It’s the start of a brand new decade and our plans for New Year’s Day are to rest and recuperate. Although I love seeing family and friends over the Christmas period, it’s pretty full on what with getting the house ready for guests, shopping for food and gifts and trying to be good hosts.
By New Year’s Day we’re usually feeling pretty weary so this year my husband and I are having an unhurried, low key day to ourselves. Although my first inclination is to curl up on the sofa, we will probably go for a long walk in the countryside first. It’s good to get moving again after the excesses of Christmas and to walk in one of the pretty villages nearby, breathing in the wood smoke and enjoying all the gorgeous Christmas wreaths and fairy lights in the windows.
When we return home, we can enjoy the Christmas lights for one last time and light our wood burner and scented candles. We have a selection of great films to choose from and our Christmas books that we’ve hardly looked at. A slow cooked beef casserole simmering in the over, a little red wine and the last of the Christmas cheeses makes a decadent start to the New Year. New plans and goals can wait until January 2nd. New Year’s Day is for savouring the last pleasures of Christmas, eating well, dozing off and generally recuperating so that we are ready face an exciting new decade.
I made a little printable to help me plan a decadent New Year’s Day. On page one; you’ll see my own ideas and preparations. Page 2 is blank in case you wish to plan your own decadent New Year’s Day. Planning your ideal New Year’s Day is deeply personal so I’m sure your categories and list will look entirely different from mine.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2020!