New Year…. Bar Humbug!!

Well I guess as it’s the last day of 2012 it would be rude not to post something!

Anybody who knows me well will know I hate New Years Eve, yep I am the New Year Party Pooper, I1337577_wine_swirl stay in, enjoy a glass of wine and indulge in an early night, I don’t even stay up till 12. I’ve just never seen the fascination, the moment the clock strikes midnight you still have the same issues as 10 seconds ago, you make New Years Resolutions you can’t keep and just get so drunk you don’t even rememebr the party anyway and spend the first day of the New Year hungover so bad you think you’re dying!!

However I do take the opportunity at New Year to, not look forward because nobody knows what will happen from one day to the next but to evaluate the year just gone. It’s never what I expect so it’s always cool to look back and say “I made it through another year in one peice, I’m happy”.

So what happened in 2012, obviously the Olympics were here in the UK and being a crazy tennis fan I watched as Andy Murray won the gold and then later in the year won his first grandslam! The Dark Knight Rises finally arrived, one of the best comic adaptation trilogy’s EVER. Then personally, I bought a house (with my partner obviously!), got a new car, a promotion, Self published my first DSCF3985novel and we added a new edition to our crazy household and got a puppy!! So to be fair even though there was a lot of negative’s and struggles and all that stuff in 2012, I can’t complain really!! They say it’s about the journey and to me the journey is always, in some ways more valuable than the end goal.

So I just wanted to post today, not to complain about my views of New Year but to wish you all an amazing 2013 and I hope the journey of the next 365 days inspires you and also to thank you once again for all your support, I will try and get the sequel out next year!!!

Mother’s Day Mayhem On a Saturday????

So, So far, I’ve had no opportunity to hone my drawing skills, (what skills?!) Yesterday was spent doing Mother’s Day things (Yes on Saturday!). Myself and my sister decided we would take Mum out for lunch somewhere nice, we decided this last weekend then on Friday night I bumped in to my Mum in a Supermarket and said “You looking forward to tomorrow?”, “What’s going on tomorrow?” She replies, “Me and Rachel are taking you out for lunch” I tell her “Oh are you? First I know about it” She tells me. Now it’s the first she knows about it because it was apparently meant to be a Surprise and I’ve just let the cat out of the bag!! At what point was it discussed that it was a flaming SURPRISE!! So, yesterday morning began with me picking up the Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers, then off to the parents house where I’m instantly met with “I want a signed copy of your book for Mother’s Day”! “Well you’ll be waiting a while as I don’t even have a copy yet, this huge Bouquet will have to do”!!!

Now as I mentioned in a previous blog my sister is currently hopping around on crutches and I have to say she’s become well nifty on them!! Not only walking with them but she has found them useful to prod you with, point with, and pick her bag up off the floor with (the many uses of crutches!!).

Sat in a restaurant with Mum and Sis is like being involved in a live Catherine Tate sketch, they have the funniest banter and it just flows and rolls off their tongue, natural comedians I’m telling you! So my sisters trying negotiate a maze of tables and chairs to finally sit down at our allocated table, my mother is wondering around through the same maze of table and chairs admiring the decor in a manor a little reminiscent of Dorothy first landing in Oz going “oh this is lovely” I was waiting for her to add “Where’s the Yellow Brick road”! While simultaneously with her phone out wanting to take pictures of everything, my sister filled with embarrassment nearly falls over a chair, no wonder they sat us in a corner away from “Normal” people!!  After dinner, we dropped our mum off and then went to pick up our three year old Nephew from my Brother’s and god knows what possessed us to take a three year old to Toys R Us on a Saturday afternoon. If you didn’t think we were crazy before I’m sure you do know. In all credit to him he was very well behaved and even gave the naughty children, cute, disapproving, disgusted looks and tuts, this is until we found the Thomas the Tank Engine section where he began to gather up one of every engine and start handing them to me and my Sister, where we’re beginning to sway with nausea and panic as we notice they are £10 each!!! We were pretty calm until he’d managed to stock up about £300 worth of toy trains, before we started to negotiate!! They should get small children to negotiate huge corporate business deals! So after surviving the toy store it was back to my parents house to start building train track, which of course is never right, it’s always to curvy or there’s not enough bridges or there’s nowhere for a helicopter to land!

After my little adventure on Saturday with my three year old nephew, my sister on crutches and my mother who’s a closet comedian I was shattered, and was happy to spend my Saturday night sat in front of the TV with a nice bottle of Bordeaux whilst others partied like it was 1999 on St Patrick’s Day!

So today is reserved for quiet working and maybe some more TV!!