Tuesday, 30 December 2008

New Year Resolutions? and some new year plans

I don't actually do New Year resolutions, I never have, I think they are a total waste of time! I gave up smoking a couple of years ago, but not at new year - I did that in February (still going well). I tend to do things when I want to rather than on some society imposed day. I know that a lot of people will have resolutions, but I wonder how many of them will carry them out?

I do, of course have things that I will be doing in the new year (not least of which is looking for a new job!). For instance, in January I have got a week in Paris - three teachers (me and two others) are taking a group of kids on a trip to EuroDisney to study maths! Good eh! It'll be cold, but I am looking forward to that. Then in February I am going to a teacher recruitment fair in London. Mrs DB is coming with me to that so we will have a weekend away (you never know we might win the lottery whilst we are there). Added to that I have an application in for a school in Hong Kong and I will be applying later today to a school in Shangai. Things are really quite exciting!

And what about New Year's Eve, I hear you ask. I'm not really a New Year's Eve type of person - we are going out, we are going to spend NYE with our friends Ted and Alice (and lots of other people), but to be honest I don't care about it and, if we weren't going out I wouldn't be bothered staying up until midnight.

Other than all that, the only thing I want to do is continue with the diet. Mrs DB and I went on the Atkins diet a few weeks ago and the weight was going down quite well. I lapsed a bit over Christmas - had a lot of carbs and the weight went back on. So I shall be cutting the carbs out in order to get rid of a few kilo's - I only want to lose 4 or 5 kilo's and then get my weight steady, it isn't that much but it will make a difference to me and the way I feel so I will be a bit more strict with myself in the new year - but that isn't a resolution!


john.g. said...

Good luck to you both!

A Happy New Year to you!

Seabee said...

Good luck with the job hunt and the diet - I need to do the latter too!

(PS. Worrying word verification on this - "manlov" )

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Jayne said...

Happy New Year to you & the Missus :-) Best of luck with the job hunt - I'm sure you'll be snapped up pretty quick!

CaliforniaKat said...

I'm like you. I believe every minute of every day is a good time to change and do something new; to heck with the New Year's resolutions.

Sounds like you're going to be busy, and looking forward to hearing about anything you choose to share about your trips. Paris will be freakin' cold, but hey it's still Paris. And I have no doubt someone will snap you up right quick.

Happy 2009 (I hope)

CaliforniaKat said...

Wow, I just realized that Jane and I are on the same wavelength; no wonder I think she's the bomb. Shame on me for not reading others' comments first.