If You Want To Give God a Laugh, Tell Him Your Plans

Not a religious observance on my behalf, just a line I know from a Mike Scott song, probably borrowed from Woody Allen.

While I don't 'do' resolutions, Liz and I have made some plans for 2012.

I thought I'd scribble down a few so, this time next year, we can look back and have a chuckle with the Almighty.

* Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown Volume 3. We hope to research and shoot some more elements this year, focusing on navigation. But there will be no DVD-3 in 2012.

* Other Kayaking Filming. There is another kayak filming project under discussion. While I might shoot some of it, it's not my production so it would be wrong of me to say more. It could take up a slice of the summer.

* Shetland. We've tried and failed to get there for the last two years. Once again it's on the cards for May/June.

* SeaKayakPodcasts.com. Apple is dropping the system which allowed me to simply make and upload podcasts. So after six years, that seems like a cue to bring them to a close.

* Road cycling. I'm taking this more seriously this year, hence the tweak to the masthead - the word 'cycling' has appeared in the blog title. I'm training more seriously, keeping a tight check on my weight and have booked a place on a training camp in Spain in March. I've entered a few Sportives and we have plans to spend a large chunk of time in the Pyrenees in June/July. We may even catch part of the TdF.

So there you go God. Those are our rough plans for 2012. Mess up that lot!


Douglas Wilcox said...

I wish you and Liz a great year in 2012.

Douglas :o)

Simon said...

Thank you Douglas - and the same to you and all the family!

Mike J said...

Sorry to hear about Sea Kayak Podcasts. Hope the archives can stay up for a while...

paddlingOTAKU said...

Happy New Year Simon, I think I recall when Volume 1 was released I commented here on how much I enjoyed it and I couldn't wait for volume 2 so I could see Gordon talk about rolling. I love volume two - thanks for doing a great job! - but again I am left waiting to see him teach rolling. Honestly I didn't expect volume 3 in 2012. But I will continue to wait to patiently for video of Gordon talking about the roll. Have a great year.


Simon said...


We had so much material in DVD-2 (it's well over 2 hours) that we didn't get into the subject of rolling.

Personally, I'd like to see how Justine's "This Is The Roll" comes out.

And if Gordon wants to put rolling into DVD-3, along with navigation, then that's what we'l do!

Mike J - I'll try to keep the archive up as long as possible. Working on that now.


Fiona said...

Sorry to hear your podcasts are ending as I've very much enjoyed listening to them. It'll be interesting to continue to follow your adventures here though. Hope you make it to Shetland this year, I've been there the last 2 summers, an amzing place.