Never a contributor or believer in new year resolutions I am struck by a woman talking on the BBC World Service who resolved to do something for the first time every day of 2013 and succeeded.
Among her achievements was to talk to someone new on the spur of the moment and do a "polar bear plunge" (ie jump into Arctic waters and totally immerse herself). Both proved rewarding she says as did her 363 other ventures. I am almost tempted to follow suite in 2014, if only I were half my age.
Among the expressions I vow never to use is "to be honest". First because honesty should be taken for granted and, second, because can you ever claim to be honest, really honest?