We dispensed with tradition last night. Tradition dictates we watch Hootenanny and shout expletives. But I just wasn't up for it last night. I couldn't bring myself to swear at Macca. Not after the year he's had.
We did turn over just before midnight just in time to see him do the song he always does nowadays because for some reason he thinks we all like it. We don't. This time he was accompanied by little Kylie and the obligatory Jools Holland band with Jools' little brother, Christopher. Yes, I know, our licence fee, etc etc...
Then they counted down from ten to one. We opened the front door to watch the fireworks as the breezy bollocked Scots Guards played Auld Lang Syne. All we could see was some badly dancing middle aged swingers in the window of the house across the road seemingly beckoning us to join them in their new year shenanigans. Well that's what it looked like in our inebriated state, so we shut the door pretty sharpish.
Most of the evening was spent watching The (100) Most Annoying People Of The Year 2007 on BBC3. I'd heard of most of them and most of them did annoy me. Three snippets of information I missed last year include...
1. The revelation that Mick Jagger used to get bees to sting him to enlarge his manhood.
2. The revelation that Bryan Ferry is an aficionado of Nazi style.
3. The revelation that former professional Christian athlete Jonathan Edwards had a crisis of faith and resigned from Songs Of Praise. I didn't know he had presented it in the first place!
My new year's resolution is to keep up with the news that matters.