...more spectacular amaryllis flowers. This is 'Bolero', my first amaryllis of the winter; very pink and very lovely, and a perfect shade for toe-nails in summer 2009.
...painting my toe-nails similarly shocking colours when they come out of sock hibernation.
...knitting something other than socks. This is a definite as I have signed a contract to start writing a knitting book later in 2009.
...finishing the books I am writing: a book for Hodder and a quilting book for Anova (Collins & Brown).
...reading more 'domestic' literature using Nicola Beauman's brilliant book for guidance. I've been so busy with other things recently that I've missed true immersion and escapism in excellent writing.
...escaping into film, too. I have a large backlog of Cary Grant/Alfred Hitchcock/films noirs to watch again. Rear Window calls.
...looking through my study window in spring at the tulips we planted.
...planting more low-maintenance but beautiful plants. I feel 2009 will be the year of the hydrangea and the dogwood. Vibrant, wonderful habits, of interest most of the year.
...not competing with my new plants.
Happy New Year.