I would like to start by wishing all my friends, family, ex colleagues and followers a very Happy New Year - I wish you all health, wealth and happiness in 2022 and beyond.
So, it has finally arrived - the new calendar year. The year of 2022. The year I have dreamed about for so many other years. A year to make changes and do the things that lack of time and money didn't enable me to do in the past. The year of the Great Adventure!
And here I am - sat on my lardy arse on the sofa typing on a laptop! Wow - That is a breakthrough like no other Mike. You must be so proud!
Erm...and I could come up with some cracking excuses as to why I haven't been cold water swimming after breaking the ice, or cycled 50 miles to get into a New Year fitness regime or done a tandem parachute jump wearing a chicken costume but I know I need to keep it real.
New Years Day here is a day for sharing with family and friends. In traditional fashion we were out with friends and enjoyed a great evening with lovely food, drink and fun into the small hours of the morning (a BIG thank you to the Blount family!) We are looking forward to having family over for a meal later. The prep is done, we have given the dog a decent walk and he is snoring in his basket and the house is clean and quiet.
I know that I will not have 365 separate "Great Adventures" all falling neatly day by day in 2022.
2022 is my Great Adventure - in its entirety and some of that will be sat down and typing this blog. As I have never blogged before I am happy that this still counts as embarking on a new adventure.
But tomorrow I will be getting off the sofa and going somewhere I have never been before...