When I heard my client say along the lines “I’ve given myself permission to watch a bit more TV” it struck me.

That’s exactly what I wanted to do.  

I’ve been very strict with myself for years about if, when, how, what I watch on TV.  Rarely turning the TV on from Monday to Friday.

Reading, chatting to friends, hosting groups, Spa nights etc, early-to-bed nights.

TV just felt ‘wrong’ during the week.  

Often not even watching anything on the weekends either.

I’m not sharing this to impress you in any way but more to encourage you to look at where you might be denying yourself something which, in truth, you actually want to do.

So, over the festive time, I decided to give myself permission to watch a bit more TV.  

We had a house full at times over Christmas (8 adults, 5 dogs on the actual day) so it was busy.  My dear sis and her man stayed for nearly 3 weeks which was lovely and, again, busy!

Snowy, my husband, has always been an advocate in being able to “relax and file the day” with a bit of TV (his normally involve cars, motorbikes or all things petrol). 🥴

I’ve enjoyed watching programmes like Lessons in Chemistry (my fave book of 2023) and a few fluffy films (Love Actually) etc.  It’s kind of a permission thing I’ve found.  Giving myself permission.

For 2024 I’ve evolved – as we all do, all the time – my thinking about if or how I watch TV more, what I say Yes & No to, how I best use my energy and that’s an evolution too.  

I’m different from early 2023.  We all are.  The key is to ask yourself questions about how and why.


  • What might you give yourself permission to do more of which pleases you ?
  • How can you be kinder to yourself to achieve your 2024 goals (we think we have to be super-strict and yet we often crash and burn if we’re too tough on ourselves)
  • If you tweaked your New Year ‘resolutions’ and turned them into ‘evolutions’ about yourself, what might you do more or or less of?

A final word on the matter…


 “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year“. ~ Vern McLellan

 And in other news…


Douglas Puppyhound turned 3 this week. Crikey.  What a rock and rollercoaster time it was having a puppy AND he’s such a lovely (big) hound now.  He keeps Jeffrey, our older and smaller hound, young as they roar around the gardens together!

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