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.
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.
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!