OK. Got back from the motherland (Whitley Bay) on New Year's Eve. Several observations to make.
1 - Whitley Bay has turned fucking horrible - all the local character (stuff I remember when growing up there) has disappeared and the place is just one big stag/hen night pub crawl.
Resolution 1 - Going to spend 2006 persuading my parents to move somewhere nicer.
2 - Christmas day with the family - total nightmare this year with.....drum roll please - Mum's eldest sister ringing the house during our christmas dinner and then having a 30 minute conversation with her daughter (who was having food with us) - GET OFF THE BLOODY PHONE - SOME OF US WANT TO EAT OUR LUNCH IN PEACE.
3 - Grandma said to me "you're very fat, when are you going on a diet"! - thanks grandma, i feel better now for having driven up to Newcastle at 5 am on christmas eve.
4 - Back to Cambridge - went out to Ballare nightclub (don't ask) - several things to say - Â£15 to get in, no dress code, and the worst fucking dj ever experienced by me in my entire life - shut up you wanker, dj's only really have to speak in between records, not during them. Also, please try to play the whole song or at least most of it; thanks.
5 - interestingly Cambridge Emergency Services did something really unexpected last night - they set up an emergency aid tent near to the clubs to help pissed-up revellers recover. Top idea.Apart from that, to quote the tosser DJ. - Hey everybody it's 2006 - have a wonderful year.
Going back to bed now - not sure why as I am by myself and cannot sleep. - suggestions anyone?