Monday, January 21, 2013

10 Things to Do in January

Happy January, guys! We hope your 2013 is going fantastically thus far. Here's our list of 10 suggestions for the month - hope you enjoy :-)

1. Celebrate New Year's Day

Embrace 2013 with gusto by braving the elements, whether you go for a bracing Polar Bear Swim or a cobweb-clearing winter walk.

2. Make a List of New Year's Resolutions

Yes, it's a cliche, but there is something so satisfying about starting off the New Year afresh with a batch of resolutions. (And, even if you've already fallen off the wagon, you can always "re-start" them on Chinese New Year in February ;-)

3. De-Christmas the House

There's nothing so depressing as seeing remnants of Christmas well into January, so make sure that every last strand of tinsel and chocolate santa is well and truly gone so you can move on with 2013.

4. Clean Out Your Fridge

On a similar note, now's the time to thoroughly clean out your fridge and toss out anything with a 2012 expiry date (because eating food that went off last year sure ain't good).

5. Take Up a Hobby

January is apparently National Hobby Month, so why not try your hand at something you've always had an interest in? Now's the time!

6. Have a Duvet Day

Whether you have a legitimate reason (ie. the flu!) or not, everyone deserves a Duvet Day at some point in January. A Duvet Day, for the uninitiated, is a day in which you pretty much stay in bed all day, armed with a stack of books, magazines, DVDs, snacks, etc, etc. The perfect way to while away a dreary winter's day!

7. Watch the Golden Globes

Sunday the 13th was the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards; we hope you enjoyed the 3+ hours of escapism!

8. Watch the Presidential Inauguration

Tune in to see Obama's second inauguration on the 21st - those Americans sure know how to put on a show!

9. Observe National Compliment Day

Were you aware that there's such a thing as National Compliment Day, and that this year it's celebrated on the 24th of January? Nope, neither were we til now, but it's a holiday we can get behind. Brighten your day and others' by dishing out compliments to all you meet.

10. Celebrate Australia Day

Why the hell not?! Even if, like us, you have absolutely zero connection with the Land Down Under, you can still pay a subtle nod to the day (26th January) by watching Summer Heights High...or listening to Kylie Minogue...or eating a Vegemite sandwich. You get the idea!


  1. Thank you for your comment!
    Lovely post this one!
    You have a new follower over here! :D

    xx, A!

  2. Aww thank you! Followed right back :-)
    Ali xo

  3. what a great list!
    thanks for sharing this along with lovely photos.. it was a delight to read!

    i just love your super awesome blog!

    happy weekend~

  4. De-Christmassing the house is my LEAST favorite part of January!

  5. Haha so funny. Yes de-christmassing is my least favourite thing to do and it took me a good two weeks this time around!

    Alexandra xo

  6. Reading your '10 Things To Do In January' made me realize how time flies! Now that February is almost here, the only thing I've successfully achieved is de-Christmassing the house! LOVE YOUR CLASSY BLOG. Keep thrilling us!
    Patricia x0x