Happy New Year to all our family and friends, we wish you health weath and happiness in the coming year.
A new year is often a time of reflection for most of us. We look back on the year and decide if it was good or bad, happy or sad and then we turn to the coming year and make resolutions. We hope your 2012 was good and that you can hold onto your resolutions.
As we look back on 2012 it was a smashing year. Ok so I am fighting the Big C, but hey we are all fighting something or other and to be honest for a year which saw me have my second liver resection operation back in March, it really has been super and we haven’t allowed it to put a halt to the love and the fun in our lives. We have had some wonderful holidays and adventures. Three holidays to the south of France, long breaks in Florence and Edinburgh, trips to Le Mans for the Classic and Paris for the Motor Show, a weekend in London to charge about on the Thames in a DUKW and finally SilverBeast, a shiny new motor to round off the fun. Yep try as I might I just can’t feel sorry for myself just now.
Of course for me the journey through 2012 from the recovery after surgery to the joys at year end were made so much easier by the love shown me by the simply wonderful Mrs P. Her love, her fun, her loyalty, her care – all just brilliant. For 2013 I want to show her love and kindness every day, she deserves nothing less. However, I know my limits, I’m bound to mess up sometimes so I wanted to show her my love more tangibly, so for her birthday on Christmas Day I surprised her with a diamond and sapphire ring. So for me it is a special ring to show her that I know how marvellous she is and how much she means to me.
So on reflection 2012 was a good year.
So what of 2013? Well there is uncertainty of course – there will be another scan in March, the phoney war might become a full blown war. But it might not – we don’t know – so mean time we’ll just get on with it set some goals and tick them off.
First, the effort. The old waist is too big, it will have to shrink, so not a diet but a moderation of portions, a bit more of an active life, running up stairs not walking, climbing the Malverns more often.
Secondly, the aspiration. My dad was a Gentleman and this is the year for stepping up to the mark.
Ermm… ok so this one is hard, but if you don’t have a target, then your aim could go anywhere.
Thirdly, the fun. Let’s get to the other side of that scan and then let’s retrace the route of the Mille Miglia. It’s the best basis we can think of for a road trip around Italy.
So there you have it, my hopes and dreams laid bare, so make some resolutions and have some dreams of your own and once again have a brilliant 2013!
Love Beastie and Peanut xx