|With my good old drinking buddy Andy Maltas enjoying a wee dram.|
The re-arranged timetable read: 9:45 pm film Ziggy's firework display from Gypsy field, south of the village; a quick drink in the Thatched Tavern and then back up to my house.
Unfortunately, I slipped and fell over coming back down the very muddy field and so had to go back home and change. I got a 'waiver' to have an hour in the pub and be back for 11:45 pm.
Worked out well and Mum (who hadn't expected me to keep to my word) was considerably cheered up - even giving me a high five as Big Ben began to chime. She then departed to bed and I was able to have a couple of New Year's drinks in the pub. A good result all round, I think. Happy New Year everyone.