2014 hasn’t exactly been the year of my dreams, but at year’s end, I am still alive, I still have my lovely wife , and while I may not be in perfect heath, I can still get out and about and more or less live a normal life, so I really can’t complain.
Compared to so many less fortunate than I, I have much to be thankful for.
For starters, on 1st January, 2015, I celebrated four whole years of total abstinence from alcohol.
I won’t pretend that I still don’t get the odd, wistful memory of just how nice that first cold beer used to be when it trickled down my parched throat, or how much fun it was to get a little merry with a nice bottle of red wine.
But then again I well remember, all the troubles, accidents and other mayhem that my drinking caused through the years and in particular, those terrible hangovers and DT’s; when all I wanted to do was curl up and die and the only thing that made me feel better was the ‘hair of the dog’….
Mobi’s Moscars (part 2)
Yes folks, I started my annual ritual last week under the heading ‘The Oscars are a-coming’, and continue this week with my second film revue of the awards season.
You may recall that in last week’s blog, I stuck my neck out and in spite of an avalanche of superlative reviews, I declared that I wasn’t a huge fan of the much acclaimed Boyhood.
By way of a contrast, I have to say that my second review – Gone Girl – is a great deal more to my liking, and I think (hope) it will do well in the awards season.
David Fincher, the director who brought us Fight Club, Seven, Benjamin Button andSocial network has delivered another corker.