going to write them on A4 sheets of paper and blue tack my 2014 plans onto my bedroom wall so they stay in view rather than hidden away in a book.

    Al

  31. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

    Hi Sallyann

    If you’re in Aigburth then you’re nice and close to Grassendale. Go around there and you’ll see them. They’re all out chewing gum and causing trouble.

    Al

  32. Sallyann - January 5, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

    Mick The veg box is great if you don’t get round to painting it then it will look rustic and the veg will provide the colour. If you do get to paint it then that makes your boxpart of the colour. Win win I say. Sallyann

  33. Toni - January 5, 2014 @ 10:55 pm

    Sallyann Ive been to Sefton Park for dawn and see foxes there good for running too ;-)

    Mick veg box great, I quite like the rustic but also like Sallyann’s idea of painting to offset the colour of the veg – both make great images rustic or more or contrasting colours. Being a libran and an ex union rep I can debate both for ages !! ;-)

    Disconnected – not from people more from myself a sort of crossroads feeling which way will I go – sure I will soon connect. I also think its just good to ‘be’ Ive always been driven and its sometimes good just to kick back and ‘be’ if that makes sense.

    Al – your plans for your year inspire me to aim higher, I let you know if I find anything on the LY or the dancing – laughter, music, dancing all good for the soul in my book ;-)

    NIght night all – here is to a fantastic 2014 its here. x

  34. Toni - January 5, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

    Al – of course 21 again !! ;-)

  35. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    I love the idea of the veg providing the colour!

  36. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 11:16 pm

    Toni

    Listen to this (there’s a play button that you click on without having to pay) It’s about being at a crossroads. An old one of mine.

    http://parrysongs.co.uk/go/store/download-todays-just-yesterday/

    I agree it’s good to rest and be. That’s on my list too.

    I’m glad my plans inspire you. It’s good to share this stuff isn’t it. Yes let me know and I’ll do the same.

    Al

  37. Toni - January 5, 2014 @ 11:37 pm

    Love it – Do it Now – Try it Now – the future is yours to mould it :-) Inspiring again.

    Take care t

  38. alunparry - January 5, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

    Thanks Toni :-)

    Glad you liked it.

    Al

  39. alunparry - January 6, 2014 @ 9:05 am

    Hey everyone, my graphics tablet just arrived!!!! :D

    It’s a beautiful thing.

    I’ll send you something I drew later on today :-)

    Eeeek. I’m very excited.

    Al 8-)

  40. Sallyann - January 6, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    Fab. This will enable you to further work with your creativity which sounds like it gives you a great buzz. Look forward to seeing some of your drawings. Sallyann

  41. alunparry - January 6, 2014 @ 9:53 pm

    Hi Sallyann

    The bad news is that I don’t like my graphics tablet. It’s not going to fit my needs.

    However, I did try out a Samsung Note 10 today with stylus and it was fantabulous. Everything I need. Pricey mind you, but it would be an iPad clone too (he says persuading himself).

    I think it’s about £300 which, granted, I don’t have. At the moment that is. But I might just get one anyhow. I just haven’t figured out how.

    Al

  42. Sallyann - January 6, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    Al. That’s a shame it’s not right for you after the excitement of the possibilities that it would have appeared to provide. But good that you found that out right away and can send it back. Oh sounds like some tough decisions coming up purchase wise. Is it something that you could wait and see what unfolds over the next few months whilst you work on other things? Here’s hoping you find a solution that is right for you. Sallyann

  43. alunparry - January 6, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    Can I send it back? It’s not broke, just not right for me.

    Al

  44. Sallyann - January 6, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

    Can you not? I’m not a techie but assumed if I isn’t what you want you could return within certain amount of days. Could you perhaps check with who you bought it from? Well worth checking it out I would think
    Sallyann

  45. Toni - January 6, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

    http://www.money.co.uk/article/1002440-your-refund-rights-explained.htm

    Al – sorry to hear that but Im sure you will get to what you want, Sallyann is right it is unusual for retailers not to give you a cooling off period in which you can return stuff – but best to get onto it quickly as clocks start ticking on these things. Ive put a link above which you may have to cut and paste as not sure I copied it correctly!!
    Good luck
    T ;-)

  46. alunparry - January 7, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    Ha! I checked the returns policy and I have 30 days. So I’m going to sort that this week and get my money back.

    Plus, brainwave!! I realise that I don’t need a Samsung Note 10. I have a Samsung S3 phone so I thought, can you get a stylus pen for that and draw on my phone.

    And you can. They’re about £10. What a saving! And I can do exactly what I wanted to do in the first place. Yay!

    As an example, I drew this on my phone last night with my finger :-)

    http://parrysongs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/1506214_10152193232576495_137280001_o.jpg

  47. Sallyann - February 4, 2014 @ 10:17 pm

    Saw an advert today in News From Nowhere for Laughter Yoga workshops held at The Brink. Apologies didn’t take details but it was I think for sometime in February.

  48. alunparry - February 6, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

    Hi Sallyann

    I saw this advertised in the Egg too. It’s at The Brink on the 15th Feb. But I’ll be on my way to entertain the campaigners in Chesterfield that day so I’ll miss it.

    Al

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