Happy New Year everyone! Here at Pistachio we are now back in our respective offices in Marlow and Nottingham, and we are ready to take on 2018 at break-neck speed, are you with us?!

Perhaps you’re still polishing off the Christmas left-overs, hiding under the covers and putting off that back-to-work dread for as long as possible? We don’t blame you if you are! After all, not everywhere can be as cool a place to work as our weirdly wonderful creative agency, right?

Or maybe you’ve already grasped 2018 by the horns, forgoing a boozy NYE and starting the new year right with an 8am run and a spinach and banana smoothie? Fair play if you have, because waking up dribble-glued to the bathroom floor on the 1st Jan isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, believe me…

But whether you’re full of the January blues, or you’re trying your best to blast through the month with a can-do attitude, we thought we’d get the team here at Pistachio to share their New Year’s resolutions with you – just in case we can inspire you to put a smile on it and crack on with the year ahead…

Paul, Pistachio Director

“This year I’ve decided to make a real effort to take the time to do more things that I actually enjoy – starting with making my own wine… and if all else fails, at least I’ll enjoy drinking it…! I hope the Pistachio team realise that I’ll need some grape squelchers on the production line though 😉 ”

Marie, Pistachio Director

“My new year’s resolution is to drink plenty of water! It might be a bit of a cliché, but aside from the very sensible benefits of hydration that H20 offers…my thinking is that if I fill up on water then it might distract me from reaching for the carbs…wish me luck!!”

Emmy, Designer

“My goal for 2018 is to stay away from the baklava as it is one of my biggest weaknesses as a sugary treat! Even though it’s so delicious and helps me get through a cold English winter – I’ve got to stay strong for a healthier and fitter 2018! Plus, it tastes much better when I’m visiting home in Egypt anyway 🙂 ”

Ella, Account Manager

“As previously mentioned in my superb blog on my new year’s resolution – I will be focusing on getting bike-ride ready and über fit in preparation for the Pistachio to Pistachio charity bike ride in June. It’s a killer 130 miles so fingers crossed I’m going to be a lean, mean cycling machine in 2018!!”

Charlotte, Communications Manager

“My goal for 2018 is to find the time to read more, and by reading more, I mean reading more of the classics – think Oscar Wilde rather than ‘What type of bagel am I?’ on Buzzfeed, as I’ve decided that this year I would like to enrich my popular cultural references to something beyond the scope of the Kardashians and Justin Bieber’s Instagram. So, if you need me, I’ll be in the library…”

Rich, Designer

“For me, 2018 is all about productivity, so my new year’s resolution is to try and utilise my free time more effectively and focus on hitting all of my goals both at work and in my other hobbies, bring on 2018!”

Chris, Designer

“Everyone else’s resolutions are really good, so much so they’ve inspired me to drink lots of water whilst cycling around my fully operational, yet sugar free, vineyard, where I can productively turn the trees into books to add to my library of classic literature – happy new year everyone!”

So, there you have it, a glimpse into the ever-awe-inspiring minds of the Pistachio team. We hope you attack your resolutions, goals and aspirations for the year with as much determination, grit and enjoyment as we intend to – and if not? Well then 2019 is your year for sure…

Here’s to a happy and successful 2018!

Pssst. If you’re thinking of a re-brand, launching a new campaign or are looking to expand your communications output then get in touch with us today, we’d love to hear what you’ve got planned for 2018!