Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night’s panties in the laundry basket. Equally important, will find sensible boyfriend to go out with and not continue to form romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts. And especially will not fantasize about a particular person who embodies all these things – Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Even if you’re not planning on making any, there is always a sense in January that you should be resolving to improve yourself. The over-indulgence of December is over and the cold, grey drag of the new year is upon us. Everyone knows that resolutions never last long and that resolving to improve the way you feel about yourself in a post-New Year’s Eve fug will inevitably result in feeling worse. So this year let’s resolve to do something together this year and improve someone else’s life.
For the next three months the money we make from selling donated goods will be matched by the UK government. Effectively this means that anything you donate is worth double to us. The money we raise goes to lifting the lives of people all over the world (including in this country). It will only take you a few minutes to look through your bookshelves and decide you can live without certain volumes but it can make a lasting impact to someone else. Please consider giving us some books this year. All donations are appreciated by our lovely team of volunteers.