And so with a mix of anticipation, wind and excitement, I plunge headfirst into 2011. How on earth can last year be topped? Scoring a century; graduating with an MA; being diagnosed diabetic; losing all my main crop to blight; being responsible for the Glover household getting in most national newspapers…..it had the lot.
So here are my resolutions* which I have pinned up on the noticeboard and intend to honour until the end of January at least.
I promise to keep buying newspapers.
I will not pay a subscription for a newspaper’s web content
I will continue to resist Apple’s quest for world domination
I will not buy one of Gregg’s delicious sausage rolls every time I walk past one of their shops
I will be civil to call centre staff in Delhi
I will try to keep drinking green tea even though it is revolting
I will be a good husband and father
Oh yes, and I will do my best to keep the family out of the tabloids.
Think that’s covered all bases.
*subject to revision, often at short notice.