HOW are your new year’s resolutions going? I could write a list as long as my arm of things I want to improve or achieve, but I can’t say I’ve really thrown myself into it with much gusto.
One thing I have tried to stick to is taking a break from my computer or phone to get out and about more. In summer I may be more of the roving reporter, but in January things tend to quieten down and I spend most days sat at my desk glued to a screen.
So as well as a quick walk around the block at lunchtimes, I’ve been making the most of the slightly lighter evenings with regular walks along the whole stretch of the parade, from the new Church Cliff Walk out to Monmouth Beach, or the end of the Cobb if it’s not too windy.
My feigned attempt to get a bit more exercise probably stems from the realisation that I’ve only got a week left to achieve my target of getting in shape by the time I’m 30 – think it will take more than a walk along the seafront to do that!
Never mind, it’s still been nice to enjoy the peaceful seafront. During one of my walks last week I was treated to a stunning sunset and managed to capture this photo across Monmouth Beach (improving my photography skills was another resolution, so at least that one’s going a bit better!).
While there might not be so many events to attend, the quieter months are the perfect time to get out and about and make the most of our beautiful setting, which we can so often taken for granted.
It’s great that we get to share our home with so many people who fall for Lyme’s beauty and charm, but at this time of year it is truly ‘ours’ to treasure.