Everyone has ambition. To see the Northern Lights, maybe. Or to swim with dolphins. Perhaps it's to make a million or the perfect Victoria sandwich. Big or small - ambition exists in us all. Think of Macbeth......his was the vaulting kind which can lead to downfall.
One of mine was to pick a pomegranate - a humble little wish, tis true - and it was granted last November, while I was olive harvesting in Umbria.
I wasn't disappointed. In the flesh (ha!) the fruit looked as magical and as rosy-golden as all countless images I'd seen of it suggested. Luscious and decadent - I wanted to pick up a paintbrush and paint it. But the only thing I was picking that day was olives....
Do you have any ambitions you hope to achieve this year?