What a difference a decade makes...
Then: this year, i shall NOT get drunk.
Now: This year I'm hoping to go to a party which serves drinks that are Not in a spill-proof cup
Then: This year, I shall meet my prince Charming
Now: This year, i hope the Prince still remains charming
Then: Greatest Achievements: radical new building design
now: Greatest Achievements: potty training Pickwick
Then: Most often heard singing: Comfortably Numb
Now: Most often heard singing: Do Re Mi
Then: Ambition: Aga Khan Award for Architectural Excellence
Now: Ambition: Making it home before Pickwick's asleep
Then: idea of a Fun night out: Noisy Disco getting pickled
now: Idea of a fun night out: Any Night out is fun, as long as it's a. Child friendly
b. resistant to breakage
c. lets you get back home without any trips to A & E
Then: fun adventure – para gliding in Goa
Now: fun adventure – a guilty trip to the movies minus Pickwick
Then: happiest when – alone with work and music
Now: happiest when – alone with Pickwick and Music
Then: late nights – back home at four, nap, shower and out of the house at seven
Now: late nights – back home at eleven, sing baby to sleep, load dishwasher, load washing machine, do three sentences of quiet reading, and just as your head touches the pillow, it's morning again – as happily pointed out by a Gleeful Pickwick bouncing on your tummy
Then: Tummy – flat and meant for flaunting
Now: tummy – soft and meant for supporting little (and not-so-little)heads while sleeping
Then: pencil test – passed with flying colours
Now: wont even pass a rolling pin test
Then: when buying clothes, make sure they fit, and the rest is taken care of by mommy
Now: when buying, make sure they're stain resistant, crease resistant and drool resistant. And oh – wait for the sales.
Then: choosy about food – I'm not putting that into my mouth
Now: food? As long as I'm not cooking, who cares?
Then: idea of a good house – fit for the architectural digest
Now: idea of a good house – one where Pickwick wont manage to cause major harm to either himself or the furniture
Then: Idea of travel - 2 pair of jeans and plenty of clean undies, trusty SLR
Now: Idea of travel - 2 pairs of jeans, plenty of clean undies, baby buggy, six pairs of spare clothing, healthy snacky food, juice, sunhat, first aid kit... and baa lamb if there's space
Then: Nothing cheers you up like good food and the company of good friends
NOw: Nothing cheers you up like good food and the company of good friends
Glad to know some things never change...