Monday, 12 March 2012

New Year's Resolutions - A Revisit

At the start of the year I wrote a bloglet about my resolutions for 2012. Seeing as we're now sort of half way through March (is anyone else concerned about how quickly those 2.5 months went?) I thought it would be a good idea to have a quick catch up of how things are going.

1. Keep a weekly blog
I think I've managed to keep this up so far. Let me check ... bear with me a minute.

Ok, so there has been one occasion when it's been twelve days between bloglets HOWEVER, according to what I actually wrote in my new year's resolutions bloglet:

"I want to be able to look back at 2012 and see that I have added a new blog entry at least 52 times."

I'm still ok, or at least still on track. I reckon we're now in week 11 of the year (possibly 12 if you go from Sunday to Sunday) and I have posted 15 bloglets. *Mini victory dance*
What I'm now worried about is coming up with bloglet topics that are interesting and that you want to read. If there's anything specific that you want me to write about, then just say so in comments and I'll see if I can give it a go.
Otherwise you might end up with a Latin version of It's All Greek To Me.
Yes, I am threatening you with another etymological bloglet.

2. Learn 12 new songs on the ukulele
*awkward silence*

I've learnt one new song since the start of the year. Poor effort, I know. As punishment (probably both to myself and anyone who watches it) I filmed myself playing the chorus. It's not the whole song for two reasons:
1. I can just about get through the chorus without messing up.
2. I don't want to damage your ears.

Please excuse the complete fail of a first note.
Please also excuse the fact that you have to go all the way to YouTube to view this video. There were issues and tissues with me uploading it directly into here.

Grover Sings

3. Learn how to knit
*even awkwarder silence*

I can do a few stitches. Stocking stitch may be one of them ... moss stitch is possibly another. I am worse than useless at remembering the names. For my birthday last month I received a 'Knit a Friend' kit (insert joke about me having to knit someone to be friends with me) and so far I have approximately one hundredth of a knitted friend.
To be honest that's probably a rather generous approximation.
In my defence, both my mum and sister have said that the wool provided in the kit is difficult to knit with, so the lack of knitted friend isn't totally my fault. It's mostly my fault but knitting's so dagnabitly (yes, that's a word) hard!

So, in conclusion, I'm not completely failing to adhere to my new year's resolutions but if I'm honest, I could probably try harder. I'll write another update in a few months' time and see if I'm doing any better.

Someone give me a poke around May/June time, will you? In the meantime I want to hear how your resolutions are going!


  1. So we get to submit blog topic requests!?!? This could be fun! How about anything very British? Don't ask me what that might be, since I'm not, but it sounds really cool.

    1. Yep, blog topic requests would be gratefully received! Something very British? Let me give that some thought and see if I can come up with something ...