I never really bother with New Year's Resolutions as they've always seemed an easy and somewhat contrived way to set oneself up for failure during one of the gloomiest and most depressing times of the year. However, after seeing some discussion on Twitter concerning resolutions that were less new-beginning/self-improving - the sort that could be broken almost as soon as they'd been set, versus more bucket-list style ones to be achieved, I decided to set some personal goals (with varying degrees of frivolity) that would be enjoyable to tick-off over the next 12 months.
Oh and not being a stickler for the New Year, new beginning, strike of midnight thingy I see no problem in setting them on January 6th.
PERSONAL: cook for friends more often (and ease-up about the whole 'hosting' thing)
WORK: get a job (ok this one is fairly heavy-duty but it's always been the plan for around now)
FAMILY: go 10 pin bowling regularly together (big hit with both boys at Christmas)
ART/CRAFT: crochet a granny square
MENTAL: finally read The Secret History by Donna Tartt
PHYSICAL/HEALTH: do some running
FOOD/NUTRITION: make a chiffon cake and/or a Genoese sponge
OTHER: add another jug to my 'things with spouts'* collection
*My fledgling jug collection has been recategorised as a 'things with spouts' collection on the addition of this beautiful Cornishware coffee pot courtesy of Lynne. It was sat upon Lynne's new bureau in the antique shop window and I owe her big time for it :)