Jack is now a little older and will soon be spending nights over at his grandparents houses so we've begun thinking about what we can do with our time off from being parents. Since Steve is almost always at work (and with his new job starting soon, even more so), this means time is very limited and has to be booked months in advance. It is probably too late for this New Years Eve but who's to say we can't start planning a year in advance for the next one, eh?
I've always loved the idea of New Years in London - as a child, I used to watch the television in awe and jealous of all the people stood there watching the fireworks over the London skyline. It just seemed so magical back then and I just know the atmosphere would be amazing - who wouldn't want to experience that?
If we did spend our New Years in London though, we'd have to find somewhere to stay - perhaps somewhere like the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum hotel - as travelling home would be a nightmare even if the transport was running. We may only live 30 minutes from London but I would not be looking forward to that particular journey home.
We all know that prices get subtly increased when it comes to New Years - taxis charge more, rounds of drinks cost some more pennies. At the end of the night when you want to lay your head down - does it matter how much it costs? I would be looking for the most affordable option so I had more money to spend enjoying myself, I don't know about you?
Whilst it is a little too late for me to make big plans for this New Years Eve, it is something I am going to consider for next year. After all, I'm not just a mum, I am a fiancée, I am my own person. I need to make some more time for that too.