Happy New Year

TapasA lovely couple of days in our house just went by. Friends Rachel and Jon brought their three children to ours for a couple of nights and for the third year running we saw in the New Year with them. In order to try and keep the excitement levels up (and indeed try and stay up until midnight), we had a fancy dress theme of loutish Brits Abroad. (Well – it seemed right once I decided I was going to cook Tapas and Paella).

Photos of their stay here.

Me, Bobby and Hamish…. 20 years on

Me, Bobby and Hamish

Originally uploaded by Dave Haygarth

Had the ENORMOUS pleasure of catching up with two friends who I last saw in 1988 last weekend. Yep – read it – more than 20 whole flippin year have gone by since I last saw Hamish and Bobby and I can honestly say that it felt like yesterday.

This is the way things are when you’ve spent so much quality and intense times together (at school in this case). I felt like we could have just been sitting out A Levels the next day.

Reminder to self (and to each other I hope) to not leave it 20 years next time. Get together planned next May… must get it in the calendar.