There is no way they will be staying up until midnight for a few years to come, so the days of clubbing, pubbing or partying into the early hours are behind me - and to be honest at 33 (for 1 more week at least) I feel far too old for all that.
Paul and I used to go out every new year's eve and return home well after breakfast time on New years day (we have been together since we were 21), drink in hand, counting down with everyone else then kissing at midnight, as that's what you do isn't it?
As the years past and we
It's funny how those friend's disappear quickly when children arrive, and honestly I'm not bothered at all. The true friends are still around, still visit and are at the end of phone if needed, and the others - well it goes to prove that the roof over their heads whenever they needed somewhere to crash and our food and drinks were more important to them than friendship ever was.
Do you have friends like that? Fickle ones who are there when they want something but when that is no longer on offer they just disappear? Maybe that's just parenthood for you. I know what is more important to me.
Anyway I digress - This year as with every year since Emmy arrived we will be at home. This year I may even stay up until midnight (although I won't promise that).
Most of my friends won't be celebrating outside of their homes, infact according to this survey from Ladbrokes 64% of people will be staying in this new year's eve - I can't say I'm surprised by that as everything when out is over priced, you then either need to get a cab home or not drink so you can drive home, but even then you can't guarantee that the other drivers on the road haven't had a drink - 1 in 6 road deaths last year were alcohol-related according to an article in the telegraph, it shocking, really to think about and it scares me.
I may make New Year's resolutions every single year however I am yet to stick to one I think. Mine are always to go to the gym (no time for that), eat less junk food (not happened yet) and to loose weight (working on that one). This year I think I will pick something I know I will achieve and raise money for The Lullaby Trust - I have already paid my deposit for a Sky Dive in August next year so will start raising my sponsorship money soon - watch out I'll be waving my cap for donations soon - this Skydive will be in Memory of the beautiful Matilda Mae - the daughter of a fellow blogger Jennie who blogs over at Edspire, Matilda Mae sadly gained her angel wings in February this year aged 9 months.
What will your new years resolution be?
The most popular according to the above survey are: Lose weight, stop smoking, diet, get healthy and drink less!
Or perhaps you could join me and raise money for a good cause instead!! (feel free to donate to The Lullaby Trust here)
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