While most of the world is out partying, I'll be running around central London on foot with two members of St John ambulance dealing with drunks sick people.

Three words.

Hogarth, Gin Lane.

I'll be live-blogging the night (if time permits) and, all going well, The Guardian should be publishing a piece by me tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

16 thoughts on “NYE”

  1. Yeah, hope it goes as well as it can! As usual I'm stuck indoors not partying, but I'll be hoping you have a good night. Not sure if it's going to be a good or bad thing that you can't smell alcohol on a night like tonight!Take care πŸ™‚

  2. Happy New Year, Tom! I'm sure you'll make an excellent job of delegating to your “helpers”.Just been reading your domestic violence bits – I work for Victim Support and know just where you are coming from…

  3. Hope the evening keeps you busy (it flies by then) and that you get chance to celebrate at midnight!Have a good shift! and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  4. Good luck and stay safe – I'll be thinking of you as I lead my non-violent/moderate alcohol New Year, indoors, with people lacking axes, and not losing any carrots up my behind.Nah, that's just temtping fate (!) – anyway look after yourself and Happy New Year!!

  5. I was in St John Ambulance for 33 years, ending upn as Divisional Superintendant. Based on this experience you have about a 10% chance of getting someone with both half a brain AND common sense. The chances of getting TWO is, I regret, much less than that.

  6. Dick175, SJA is evolving, and thankfully we're getting a lot of decent members now. So I'd have said the chance of getting somebody with half a brain and common sense is now about 30% πŸ˜‰

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