So 2016 has arrived and I know I might sound like a right middle aged wally, but it really has flown in. These past couple of months have whizzed by in such a haze and now my feet have landed firmly in 2016. In all honesty, I am always underwhelmed with New Year. I’ve never really embraced the celebrations and have spent all but a couple of New Years Eve’s with Grandad. We used to watch the Hootenanny and sing Auld Lang Syne. Sometimes we would play board games and alcohol was always involved (Grandad loved brandy!). This year was the start of something new and we trotted off to our friends home for an NYE gathering.
One of my aims when we were planning our wedding was to make the bridal party feel welcome and get to know each other. This turned out to be a huge success and we’ve now formed a gorgeous friendship circle full of couples. It’s so nice spending time together and we all get on really well. That’s why when our friends suggested spending New Years together, we jumped at the chance. Unfortunately a few people couldn’t make it, but we had a great time as a group of six welcoming 2016.
Phil and I took over some games (Dobble, Balderdash and Cards against humanity), and our friends Kim and Simon suggested a couple too. Kim and Simon put on a lovely spread and we also ordered pizza, so amongst copious amounts of face stuffing and Spotify playlists ahoy, we had a giggle playing some games whilst on the big countdown.
We had such a nice evening and hopefully I can return the favour and host New Years in our new home next time.
How did you see in the New Year?