Now that 2012 is a few days old, here are a few thoughts about what I’d like to see more and less of this year.
Here’s my wish list:
- More firework displays like the way London saw in the New Year! It might have burned up a few pounds, but the ‘oooh and aaaah’ factor was pretty high – all in all, it was a very uplifting thing to behold.
- It would be good to witness a bit more patience, understanding and a willingness to see things from other perspectives.
- ‘Celebrities’ such as Jedward to realise it might be worth developing a real talent and working at it, rather than existing on self promotion.
- A return to hand-crafted and assembled wooden toys. Old hat, maybe, but kids still like them in my experience, and it means less batteries. The festive season is most definitely a bonanza for makers of double and triple A energy sources, to name but two varieties.
- The creeping Americanisms and contractions that are now common in our everyday speech. I can but wish…
- Following on from the batteries mini rant, how about less packaging in general? Who really needs it?
- The Olympics and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to be a success – even if these particular events are not your bag, I think we need as many occasions as possible in 2012 that promote a sense of community and bring people together. And not just because of that extra Bank Holiday in June!