I haven't made a new year resolution since, oh, at least my thirties. It seemed, as my elder daughter said, that if you wanted to do something you would be doing it anyway.
However she then revealed that she has made a resolution this year. It is to cook something new every time she cooks. Not once a week, mark you, but every time! Although, as she doesn't cook every day, it is not as tiring as it sounds. Last week she told me she had stuck to it so far. I was impressed.
So today, disappointed by the lack of anything to show for my full retirement last year, I have resolved to write something every day. Either a post here, or a letter, or something for my weekly class.
Here's my first piece, and it reflects the jaded post-Christmas tensions in a household.
"Marriage is a scaffolding sustained by a complex web of mutual misunderstandings. If you press too hard, you risk pushing your foot through the gossamer floor."