Thank you Saffie. I hope the New Year is kind to you too. Dau had invited me out with a group tonight, but I can't face it. Lots of smiling jolly people is the last thing I feel like facing at the moment. Don't like crowds, and jolly parties with everyone shouting to be heard, at the best of times - and New Years Eve is not the best of times!
Thank you Saffie. The very best wishes to you and anyone else on here who is desperately missing someone special. Soon be all over thank goodness
I'm going out with my friend and her Husband to a pub with a buffet. My friend is very kind to invite me but I wish I wasn't going. That may seem rather ungrateful for those who are on their own tonight or with their caring responsibilities. I would rather be at home with my memories but my protests have fallen on deaf ears. They are nice people so I will repay them with my gratitude and a smile nailed on my face-inside, well that will be a different story, as I'm sure it will be for many.
I'm grateful I don't have a problem being alone tonight. Dhiren and I never made a big thing about the new year. It is better being alone than being one in a crowd pretending to be having a lovely time.
Happy New Year to those to whom it is important. I hope it is not too painful for you Saffie .
Thank you all, Emily, Lyn, Izzy, Lady A and Sylvia.
No, Sylvia, I just feel sad.
I have to go to my daughter's this evening but I have this bad head cold, a very rare occurrence, and would much rather not. My grandson likes me to go and play a game but I've said I'll only go for an hour, early on. Then home and bed. x
Best wishes to all of you on here. It seems that it's not unusual to not want to be part of the New Year celebrations, even without our specific circumstances. At least by being on here we all know we're not alone. I was at my uncle's funeral yesterday; he'd been in a care home for several years (he had Alzheimer's). My mum (his sister) is in an EMI care home and this year has been horrible, but what's really helped is being able to look at this website. Thinking of you all tonight xx