Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Has anyone made any interesting resolutions? Any resolutions broken yet?!

Last year Helen and I both gave up meat, and we're been vegetarians for a whole year now. I also gave up chocolate... and 365 days later I still haven't eaten any! Exactly how this is possible I do not know, but it has changed my understanding of the universe. So, this year I have resolved to quit biting my nails (!) and also to see in each new month with mini celebrations.

We saw in the new year with a budget bottle of bucks fizz. It was very nice indeed.

William barely made it into the kitchen before starting to eat his New Year's Day meal (his favorite pâté).

Helen and I had a wonderful Christmas. Helped along no doubt by the generous amount of snow this year. Helen is busy blogging photos from Christmas.

Today I promised GB I'd resume my weekly blogs... Let's see if I can manage the full 52 this year...(?)


  1. Firstly I hadn't realised that you had given up meat for a year. Well done. In New Zealand I eat more meat than I've ever done - vegetarians are almost as unusual here as in France. Well perhaps not quite that rare. My years of non-meat eating seem to be over although I generally don't cook meat for myself (except spag bol/lasagne of course!).

    As for New Year resolutions I haven't made one for so many years that I can't even recall what it might have been. Like presents I prefer them to be spontaneous.

    Good luck with the next 51 posts.

    I stopped bitingh my nails when I was 11 and Dorothy Speakman told me that they were horrible. It has been one of the most rewarding things I have achieved. You will really appreciate it when you get to the end of the year and can feel good about your nails. Apart from that it tells people too much about you when you bite your nails.

  2. I love the idea of starting each new month with a mini celebration. I'm going to pinch that one, thank you. I hadn't made any resolutions but I have now - I'm going to write one page of my book everday; I'm going for a walk every day that I am well enough - even if it is only to the shops.