More or Less – Starting with a New Year’s Day walk
I’m not a big one for making New Year’s resolutions. It is partly the setting yourself up to fail, and partly the not wanting to conform to convention. I have however decided to at least try doing some things a little more, and some things a little less.
On the little more side, I am hoping to do a little more walking and a little more photography. The headline picture is sort of starting how I mean to go on – a New Year’s Day walk through my local area, pastSt Mary’s Church in Little Parndon and past Parndon Mill for a walk down the river. Actually my wifde an I have been doing a little more exploring of our local woodland and green spaces – which lead to the discover of three wonderful carved Totems in Oak Wood less than a mile from our house. I’ve set up a Flikr account where I will me adding more of my photos from my collection and from my rambling (in the physical rather than them verbal sence!). Some are below.
On the political front, inspired by the Local Government Association’s Leadership Academy, which I am 2/3rds of the way through, I am going to attempt to be a little less critical, and a little more supportive being proactive, filling the holes, and offering solutions – in short a little more leading by example. The first bit (being less critical) is going to be the trickiest bit – suffering fools gladly is not one of my strengths. Will have to see how this goes!
Coupled with the more walking there is going to be a little less eating and drinking, a little more healthy choice in what I eat. While not exactly a diet, it will hopefully result in a little less of me!