I believe it was sometime in the middle of the night that the new year arrived with us all, probably 12 o'clock but I can't be completely sure on that so I'm afraid you'll need to check for yourselves. Whatever time it was, this of course meant that the last one had to be pushed out of the way and left behind, consigned to the history books, the internet and our memories. But how will you remember 2015 and how long did those new years resolutions last; if you can still remember what they were? Speaking for myself, my 2015 resolutions were a total failure. I didn't manage to start smoking; mainly because the bloke in the cigarette shop asked for ID to prove I was over 21. Needless to say I didn't have any proof of age so I left the shop empty handed. As for eating more fatty foods, , , , well, that didn't really happen either.
Today, as I've just hinted, is the 1st of January so
I guess we shouldn't dwell on our past failures and disappointments because stretching ahead of us is an empty year, and the good new folks, is that we can fill it with almost anything we want. And on that note: to start our year we're having a walk at Thirlmere. First of all a walk along the west side of the reservoir to give Jennifer some exercise on her knee and then I'll have a walk up (and down) Raven Crag on my own.
You might be wondering if I have any new years resolutions for 2016, , , , actually, I can't imagine why you'd be wondering about that but I'm still going to tell you I don't have any this year. Perhaps I have a lack of imagination but I couldn't think of any new ones and I didn't see the point of recycling last years in case the guy in the shop remembered me and kicked me out again.