Happy New Year!

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne with two glassesHappy New Year!

Hopefully you had a good New Year’s Eve whether you went out to celebrate or stayed in to see the New Year in.

Mark and I went out for dinner with the boys at our local pub, and then opened a bottle of champagne at home to toast the start of 2013. The champagne coupes you see above used to belong to my Mother-in-law, she gave them to me a few years ago and I love drinking from them – it makes me feel like a 1950’s film star, even if I’m just sitting in front of the TV watching the fireworks.

I’d like to say that I started the new year as I meant to go on, full of energy and with a clear head. I suppose I could say it, but there wouldn’t be much truth in it. If I’m honest, I had one glass of champagne too many, and stayed up too late watching the Hootenanny on BBC2. Today was more about being kind to myself and easing gently into the New Year but after a bacon and egg sandwich for breakfast and a roast dinner this afternoon, I am certainly feeling more alive.

I have got a lot of plans for 2013, but I will tell you more about these over the next few days – suffice to say that for the next few weeks my family and I will be eating much more healthily than over the last 10 days. Of course that doesn’t mean that my posts will all be full of sackcloth and ashes, because I’m a firm believer in everything in moderation, even moderation itself!

So for now, I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, and I look forward to talking to you over the coming months.

But tell me – how did you see in the New Year? And what do you do when you are feeling a little delicate the next morning?

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