1. Favorite New Years eve you’ve had before
Ah, New Year’s Eve! As a Scot I used to love Hogmanay and really had some very fun ones as a teen and twenty-something. In Scotland it’s all about a big party, congregating with most of your town at about 11.45pm, hipflasks, pipes and drums at midnight, first footing and a big meal with loved ones on January 1st.
My absolute favourite was probably 1999 into 2000 – standing on a flower stand by the Mercat Cross in Forres with some lovely folk, watching the start of a new millennium.
2. Are you doing anything for NYE this year and if so what?
As I’ve gotten older (and especially since moving to London, where organised events charge INSANE amounts to listen to music you don’t like in a place you can’t afford a taxi back from….) NYE has lost a little of its lustre. This year should be different, however – out lovely friends James and Laura are having a party, so I’m looking forward to dressing up, popping some bubbles, and toasting a very exciting year!
3. Name a book we should all read come January?
Probably Gone Girl. I read it for my book group and found it chilling and fascinating in equal measure! A real treat.
4. What are your new years resolutions?
The main one is to lose weight. I am going to focus a lot of time and energy into this, and hope that after eleventy million false starts this will be my year. Because it has to be, frankly. I’m miserable at the size I am and am so sick of hating my reflection. I’m looking forward to making some grown up choices and rocking the Weight Watchers as hard as I can! I’ve lost a little weight in 2012, but now it is my time to really commit. If you see me eating more than the occasional cookie or skipping more than one workout, feel free to tell me off – I’m hoping to be able to turn to y’all for moral support.
I also have a whole range of things I’m working on for my 32 in 32 challenge too.
I hope you all have a wonderful Hogmanay and a very, very happy 2013!