Today is the first day of 2007.
Last night, we tucked the kids safely into bed before the fireworks would prevent them sleeping like the angels they are at times (other times they can be, well.........not angels!) We didn't have any plans for the New Year, so about 11pm we both snuggled down in bed with a book each - I'm reading Gloria Hunniford's book "Next to Me" about her daugher, Caron Keating's brave and difficult struggle against cancer. Will, on the other hand, is reading Peter Kay's autobiography "The Sound of Laughter". So while I'm reading about Caron's struggle to hold on to life, he chuckles at bits in his book beside me!
The fireworks started about 11pm and on the stroke of midnight the volume and light show increased dramatically, as we knew they would. I spent the stroke of midnight tightly encased in my husband's arms - the safest place I could ever be, with the only man I've ever loved. A perfect start to 2007!!
Despite promising ourselves we wouldn't have a lay in, we both slept in until 10am. We're both back at work tomorrow so it's going to be a real struggle to get up tomorrow morning to make sure Jacob and Freya are ready to be dropped off to my parents for the day before I head off to work.
Will went on a 15 mile bike ride round the local villages and into the valley this morning while the kids played together and I got round to making his card for his 42nd birthday on Wednesday. Can't believe this is the man I've known and loved since he was only 19 - where do the years go to? Which gets me round to thinking - it's only a month until I'm 39 which means............ only 13 months until I'm 40 - AARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!!