Many thanks for all the pleasure your comments have given me over the year and my wish for you all is that the coming year will bring you what you yourself wish for and that your lives are untouched by grief or worry.
Who knows how the year will turn out….
‘For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.’
So carpe diem, gather your rosebuds while you may and lang may your lums reek!
27 thoughts on “A Guid New Year Tae Ane An’ A’”
A terrific post, Helen!
They look how I feel!
haha, try a little hair of the dog. A Mimosa or Bloody Mary should do the trick!
First catch the dog!
That man looks ready for a party. He also looks like someone I’ve seen before. If he’s single and not actually famous, give him my email. That would definitely get the new year off to a good start. Happy New Year Helen, to you and Leo.
Yes, he does look familiar, though I can’t place him, but whoever he is he makes a great first foot!
Thank you Helen for your kind and wise words. I look forward to reading more of them in 2023. In the meantime, all the best to you and Leo for a Happy & Healthy New Year. Sue
Thank you! I am glad I can comment on your blog again…it takes me back to the days in France, seeing it through your eyes.
Carpe diem indeed I say with my raised cyber glass to you, Leo, your fur babies, and all our good friends. May joy shine from your eyes and health bless your bodies. ❤️ Paulette & gang
That’s a lovely message! Thank you all, two and four legged.
A rain squall woke me about thirty seconds before midnight here, just in time to watch some neighbouring town’s fireworks through the porthole before going back to my bunk… gone, long gone, are my days of waking up on the pavement with a monumental case of alcohoolic pisoning.
Very best wishes to you one and all for the coming year. What (else) it will bring may only be guessed, since even those supposed to be “in the know” have neither clue nor influence.
Brace yourself, Doris, here we go again… 😉
I do tend to indulge myself on December 31st in a dream that all politicians and their owners will vanish in a puff of smoke at the stroke of twelve, leaving us free to get on with our lives…..but by one o’clock on January 1st I return to the realisation that they won’t unless I light the fire myself.
A new cycle begins. Happy New Year!
And Happy New Year to you and yours….
I do wish a new cycle would really begun, where our masters just let us get on with our lives without wanting to control us from A to Z.
Sending our very best wishes for a 2023 full of hope, good health and interesting adventures. Hugs and tail wags from me and the Ranch Hands. 🎉
Thank you….all of you!
Sadly I took the man in the picture to be Richard Branson coming to privatise Hogmanay. It kind of put me off.
My greetings to you, him and the farm are always for the good.
Life goes on, following its own path, but I hope some good things come your way this year.
As for politicians I say it will only get worse in the UK. There is a hard time ahead for us all. I can see a flood of asylum seekers heading across the Atlantic in small boats heading for Costa! Make sure you have the dogs on guard at all times.
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May he make his face to shine upon you,
And give yous his peace.
Richard Branson?Get out the garlic and crucifixes! Not forgeting the stakes!
I cannot tell you how relieved we are that we left Europe when we did….we thought it bad enough then, but now beats the band for disorganisation, chaos and mendacity.
His peace is what keeps me going.
Wishing you, Leo and the uncountable canines an excellent 2023. 2022 was pretty pants, really. xx
Just as long as 2023 is not underpants I shall be grateful.
A very Happy New Year to you both. I hope health improves, but I so understand the problems. Cheers, take care, Diane
Thank you so much. Enjoy your time in RSA! At least Nigel will have warm feet!
It will be interesting to see what the new year brings…hopefully some good. Happy New Year!
Let’s hope for the best!
Ah, here we are! Happy New Year! Yes, could be Richard Branson but fewer teeth visible. And as far as I am aware Branson doesn’t wear a kilt, although one can never be sure about anything I suppose….
Givn what Branson has worn in his time, nothing is impossible!