Same Old New

31 Dec

As much as there is nothing about this year that many of us would want to hang on to, again I feel a tug as I do every New Year’s Eve. There are those who talk of new beginnings, fresh motivation and forward ideas but for me it feels like the things I enjoyed, that I used to do, the people I was connected to, are further in the past. Somehow that seems sad.

Once upon a few decades ago we would all gather at my parents house, have a meal, probably another box of crackers, maybe play a board game (well Big Sis and I would with audience participation) and then an evening of tv, chatter, and a feeling of everyone waiting for the clock to chime so we could all go to bed. Most likely because we were tired of all the preceding festivities.

When things changed after mum died, New Year’s Eve was likely the one night I’d be in bed early with a book and only knew the time by the ships horns and cacophony of fireworks.

There were of course a couple of exceptions, midnight 1st January 2000 I was drinking champagne and dancing on the deck of a tall ship, watching fireworks, being deafened by horns, kissing strangers, moored in Tenerife between cruise ships showing them how mighty we were (some of their passengers didn’t look like they were having a ball) – sailory types know how to par-ty 😉.

There was the year a gang of us on a message board saw the various New Years in as the time crossed the globe. Apart from the in joke of “F5 Renee!” once midnight had passed in the U.K., I could say to my American pals “You guys are sooo last year”, well it tickled me.

As I sit here in my hovel, musing and pondering, I do wonder

  • Where will I be this time next year?
  • How will I be this time next year?
  • Who will no longer be with us?

Still, wherever you are, I honestly hope we are heading toward better things and I wish you all well 🥂


Posted by on December 31, 2020 in General, Life


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6 responses to “Same Old New

  1. Jocelyn

    December 31, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    My good wishes to you,too.
    Here’s to 2021 and remaining hopeful.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. sula362

    January 1, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Happy new year. Yes, let’s stay hopeful

    Liked by 1 person

    • AnneMarie

      January 1, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      Happy New Year … I just hope all this hope doesn’t make 2021 decide it wants to make 2020 look like a picnic.


  3. snowbird

    January 1, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Ahhh, I feel for you. I hope 2021 is a really good year for you and that things improve!!! Happy New Year.xxxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • AnneMarie

      January 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you. Happy New Year to you and the feathered, furry ones, plus lil urchin.



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