We’re still in the grips of the winter freeze here, I’m personally wearing four layers of tops, which for someone who famously ‘doesnt feel the cold’ is a bit of a shock. The empty shop below us seems to have impacted the overall temperature of the flat, which is a shame. Never mind, the empty cafe next door to us has been leased and will open as a coffee shop in February so we’re told – woo hoo.
Anyway, I’ve read a few blogs recently where people much cleverer than I are giving their predictions for the year ahead, and highlights of the year gone by, well I wont try and do that, just not cool enough for that really. All I can say is that 2009 wasnt a bad year for us all in all, it had good points and low points, and in general its a year I’ll look back on as pretty good. I hope that 2010 will turn out the same or better – my one prediction is that there will be a general election, and the Lib Dems will play a more important part in it than ever before. I still think its too close to call the winner at the moment.
Oh and my other prediction is that my book, New Monasticism UK, will be published this year – woo hoo.
Anyway – for fact fans out there, here is my Christmas in some words and numbers:
Nut loaves consumed: 1 (Mushroom and cashew nut actually.)
Glasses of whisky and ginger ale consumed by Kelly: 2 (traditional present wrapping drink)
Non Christmas parties attended: 3 (winter solstice, birthday, birthday)
Indiana Jones Movies watched: 4
Times I guiltily peaked at email on my phone: 5
Lie ins: 6 (thanks Kel!)
Average weekly mince pie consumption: 7 (tut tut.)
Approximate number of times I thought ‘I wish I sent Christmas cards': 8
Times I’ve worn my new (2nd hand) army boots: 9
Toes remaining despite arctic weather: 10 (same with fingers!)
Time I went to bed on Christmas eve: 11 (yeah I know.)
Days of Christmas: 12
Actual days off for Christmas: 13
Amount of letters in the band name Vampire Weekend: 14.
And that is about all you need to know. Happy new year.