It’s the time of year for good intentions, but given that all I really want is a quiet year, I’m not shooting for anything difficult.
- Make sourdough bread (the starter is already underway)
- Make lemon curd – inspired by this post from Dovegrey Reader
- Make croissants. Because really, how hard can they be?
- Revise my MPhil proposal for the OU (I checked with the tutor, and the OU are still interested; and today I got a Bodleian card so I can go back to the lovely, lovely Sackler Library and geek out with the Classics journals).
- Do more yoga. This is kind of a perennial aim, but I really can’t keep getting to the end of the year in such an exhausted, stressed state and then losing a week to illness.
- Read one Patrick O’Brian book every month
- Make at least one trip to the US
- Go to more plays. The Oxford Playhouse has a fair range of stuff showing and it’s possible to get very cheap tickets. I should take more of a punt than I do.
- Write more letters or postcards – which shouldn’t be hard given that I barely put pen to paper last year.
- Finish vol 3 of Proust.
- Do more walking.
- Eat more healthily. This isn’t too much of a deal, I just need to break the carbs habit again.
Ok, that’s enough. And I totally reserve the right to change, ignore or abandon this list at whim.