As 2012 draws to a close and 2013 creeps tantalizingly nearer, I will leave you with a final poem from Read Me and Laugh (edited by Gaby Morgan) about a topic that causes much angst at the turn of the year:
‘New Year Resolution’ (by Steve Turner)
It was January the 1st
I turned over a new leaf
It was clean on the top side
But had bugs underneath.
This says it all really: behind every good resolution is a creepy crawly waiting to get us. It is also quite an evocative image to any gardener, conjuring up visions of pesky greenfly.
I have yet to make any resolutions although I have signed up for a new course so I suppose that counts in my favour. I usually try to come up with a book challenge, but as I still have to finish my Landing Eight selection I may have to shelve (ha, ha) that idea for a while.
Meanwhile, if any readers would like to let me know about their reading resolutions, please drop a line in the comment box.
Wishing all of my blog and Twitter followers and anyone else who stumbles into The Landing Bookshelves: