How many people still make New Year's resolutions ? Christmas and the New Year came and went very rapidly in this household it seems catching me off guard, fat bellied a bit overhung and well out of touch with world events. I realised this morning, as I pondered the world over my opening daily cuppa that no resolutions have yet been made. Is it too late now as we are a few days into january ? have I blown it ? would resolutions be valid now i've missed the boat ? I am it seems, resolution-less. Too late or not I will make an attempt at least but the lure of the chip or the temptation of the profiterolle will no doubt cut my over realistic ambitions down to size as usual....
What chance of peace to the world ? Not much when we consider that there are about three dozen wars or conflicts currrently killing off people somewhere in the world. Topping the world list is the Syrian civil war which is said to have claimed over 75000 lives last year. So, not much hope for world peace then.
Fame and fortune ? "This time next year we will be millionaires Rodders" If only Del Boy really meant that ! 'Just' half a million would be nice, you know, enough to not have to worry about paying those darned bills or indulging in a slice of that delicious filet de boeuf (Limousin of course !) now and then. Imagine getting rat arsed on more than 1€99 on a bottle of vino rosso from Lidl. Ooh, I just to taste the smooth fuity nuances of that unassuming but slightly presumptious 2011 Brouilly weighing in at about 7€ a bottle !
It's tricky to remain tolerant in these stressed out, high pressure times. Getting the bills paid is a big enough challenge but keeping the health in check, surviving CPAM visits or putting up with the neighbours dog barking et al takes some doing. Surviving even the shortest drive amongst the incompetance of many french road users is nigh on impossible without shouting some englash rant knowing full well the target for these anglo-saxon insults can't be understood by our french hosts. Remaining tolerant has to be the most difficult resolution to respect surely ?
Here is a belated list of my resolutions.
Lose enough weight to feel comfortable in my body and soul.
Do my bit for world peace by being nice to as many people as possible.
Put up with the imperfections of others and aaccept my faults.
That's it - easy peasy...