The birthday barbeque was great: thanks to everyone who came. I discovered that I can see, or glimpse, the fireworks from just outside my front door. I’ve been living here for almost five years but Monday was the first NYE I’ve spent at home.
Resolutions: sort out my reading and spare-time writing into something more focussed and publishable. Work out a plan for the next five years that will allow me to move back to the inner city; glimpses of fireworks do not make up for the fact that I don’t feel at home here. The girls are against the move; but that’s a bridge to be crossed when we come to it. Eat more fruit so that I don’t get summer colds like this one.