Happy New Year!

Saturday, 1 January 2011
New Year Goal -- pay off all "bad" debt in 2011. I will be free of all credit card debt this year! School loans and mortgage are here to stay a little longer. Do you have any resolutions?


Kingsley and I went to our friends' house last night to bring in the new year. The Randalls hosted 10 people with amazing treats such as walnut pate and brie. Yummy!


We brought our own drinks and Kingsley chose a nice vintage (2002) Moet & Chandon Champagne. I wanted to go with a 14 (pounds sterling) bottle but Kingsley said, "How often do we get to celebrate special occasions together?" He's right and we sprung for it.


Leizel and Martin brought their dart board and Desiree challenged me to a game. She's really good. I'm not but we had so much fun playing.  All of the boys started a fire (contained - no need to phone the fire brigade)  in the back garden and I finally got them to pose for a picture.


Best part of the night for me was seeing my girlfriends' kids (Des has a new baby and Margs has 2 sons) and being with my love to count in 2011.


We celebrated at the end of the evening with an interesting cultural activity. We wrote our hopes and wishes for 2011on Chinese lanterns. At midnight, we lit them and watched together as they slowly floated away. People all over the neighborhood were letting lanterns go. It was a very cool sight. There were also gorgeous fireworks in the sky. We're not sure where they came from but the show was special.


Kingsley and I are happy and really enjoying exploring, shopping, partying, cooking and being lazy together. Happy New Year to you and your family from us!

4 comments

Chris F. said...

I am changing majors from Physical Education to Business Administration with the goal to get into athletic administration and/or coaching.

I am taking a trip to Texas and possibly Chicago or Philly later this year.

I also want to get my screenplay done or at least get most of my thoughts into a screenplay format. It is a work in progress.

Annie said...

I hear you about getting rid of bad debt. Def on my to-do list also. Looks like you had a fabulous time in London!!! :)

Denae said...

Chris - great resolutions!
Annie - we had a great time. It was much too short tho. We'll encourage each other on the bad debt...

Denae said...

Chris - great resolutions!
Annie - we had a great time. It was much too short tho. We'll encourage each other on the bad debt...