Happy new year to all
I thought I wouldn’t have time to get one more post in but guess what…
Ringing in the New Year
I love welcoming in each New Year just as much as the next person but every New Year’s eve, I can’t help but get a wee bit annoyed because every year, my friends act as if I’m committing the world’s greatest sin by not getting together, getting drunk and acting like a silly prat on New Year’s Eve.
Tonight, while almost all of my friends will be getting absolutely bladdered and probably be spending a small fortune drunk dialling people they haven’t spoken to in over a year, my husband and I will be sharing a curry with my friend, her husband and their son, playing a game of scrabble and then going to bed early. Oh, and I will be taking my phone off the hook until I’ve slept until I can’t sleep in anymore on New Year’s Day.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m a party person, as is my husband, but not on New Year’s Eve. I’ve done my share of New Year’s Eve parties and I’ve never enjoyed them. But I love the fact that my friends are going to have a brilliant time tonight, good for them!
Only problem is that my friends just won’t listen…
However, it doesn’t matter because my phone will be off the hook and I won’t have the hangover from hell to deal with in the morning (that’s if they’ve even gotten to bed yet) – revenge will be sweetest when I wake them up mid hangover all chirpy and sweetness and light…
And in case you think I’m being a tad horrible and a bit of a wet blanket today of all days? Don’t. After many, many years of New Year’s abuse (dished out and taken), I just really like starting my new year off in the best possible frame of mind, which for me means hangover-free, well rested and ready to face the world in prep for whatever it’s bound to throw at me, good and bad, in the months to come.
New Year’s Day is also the last day in our unofficial holiday pig-out. Come Monday, we’re dusting down our cross-trainer and planning a healthier lifestyle for the next 5 months.
I say 5 months because I turn 40 in May and I’m putting some ‘good’ work in before I plan the biggest, baddest party of my lifetime. My husband thinks that’s a twisted resolution, I say any incentive is a good incentive for however long it may last.
So, to say goodbye to 2011 and as a little treat to ourselves, I’ve made a chocolate yule log for my friends tonight along with some absolutely decadent chocolate cupcakes.
Why chocolate cupcakes and a yule log?
Well, if you read my story a couple of weeks back about my sweet and salty chocolate cake (read story here), I had plenty of chocolate butter frosting left over and it needed using up before we begin our gruesome, sorry I meant wholesome, lifestyle… so happy new year everyone, here’s a cupcake just for you!
Whatever way in which you like to spend your New Year’s Eve, party-free or partying hard, I hope you also end 2011 full of fun, hope and happiness, with plenty left over to see you through to 2012 and beyond.
To get the recipe for my chocolate cupcakes (they’re from the Hummingbird Bakery), click here.
Lots of love and happy new year!