Not sure what you did last night but I saw the new year in at home. I opened my patio door at about 1 min to midnight and on the stroke of 12 opened the front door. This was something my old Ma used to do. The idea (I think) is that the new flushes the old out the back door so that you start the new year afresh.
Did ok for new years eve. good freinds round, all my children and thier freinds, we all learnt to play poker.Alcohol helped to fuel the lack of understanding, and the various attempts at poker face. good food put on by yours truely. At 12 a kind and extravagant neighbour put on a brilliant fireworks show. Then by 12.30. in bed reading and trying really hard not to think of those people i want to be near and the lonelyness hits big style. but due to major lack of sleep over the season and some healthy drinky i slept. Now holding my breath trying to stay calm as rising sense of panick at 'whats next'. xxx happy new year.
I spent it round at my sister nad brother in law's place, none of us felt like going out so we just sat around watching junk TV and having a laugh. After my young niece and nephew went to bed, my sister and her hubby had a few (not too many) drinks but I stayed sober....I've not had a 'proper' drink since my STBX wife asked me for a split and I feel all the better for it to be honest, I know full well that I'll cry a river if I get drunk but I've managed to stay on top of things while I've got a clear head. At midnight we opened up the front door to do what Chris did and let the New Year in. After that, my brother in law went off to bed, my sister stayed up with me for about another 45 mins and had a bit of a heart to heart with me and told me that she would always be there for me if I needed any help and that so would everybody else (which made me feel a bit better), then she went off to bed herself. I sat and sent a load of 'Happy New Year!' text messages to my friends, then settled down for a night's kip on the sofa.
So not the most exciting of New Years but I had a good night and my brother in law seems to make nicer cups of tea after he's had a couple of cans of Stella. But don't tell him I said that
Glad to see that we've all gotten through Xmas and New Year in one piece anyway, and I wish you all a very Happy New Year 2008 and thanks to everybody on here for all their support and help so far.