Happy New Year from House With No Name

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 31st December 2011

Forget wild parties and tuneless renditions of Auld Lang Syne at three a.m. My idea of the perfect New Year’s Eve is strolling round the corner to share a glass or two of ice-cold champagne with friends and being home by one in the morning.

Not surprisingly, my 20 year old daughter isn’t at all impressed by plans like these, so she’s decamping to London. And even though my 17 year old son used to be happy with a Pepsi Max, chocolate fondue and Jools Holland on the telly, these days he’d far rather spend the evening with his pals.

My mum wasn’t a big fan of New Year either. Once we’d all grown up and left home she preferred to sit on her London terrace and enjoy the dazzling array of fireworks exploding across the clear night sky. She was completely appalled one year when out of the blue her very well-meaning temporary PA knocked on the front door to keep her company and stayed till dawn.

On that note, I hope you have a cracking New Year’s Eve and brilliant 2012. See you next year…

4 comments so far

  • I’m with you on spending New Year’s Eve with friends – your plans sound lovely, as indeed are mine, which is also to spend the evening with friends.

    I wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year, Emma!

    Liz X
    P.S. There’s an Ox lunch on Tuesday next!!

  • I can’t wait to see the cover they give it. They’re working on the cover now, just in case a slot becomes available for 2012. I hope one does – 2013 sounds a long way away. A whole year, in fact!

    I had a lovely New Year’s Eve at Catherine’s. I hope that yours, too, was perfect – and that your daughter’s New Year’s Eve was, too!

    Liz X

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