Monday, 1 January 2018

A Quiet One!


'What are you doing New Year's Eve?'  I asked Mr  Metrosexual.  'Nothing' he said and we both made bah humbug noises.  To be honest it isn't my favourite night of the year.  'Why don't you and Ruff Stu come round for a roast dinner and then we can all be tucked up in bed safely by midnight?' 'That sounds lovely,' he said.  Except it didn't quite turn out that way.  This first photo?  It's a potato I couldn't bear to turn into a roastie. It's too modern art for that.


The dinner went ahead as planned.  There's rolled belly pork, pigs in blankets, two types of potato, buttered carrots, peas, pureed squash and brussel sprouts cooked with bacon and  cream.  Let nobody say that I can't rustle up a good Sunday dinner when I need to!


We'd popped out shopping for supplies.  Louis persuaded me to buy some 'extras'.  Mr Metrosexual leads a very sheltered life.  He hadn't come across glow sticks before.  Really! I think he's a convert.


And here's the boy all ready for raving.  But remember this is a quiet night in.


Me looking decidedly disco.  At this point my 'Other Boys'  phoned.  I'd invited them over but they'd had other plans.  They'd been stood up at the last minute though.  'Can we come over?' they asked.  'We have gin and champagne and fireworks!'


More explosives from Asda.  We had to be cleared by bomb squad before leaving the store.


And here's my Christmas present.  It's for anthropological study only you understand.  Some of these guys have shaved their armpits.  Unbelievable!


More of Louis' armament stash going up in smoke.  He made the Clementine Cake himself earlier in the day.


The 'Other Boys' got colouring.  Our Brittany frieze might be finished by the end of 2018.  Ah!  This was more like the sedate evening that I had in mind.


But then they set off the weediest fireworks in the world in my backyard.  Good job the display in London was on the telly.  Yes we made it to midnight.


And this is what greeted me on the landing when I woke this morning.  Glow sticks still aglow.  My gin supply seems to have multiplied too and I think I'll be forever picking up those little circles of card on the bottom of party poppers.


From me and my boy, who now towers above me, we send many blessings. May you all have the most fantastic year ever in 2018.  With a little help from friends  mine certainly has got off to a good start!  

24 comments:

  1. It sounds like great night.....we were at home alone for the first time in years......I loved it ! Watched TV and in bed by 12.30. No walking home after midnight in the pitch black . Love that last photo. HNY to you both. xx

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    1. And to you. I have to say that it was rather nice not to leave my home on New Year's Eve. xx

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    1. And to you Jules. The best of them xx

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  3. Happy New Year to you and Louis. May your adventures continue and I’ll enjoy reading about them. Catriona

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    1. Certainly a few planned. Happy New Year Catriona and thanks for all your kind comments last year. xx

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  4. Happy New year to you and Louis.

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  5. Happy New Year to you both. 2018 has a nice ring to it, I feel.

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    1. I'm hopeful, very hopeful. It's got off to a good start. xx

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  6. What a happy celebration. I am impressed with your dinner, which looks utterly delicious- who knew you could cook like a champ!JanF

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    1. Ah food is important here! Happy New Year Jan. xx

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  7. What a great evening.I bet Louis loved it that his mum has such cool friends.You two have a great relationship.

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    1. Yeah we rub along alright! Happy New Year. xx

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  8. Wishing you both a wonderful year.I watched TV -Jools Holland & had a dance(with the dogs -still got it ! x

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    1. Yes we saw Jools Holland as well. Has to be done! Happy New Year Flis. xx

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  9. Impromptu evenings are usually the best. xx

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    1. Don't do overplanning anymore. Happy New Year Toffeeapple. xx

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  10. Happy New Year to you as well. We had dinner plans with family, but as daughters plans changed and she didn't want to be with old people, she kept the dog company and watched movies, but we were home to ring in the New Year with her, toasting with diet coke and lemonade.

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    1. Happy New Year Sam. All the best for 2018. xx

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  11. So glow sticks are back, are they. When I was a coach driver 40 years ago I used to do the Blackpool illumination trips. Glow stick sellers used to come onto the coach while we were crawling along the promenade, to sell their wares.

    Janet says there was lots of fireworks going off round here last night. I didn't hear a thing, I was fast asleep at 10.30pm. Happy New Year

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    1. Glow Sticks are much cheaper to buy in bulk. Feel a bit guilty about their ability to be recycled but they're fun once in a while. Happy New Year Ilona. xx

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  12. I don't comment very often but I do enjoy reading your blog. We used to have NYE parties but friends have drifted away to do their own things so our evening is too quiet for my liking.
    Carolx

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    1. Your comment is appreciated. Happy New Year. I wouldn't have minded a quiet one but it wasn't what I got. But it was fun.xx

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