Well, at least that worked. At least I finished the year on with the blog number on the right day. I nearly didn’t, as I discovered somewhere around November that I had added a day to the running total and had to hastily re-label them all before anyone noticed. Not that anyone did notice, but that’s not the point.
So, it’s the end of 2012. And not in a Mayan way. Just in a traditional calendar-type way and the traditional annual outing for Jools Holland.
For me, 2012 has been a mixed year. It’s had its ups and its downs. But, as the famous philosopher Ronan Keating once said, life is a rollercoaster. By which he means that sometimes it will just shake you about so much that you’ll end up vomiting in a bush. But it’s over now, and while I can look back at all the good things and fun times along the way there’s a lot of 2012 I’d happily forget, but know that the experiences have made me into a stronger person. Or something suitably twee like that.
One of the fun things about New Year’s Eve is that you have to, over the course of the day, answer the same question a multitude of times.
What are you doing for New Year’s?
I’m not doing anything exciting. I’m spending it with Carole and we’ll try and stay awake as long as is humanly possibly. On the off-chance we’ll see the New Year in. It very rarely happens, in all honesty. Not that anything really changes, it’s just another day after all. All it means is that it’s time to take down one calendar and put up another one.
Oh, and if we go to bed early, we’ll be blown out from under the duvet by the Polish man down the street and his yearly dose of industrial strength fireworks which will rattle the fillings in your head and go on for at least an hour, as though he thinks his Kirklees council regulation garden is, in some way, the Sydney Harbour Bridge or something.
But at least if we stay up until midnight we can check out the Kindle Deal of the Day and the latest additions to the Kindle sale on Amazon before we go to bed. And wake up with that superior feeling tomorrow because we’re slightly ahead of the curve.
And, for me, there’s no better way to start the New Year.
Have a good one.
See you in 2013.