I've tried to make myself feel better with the fact that he went to visit friends in Geneva on Boxing Day, so wouldn't have been at home to get the card. However I also forgot to text 'Happy Birthday' to him as we were out visiting family for the day.
*hangs head in shame*
|This is him on his first birthday |
- he's a lot taller and quite a bit older now!
The last (or perhaps it should be first) birthday is my Mum's which is on New Years Day. I'm not one that enjoys the whole New Years Eve thing, so this helps distract me from that.
In fact if I allow I can get quite maudlin that another year has gone, that life seems to be passing by at increasing speed and that I still haven't finished painting the bathroom ceiling.
* Which now needs re-doing since we have leaking guttering/roof that is causing a damp patch.*
The last few years we have stayed at my sisters on NYE. We have a lovely meal and then watch a film. My brother-in-law chose 'Ex Machina'. Normally I like a sci-fi film but this one was strange.
And we almost missed midnight because their telly his hooked up to an xbox (to watch certain movies), a sky box AND a home cinema system. This requires the use of at least 3 remotes .... we only wanted to put BBC 1 on for the countdown.
I remember when changing the TV channel involved standing up and pressing a button on the front of the telly .... although the programmes rarely stayed on past 11pm in those days! And you got the National Anthem. And the disappearing white dot.
I didn't get one photo of the whole event, partly because I am a complete numpty and also because my BIL's parents were also in attendance and I felt awkward about snapping away, in case it made them feel awkward!
I did take some photos including this one from the Winter Scavenger Hunt of ...
#8 A Wreath
Which was a slightly poignant photo because (all being well) this is the last Christmas/New Year we will share in this particular house as my sister and BiL are in the process of buying a new place.
And this year I'm extra grumpy about the whole thing, since discovering I go back to work a whole day earlier than the rest of the family.
(These things are important you know!)
I also avoid New Year Resolutions - that is just setting myself up to fail! But I would like to get fitter in 2016 and perhaps use my bike that has sat forlornly in the shed for nearly two years.
So this in not exactly a 'ta-da' post and I've slightly missed the New Year slot but at least it means that things can only get better.
And whenever I think of that phrase I immediately get the D'ream song going around in my head. And then I think about Professor Brian Cox. Now that reminds me that we haven't watched the International Space Centre go past of late, details of which you can find here.
So if you've stuck with all that randomness a huge THANK YOU. And also a very Happy and Prosperous 2016 to you all,