Editor’s Diary: Happy New Year


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It’s my first Editor’s Diary of 2022. And as I’m writing it, the snow is falling outside.

So far, it isn’t lying — which is good news!

It’s a far cry from the weather we had just three days ago.

After a grey and wet Christmas week, conditions at New Year turned colder and crisper.

With a few days off work, I took advantage of the most glorious winter’s morning to climb nearby Moncrieffe Hill. Regular readers of this diary will know it’s a favourite walk of mine.

As you can see from my picture, it was a gorgeous blue-sky day. And it felt so good to be out amongst those towering trees. Nature has a way of putting everything in perspective.

As I walked, I thought about my hopes for the year ahead.

Like everyone, I’d love to see an end to the pandemic and a return to a more normal life. But that’s outwith my control.

So my New Year Resolutions are on a smaller, more manageable scale. And I don’t go in for the kind that involve giving things up!

Instead, I’m going to try to do more of the things that bring me joy.

That includes walking more. (Though I already cover quite a few miles every week!)

And also reading more. That’s a challenging target as in 2021 I clocked up 27 books! Can I make it to 30 this year?

Spending more time with friends would be lovely, too.

Whatever your New Year Resolutions might be,  I wish you good luck with them!


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Angela Gilchrist

Angela is Editor-in-Chief of “The People’s Friend” magazine. Her passions include cats, Highland ponies, good books, vegetarian food and long walks in the Scottish countryside. Her favourite place to get away from it all is the magical Isle of Skye.