Happy New Year 2024

It’s been a strange year, well, for me it has although I’m not complaining, honestly. Now it’s almost time to welcome a new year, 2024 and also the time when lots of folks make resolutions. I don’t though, it’s not for me, to make promises to myself to lose weight, take up a new hobby or even be nice to everyone I meet. The last one, I do try to be nice, but some people, well, I won’t say anymore.

How I Saw 2023

The way I see it, to do any of the things above, you can do them whenever you want. It doesn’t have to be on January 1st. For example, I could go on a diet on October 31st and break it the next day on November 1st and I will have managed to pass from one month to another without succumbing to temptation. If I had done that on the first day of the year, then I would have only given it a day’s trial. Do you get my drift?

Ladies, It’s A Leap Year

2024 is a leap year too, which means all you single ladies can ask the man in your life to marry you. Good luck with that. If I remember one thing from 2023, it’s the amount of rain and grey days we have had since June. June was quite a ‘scorcher’ here and everyone thought “this is it, summer’s arrived, get the shorts and Hawaiin t-shirts out, light those BBQs and here we go.” Then came July and woosh and it’s hardly stopped raining since. I was hoping to paint the fence this year too, but the rain put the kibosh on that, said quietly under his breath.

A Spot Of Rain

The problem with so much dismal weather is that you find yourself staying indoors quite a lot and that always ends with “Oh, switch the TV on dear.” Re-runs of Bargain Hunt or Celebrity Antiques with the same old ‘tat’ being passed around the country, re-purchased then re-sold. I suppose it’s all for a good cause. Then there’s the Repair Shop! I might seem a little cynical, but how much of that stuff ends up on the likes of eBay? Someone should take a pair of broken false teeth in there and spin a yarn that they were ‘Grannie’s Sunday Best, she only wore them to church’ and see where it would lead. Can you imagine, “Here’s Ted, our resident denture repairer, he’ll have them back to looking brand new. What will you do with them?”

Muppetts And Puppets

I have a fancy dress party to attend on New Year’s Eve under the title of ‘Muppets and Puppets’ at the local pub. I’m going as someone called Sam Eagle!! The mind boggles. There’s quite a few going, Scooby Doo, The Swedish Chef, Kermit the Frog, Fozzy Bear, The Honey Monster, Animal, Mr Blobby and so many more. It crossed my mind that because copious amounts of alcohol will be consumed I just hope the room doesn’t erupt into a free-for-all all. Just picture it in your mind, a baroom brawl breaking out and it’s made up of all the above characters! I doubt very much it will happen, but you never know.

Well, it just leaves me to wish everyone the happiest and most prosperous New Year for 2024. Enjoy, don’t drink too much, don’t eat too much, but above all, have fun and enjoy.

If you’re in the UK, here’s a website that lists various events going on around the country

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90 Comments
  • JosieHolford
    December 30, 2023

    Cheers to you , you SOS. All the best.

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Josie and the same to you πŸ™‚

  • Angry Bird
    December 30, 2023

    Happy New Year to You and Your Family..πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you and the same to you.😊

  • azurea20
    December 30, 2023

    Feliz Año Nuevo.✨✨✨✨✨✨

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you very much. πŸ™‚

  • newepicauthor
    December 30, 2023

    I hope you have a wonderful time at the dress up party and I wish you a happy New year, Trev.

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Jim. πŸ™‚

  • Gersom Clark
    December 30, 2023

    Manigong Bagong Taon from the Philippines, Trev! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ Blessings to you and your family!

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Gersom. πŸ™‚

  • Yetismith
    December 30, 2023

    I like your fool-proof method of fasting. As for resolutions…they are like rules, meant to be broken so best not to make them in the first place. Usually, I can sum up a year with a few key points but 2023, being the prelude to 2024…I’ll leave it unsaid and hope for the best, for all of us. Best wishes, Trev!

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Carolyn and I hope 2024 is a great year for you. πŸ™‚

  • Filimages
    December 30, 2023

    Happy New Year 2024 to you too !

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • christinenovalarue
    December 30, 2023

    πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ½οΈ

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Christine. πŸ™‚

  • Diana Lobos
    December 30, 2023

    Feliz AΓ±o Nuevo Trev! Que venga lleno de bendiciones para ti y los tuyos. Un abrazo muy grande. πŸ™β€οΈ

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Diana. πŸ™‚

  • Bitchy After 60
    December 30, 2023

    The perfect commentary on 2023. Enjoy the fancy dress event. If there is a barroom brawl, please take a video as seeing a bunch of muppets and puppets fighting could make my 2024 top entertainment list.

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you. I hope there isn’t a brawl, but yes, watching a video of it would be a block buster. πŸ™‚

  • luisa zambrotta
    December 30, 2023

    A very Happy New Year to you. πŸŽ‡βœ¨

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Luisa. πŸ™‚

  • Manel i Pilar
    December 30, 2023

    Bon any 2024, amb salud i alegria

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Manel. πŸ™‚

  • diespringerin
    December 30, 2023

    Happy New Year from Vienna!

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous
    December 30, 2023

    Happy New Year from France !

    I’m also going to try the diet from October 31 to November 1. Just to see the results… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you. Happy New Year and good luck with the diet. πŸ˜€

  • Walter PASCOLI
    December 30, 2023

    Happy New Year from France ! πŸ™‚

    I’m also going to try the diet from October 31 to November 1st . Just to see the results… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    December 30, 2023

    A Happy New Year to you, too, Trev! Have fun at your New Year’s Eve fancy dress party πŸ˜€ Beware: Sam Eagle looks like the type to start a baroom brawl πŸ˜€

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you, Rosaliene, well I hope he doesn’t start a brawl tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  • luckymum101
    December 30, 2023

    Happy New Year when it comes! xx

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you very much and the same to you. πŸ™‚

      • Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
        December 30, 2023

        Enjoy your party, Trev! Keep your wits about you! πŸ™‚ Happy 2024! <3

        • Trev
          December 30, 2023

          Thank you, Cheryl and I will. πŸ™‚

  • nonsmokingladybug
    December 30, 2023

    Happy New Year to you! Be safe and enjoy the party!

