My One and Only Resolution? Have a Cracker of a Year!!!

Happy New Year folks!

After a chaotic Christmas period and just a few public holidays to recover, we have entered the New Year reinvigorated and ready to serve!

Like most, I have spent some time over the holidays enjoying my family and reflecting on the year that has gone; all the wonderful memories that have been made and the opportunities I have been afforded. But unlike the vast majority of people out there according to Neilsen, I don’t do New Years resolutions… you?

Don’t get me wrong, I think any reinvigorated energy or motivation to do something should be encouraged, and I hate it when I see people delight in pulling others (and their goals) down. It’s just that I find my motivation comes more spontaneously, and that I have more success in following my own instincts rather than trying to force it on to a particular time of year. And whilst I do not start the year with resolutions, I like a fresh start, and a blank calendar as much as the next person!
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The cynic in me thinks that the vast majority of these plans will fail or be forgotten early on in the year. Many of those new gym memberships will remain unused, we’ll get half way through the cleanse/detox before hoovering an upsized value meal in the car in secret, and that savings plan will get off to a flying start, but we’ll probably have to dip into it by the end of the month. And that is because I could never really stick to the resolutions I forced upon myself at the start of the year but I salute all that continue to try. Life is too short to beat up on yourself for trying something, even if you fail on some level….dust yourself off and try again.

Young woman running, Sweden.
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Now, you don’t have to be a statistician to take a guess at some of the most popular resolutions. Ideals like ‘Getting in Shape’, or ‘Losing weight’ quickly spring to mind. But what about ‘Enrol in a new course’ or ‘Find dream Job’?

Neilsen published these top 10 resolutions for 2015 and something tells me that many of these ideals will pop up on peoples lists everywhere again this year, and for many years to come for that matter.


Stay fit and healthy 37%
Lose weight 32%
Enjoy life to the fullest 28%
Spend less, save more 25%
Spend more time with family and friends 19%
Get organized 18%
Will not make any resolutions 16%
Learn something new/new hobby 14%
Travel more 14%
Read more 12%
Source: Nielsen
Spending time with family and friends still ranks well on people’s to do list. Image: I heart intelligence

Have you made any resolutions or are you in the approximately 20% of us who make no resolutions at all?

Florist With Flowers always strives to serve our customers to the best of our ability, and 2016 is no different. After being nominated for the local Business awards last year we missed out on the coveted title, but we will try again! We thank all our customers for their patronage and your loyalty, and for your nominations. Each and every wedding that is entrusted to us will be handled with the utmost care and consideration to make sure that we help create your dream day. Corporate functions or event flowers, special occasion orders, or even your flowers for the house will be lovingly created again in 2016.

So whilst i am not in the business of making resolutions, I am happy to make one, I’m making 2016 a cracker of a year!

Looking forward to another fun filled, challenging and creative year,

Fwf x

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