Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all celebrated it in your own way - whatever way makes you happy. For me now that is staying home, fire lit, pyjamas on, a couple of spiced rum and cokes and plenty of nibbles. Yes, that describes pretty much every night in our house, actually!
The next door's teen boy did have a party and as they all seemed to prefer mooching around on the street outside than actually staying in the party house, we had our wild night out vicariously by peeking through the curtains from time to time at teen girls with far too little on and teen boys trying desperately to impress them, and being thankful that we no longer have to go through all that posturing, posing, and angst!
No, I don't think I regret that my wild nights out are done with for this lifetime. I am happy in the knowledge that whilst those who headed out for a night on the town were swaying in the taxi queue, kebab in hand, trying to work out just how much money they actually spent on one night out and wondering if they would ever get home, I was toasty warm in front of the fire watching re-runs of Father Ted (yes, New Year's Eve TV is officially the worst in the world!) and eating my body weight in dry roasted peanuts!
So, apart from turning into a grumpy old woman, I have been busy the last few days catching up on the Sketchbook project and have now finished another 5 sketches (only 12 more to go!). The one above I painted from a photo taken from the Paint My Photo website that I love so much. The original photo is here and was taken by Michael Yates. One of the 5 is a complete cheat in that I recycled one of the designs I did for my Christmas cards this year. Still, it's another page filled in the sketchbook and at this point, that's all I'm trying to do!