Rush thou headlong unto 2005, chickadees!

Yo. It is 2005. Welcome. I trust that you all had a suitably adequate, if not positively acceptable, Christmas break. Ours was excellent – relaxed and peaceful, and the vegetarianism was not an issue, although Mum’s classic meat & potato patties were sorely tempting. In the end I decided, in the spirit of my esteemed friend and teacher Markus, to make a Christmas Eve exception for this one traditional treat.

We returned to Swansea in time for New Year’s Eve, which I usually find singularly disappointing. Lots of build-up and expectation of a good time but in the end, I’ve tended to find myself feeling flat, let down with the whole thing and melancholy at what was missed in the previous year. However, my life has changed a lot of late, and 2004 was, quite frankly, my best year yet. I got married, had a fantastic 30th birthday, found a wonderful yoga teacher, and many other great things happened too, some of which were so long anticipated that it’s fair to say I feel different: reborn. So melancholy was not an issue, and in the end we had a really good night by just chilling out and “being fabulous” with friends. A little make up may have helped too. Photos are here (taken with my shiny new hand-me-down digital camera), with selected highlights below. Since I haven’t sorted out a better gallery system yet, if anyone wants to comment on any of these photos, do so here, I’d say. Ta.

So there we have it. Back to work tomorrow – I still have a shedload of marking to catch up on before the year’s fun begins, but I think I’m recharged and ready. Resolutions: get that MPhil in the bag, keep up the yoga and start doing it at home from time to time, and spend more quality time in the kitchen. In other words, I’m looking for a year of continued growth. What a hippy.

Beyond that, let’s get on with it. As Simon said, and the Maya before him, may your shoes be forever full of maize.

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3 Responses to “Rush thou headlong unto 2005, chickadees!”

  1. January 6th, 2005 | 4:52 pm

    Suitably disturbing photo of yourself there, it looks like your dust cover photo if you were some edgy mid-1990s zeitgeisty American novelist, although it’d have to be in B&W obviously…

    I can’t remember saying that maize thing, although I am, in fact, contemporaneous with the Maya.

  2. January 6th, 2005 | 6:54 pm

    ‘Twas in your wedding card, oh contemporaneous one…

  3. January 7th, 2005 | 10:19 am

    Ah, I remember now. I thought you meant I said it on my LJ, but of course that was the well known Inca saying that two llamas do not a picnic make.