    • Trev
      December 30, 2023

      Thank you very much. πŸ™‚

  • John W. Howell
    December 30, 2023

    Happy New Year, Trev. The pub party sounds fun. Take a video in case a row breaks out

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you, John, hopefully there won’t be any rows. Happy New Year. 😊

  • John
    December 30, 2023

    Best wishes for you and yours next year, Trev! Be well. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      And the same to you, John. Thank you 😊

  • Herb
    December 31, 2023

    I hope you have a good new year as well!

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you, Herb. 😊

  • surrealartpsychonaut
    December 31, 2023

    The muppets in a barroom brawl sounds like the sort of thing that could go viral on YouTube to me.

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      You’re right, it would go viral, but I hope one doesn’t break out. Thank you. 😊

  • cbholganza
    December 31, 2023

    Here’s to a happy, healthy new year to you, Trev!

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you, you too. 😊

  • almerighi
    December 31, 2023

    happy new year!

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you 😊

  • Sadje
    December 31, 2023

    Happy new year to you too

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you, Sadje. 😊

  • derrickjknight
    December 31, 2023

    I hope the party goes well, Trev

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you, Derrick, hopefully it will be rocking though I doubt I will. 😊

  • Going Batty in Wales
    December 31, 2023

    Happy New Year to you too Trev.

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you. 😊

  • philosophy through photography
    December 31, 2023

    Happy new year, my friend.

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you very much. The same to you 😊

  • SueW
    December 31, 2023

    It’s a good job you’re not all part not part of a who dun it evening! it would make a change from ‘The Butler did it!’

    I’m getting bored of the Repair Shop, and I wish they’d left it in the afternoon slot instead of eight o’clock prime time viewing, but that’s the BBC for you, on its downward slope, but at least we don’t have to suffer endless adverts.
    I feel a bit like Mrs Grump, but I’m tired of hearing TV sob stories; we all have one to tell but we don’t because no one else wants to hear it.
    Any way, Have a lovely evening and A very happy New Year to you and Debbie from Mrs Grump πŸ˜‚

  • Kymber Hawke
    December 31, 2023

    Happy New Year! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‡πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰

    • Trev
      January 1, 2024

      Thank you, Kymber. πŸ™‚

  • Dave Kingsbury
    December 31, 2023

    And HNY to you, Trev, and try not to annoy Miss Piggy!

    • Trev
      January 1, 2024

      Thank you, Dave and I managed to keep away from Miss Piggy. Happy New Year. 😊

  • Carolyn Kaiser Harmon
    January 1, 2024

    Trev – thanks for the thoughts. You’re pretty funny too.

    • Trev
      January 1, 2024

      Thank you, Carolyn. πŸ™‚

  • Carfax
    January 1, 2024

    happy new year!

    • Trev
      January 1, 2024

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • endorsum
    January 1, 2024

    buon anno! πŸ™‚

    • Trev
      January 1, 2024

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • lazione budy
    January 3, 2024

    Happy new Year 2024.

    • Trev
      January 3, 2024

      Thank you and the same to you 😊

  • Lauren
    January 3, 2024

    I hope you had a joyful evening with no excessive shenanigans.

    • Trev
      January 3, 2024

      Indeed I did, thank you, Lauren. πŸ™‚

  • poeeternal
    January 4, 2024

    happy new year!! 🎊

    • Trev
      January 4, 2024

      Thank you, Delia and a happy new year to you. I look forward to many more of your always interesting poems and posts on your blog. πŸ™‚

  • daneelyunus
    January 4, 2024

    Happy New Year

    • Trev
      January 4, 2024

      Thank you and a happy new year to you too. πŸ™‚

  • Sara Fabian
    January 5, 2024

    Happy New Year!

    • Trev
      January 5, 2024

      Thank you, Sara. Happy 2024 to you too. 😊

  • Roadtirementvintage
    January 5, 2024

    Happy new year!

    • Trev
      January 6, 2024

      Thank you and the same to you 😊

  • mitchteemley
    January 7, 2024

    So, did Sam Eagle turn out to be the life of the party, Trev? Happy New Year, btw!

    • Trev
      January 8, 2024

      It turned out to be a great night, thanks, Mitch. There were a lot of Muppets there. Happy New Year. 😊

  • wrookieschu
    January 9, 2024

    Happy New Year Trev!

    • Trev
      January 9, 2024

      Thank you and I hope your 2024 is a great one.

  • Cindy Georgakas
    January 11, 2024

    Tried to comment on your view full post. Not sure it went through. (lmk) Happy New Year Trev❣️

    • Trev
      January 11, 2024

      I got it, thank you, Cindy and a Happy New Year to you too. πŸ™‚

  • Crystal Byers
    January 18, 2024

    I’m catching up, but it’s still January. Happy New Year, Trev!

    • Trev
      January 18, 2024

      Thank you, Crystal and the same to you. πŸ™‚

  • Pied Type
    March 13, 2024

    It’s a tad late to wish you a Happy New Year but greetings nonetheless. Apparently I haven’t had a active subscription in place after all, so I subscribed (again?) just now.

    • Trev
      March 13, 2024

      Thank you, |Susan. It’s never to late. Thank you too for subscribing or resubcribing, very much appreciated. I have been in the middle of updating the blog so I have been a little busy with that recently. Nearly all finished though. πŸ™‚