Friday, 31 December 2010

A quote for New Year's Eve




"The only way to spend New Year's Eve is either quietly with friends.
or in a brothel.  Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off
someone is bound to be left in tears"

W. H. Auden
(1907-1973)


Friday quotes will resume next week

I shall be taking Auden's advice and having some drinks at home with The Actor, Mrs Jones and Giles.  We might pop to a friend's party two doors down.  Gone are the days when I dashed around London in cabs charging double time trying to show my face at three or four parties a night.  I love a house party but can't face bars or clubs on New Year's Eve.  What are you doing this evening?

I'd like to thank all my readers for their wonderful comments and support in 2010.
Wishing you peace and happiness for 2011
Much love, Christina xxx


21 comments:

MyStyle said...

Hi Christina-I'll be giving the brothels and wild parties a miss as well, lol!! Christopher went out earlier and I won't see him until tomorrow, he's off to a house party tonight too. I'll be indoors with hubby and Robert to see in the New Year. Thank you for your kind and lovely words, I do so look forward to meeting you in 2011 and I wish you a lovely evening and a very Happy New Year too xx

Mo said...

What a great quote, giving the brothel a miss though and sticking with close mates. Who needs more than that.
Happy new year
Mo

quintessence said...

Love Auden - always so bittersweet. I'll be staying in as well with family. Wishing you a wonderful evening and happy new year.

Penny Dreadful said...

We are doing much the same - just having some friends over for cocktails and lounging about. Putting together a playlist as the moment which is great fun, but I have 15 hours worth of music so need to cut down! Have a wonderful evening, and best wishes to you for 2011 xx

Anonymous said...

thank you for this post, the quote just resembles my opnion on new years eve. because throughout the year the mass of people are in silent despair, but on new years eve people have the temptation to reveal their true and strong feelings.. especially people who get one year older, if new year happens to be their birthday as well, like it happens to be in my case...
whatever, warm greets from berlin, the capital of lonely hearts

Vintage Vixen said...

Dear Christina, what a cool quote.
New Year's Eve doesn't bother me, I'm always drinking and dressing up so it's no different from a normal night.
Jon's currently cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I've laid out the snacks and stocked up the globe bar, we've a fire buring, loads of candles on the go and a mass of banging tunes ready for a 7pm kick off.
Have a fabulous night and look forward to meeting up in the New Year....hooray! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Karen McBride said...

Have a wonderful new year.. x to you and Mrs Jones.. and the Actor and Giles!!..x

parisapartment said...

We have an late supper planned and then home to a cozy fire and lots of candles and good music with friends!

Ian said...

Auden,always Auden to inspire the truth.
Bravo,nice post.Happy New Year.

CameronPoe2409 said...

This year I had a couple of drinks in a local pub and then was back home with my husband for a couple of drinks and nibbles. We saw the New Year in with two Jack Russells! Nowadays we usually spend the evening in but previously I've celebrated the New Year in Prague and a party in a Morgue! But now I like to relax at home. Here's to a fabulous 2011! xx

Alison Cross said...

I opted for the quiet night with friends as we don't know where the local brothel is :-)

Have a bloody marvellous 2011!

Am so glad to have met you, Christina - your blog is so full of fabulousness that magically rubs off on me and I feel much less boring for having you in my life, albeit only on-line :-D

Cheers m'dear!

Ali xxxx

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Happy New Year. I fell asleep before 11.30 - can't take the Pace! xx

Jill said...

Happy New Year!

Fashionistable said...

Wishing you a happy, healthy and wealthy 2011. Mine are always laid back now too. Hope yous was good. Xxxx

Make Do Style said...

That is such a fab quote and I feel I did both last night!! x

twodoorsdown said...

Just woken up, what a night? Lasted till 5 this morning, The best times can be had in the strangest of places and with the strangest of people. Just us, family, family's family, friends and their family, dog and friends dogs. Food brought and prepared by friends, exotic asian dishes,tantalising sauces and dips, choice cheeses, chocolates, nuts and patisseries, mince pies, drinks and wines.
Music, dancing and singing till 5am when we woke the birds and they took over. Love xxxx, health and happiness for the New Year and beyond to the Actor, Mrs Jones and yourself. Another night to remember in the New Year.
Remember not to forget those good simple things we make for ourselves to enjoy.

Splenderosa said...

Sending love to both you and The Actor. We'll catch up soon. I'm still arranging my new townhouse, but it's going to be lovely eventually. Happiness, Serenity, Peace & Love for 2011 !!

Helga! said...

My sweet Christina!
Happy New Year,lovey! I'm so happy to have met you and all my other wonderful blogger friends!It's been a blast,and long may it continue!
Hope your evening was filled with kisses!
XXXlove Helga

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