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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Giving you the boak on January 1st

Ok. This is going to be self indulgent and very boring. In fact, turn back and go no further. It is for me to look back on on my timeline (posted to facebook as well as here). So its not for you. It will make you sick in your mouth.

Look away!

Its for me. About me. Self congratulary and positive and all of those things people really dont want to read with a hangover or in a commuting carraige as the rain and wind beats off the train sides...

I am going to list barf making positive change. Now, there were lots of negatives to 2012, lots. I could go on about politics, Cameron, Clegg, Osborne, Swinson... All in some way making my year and many many peoples lives progressively worse. Though positively, the YES for Scotland campaign got off to a great start as did Acting Strange Theatre Company (Scotland)

New years resolutions. I don't normally do these. If I make changes, they usually come at the end of the school summer, though last year was a year of change in its entirety. I had lost 3 stone between Sept 2011 and January 2012, so health and fitness kind of started the year. In March, I started yoga. Shortly afterwards I decided to go the whole hog and become a vegetarian- and this was not only for health reasons, but moral, I suppose. I just dont think any more animals need to die for me! Sonya has been brilliant- she set up the yoga, and is fast becoming an expert-something I never will be! Sonya was way ahead with me with the vegetarian thing and the political thing at times!

I also started to cycle again after years of not getting on to a bike. The decisive factor in the diet and the cycling was when I perched on the bike in summer 2011 over 16 stones of huffing puffing fat balanced on two thin wheels... As i puffed past a shop window, I looked like a lollypop.  Again, I will probably never be a massive cyclist- but the fact I now cycle to work gives me great satisfaction.

In October; I gave up alcohol (not that I will never drink again- but I am taking a long break from it. Towards the end of the year, I started to go to the gym...

Hopefully all of these changes are permanent. But I am old enough to know that they might not be. But a year of change is a good start. I suppose.

Ok, resolutions. I want to finish the "novel" I started back in 2011... For my own satisfaction. It wont sell millions, but I would just like to be able to say, "that's complete."

I want to get fit and climb at least a Monroe and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland for the third time in my life. It's a place I love.

And in the next year, I want to share great times with positive people! I want to help make the "Yestival" a success. I want to help build Campsie Socialists...I want to write more scripts and build Acting Strange Theatre Company and ensure it becomes an integrated fixture at demonstrations in 2013!  I want to read tons more science fiction...

Anyway, sorry. Thats all about me. But what else is a facebook or blog for? ;-)

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