Happy New Year! Welcome to 2007.

Staying at home getting slowly sozzled on cheap plonk on one’s own because the baby is in bed and I’m a mummy now.
Having a grumpy husband who seems completely oblivious to the fact that it’s New Year’s Eve.
Quarter of an hour early the New Year is hastened in across the road by sparklers waving and children dancing. I smile and wave back.
Midnight comes and the village rednecks emerge en force with firecrackers – oh yay! The dogs go a little crazy.
Scared witless, Gingernuts makes a break for it as I try to secure the latch on the front porch and escapes into the firework blasted night.
Said dog goes straight for aforementioned neighbours and their pyrotechnics .o0 (why oh why does he always try to escape and run away to them?!)
Extract hound from tangle of humanity across the road and spend next hour locked in office with him shaking at one’s feet, comforting him.
Toast to the New Year with fresh glass of grapes and delicious chocolate rum balls.
Surf same sites over and over in attempt to harness some festive spirit, fail.
Actually wish oneself back to being at a dodgy goth club in London for New Year where one may have had to wear head to toe PVC if one didn’t want one’s clothes stained with grime forever, but at least there were celebrations and the ride home on the Nightbus was always interesting, albeit a distant memory come sozzled morning.
I miss Big Ben sounding in the New Year, and the count down on the telly.

Bah humbug!

I guess it beats last year though. One cheap flight home from the UK and a miserable (read, hellish) experience through immigration led to one exhausted and upset Kay crashing out convinced that she was experiencing contractions.

At least Sam slept through the commotion.

Here’s to 2007!

Pip ray! Pip ray! Pip ray!

Bye bye 2006. You were actually a fantastic year, thanks in no small part to the arrival of Samuel Allen to our little household. Seems fitting that I finally managed to get around to put this video together this evening. I love my little boy so much. I can scarcely believe how much he’s grown up already, I know he is the same bundle we brought home from the hospital, but barely recognise him now. Though, I’ve changed quite amazingly too.

Very much looking forward to what the new year brings us, and trying to cope with everything Sam will throw at me.

24 Responses to Happy New Year! Welcome to 2007.

  1. ashridge January 1, 2007 at 11:32 am #

    Lovely,lovely video. Now I’ve got to dry my eyes …..
    Here’s a message from Ingerland……HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you.

    Yes Samuel Allen has grown!

  2. g3m January 1, 2007 at 3:26 pm #

    Happy new year Kay! 🙂

    Hope you have a great 2007 x

  3. ashridge January 1, 2007 at 11:32 am #

    Lovely,lovely video. Now I’ve got to dry my eyes …..
    Here’s a message from Ingerland……HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you.

    Yes Samuel Allen has grown!

  4. kaypow January 1, 2007 at 3:34 pm #

    Thanks, you too. I guess you are with your sister in Holland again for the New Year? Hope you are having a fab time? With all these great trips you’ve been on I bet Greg is glad he finally got that passport and you dragged him out of the West Country. Regards and best voddy fuelled wishes to the Greggle too! Oh, he might also be amused (or appalled?) by the t-shirt my folks gave Bill for Crimble. It’s black and yellow and reads “Kernow BYS VYKEN!”

  5. kaypow January 1, 2007 at 3:38 pm #

    Should have seen me when I was going through the footage! It’s incredible looking back on little Sammy. We don’t have a great deal of video of Sam yet, mainly because I tend to carry my still camera and haven’t got the hang of recording using video yet, (and the whole business of getting it from the tape onto the computer and editing frustrates me no end) but the little snippets we do have are adorable and make me go so wibbly.

    Happy New Year!

  6. g3m January 1, 2007 at 3:42 pm #

    Yeah we are in Holland, but have to head home tomorrow which is poo!

    two of our friends came over for NYE too which was much fun! (I think Mr C loves travelling now which is good .)

