I’ve been pondering the most suitable poem to open this year’s selection all month. January calls for inspiration, motivation to persevere with New Year’s Resolutions, hope and promise to see us through what is for many, the darkest month of the year. But I like January.Continue reading “Safe Sounds by Carol Ann Duffy”
Last week began with a bit of a false start, still sicky and sofa-bound with all the glamour of antibiotics and regular steaming sessions. By Thursday I was actually thrilled to be back on my feet and back to work, but those extra few days not leaving work in the dark or standing at bus stops in the rain did soften my already rather fluffy spot for the dreaded month of January. Continue reading “Five Things: In defence of January”
Every January my little sister and I set ourselves a competitive reading target for the year ahead. Last year we both overestimated ourselves a little, falling well short of the forty books we’d aimed for. This year we’ve settled on the (ever so slightly) more realistic target of 35.