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New Week’s Resolution . . . . . Thursday

So for Thursday

1. N/A- but managed my 1.5 litres of water

2. In bed by 11.55 despite watching ‘Deadwood’- restricted myself to one episode

3. Only Water and Apple Juice with lunch – fresh Ciabatta, two types of Pecorino and a Granny Smith- prepared by candlelight–see pic below

4. see above list

5. The heavy snowfall – now frozen solid again precluded  a brisk walk but spent 45 mins shoveling snow.

So still on track….

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My first (failed) attempt at a journal . . . .

And so I set off for Italy on my Yamaha XV535 -I mention the model, because a ‘serious’ motor biking friend of mine described it as a ‘hardly-davidson’– I felt suitably put down

It’s 1996, and I’m heading off to Italy alone on my motorbike – – but instead of writing my journal as I go, I take notes ready to ‘write it up’ later – which, of course, I never did.

I found the notebook – and it consisted of 17 (yes – I even gave up en-route) double page spreads with the left hand page containing increasingly sparse notes. I scribbled down the ones that made me recall some incident with a smile…. the waiter in Reigate cleaning the cork out of the wine bottle neck with his finger… the beautiful Bentley Continental on the motor-rail . . my scarf from the Moto Club of Malcesine (that’s meant to be a scarf) . . ravioli stuffed with pumpkins in Mantova . . . the unhelpful receptionist in Montalcino.

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New Week’s Resolution . . . . . Wednesday

So for Wednesday

1. N/A- but managed my 1.5 litres of water

2. In bed by midnight- despite having started to watch ‘Deadwood’- it’s compulsive watching – and Ian McShane is excellent!

3. Being invited to lunch at Piero’s house , with Luigi and Chiara- put the stop to this one – Luigi is a chef and with Piero runs an organic food smallholding. Therefore an excellent lunch: polenta with gorgonzola in it with salsiccia and spinach . . . . followed by a sleep . . .

4. Did something: ate and slept….actually also did some serious drawing: and  continued with my digital B&W (see pics below) with freezing cold hands.

5. The heavy snowfall (see pics below) precluded a brisk walk but I still did a lap of the village.So just about on track.

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New Week’s Resolution . . . . . Tuesday

So for Tuesday

1. N/A

2. In bed by 11.40

3. Only water, and apple juice

4. Finsished tidying the studio and even managed to throw some things out….phew

5. It was incredibly cold so I didn’t quite make it

So almost on track.

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New Week’s Resolution . . . . .

January is never a great month is it? So I decided to try a New Week’s resolution– I reckon that might get done – – no point in being too ambitious. . .

See? I’ve made it public – my level of commitment is there for all to see . .  or not.

So far today I’ve done OK

1. Only a quartino of wine with dinner at 8.30- late start small quantity . . .  . . and anyway in certain parts of Italy it’s illegal to not drink with a meal….. no.. I just made that up . .

2. Well not in bed yet but it’s only 10.15

3. See above

4. Did something: went to the dentist, took Archie to the vet and also spent about 4 hours cleaning the studio.

5. Managed a swift lap of the village – only twenty minutes but flat out and it’s bloody freezing.

Good start:

PS this regime is based on a five day week – the weekend arrives and all bets are off, and if I’m out for lunch that’s different, too! Any other exceptions I need to include? – – I’m sure I’ll think of some . . . . 🙂