Despite cringing when I look at how long ago it is since I last blogged (I can only apologise for being such a slattern), I think it's important to start off a new year with a happy and positive attitude.
So, I'll make this post short but sweet and instead point you to the wise words of the scientists who looked at brain functions relating to addiction.
The Addictive Brain was the first of 13 programmes on BBC Radio Scotland in their Brainwaves series and you can catch it here on i-player.
I might be a little biased as I was one of the contributors, but my contribution was minimal to be honest and it's the science bit that's really interesting. If you're a fellow shopaholic, I'm not giving you this little gem as an excuse to say "We can't help it, we're just wired that way", but there appears to be an element of that and it explained a lot of my obsessive behaviours that my partner and I joke about ie. the nine massive, unopened and all different types of washing powder and liquids currently living in the cupboard in the kitchen, and next time I go shopping, I'll be sure to find another one that might, just might, do a slightly different thing to all of the others.
I might be a little bit crazy, but at least I'll always have clean clothes.