Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Party time

Hello 2007, nice to make your acquaintance!

This year started off as usual. I was drunk!

New year's eve (or Hogmanay as my Scottish brethren call it) was a top night this year. It was my least planned venture for some time, but everything fell into place come the night despite the weather's best efforts to try and ruin everyones evenings. After a very damp and cold walk into the west end the warmth and dryness of Curler's offered the opportunity for a pint - and to dry off slightly. This was followed by another wet walk down to Balbirs for a curry with several friends including jakeybob and ellielabelle. This is a fairly new Indian restaurant in Glasgow's west end and is tucked away slightly off the main roads. It's a nice place though and is huge on the inside with hundreds of staff to deal with your every whim. The food was very good to.

I then benefited from a friends misfortune of being ill by nabbing his ticket to the festivities on Ashton Lane. After drinks in three of the bars we ventured briefly outside to celebrate the actual coming of the new year (the bells as these Scots call it). Last year in Ashton Lane this was marked by I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers but not so this year, and things were actually fairly subdued - probably down to the weather and the fact that everyone seems to have a cold at the moment.

I then got a lift up to jakeybob and ellielabelle's flat where a poker session was underway. This carried on for many hours until about 8am and was accompanied by a lot more drinking. All-in-all it was a great evening and totally unexpected at that.

Unfortunately it's now the end of the holiday's and work beckons tomorrow. Well I say it's the end of the holidays, but in fact I'm away for a week in Geneva this coming Sunday.