2016 is here.

At midnight, I had a wee Scotch in memory of my Dad, and later today, we will celebrate my Mum’s birthday.

As always, my gorgeous wife will magically, just make everything happen. How she does it is a mystery to me.

Off all of the feast days and holidays, New Year is my favourite.

As the clock strikes midnight, I am filled with a surge of optimism. The old year is gone and done. The new one is, as yet, a blank page, full of opportunity and possibilities.

Today is all about my Mum’s birthday, but this evening, I will crystallise my goals, hopes and aspirations for 2016. I will start a brand new notebook and start jotting. Writing things down gives them power, doesn’t it?

By the end of the week, I will be full of energy, raring to go. Eager to tick things off my list, get stuff done. A whole new year to fill.


Will I get them all done? I doubt it. But hey, I might.

Check back in next year and I’ll let you know if I am four stone lighter, playing golf off a single figure handicap and preparing to publish my third best selling novel.

Whatever you are doing this year, I wish you every success.

Do it with enthusiasm, do it with joy.

Happy New Year.