Angelina, olives and seeing nan - my 2012 resolutions

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A new year brings so much promise. The promise of hope, of change – and every year it excites me.

I think I’ve mentioned before that, despite being an ‘up for adventure’ kind of gal, I’m not really a huge fan of change.

But I’m kind of a contradiction like that, so as per the tradition I’ve decided to make a few new year resolutions.

I know lots of people don’t tend to do that these days, but on New Year’s Eve the pad and pen came out and I began to ponder exactly what it was that I wanted for 2012.

Number one was that I’d like the world not to end. Not so much a resolution but a hope, I guess. Have you read that, apparently, the world is supposed to end on December 21, 2012?

Number two on my list was that I must see my nan more. I only have one nan and she doesn’t get the time from me that she deserves.

Number three was to try olives. I don’t know why, but as I approach the big 3-0 this year (heads up, I’m heading for a 30-something crisis, so be warned) I figured I should try these weird green things for the first time. You never know, I might be pleasantly surprised.

On to number four and this is to interview film star and Brad Pitt’s other half, Angelina Jolie. I don’t know if I’ll get the chance, but there’s no harm in aiming high.

Number five was not to, under any circumstances, watch the next series of Celebrity Big Brother. I fell for its charms last year and I am NOT going to be fooled again. I cannot for the life of me believe that they are showing yet another series when one has only just finished – or at least it feels like that!

For goodness sake, what this country really needs this year is for so-called celebrities to start behaving like celebrities and stop acting like immature ‘we’ve lost our fame so we need to act stupid in a house full of other good-for-nothing has-beens’ people.

Finally, new year resolution number six was to stop rants like that.

As my mother always said, new year resolutions are a work in progress. So, as it’s only January 6, surely you can forgive me for lapsing.