New Years Eve Traditions

Each year we celebrate New Years Eve by watching the same two films. We keep the dogs company, so that the fireworks don’t freak them out too much, this year was no exception.

Interestingly they are both films of Alistair MacLean books.

The first, Where Eagles Dare.

The second, The Guns of Navarone.

They’re two of my favourite films and they have both aged very well in my opinion.

If you’ve not watched them or read the books, I’d recommend doing both. The films are fairly good adaptations of the books, but the books are even better. 

Both stories of war time heroism, long odds of survival and plots with plenty of twists.

Watching Richard Burton call Clint Eastwood “A second-rate punk.” always brings a smile to my face, and both films are chock full of action.

Do you have any films that you enjoy watching time and again?

New Year; Life Moves Forward

I’ve sat down to write this post several times over the last few days, to review my 2013 and cast ahead for 2014. I’ve deleted that post each time. I’ve erased it because of the simple rule I have here in not talking about work, and because it has occupied so much of last year and probably will this year the post became something of a non-starter each time.

So instead I’m simply going to say I want a better 2014 than 2013. I’m not sure whether that will be possible, but I want to live a healthier 2014; write more; read more; take more photographs; be more creative. Not resolutions, just intentions.

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