Exercise, eating right, enough sleep. Oh and maybe throw in the inevitable “list” that comes about when a new year is born. I don’t think much of new year resolutions but welcome the idea of attainable goals to make the most of the next 365 days. As Harvie Krumpet would say, “Fakt 1034: Life is like a cigarette, smoke it to the butt”. With 2 high-energy dogs and a garden to maintain, I do not need a lot to keep busy.
- #1 Read a new book every month, 4 of which must be in italian.
- #2 Spend less time on the internet (so that I can finish reading that book).
- #3 Finish my list of 100 Ways to Celebrate Italy (12 more to go!)
Regarding this month, it has been the warmest that we have ever had in the chestnut forest. January is typically very cold, with snow, and dull. It is also the time for filling up on northern italian comfort dishes, not stripping down to your tshirt because it’s 20°C/68°F on a walk with the dynamic duo and you forgot the water bottle. Today it felt like early summer and the primulas are already in bloom. A good sign for things to come? Apparently it put someone in the mood for a little new year graffiti.