Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year.

Most people fail in adhering to their stated New Year's resolutions. Studies have shown specifically, 22% fail after one week, 40% after one month, 50% after three months, 60% after six months, and 81% after twenty-four months
So let me try: Here are my 2013 New Year resolutions.

1.  Drink more water. I'm useless at staying hydrated, and the benefits of drinking plenty of fluids are well known. Drinking when out on Dartmoor even when its cold and raining is something I simply don't do 

2.  One of my New Year's resolutions is to not sit at the computer as much. I'll try to stand and type as well.

3.  Eat more local. I am ashamed to say I have eaten at just two Dartmoor Eateries, and supped at just one Dartmoor Inn in the last 12 months. Shame! Though as a vegetarian, I'd welcome any recommended spots to eat!

4.  Get out on the Moor more often. I have spent less time on Dartmoor in the past year than at any point in the last 5 years. Time for that trend to stop.

5.  A gathering at Fur Tor (North) this New Years Day appears cancelled – almost certainly a victim of the torrential rainfall coming at the end of one of the wettest years on record. The more distant and lofty peaks, outcrops and points must feature higher up my walk schedule, after my most recent jaunts have tended to be within spitting disance of the car.

6.  Decide on my actual letterboxing name: WITC or whoisthechallenger? Or Who is the challenger.

7.  Keep siting some nice boxes. I would like to site 4 more sets this year.

8.  Do the Ancient Dartmoor Perambulation walk ('s+Ancient+Boundary+Perambulation). I need a challenge this year. Its a pity that the Kirkpatrick website is down, cause I'd love to add my name to their list of Perambulation completers.

9.  Finally, and as the blog 'counter' reveals the number of hits on my blog has overtaken the number of boxes I've ever found, I vow to continue blogging my Dartmoor Letterboxing adventures.

Thats all! I'm off to countdown to midnight now. Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful new 2013. May your letterboxes be easy to find and your routes be kind underfoot.

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