Another year almost gone and looking ahead to the new one. Not so many outdoor games now although we had a very good one yesterday even though it was quite cool but it was sunny. So now it is mostly indoors. Because of weather and some seasonal conflicts, I've not been playing so much Still, my game seems to have come along quite well and might be benefiting. Rather than the extreme, almost daily, scheduled match during 2011, I think I will restrict playing to at most 4 days a week in the coming year.
A couple of special things to look forward to in 2012. I will be in Europe in April and have secured a seat for the whole week of the Monte Carlo Open. From TV my impression is that if you are bored by the clay game, there is still the magnificent view to enjoy. But I like watching the clay matches as they give you time to think and appreciate the strategy. I will be driving across to Cincy again in August but will be missing the Legg Mason this year as I want to be in Australia late July for the centenary celebrations of my High School. This last August the Legg Mason was a bit of a disappointment as only a few of the top players turned up for it so I will not miss it all that much.