We get up at about 9:00 and have breakfast and I go to the supermarket at about 9:45. We stop by the sports shop, but it doesn’t open until 11:00 and I can’t be bothered to wait.
I spend the day on sorting things out – the Photoshop CS3 beta, for example, and some website bits.
For lunch we have soba.
More sorting and JGB stuff.
For dinner we have hamburger steak with steamed vegetables.
Outside there’s a growing stream of people heading for the centre of town, traffic like the rush hour.
I consider the last year, and what I hope and intend for the next year, and then we have stilton and crackers with the wine I won at the VAC night at the beginning of December. Then we have a cup of tea, and then we toast the end of the month (because it is the end of the month as well as the end of the year). By this time it’s nearly midnight, so we go downstairs to have a drink at the Italian restaurant, which contains a lot of people from Southern Italy. Tony’s trying to get a decent signal on the radio on his stereo, with no success, so I retrieve my DAB radio, which isn’t as loud, but we get the chimes of Big Ben fairly clearly through it. The real thing is about a mile away.
We have amaretto, and a glass of sparkling white wine and a plate of lentils, which Tony assures us is a custom in his area, and bodes well for money in the next year.
The stream of people reverses and is now heading Southwards.
We go back upstairs and drink coffee with the TV on until very late and I manage to complete reading Wintersmith, which I was given for Christmas.