Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy 2011!!



So, the festive season having duly been survived, life can go back to normal. I must confess to enjoying normal, particularly because it means large portions of the day spent in solitary acts of reading, musing and writing.

Catching up with blogs while trying to think what to write for my own first offering of the new year I came upon this by AL Kennedy, my favourite of the regular Guardian book-bloggers. It expresses much of what I currently feel far more elegantly and amusingly than I ever could. Pity the last paragraph doesn't apply to me. (I suppose, in the interests of optimism, I should add, 'yet').

But, as AL would say herself - Onwards! Here's to a successful, happy, prosperous 2011.

6 comments:

C. N. Nevets said...

Pip pip!

Tim Stretton said...

Welcome back, Alis!

The verification word is "sunly", which gives a pleasantly optimistic start to the year.

Aliya Whiteley said...

Love that AL Kennedy post. She sums it all up, doesn't she?

Happy 2011! Here's hoping there's more doing than waiting.

Alis said...

Hi Nevets - and many pips to you too!

Hi Tim - not very 'sunly' here today. Let's hope for better soon!

Hi Aliya - I love AL Kennedy's blogs. Really must get around to reading one of her books one of these days. And yes, here's hoping...

Frances Garrood said...

I love that description of the waiting-to-hear experience. It's comforting to know there's so much of it about. It's the one thing no-one warns you about (although I suppose we should all be able to work it out for ourselves).

Welcome back, Alis, and may your own waiting soon be (happily) over, and 2011 be a very successful year for you!

Alis said...

Thanks, Frances.