Looking Forward to 2012

Rather than reflecting much on the past year, my mind is already reaching ahead, excited by the possibilities that 2012 holds. Here are a few things I plan to do in the coming months.

1. Complete unfinished projects and start some new ones. Last year, I concentrated on getting better at knitting (i.e. being able to knit at all). This year, I’d love to develop my embroidery skills.

2. Go to the theatre. I particularly want to see this and this. A real highlight of 2011 was seeing Richard III at the Old Vic – a truly fabulous production (if you are in New York, you have the chance to see it here from January 2012  – do go, Kevin Spacey’s performance is quite awe-inspiring).

3. Visit some new-to-me restaurants and cafes. Described as a ‘kind of Jewish deli with cocktails,’ Mishkin’s sounds like my kind of place. A Moroccan afternoon tea might be rather fun, and the cakes here and here certainly sound worth sampling.

4. Work my way through my TBR pile which includes: Bleak House (2012 marks the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth so I feel now is a good opportunity to read more of his novels); For Whom the Bell Tolls; Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Greenbanks. These should keep me going on my daily London overground commute to work.

David Hockney, 'Woldgate Woods, 21, 23 & 29 November 2006', 2006. Oil on 6 canvases. 182 x 366 cm. Courtesy of the Artist. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

5. See some art. I am particularly looking forward to the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Well, it seems to me that if all goes to plan 2012 should be off to a pretty good start!

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2 thoughts on “Looking Forward to 2012

  1. I am on a Dickensian mission this year too. Bleak House is great, have you seen the adaptation with Gillian Anderson and Anna Maxwell Martin? It’s very good.

    I am also looking forward to Hockney. Apart from the amazing art aspect the colours will be very welcome in this gloomy winter!

    • I did see the adaptation and loved it. Am really looking forward to reading the novel. You’re right, some bright colours would be very welcome in this grey and white weather!

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