Had a good 2016, did you? It was a bit… blimey… wasn’t it? Still, if 2016 achieved nothing else it did, very clearly, illustrate that there are people far worse off than you and I.
And so, my New Year’s resolution, for what it is worth, is to do less moaning on twitter and more helping in real life. The number of people who will need food banks is not going to go down in 2017, and I suspect the Red Cross, Red Crescent, Oxfam, etc etc are going to have a busy year too. In the back of my mind is a crazy plan to do the Rochdale half marathon in October, you know, for charity, but I may just stay fat and generously sponsor someone else instead. Who knows. We’ll have to wait and see.
Other things I would like to achieve in 2017 are learning to type properly and reading more books than I did last year. I’d like to have a go at cooking David Chang’s version of pork buns. I wouldn’t mind a weekend away or two. There’s this Guardians of the Galaxy film I could be persuaded to see once or twice.
And blogging… why not eh… why not indeed.