This time next year…


Five days into the new year and her New Year’s Resolutions already seemed doomed. No alcohol, no smoking, eat healthily, be fit – these are some of her Resolutions. But it was Ginny’s birthday yesterday, so they had to celebrate! And what better way to bring cheers to the celebrant with a bottle of Champagne. And of course, she cannot say no because she’s Ginny’s best mate. Oh well, there’s always the next day, or the day after the next and the promise, one more time and that was it, really …this time next year… she’ll be really good with her New Year’s Resolution.


For: Write Now Prompt for January 5, 2016 and New year new you? Rubbish!

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Prompt Stomp- Week 12


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How do you plan on changing/not changing for the New Year?
I think I’ll stick to what I am. I’ve always said I’ll try to lose weight by going to the gym more, eating less, not drinking alcohol, not eating sweets and so on and so. Every year was the same, starting with the good intention, then waning as the year goes on. So for the New Year, I could only hope that I would be able to do so, but no pressure. I’ll do what I can. That’s fair enough, right?

Are you a resolution maker or breaker?
More of a breaker, so I will not have any resolution for the New Year.

Do you have big plans for the New Year? Travel? Moving residences? Addition to the family?
2016 is a great year for us. We’re celebrating our 30 years wedding anniversary – yay! We’re travelling to the Philippines, Singapore and Cambodia the whole of February, even though our anniversary is in June. Well, February is a good month for our holiday, as probably we’d have enough of the cold weather here in Bavaria and in the Far East, monsoon season is over. Then, come May is the wedding of HRH the son and his beautiful K in the UK. My relatives all over the world will be able to come – sister from Canada, mother from the Philippines, us from Germany, all their friends from different universities in the UK, Germany and Ireland. Then, in August, we’re doing it again in India, where K comes from originally. Brother-in-law and family from Singapore and the one from York will be able to join us. Really, really looking forward to the New Year!

Big career change?
Not really. I’m happy with what I’m doing, being a freelance English trainer/teacher.

Do you write stories? Poetry? How are your characters/plots changing? Do they make resolutions?
Yes, I write short stories and poetry, but I don’t know if/when/how my characters/plots are changing. I don’t think they make resolutions.

Plan on writing something completely different in 2016 than what you normally write? Give us an excerpt of what you might have planned.
No plan as of yet, we just have to wait and see.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

For: Prompt Stomp- Week 12

A Brand New Me, Effective Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

A brand new me effective tomorrow; wow, who could I be?
Such a strong feeling like a hot stone glass burning inside me
The air was frosty fresh, bright as the sun and tasted of honey
Dispersing all over me, bubbling in and out of the country
My circuits are overloaded, but I’ll try to do better next time
Doing my part and encouraging others to have peacetime
I’ll greet each and every one a Happy New Year! Cheers!
Nostalgic; the action and feeling quite recently intermingled
A blank page and I can take my time to fill it in
Will do all the good ones, the fun ones, memorable ones
Doing good to others, spreading love and peace
Avoiding the bad ones, negative and hurtful ones
Things I don’t want happening to myself, I don’t do.
So I hope everyone will fill their blank page well
Good luck and all the very best. Welcome 2015!