The next time I blog it will be next year! 2013 will be done and dusted and a whole brand spanking new year will be upon us.
When I was a kid I would wish the year away because I couldn't wait for Christmas or for my birthday because back then they were the only time you really only ever got presents. Not like today when kids seem to have whatever they want whenever they want, well not all of them but it seems the way of the world doesn't it. Kids under 10 with phones, ipads, computers or their own tvs in their rooms! Heck I don't think our house had a TV until I was about 6 years, it was black and white and there only one TV in the whole house! Imagine that! How on earth did we cope??? As for mobile phones, at 10 I probably didn't even know enough people to warrant having a phone, in fact we may not have had a phone in the house! We used the public phone box. If we needed to talk to our friends we went and knocked on their door!
I was talking to someone just the other day and she told me that her teenage son so far had spent most of his summer holidays on his Xbox or whatever he has, in his room and he spoke to his friends via Facebook. I'm not judging, people should do what they choose but it seems such a waste doesn't it? Sitting inside on a glorious summers day playing on a games console. A bit like me right this minute writing this blog post! Sigh! Don't do as I do.....
I don't know why I said all that but as you get older time goes past in a flash, youth is wasted on the young they say. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, who knows?
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional
and my favourite quote by Hunter S Thompson:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
And it's by that mantra that we are heading off into Hamilton City Centre to see in the New Year
(see what I did there? Smooth eh!)
Yesterday we were out shopping, Joe needed a new shirt for NYE, I didn't realise I needed a new outfit until I saw it. I love Op shopping and finding good gear but I also like buying brand new, never been worn before clothing except by me. It doesn't happen very often but once in while it's nice treating yourself. And treat ourselves we did.
(Talking too much, I know! There will be pictures soon I promise, bear with me)
Once we got home, I looked on the internet to see what Sky City (Casino) was doing for NYE as we had ended up there last year. The theme was a 50's rock & roll night which looked such a lot of fun that we wished we had gone earlier.
This year it's a Roaring 20's evening.
With a little bit of imagination and a quick trip out to the shops again this morning we have pimped our outfits and are really looking forward to night out on the town.
Sparkly frock and some bling
I was fascinated by this!
And look... a feather boa
(can you see Joe in the mirror?)
(can you see Joe in the mirror?)
Joe will be teaming all this with a beige pair of 'slacks'
We're staying at the Ibis hotel for the night, we're eating at the Novotel (another hotel across the road, does lovely food) and then we'll tootle off just a little further down the road and spend the night in Sky City....we might even chance our arm in the casino....how decadent!
So lovely people, may 2014 be a good year for you all
We're almost the first place in the world to see in a New year, at the stroke of midnight I will charge my glass and raise it in the air and wish you health and happiness for 2014
(apparently this is Japanese for penis! Who knew!)