“A big tick for the first week of 2018”

Despite experiencing weather colder than I have ever imagined was possible and recovering from a horrific bout of Montezumas revenge I’ll give a big tick for the first week of 2018. So far, so good!

It is safe to say for those that know me (and even those that don’t) that I spent the last few days of 2017 in my version of heaven on earth. Just give me sunshine, the ocean, a pinà colada and a good book and I’m “pig in mud” happy to quote my Mark Bonenti. My vacation in paradise was not only a fantastic opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation but a chance to reflect on the year – I took some serious “me” time to catch my breath and gather my thoughts for the year ahead. This involved beach walks, yoga, great food, reading and even a questionable yet enjoyable massage at the resort spa. It was the perfect getaway to recharge my batteries!

Returning to my cosy upper west side apartment was a bit of a shock to the system with the frigid temperatures freezing the city, however it has been a great New York week. I find January in the city is a fantastic time to nestle in and keep low key – a great time to Netflix, seamless and chill!

Returning to Dance this week was fantastic as all the dancers are focused and gearing up for the first competitions of the year – exciting times in all studios throughout the city. We were blessed with a magical snow day. I’m sure most New Yorkers would disagree with my use of the word “magic” but for me not growing up with snowfall I still get a thrill when I see snow. My favorite part is looking at it in the tree branches- it is so picturesque and like a scene from a movie I could only dream about back in my warm winters on the Gold Coast.

To complete the week my best friend gave birth to the most perfect baby boy. It really has been a fantastic start to the year full of love, hope and warmth (in the heart not outside!) Cheers to week one of 2018! You go alright!

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