"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Sunday, January 01, 2012

Is it time to go back to bed yet?

No doubt you will have looked at the title of this post and assumed that alcohol was flowing freely last night chez Jennyta and that I am now suffering the inevitable results. In fact, that is not the case. Yes, we enjoyed a couple of glasses of 'rouge' but were in bed by eleven, the reason being that, as in November, the neighbourhood was populated by idiots with nothing better to do with their time and money than waste it on extremely noisy fireworks, starting at 6.30pm and ending at around 2.30am. The inevitable result of this was that Paddy got progressively more disturbed as the night went on and he didn't stop barking until three o'clock this morning, by which time, we were so wound up that it took us a further hour to get to sleep. Well, I say 'us' but Keith was evidently asleep long before me because he was snoring!
So this morning, having finally surfaced at ten o'clock, I dragged myself out on dog-walking duties in the pouring rain and now I'm back at home seeking refuge in a mug of strong coffee and wondering how many hours before I can decently go back to bed.
Now, what would make this day even more brilliant than it already is? Ah yes, Keith watching wall to wall 'Scrapheap Challenge' on TV -  which he is already doing! Fantastic!
I am just hoping that the day so far is not in any way a taste of the rest of the year!

Happy New Year, everyone.

6 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

Extraordinary. Bed by eleven, barking dogs at midnight, morning walkies in the rain, I was even watching Scrapheap challenge just now. Are we related?

Jennyta said...

If you were watching Scrapheap Challenge, you may be related to Keith but definitely not to me, Cro! Scrapheap Challenge is my idea of torture. ;)

Shooting Parrots said...

Thanks for reminding me that Scrapheap Challenge is on the box. I just need to shunt Mrs P from in front of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Jennyta said...

Oh dear, she won't thank me! ;)

Rosie said...

Oh dear Jenny. there is an old saying that whatever you do on New Years day you do for the rest of the year. Keith should be happy watching Scrapheap Challenge x

Jennyta said...

Hmm, I was afraid of that, Rosie!

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