One week in and the only thing that has changed are the numbers on my bank account. Christmas and New year away from work is fun but leads to a lot of spending; presents, food and in my case, my girlfriends birthday.
Have I noticed any trends so far for 2014? In terms of food, the burger is still hip and happening. I have already had two burgers this year and places are trying to take the burger crown. As well as this more and more American style Diners and fast food places are coming to town. This year is all about having fun and having good food at the same time. This will also be combined with a hands on feel and back to basics dining, which has come from places such as Homeslice or MEATLiquor and evolved into GrillShack and Flat Iron.
For me however, I want to go to fancy places and restaurants. I want a new experience, I can still savour the grubby, wholesome foods but I want to treat myself. Nice food, good service and an enjoyable evening. 2014 is the year of quality and my aim is that a restaurant will invite me for a meal so that I can review their food and get a special exclusive for all of my followers (All 5 of them).
I've done my football predictions already, so next prediction. The year of a new round of weddings and engagements and KIDS. The wedding era of a few years ago has now evolved with kids and from this and the ageing process I believe we will see more wedding bells ringing. The most obvious being my twin brothers wedding in March; I cannot wait for the Stag Do.
Looking around at friends too and their relationships, I also see a few more engagements happening, so let's make 2014 a good one and a happy one.
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