Monday, January 03, 2011

New Year Challenges

New year resolutions are not for us. What is the point of promising yourself that you will give something up or start doing something you don't like doing simply for the sake of it?

We do however make a point of talking about the things we want to achieve in the coming months and see them as personal challenges and goals. It doesn't really matter if life gets in the way but at least it gives us a focus for our time over the next few months.

We have a range of general challenges that we aim to face and tackle, some are not for public broadcast whilst others maybe. You may have noticed that we have links to four new pages connected to the Blog: The Artisan, The Gardeners, The Photographer and The Writer. Have a look and check out the links and slide shows. We have set ourselves challenges in these four areas they are:

The Artisan - to continue developing new skills and to continue with mosaic projects currently planned for the garden.

From a series of mosaics that form steps down into the garden

The Gardeners - to grow more chemical free food and to use what we do grow more effectively.

Fresh fruit and vegetables on the menu

The Photographer - develop and strengthen camera and lens knowledge with a view to taking photographs that inspire and inform.

Such grace

The Writer - develop techniques and strengthen personal discipline to ensure I write regularly.

From: People on Platforms

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who takes an interest in our life and pastimes here at La Pasera and to say how much we appreciate the many kind words and comments we receive. It never ceases to amaze us how many people regularly visit our Blogs. Luis has had 100,000 visits to his blog in the past 12 months! Keep in touch and may all your dreams come true.

And finally, Wentworth and Gawber continue to play an important role here at La Pasera, now fully grown they add a quality to our life that only another animal can......who could resist?

Wentworth and Gawber


  1. Happy New Year Ian and Luis, and good luck with your challenges. I shall enjoy reading about your progress and seeing your wonderful photographs in the coming months.

  2. A really inspiring post - I agree that typical New Years Resolutions are pretty useless, but your goals approach is much better. I have only a couple in mind but still haven't really formalised them properly - it does help the year to start off in the right direction I think. And wow, 100,000 visits to Luis's blog, that's fantastic!


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