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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Few Wee Predictions for 2012: A Baker's Dozen

It's as predictable as the papers and broadcasters running reviews of the year. Or magazines publishing detox diets on Jan 1 and binini diets in May.  Yes, it's papers and broadcasters running their predictions for the New Year.

Here are mine:

1) The Olympics will take place in London (what? You didn't know?)
2) There will be a kerfuffle about: tickets / someone missing their race because of public transport /  the Danny Boyle opening ceremony divides the nation / why didn't we win more medals on home turf / did Boris make a fool of himself, and, last but not least, phew! A big success!
3) The Vulcan bomber returns to the flypast for the Queen's diamond jubilee  (Concorde would be even better)
4) Everyone gets fed up with reading / watching Charles Dickens
5) Jennifer Aniston splits up with Louis Theroux  (oops, wrong Theroux)
6) Kate and William anounce baby news near the end of the year
7) Kate Moss parts company with latest husband
8) Spurs win the Premiership (COYS!)
9) UK bounces back with economic growth of a full 1% !!
10) John Galliano pops up somewhere with a high profile new job (well if Gerald Ronson can get a New year's Honour......)
And in the vein of (8), wild optimism outweighing likely reality:
12) David Bowie makes triumphant comeback  (yay!)
13) More baby news, this time for Mr and Mrs Panda of Edinburgh Zoo


Caroline said...

Had to laugh when I read that Russell Brand and Katy Perry have split. What a surprise. Not. Happy New Year!

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

You are so right about all the predictable New Year silliness in the press. Love your tongue-in-cheek sendup! I would add a Kardashian-related prediction, but in Britain, you are delightfully shielded from that horror. (Be thankful!) Happy New Year.

Maggie May said...

Happy New Year.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Just popping in again to say that I gave you a blog award. You can check my blog for details, but don't feel pressured to participate if it's not your thing (I explain more about that in my post). I did want to send the recognition your way, though, however overdue. :)

That's Not My Age said...

Maybe John Galliano will pop up fashionably late at the Olympics?!

Anonymous said...

Loved this! I reckon a lot will happen this year with the Olympics. The amount of money alone being spent is an absolute scandal!!!

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