Having learnt from past experience , I'm not aiming too high this year . I've settled on three , at least two of which seem do-able .
1. Always eat off a pretty plate .
Grabbing a sandwich at work is uncommonly dreary , no matter how many carrot sticks or cherry tomatoes one tries to gussy it up with . But on an Art Deco plate , even cottage cheese looks cheerier
2. Exercise more .
I thought maybe we'd draw a veil over the Hips firm bit
and concentrate on the Raising arms sideways and Arms bent bits . Eminently do-able surely , with a bit of practice .
But now we get to the challenge .
3. Buy a dress .
I can't spend the rest of my life in jeans or the standard black trousers for best .
Actually , thinking about it , the last dress I bought for me may well have been on the same shopping trip that netted this little number for Barbie ..... mid-'90s , then .
Oh yes , And WEAR it .
Meanwhile last year's resolutions met with a varying degree of success . I did , for instance learn how to make a link .... and at least half of the ones I now post work !
So may we wish you a very happy , healthy and prosperous New Year and , whether you've made resolutions or not , every success in whatever you attempt , big or small .