The reason is that top of my list of resolutions was to be successful in the following year, but since I failed in all my other targets, then number one fell by default.
However, I have decided to experience new things in 2013 and I got myself off to a head start this afternoon by watching The Sound of Music on tv.
I’m not sure how I’ve managed to avoid it for all these years I’m not sure, but avoid it I had until today. I was fun, but I couldn’t help nitpicking at the film’s detail.
For example, there is a scene where Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are in conversation in the evening outdoors and there is the sound of cicadas chirruping in the background. I might be wrong, but I doubt that they are native to the Austrian Alps, certainly not in March 1938 when the Anschluss took place.
I was also doubtful about the number of Brownshirts about the place since I understood they have been superseded by the SS after the Night of the Long Knives in 1934, but then I’m no expert of Nazi uniforms.
I voiced these concerns about the film’s authenticity to Mrs P, but I don’t think it added to her enjoyment of the Von Trapp family.
Anyway, I hope I don’t regret this but one resolution I am determined to keep is to get back to my daily blog update. Only time will tell.