The first few minutes of 2010 were greeted with hopeful cheers and a bottle of Philipponnat. The latter was a surprise birthday gift from Mr H, which naturally had to replace Pol Roger, which will be kept for another night.
When we finally decided to crawl out of bed (it was snowing again and the house was freezing!) it was 10:30 am (late for me!), but we managed to squeeze in a lot during the first day. No birthday cake for me, no, it’s all about pancake breakfasts.
Then we headed out to Beamsley to walk up to the Beacon. This is where I would at one time quote poetry to describe the beautiful landscapes around me. But I have learned that there are some things that evade description, demanding only experience. It really was.
At the summit, we poured ourselves a hot cup of Italian Roast sweet black coffee and toasted in the New Year. I walked down from the peak motivated to try new things. No matter how crazy they sound at the moment. Everest Base camp, anyone?
How did you spend your first day in 2010 and the new decade?
Ps. Oh, this post is brought to you by my new little netbook. I decided to get the Samsung NC10 over a Dell Mini Inspiron due to the amount of good reviews for the former.
Pps. I am aware I’ve been away from this blog for almost two weeks. Will catch up with my reading soon :)