Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Stormy Hogmanay!

I've been awfy busy cleaning oot ma hoose fir the New Year~ junk drawers, the lot! There are no ashes in my fireplace and well, the dept's nae too bad. Jist a real stormy night ootside but don't go worryin because ma candles are lit. Jist sittin here on ma ain waitin fir the bells.

A guid New Year to ane an a' And mony may ye see (A good New Year to one and all And many may you see) I looking forward to blogging with you in 2007!
Now, l wonder who will be oor 'first foot'?

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o kindness yet, for auld lang syne."

A Few Scottish New Year Traditions HERE


"HOGMANAY celebrations across Scotland - including the capital's multi-million-pound street party - will be battered by one of this year's strongest storms, say forecasters."

"Met Office forecasters said on Sunday they expected stormy weather across much of the country, with gusts of wind up to 80 mph in the worst affected areas and bouts of heavy rain. The worst weather will hit northern Britain"

Now l'm signing of before my windows blow in.
Bests all x

Hogmanay Festivals

And to those of you who are brave enough to go out in this weather, Gie it laldie!


Margaret said...

A very Happy New and Prosperous New Year to you and your family. May it bring many Blessings to you all.
I don't know if there is any truth in this or not, I was told (by a Scot) that the hand joining during singing of Auld Lang Syne began as a covert tribute to Bonnie Prince Charlie, " across the Water". It does have a romantic ring to it true or not.
Thanks for visiting and your very kind and supportive comments.
Cheers Margaret

Pamela said...

Cute! As usually, you never cease to amaze and delight us! I just want to know why women are always the one's down on their hands and knees scrubbing even when it comes to major Hogmanay customs such as 'first footin'! lol

Wishing you and your family a blessed New Year filled with love, laughter and good health for 2007!

Susie said...

I always love my visits here because you have so many wonderful things about your customs to share!
Hope you stay warm and safe from that storm and have a very Happy New Year!

MissKris said...

Is this the time of year you eat your Haggis, too? I hope I've got that right, ha! I know that's some kind of custom and I give you Scots a lot of credit 'coz I don't think I'd really care to partake in that feast! I think I'll stick with my grandma's Swedish potato cakes! ;-) A very Happy and wonderful new year to you, my friend! (((HUG)))

weirdbunny said...

Happy New Year !!!! I went to bed at 7.00pm so I didn't get to see any news coverage!

Anonymous said...

Hey I loved my accent when I was reading your post!!!

I see The Royal Bank Street party was cancelled. Hope the weather didn't get too awful for you at your house.

Happy New Year to you and your family. Love blogging with you.


Val said...

Ah, its a good job we bellringers do it indoors! But it was a lovely clear night down here when we had finished our task, and the nearly full moon shone down so brightly.

(However there were flash floods that threatened to come in the front door earlier, eeeek!)

Happy New Year up there!

LZ Blogger said...

Hogmanay? HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~ jb///

Kerri said...

We had sunshine and around 50ºF (10ºC) today. A little snow fell on Saturday but the ground outside is bare today.
Happy Hogmanay! Happy New Year to you dear Horizon, and to your lovely family !!!

Kentucky Gal said...

I just love your accent, even in your post!!
Loved the info on Scottish superstion...although tomorrow will be my redding up!! Daughter and family will leave out and I will take down the tree and hope Clarence comes oot of hiding!!
May you and yours have a great year to come!!

PEA said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Sarah! I'm so glad our paths crossed in this big wide world of blogging and I so look forward to future posts and comments:-)You would NOT have wanted to hear my accent while reading this post! LOL What fun though!! Loved the pictures of Sam opening his presents and what a beautiful picture of you and your family near the Christmas tree!! Much love xoxo

Grish said...

Happy New Year to you guys!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Happy New Year! I enjoyed reading about your traditions and seeing the lovely pictures of you and your family :)


The Mama said...

Thanks for sharing the information about Hogmanay, I love learning about how different cultures celebrate the same holiday.

Happy New Year!!


Sling said...

LOVE the accent horizon!
Happy New year :)

Lorraine said...

And who was your first foot? Someone tall and dark, I hope.

Good luck with the junk drawers and such...I'm in the midst of a similar project.

Alice said...

Happy Hogmanay and New Year to you and all of the family. I hope you survived without too much damage done.

I hope this year brings you good health and much happiness in everything you do.

Thank you for all your 'visits and comments' Sarah, even when I've been so slack in responding.

God bless you all.

CJ said...

Hi Horizon,
Yours was the first local Blog I came across after moving to the Highlands last year and I've often wanted to comment but thought I needed to have my own Blog to qualify - silly me. Well I've got my Blog now (brag, brag - you'd think it was rocket science) and I can tell you how much I enjoy reading yours. No more lurking for me! I really enjoyed the accent and I do hope that you and the whole lovely family have a happy and prosperous 2007!

Jeanette said...

Gday Horizon.
I wish you and your Family a very happy New Year.
I had A Dear old Scottish friend she passed away many years ago. but as for custom she would never let anyone in her front door on new years till i went there as I had very dark hair then so soon as I awoke Iwould go around to visit her and always left with a plate of homemade shortbreads Yummy.

palmtreefanatic said...

Hope all is well with you! thanks for stopping by!

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