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Auld Lang Syne

I’m not to keen on New Year’s Eve either! Its too noisy and frenetic. Me. I prefer peace and quiet, maybe just a few people around me at the most. Preferably one, that’s quite enough company!

Well, looking back, it really has been quite a year! A mixture really of change and success, of meeting new people, and losing some others through acts of betrayal. An email I sent at the beginning of last June seems to confirm a premonition I seemed to have about this at the time. In it I was pointing out the dangers of negativity in friendship; how negative self-assertions and false ideas about others could so easily lead to bitterness and resentment, even hate. How true that has proved to be! How tragic really, as hatred is always self-destructive, and smothers everything that might get into the way of its ugly wake.

But it hasn’t been all bad. There is real beauty and love in the world; but you have to know where to look for it

Well, I got a stack of letters today, and one of them (from a bookshop up North) wanted 6 copies of the new comic – before its even been published! I really don’t know how people pick up on things sometimes. But they must have seen it somewhere – probably on the Internet. Same characters as I believe I said, but we’ve introduced a new one with a face that’s a cross between a mutton chop and a stony statue! All good fun. Can’t wait till its finished!

That’s it really. Don’t expect much else to happen today, except the noisy festivities tonight. They will all go over my head really. On occasions like this, I really prefer to be alone!

You know yesterday somebody asked me if I’d made any New Years resolutions. I replied ‘only the usual one’ and that was not to make any! So its no ‘Auld Lang Syne’ for me anyway!

Happy New Year everyone,


6 Responses

  1. Hi David,
    Happy New Year! Hope it’s a great one for you!
    I do tend to agree with you regarding New Years’ Eve festivities, although I never turn down the chance of a party invitation. Last night was no exception, and I am glad I went, for I met a new ‘gentleman friend’ there. His name is Richard and we are now dating.
    The party though – it reminded me a bit of a superannuated Sex And The City!
    See you next Sunday!
    P.S. I interested two partygoers in the ‘Highgate Story’ and sold one of my books….worth going, just for that!

  2. Yes, see you Sunday as arranged. Someone else might be here as well who I’d like to introduce you to (no, not ‘count Dracula’!).
    Still phone before if you want,
    For the moment,

  3. hi David
    just wishing you a great new year and if you fancy startin the year with somethin hot then give me a ring ! also cat hope you have a good year out on the tiles and will sort a couple of photos which im sure will get you purring!
    luv speedqueenx xxxxxxxx

  4. if u fancy starting the new year with a bang more like it!!!!
    get in there my son. lol
    happy New year everyone. hope it was as good for u as it was for me.
    i’ve still got a mental headache to nurse!

  5. There is nothing like that between the lady in question and myself Craig . . . yet!
    She’s making me jealous already though, as she seems to be after Cat now!
    For now,

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