Sheffield residents unsure about New Year’s resolutions

Alex, Trevor and Marie Mead
Alex, Trevor and Marie Mead
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At the turn of the year, many people look ahead to the next 12 months by setting themselves New Year’s resolutions.

Goals such as quitting smoking, losing weight or travelling the world are perennial favourites - but not everyone in Sheffield is a fan of setting themselves a special aim for the New Year.

Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd

Some of those who are planning to start their resolutions as soon as midnight strikes this evening told their plans to The Star.

The Mead family, who were visiting relatives in Sheffield for the festive season, said they all had different aims for this year.

Husband and wife Trevor and Marie, who now live in France but are originally from Harrogate, said they hoped to get fitter in 2015.

Trevor said: “I want to get fit again. I shall hopefully be cycling twice a week instead of once a month.”

Slyvia Gladwin

Slyvia Gladwin

Marie added: “I’m going to lose weight and get fit - it is always the same!”

Daughter Alex, who lives in London, said her ambition for the next 12 months is to travel more.

“There are loads of places I want to go, especially Vietnam or Cambodia.”

But their plans to make resolutions were not shared by everyone.
Sylvia Gladwin, 70, from Fulwood, said she is not planning to make any New Year’s resolutions for 2015.

She said: “I try to live my life as well as I can during the year,” she said.

“It is no good just being good at the beginning of the year. I don’t smoke and I very rarely drink, so I don’t really have much to give up!”

Jean Boyd, 77, from Totley, also said she was not planning to make a resolution for the New Year.

“I have not thought of anything. I’m sure I have done when I was younger but I’m not making a resolution this year,” she said.