Friday, July 16, 2010


The year has hit the half way mark and I thought this might be a good time to review the progress made towards my new year’s resolutions.
Surprisingly enough, there is progress to be reviewed.
So far this year I’ve managed to see seasons 1, 2 & 3 of The Tudors in their entirety. Likewise I’ve watched all three series of Primeval completely. I’m part way through the first series of Dead Like Me and I’ve even managed to see a couple of movies I missed at the cinema (though let’s face it I miss most movies at the cinema).
I’m slowly working my way through my cd collection. And while there have been a couple of OMG what was I thinking (All Saints-really?) there has been much more rediscovery of old favourites (Eva Cassidy and Bryan Ferry).
I’m making inroads on my library list, even though said list is growing faster than I can keep up with. I’ve also finished off an anthology I’ve had sitting around partly read for 10 years, yes, that’s right ten years and now I’m working my way through another partially read collection. While I haven’t yet finished any particular series I am working my way towards the end of a couple and following up on trying new authors that have been recommended to me.
Attempting new recipes hasn’t happened so much as trying new recipes of old favourites. Not surprisingly we tend to prefer our version rather than the newer ones. But I have had a go at a couple of new recipes that worked well and I still intend to try my hand at others as the year wears on.
I’ve not made the progress on craft projects that I would have hoped for, arthritic fingers keep my knitting to snails pace and prevent me from doing any cross stitch or tapestry at all. Hopefully when things improve (which they do on occasion) I will be able to get back into things.
And finally, I’ve made a concerted effort to wear more of my wardrobe. It’s actually been a bit of fun. Old clothes are just like new ones if they haven’t seen the light of day for a couple of years.
So forward ho, into the rest of the year.