farewell to the noughties!

Yes - people will be making my 2010

So – it’s farewell to the noughties (obviously sung to the tune of Farewell to the Fairground by White Lies who I saw at Brixton a few weeks ago).

I love New Year’s Eve/Day.  I always have.  It means more to me than Christmas that I have never really been that keen on.  I love the idea of a shiny new year – one that can be full of anything.  I love the fact that everything that happened in the last 12 months is now definitely behind me and can be classified as ‘last year’.  New Year’s Eve is like a final full stop at the end of a chapter that you have now finished editing.  that probably makes no sense, but it always fills me with a little frisson of excitement to be on a new page of life.

2009 had some very hard parts for me, but I think it will probably go down as the year that me, my other half and my daughter really got so much closer.  That’s something I really want to build on in 2010.

Last night was bloody marvellous – our local must be one of the few pubs in London that doesn’t charge entry on New Year’s Eve, and seeing as it takes us less than a minute to get from our front door to theirs, it’s always a favourite haunt of ours.  So, our mate came round first and we had a few swifties and went over there about 9ish, by which time most of the regulars were there anyway, so we were in brilliant company.

There was a live swing band there who weren’t too bad either.  And my friend also came down that I wrote about yesterday – the one where i’m trying to put an elastoplast over our slightly broken relationship.  So that was nice.  the disco went on til about 3 so I had a good boogie and came home feeling happy, full of love, laughter, vodka and the excitement of a new decade.

Although what the hell IS this decade?  It can’t be the teenies as 10, 11 & 12 are ‘teens’ – they’re ‘tweens’.  Do we call it the tens?  It’s just very confusing, and I don’t like unanswered questions!

3 thoughts on “farewell to the noughties!

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  1. I do miss having a local pub, I mean I do have pubs here that are local to my house but they are not locals… they are pubs crammed full of all the barely 18 kids in the area which is fine but do all the pubs in the area really have to adopt the same model? I just want to sit with a nice crowd have a pint, maybe a good band and see the new year in…. bah

    Anyway hope you have a good New Year, I intend to make this one count

  2. Yea, I would like to know what we’re supposed to call this decade too!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog 🙂 Don’t know if you noticed, but I have a project called Listen to a Londoner posting little interviews with Londoners every Saturday. Would you be up for joining in? There’s info and questions here if you want to have a look: http://littlelondonobservationist.wordpress.com/listen-to-a-londoner/

    Anyway, will link your blog to my London Links section.

    Happy new year! x

    1. That looks really interesting actually. I’ve looked at one of the interviews, I’ll catch up with the others when i get a chance. thanks for asking – and happy new year to you too! x

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