Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017 Resolutions

1 – Read a book a month – my commute is filled with podcasts, and while I read at home (usually old copies of the Guardian Weekend magazine) I’ve been bought many books in the past year for Christmas and birthday that I am yet to pick up. So first is to get through one book a month – Tim Dowling and Hadley Freeman’s excellent columns will have to wait.


2 – Listen to a new album a week – Vicky and I have become buyers of vinyl, and just this week picked up the recent releases by Public Sector Broadcasting, Metallica and Radiohead. However we rarely listen to these. So in 2017 I/we will listen to one of these masterpieces a week.


3 – Listen to a new band a week – I’ve read so much about bands like The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Cabbage (mainly because of this but rarely hear their music, so in 2017 I’ll make the effort to listen to the hype so all recommendations are welcome.


4 – Probably try and exercise more, especially as I turned 40 last year and I’ve run 2 half marathons in the past five years. Knowing I can do it and actually doing it are not that far apart.slide-13-1024