Somewhat later than is my normal practice, it’s time to compare my resolutions for 2011 against what actually happened during the first six months:-

  • To get to see Arsenal play at least once this year – UNLIKELY – what with the economy and all. And I have developed a severe allergic reaction to airports over the years, which means I try not to spend any time in airports if I’m not contractually obliged to. Having said that, we went to NYC in May which was most enjoyable…
  • To visit a country I’ve never been to before – POSSIBLE – I’m being lined up for a few trips to Europe in the autumn/winter, but the chances are those trips will be to locations I’ve already visited. But YOU NEVER KNOW…;-)
  • To start cycling again as soon as the weather improves – SOME PROGRESS – got off to a good start in the spring and I think I went on at least four consecutive Sundays up to Portumna Forest Park. But then I was “required” to watch a lot of rugby matches around April and May and that screwed things up for me. Then the weather disimproved and the notion of cycling around a forest in the pissings of rain did not appeal to me, to be honest. But I think I might get cracking on this again. Perhaps even locally…
  • To generally get the oul‘ bod a bit more together – HMMMM – see above, plus I have been doing a bit of walking, but not so’s you’d notice if you saw me. “Must try harder”…
  • To start doing a bit of handiwork around the house – SUCCESS– not a “wild” success, mind, but I did paint a bedroom, sorted out me gas BBQ (at long last) and did a variety of other little project-ettes. Some done, more to do…
  • To get back into doing a bit of picture painting (I kid you not…) – FAIL – too many other things to do, unfortunately…
  • To have a better year at work this year than I had last year – PRETTY SUCCESSFUL – everything was OK up to about a month ago, when it seems my mojo went walkabout on me. Things have picked up a bit in recent days, so we travel in hope.
  • To see friends more – HMMMM – some success, some failure. Must try harder…
  • Not to volunteer to do anything for anyone under any circumstance – HMMMM – volunteered more than I should’ve, but no-one took up the offers, so that’s OK then, innit…?
  • To stop wrecking me own head – WORK IN PROGRESS

My, that was fun, wasn’t it? We really should do this again some time…

Regards,

djp

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