I don't do New Year Resolutions, but pinning up a new calendar seems to generate a bit of reflection automatically. The first few days of the new year always find me doing a bit of summing up - school report time. What were the high points of last year? What didn’t go so well? What do I need to do better?
|Walking the dog at Peralta|
a lovely review of it on Amazon by Sandra Horn.
Best bits of 2013? Visiting my daughter in New Zealand in January.
Spending a week at an eco-writers’ retreat in the wilds of Northern Scotland, where I made so many new friends.
The birth of Lydia-Maya in October.
And publishing Norman Nicholson: The Whispering Poet.
Thoughts for 2014? Write more poetry. Finish the collection of Italian short stories I’m working on. Find the money to go to Canada to finish the research into the islands of the Haida Gwaii. Oh, and eat less chocolate, drink less wine and exercise more. And because I don't do New Year Resolutions, I don't have to feel guilty if I don't manage any of them!