Now that we are in January, it's the time of year that everyone likes to make a New Year's resolution. It's all well and good saying you are going to run 25 miles a day for the rest of the year, but if you're not going to back it up, then it's a bit pointless.
This year, as it's a World Cup year, me and Dave have decided we would have to relax our wild ways and stop eating cheese after 7.30pm. It is a bit out there, but if we are to make a good impression at the World Cup, we must make the sacrifice.
Eating cheese around bedtime can seem fun at the time, but it's bad for you, and Dave sometimes gets nightmares - like the time he had a nightmare that he missed bin day and had to wait a whole week to dispose of our waste. Or the time he had a nightmare that he missed the special on Daz at our local supermarket. It was a two-for-one offer, I can think of no greater nightmare.
January is probably our favourite month of the year, as it's very drab and we love that kind of excitement. Also, we are just counting the hours until Friday when The Late Late Show is back: the guests on in January are always very exciting. For example, this time last year me and Dave were on it speaking about cooking and cleaning, it was riveting.
January is also a time to begin the biggest occasion of the year, yes, the old Spring Clean. Although you don't want to do it too early as you may get over-excited. We took our tree down this week too. I rang the local council to let them know a tree will be coming down. They asked what type of a tree was it, I said it was a Christmas tree, but I must have got cut off as the phone suddenly went dead. As Dave took out the stand from under the tree, I yelled "timber", it was hilarious. Our binman will certainly earn his crust this week.
Next, we rolled up the lights - in this instance, you have to think of short-term pain, long-term gain, and we will certainly be glad come next December that we took due care when rolling up the lights. It was so funny, I popped round to Brian with a tin of USA assorted biscuits on the 5th and said to him, "Happy Christmas Brian" and Brian said, "But Christmas is over". I said, "I wanted to be the first to wish you happy Christmas for 2015!" Well, it was hilarious, I was still laughing 28 seconds later.
I expect the pub will be busy this month as everyone will be out celebrating the fact that it's January. I better stock up on the MiWadi. What a time to be alive.