    Oooh and we went to a little dutch pub the other night that sold over 150 different uber strength beers and well you can imagine what happened after that 😉

    I’m sure greg will be impressed by the t-shirt, but may make an ’emmit’ type comment! 😉

    Hope you are doing well anyway – regards to lil Sam and your other ‘arf! xxx

  7. strangepixel January 1, 2007 at 3:59 pm #

    Best wishes for 2007 to you, Bill, little Sam and the doggles too.

    BTW believe you me, your life now is vastly superior to hanging out in dodgy goth clubs! *lol*

  8. g3m January 1, 2007 at 3:26 pm #

    Happy new year Kay! 🙂

    Hope you have a great 2007 x

  9. admin January 1, 2007 at 3:34 pm #

    Thanks, you too. I guess you are with your sister in Holland again for the New Year? Hope you are having a fab time? With all these great trips you’ve been on I bet Greg is glad he finally got that passport and you dragged him out of the West Country. Regards and best voddy fuelled wishes to the Greggle too! Oh, he might also be amused (or appalled?) by the t-shirt my folks gave Bill for Crimble. It’s black and yellow and reads “Kernow BYS VYKEN!”

  10. admin January 1, 2007 at 3:38 pm #

    Should have seen me when I was going through the footage! It’s incredible looking back on little Sammy. We don’t have a great deal of video of Sam yet, mainly because I tend to carry my still camera and haven’t got the hang of recording using video yet, (and the whole business of getting it from the tape onto the computer and editing frustrates me no end) but the little snippets we do have are adorable and make me go so wibbly.

    Happy New Year!

  11. g3m January 1, 2007 at 3:42 pm #

    Yeah we are in Holland, but have to head home tomorrow which is poo!

    two of our friends came over for NYE too which was much fun! (I think Mr C loves travelling now which is good .)

    Oooh and we went to a little dutch pub the other night that sold over 150 different uber strength beers and well you can imagine what happened after that 😉

    I’m sure greg will be impressed by the t-shirt, but may make an ’emmit’ type comment! 😉

    Hope you are doing well anyway – regards to lil Sam and your other ‘arf! xxx

  12. strangepixel January 1, 2007 at 3:59 pm #

    Best wishes for 2007 to you, Bill, little Sam and the doggles too.

    BTW believe you me, your life now is vastly superior to hanging out in dodgy goth clubs! *lol*

  13. downesunder January 1, 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    Great Video!

    So 2007, that’s the year Sammy gets a little brother or sister isn’t it?
    Who knows he could get both if you have twins.

  14. downesunder January 1, 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    Great Video!

    So 2007, that’s the year Sammy gets a little brother or sister isn’t it?
    Who knows he could get both if you have twins.

  15. ashridge January 2, 2007 at 7:56 am #

    How about a cousin or two?

  16. ashridge January 2, 2007 at 7:56 am #

    How about a cousin or two?

  17. downesunder January 3, 2007 at 2:34 am #

    maybe in 2008 or 2009 or 2010

    or maybe, just maybe.

  18. vilehelm January 3, 2007 at 2:53 am #

    That reminds me, we’re having a hard time locating our “not emmit” sticker. We may need another for the black bess.

  19. downesunder January 3, 2007 at 2:34 am #

    maybe in 2008 or 2009 or 2010

    or maybe, just maybe.

  20. vilehelm January 3, 2007 at 2:53 am #

    That reminds me, we’re having a hard time locating our “not emmit” sticker. We may need another for the black bess.

  21. ashridge January 5, 2007 at 7:08 pm #

    I’ll try and get you one..but didn’t you have mine anyway 🙂

  22. kaypow January 5, 2007 at 7:10 pm #

    Uh, yes, I’ve put that “somewhere safe” too. 🙁 Sorry.

  23. ashridge January 5, 2007 at 7:08 pm #

    I’ll try and get you one..but didn’t you have mine anyway 🙂

  24. admin January 5, 2007 at 7:10 pm #

    Uh, yes, I’ve put that “somewhere safe” too. 🙁 Sorry.

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