I'll be in Ballybofey, Donegal. My brother is getting married on the 30th Dec there so we are all staying on for a good big session for NYE. Fancy hotel on the Atlantic coast, Guinness, Whiskey, traditional music...wee'uns asleep on pub benches, Ma's and Da's slow dancing to the old ballads, while the 20 somethings prop up the bar with the 70 somethings and put the world to rights. Paradise.
Your family sound brilliant Joe, would they adopt me?
New years is always something arranged at last minute for me. I'll have moved back to my parents and it'll only be few days until I go away (Weds 5th), so unfortunatly can see it just being me, my parents and the TV (they always stop in). If we're feeling really wild we might get the scrabble board out....
Going back for a goodbye all-dayer on the Monday with my best buddies though so thats fun bit. There'll be a a few tears I reckon.
Have fun of your trip Liz! Where are you off to?
I have no clue what I'll be doing....I just found out I'm not working that night or the day after so I can do whatever I want! (woo hoo! )I'd like to get a few friends together and have a low-key arrangement at someones place. I've done the going-out-on-new-years thing and I find it's just too expensive. Some tickets to get into clubs go as high as $150 dollars! (if you wait last minute and if it's an all-nighter thing). So to that, I say: No!
Clubs are a nightmare on NYE, London is apparently a terrible place to be. Ive been lucky, every year that ive lived in london, ive made it back to Ireland for Christmas and NY. Ive never seen the point in being around people you dont know on occasions like that, better to be with loved ones.
Lol! You dont mean that C, although they probably would, theyre very sweet. I must have been some sort of horrible accident.
My NYE sounds like yours WeeJoe, except we have all that happening in my house. It's always been a family thing for me, so we get all our family including cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc, and have a huge feast and party. It's not really the style here in Canada but it's been our thing so that's the way it goes down!
hiya, well for me its down to 4 choices but haven't decided yet,
going camping up the Dublin mountains with a group of good friends to sing / croak in the new year with a bombfire and fireworks,.... ( besides the cold weather i think this could be a great night)
going to various family parties watching my family putting the world problems to right with fantastic ideas ( its amazing what Jamesons does to peoples imaginations.... normally a great night)
heading into town with my boyf' and a few friends over from abroad to have a sophisticated night of classical music and champagne ( not sure about this one but it could be nice)....
heading to the local pub with my brother, sisters, a few friends to squash ourselves into a crowded little space, queue for ages at the bar for a drink from a moody barmaid who spills half of it...... but if i'm honest it would be great to catch up with the old gang ( its like a yearly reunion of a group of us that hung around together about 8 years ago
- sure knowing myself i could end up in town singing 'molly malone' and 'auld lang' while can-canning down Grafton street....... hmmmm memories...
hmmm...new years eve...hey i'll prob be out clubbing it with a few mates-getting pissed as per usual-well i'm the only one that ever seems to-i'm a lightweight really, ha! ha!
Xmas is a lways a quiet time for me-don't know if that's good or bad really!
I would love to have a gathering with some close friends at someone's house, or a small pub, but I wouldn't be up for clubbing at all. It'd be perfect to have a retreat of some sort, but I'm quite broke, so that might not be as good.
A group of friends and I went on a pub crawl for halloween and it was the greatest disaster ever! The people putting it on changed their bus system (and I think they must have oversold), so it was utter chaos. Each of the 20ish clubs involved were packed to capacity at 11 oclock, and nobody was allowed in. So we left a club and then were stuck waiting outside in different lines forever, and still couldn't get into any place. Eventually the bus driver just dropped all of us off at a random street corner and drove away (probably around midnight). So we walked down the main club street and still couldn't get into any place, much less without a cover charge, as they promised us. People were getting angry and restless in the streets (7000 people were a part of this club crawl) and it was just plain terrible. Probably my worst night out ever.
So needless to say, I'm sorta turned off the clubbing for a while.
I hope new years is nice and calm. Though, if I had a family like Joe's, I'd be all over that!
well i can understand the clubbing thing then barby-i can forgive you!!
yeh weejoe-your parents can adopt all of us-can have one big christmas together...just think of all the prezzies you could get...what a bonus!
No idea whatsoever where i'll be, who i'll be with, if i'll still be a free man or what i'll be doing. Would guess that alcohol may play a part, but even isn't the cast iron certainty it should be.