A Time for Resolution

By Rachel Bradley; Paul Cahalan | The Independent on Sunday (London, England), December 3, 2012 | Go to article overview
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A Time for Resolution

Rachel Bradley; Paul Cahalan, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)

Who's changing what for 2013? Do you want to be thinner, fitter, faster, calmer, or do you just want to have more fun? With the best of intentions, Rachel Bradley and Paul Cahalan asked some famous names how they plan to alter the way they do things from this Tuesday

"Having released my album last year, I didn't spend much time with my loved ones. I want to make sure I see friends and family more in 2013."


Saxophonist and composer

"I'm far too old to a have a New Year's resolution everything I wanted to resolve I got around to years ago."


Art critic

"Stop talking about the X Factor - oh, and get on a diet. I'm a fat bastard."


X Factor's first winner, 2004

"I want to be nicer to my husband (he suggested that). He wants me to be more polite, so basically more English."


Comedian (left)

"To drink a little more malt whisky and do some more drawing and painting."


Journalist, author, TV Presenter (left)

"It might sound ironic, but I want to train more. I only get out twice a week at the moment and my 17-year-old daughter is putting me to shame. I need to use all my powers to get out and run more."


Former British Olympic athlete and founder of the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (right)

"I want to try to slow down and enjoy life more I don't want to be driven by social media and twitter all the time."


PR agent to celebrities

"I need to grow up, it's about time I realised I'm not a child any more, so my resolution is to grow up!"


Chef and author (left)

"I want to try to be more consistent; attempting to do fewer things and make sure I do those things better."


TV presenter

"I need to stop getting annoyed when the Jamie Oliver '15-minute- meal' doesn't take 15 minutes. They take 45 minutes, we all know it.

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