I thought I’d just make a quick post to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year. 🙂
I’m full of a cold at the moment, so I’m not really looking forward to going out tonight. I’d much rather be tucked up in bed with a whisky, but I’d better make the effort seeing as it’s New Year’s eve. 😕
We’re only off up to the King’s Arms though. It’s a ticket-only affair this year, to keep the numbers down because it was a bit hectic last year. I suppose we’ll end up, as usual, stood in the Bull’s Head car park around midnight, watching the firework displays all around Oldham. It’s a great vantage point, if the weather is clear we’ll be able to see all over Shaw, Royton, Middleton and Rochdale. 😯
I’m not going to make any resolutions this year, except to spend more time with people who matter to me and less time with people who don’t. Hopefully in 2005 I’ll also be able to catch up with those of you who read this blog from foreign shores.
Happy New Year everyone!
Edit: The King’s Arms was absolutely packed – so much for it being a ticket-only event. Every inch of floor space was filled, with no chance of a seat or even being able to stand without being jostled by the crowd. Even at 9 o’clock, it was noisy and hot and impossible to have a conversation without shouting. With me being unwell, we decided to sack it off. We would’ve gone over to the quieter Bull’s Head but, for the first time in years, it was closed so we just came home and watched the telly. The fireworks at midnight were amazing: we stood on the doorstep and watched them going off in all directions.