New Year, new struggle…

It’s a New Year, and I’m having a struggle with finding a suitable title. So far, then, there is little difference between 2016 and 2017.

You can tell the holiday is over because we took the boys back today, one to Victorian splendour in Leeds (where he has a flat in a listed building) and the other to student squalor in Sheffield. Julia is currently sitting and looking lost – she says it’s too quiet.

That’s not actually our normal measure of the ending of the holidays. The official start of our Christmas is the day we buy the cheese footballs, and the official end is when we finish them. We finished the last few tonight, on our return from Leeds.

I’m not really sure how we came to develop this “tradition” – Julia asked me to get them for our first christmas together and it grew from there. Does anyone else have family Christmas traditions? We can’t be the only ones.

The start of a new year is always a tempting time for resolutions but I have a poor record with resolutions so all I’m saying this year is that I’m going to take a positive attitude to things.

I was going to try posting every day but I’m already an hour and a quarter late for that.

As for the weight loss/health resolution – see my previous comments on cheese footballs.

The beauty of looking on the bright side is that I enjoyed the cheese footballs.


16 thoughts on “New Year, new struggle…

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  2. The Snail of Happiness

    I’m not one for new year resolutions, although I did decide last January that I should exercise more, so I paid for a year’s pass to the local swimming pool on 18 January 2016 and since then I’ve been swimming 103 times, swimming at least 1km on every visit… I’ve rather surprised myself. I think the moral of the story is ‘decide to do something you like doing and then you’ll keep doing it’

  3. clarepooley33

    My husband bought cheese footballs this Christmas. I don’t remember us ever having them at Christmas before (probably because until recently I did most of the Christmas food buying). I also didn’t get to eat any of them this year. I can’t remember when it was but it was about seven or eight years ago, my eldest girl got us a panettone for Christmas and we all enjoyed it so much that we have bought one (or three) every year since then. A recent tradition.


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