Holy Cow…!

Hey guys – long time no speak (ok ,waffle) from me…

It’s been over six months since I last posted – 24th June 2012 to be exact…This is my first blog of 2013 and it’s almost March…!

2012 was one heck of a year though!  I feel a tad guilty about not writing anything in/about the other half of it…!

Our personal pièce de résistance was our Silver Wedding Anniversary celebrated with lots of wonderful cava during our absolutely excellent fortnight in Barcelona; the country’s pièce de résistance was our amazing hosting of the London 2012 Olympics (even we were rooting for Team GB and are immensely proud of them! 🙂 ); November saw the rather fantastic Skyfall hit the cinemas, and let’s not forget Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee!  (There’s a Daniel Craig tie-in somewhere in there… :))

We booked a holiday to the Maldives for 2013 and then came to our senses, cancelling it and instead having another festive December break in NYC which left a much smaller hole in our bank balance 🙂

Christmas and New Year’s Eve were a bit of a soggy pudding however – we both got a variety of viruses so were pretty much ill for around 5 weeks- boooooooo!!!!

Oh and we’ve fallen off the sensible-eating, no (tummy) pain, no (weight) gain wagon BIG TIME…(don’t ask…)

Here we are now though,  Valentine’s Day has come and gone, along with a variety of rain, snow and gales, but we’re starting to see glimmers of spring everywhere – Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early one and who are we to argue with the world-famous weather-predicting groundhog!

  • February 21st sees us at the O2 Leeds watching one of our favourite bands Train in concert…
  • The end of February (if not before…) sees us climbing BACK on the sensible-eating wagon BIG TIME…
  • March will hopefully see me & Mikey on our first trip of the year to the seaside sometime around his birthday – fish and chips in Whitby maybe, or an early breakfast in one of the fab little seaside cafes overlooking Scarborough Harbour, with a yomp hither and thither whichever location we end up at…!
  • March also sees us in the audience of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ in its first national tour – we saw it in London and look forwards to seeing it in our home town! (By the way, the butler did it…only kidding 🙂 )
  • April sees me and Big Sis off on a short trip to one of her favourite cities, Paris – I’ve never been and she’s itching to show me around 🙂 …
  • June sees us in the Big Smoke for another Springsteen concert with our good ‘Tramp’ friends, Mike & Jayne at Wembley Stadium…
  • And at the end of August, we’re back in the Big Apple hoping to go on the Great Scrapple Hunt in the wilds of Philadelphia with our other good friends, Joe and Anna.

Sounds like I might have a few things to blog about if I actually pull my finger out!  😉

See ya!

6 Comments on “Holy Cow…!”

  1. Hello stranger.

    Ask Jayne, but it’s either a Silver Wedding or a 25th anniversary. As I remember from my journalistic days. Either way congrats on it, we enjoyed ours, it was a nice feeling to achieve that milestone.

    Is Skyfall good? We bottled out of going fearing that the cinema would be busy, noisy and decided to wait for the DVD so we could watch it endlessly as we do Quantum of Solace and Casino Royal (yes, I love Daniel Craig).

    Did you mention work? 😀

    • Well hello there! 🙂

      Either of those phrasings ‘feels’ odd – I always thought Silver Wedding Anniversary was fine but always good to be put on the straight and narrow 🙂 It didn’t feel like a big effort to get to it so that’s got to say something!

      We loved Skyfall – strong storyline, beautifully shot (that’s Sam Mendes for you…), bit sad though… Can’t wait to watch it again when we get the DVD, in the peace and quiet of our home LOL. Daniel Craig is the best Bond yet for me really…

      I sort of skimmed around it but work is great – been renewed a couple of times now and asked to do a broader role so I think I’m doing something right – knackering though LOL. Giving us the ability to do things / go places which makes it worthwhile 🙂


      • *Pedantic journalist hat*

        If it was a silver wedding anniversary, that would be an anniversary of your silver wedding, which it isn’t. Does that make any more sense? I think we are coming up to 28 this year so not much difference between us. The years go ever faster eh?

        I’ve read the plot for skyfall but haven’t told him about it. Watching a DVD on the computer, in bed, beats the cinema. That’s your silver wedding for you ….

        Are you old enough to remember Callan? We love the Callan touches in the Craig Bond films.

        Good news on the work thing, if that’s what you want, at least it brings in the money. We all need that.

      • Edward Woodward…(sigh) 🙂 Just a tad on the gritty side 🙂 All those cheap cards in the shops that say ‘Congratulations on your Silver / Ruby / Golden Wedding Anniversary’ have led me astray – greeting card writers huh! (isn’t that an oxymoron anyway LOL?) Yep much clearer though – thanks 😉
        The film drew us to the cinema for the first time in years – luckily we’d left it a few weeks so not totally unpleasant…! DVD – home – glass of wine – perfect!

  2. big sis says:

    I am NOT “itching” – thats just a nasty rumour ….. besides i may just let you navigate now…..

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