Time to make New Years' Resolutions? Probably so. I haven't done any as such, because like most people I don't end up keeping them, but as I think one should at least make some sort of effort, I have made some tentative plans. How they match up to the reality I'll maybe record on here as we go along. I've got off to a good start with an entry for the first day of the year, at any rate.
And so how was 2011? It's going to stick in my mind forever of course as the year my sister died, but then I didn't have any control over that. Of the things I did have a measure of control over, they went OK: not spectacularly well, but I avoided any major disasters. I learned a bit more Italian, reminisced a little bit, and wrote a little bit. I can't in all honesty say I achieved all that much, but then who can? I can't pinpoint anything I did in 2011 that I've really since regretted, so I guess that's something of an achievement in itself.
As for 2012, I vouch for one thing only. That this blog will be an Olympics-free zone!!