Come on 2013, let’s be having you.

Happy new year, people! Well, there will still be births and deaths and marriages and divorces and comedy and tragedy and peace and war… pretty much like all years, really. But suffice to say I hope y’all had a good New Year and Christmas and did as well as I did with the amount of books and Blu-rays I received *grins*

Anyway my lovely illustrious readers, I, like a lot of you are I’m sure, am looking forward to a few things immensely in 2013. Let’s take a look at the evidence:

Star Trek: Into Darkness [released May 17th]

I don’t need to harp on about this but as it’s my blog I am going to anyway. This is the second instalment of JJ Abrams’ ‘reimagining’ of Star Trek and whether you loved or loathed the timeline ‘issues’ of his first Star Trek offering in 2009, you can’t deny how many new fans he brought to sci-fi’s most successful franchise and how much people like me love him for continuing the legacy. And in superb fashion he is too, brilliantly casting Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain of the piece to help the original returning cast to set their phasers to fun once more. And why the hell is the Enterprise in water?!

A new Bridget. V.g.

I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to learn a few months ago that Helen Fielding is currently ‘scribing a new Bridget Jones novel. And that’s not all; if your heart still beats for the Chardonnay-guzzling singleton then you also have a third film to look forward to and indeed, a West End musical in the near future. These things I have no doubt will be successful in their own right but it’s the third book, rumoured to be out this autumn, that I am ridiculously over-excited about. Let’s see how Bridget fares in this world of a coalition government, Twitter and 50 Shades. Excellent.

Warmth

Yep. No trickery, I just like being warm. I don’t like being cold. Hopefully Spring isn’t that far away and young lambs will be out bouncing around very soon amongst buttercups. Which means where I live the next generation of seagulls will be being born in the coming weeks. Oh joy. Anyway suffice to say now that Christmas has gone, we can look forward to the weather getting warmer and waking up to brighter mornings!

Continuation of some fantastic telly

It must be argued that in the last few years, entertainment made for television has given entertainment made as feature films a run for its money. With seriously epic shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Homeland all being hailed as remarkable television which could put most of what Hollywood has spat out recently to shame, 2013 for me will see personal favourites True Blood, Dexter, Person of Interest and, hopefully, Sherlock – providing its star can be pinned down long enough if he’s not off terrorizing Hobbits or launching tractor beams on Kirk and Spock – all thriving this year. Hoo-rah!

Taking the Christmas tree down

Because I gain that extra three square feet of space again on my living room floor and my cat won’t wreak havoc with bits of tinsel and faux snow-capped pine cones.

See you on the other side, lovelies. Play nice.

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