So, how did I do? Good? Average? Very poorly?

No, no, I’m not talking about my shooting last season, but the resolutions I made this time last year and how well I did in keeping them!

They ran something like this:

1.
Encourage more people to eat game. Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose are all
stocking it, so it won’t be hard to find.

(
ACHIEVED)

2.
Admit to Neil Syer (Shooting Gazette art editor) that I cannot stand Premier
League football and would gladly stand in the rain at Ninian Park and
watch us get beaten 0-2 than sit and watch Chelsea from a comfortable
chair 80 miles away from Stamford Bridge.                 

(ACHIEVED 10 FOLD)

3.
Drink less port and say no to that extra fat, succulent, full-bodied
sausage sitting alone on the greasy plate. Better yet, sit in car until
lunch is over and the craving has passed.

(FAILED BY SOME DISTANCE – A GOOD FIVE INCHES AROUND THE WAIST IN FACT)

4.
Finish the Daily Telegraph crossword in less than one hour (ditto
Wellysearch in Shooting Gazette).

(I’M RUBBISH AT WELLYSEARCH)

5. Buy more Harris Tweed (note to
self, purchase jacket and deer stalker at CLA).

(FAILED – FOR REASONS SEE NO.3)

6.
Surprise girlfriend by taking her for a shooting lesson. Promise not to
scowl when I realise she is a better shot than I am.

(FAILED)

7.
Get down to the Ashby Folville shoot and load for Alex Stroud -
remember not to offer tips on shooting if crosser goes begging.

(FAILED LOADING RESOLUTION, FAILED ON NOT OFFERING TIPS) 

8.
Re-evaluate resolution list in February and check progress. Check port
in the cabinet has not been opened. Test.

(LOOK, ALL OF THE PORT WAS GONE BY THE SECOND WEEK OF JANUARY AND I COMPLETELY FORGOT I’D MADE THE RESOLUTION BY THE SECOND DAY!)

 

The 2009 resolution list will be revealed next week. If I keep the resolution to write it that is.