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Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year to you one and all....

Happy New Year Everyone...did you have a good time? 
I obviously must have had a great time because I'm having quite a lot of difficulty getting back into a routine. 
So for today I'll leave you with a short post of a video clip from New Year's Eve. 
It's the Scottish Pipe Band that entered the dining room at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve. 
My daughter took the clip and you have to remember that it is a very powerful emotive experience having a full pipe band march into the dining hall especially when you've had a few glasses of bubbly as the bells chime in the new year. 
(Hence a little wobble with the picture...hehe) 

I wish you a very happy new year wrapped in a huge thank you for spending some of your time with me over the last year. I hope we can carry on in 2014. 
I haven't made any resolutions this year, but have a few hopes and some plans that I hope I'll put into action...I cannot wait.
I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be full of positive possibilities. 
I hope the same for you too.  
Bring it on....
What are you hoping for in 2014?


  1. Aha, I love pipe bands. When I was in the Army, our pipers would always come and "do their thing" around the table after a formal Dinner in our officers' mess. Our official Regimental March was "All the Blue Bonnets are over the Border", but unofficially we all preferred "The Black Bear" ("Kalo Balu" in Gurkhali) and we all used to cheer and bang the table when this tune was played! In a very dignified manner, you understand... :)

    1. Me too Mark ;D
      I remember when we lived in Brunei and the Gurkha's would mark and play at all auspicious occasions. They looked and sounded amazing. It would always make me home sick and I'm not even Scottish!
      I loved hearing about your previous life before the veg plot! hehe

      By the way, I'm being told I should be planting up already for the coming year...which is making me panic!
      I'll head over to your blog soon for reassurance as to what I should be doing and when.
      Hopefully this terrible weather isn't battering your brassica's?
      Enjoy the weekend and once again I wish you all the best for 2014.

  2. Best wishes for a wonderful 2014!

    1. You too...I'm thinking it's going to be a good one ;D

  3. Happy New Year Nessie, afraid mine was a quiet one at home but had a great NY dinner the next day.

    1. I'm quite proud of the fact that I never over-indulged over the festivities. We had a lovely time. I also think a quiet New Year is ideal especially if you're with family and friends.
      All the best Bill and thanks for stopping by ;D

  4. A happy & Blessed 2014 to you Nessie & your lovely family....Loved the video...Hugs May x x

    1. I wish the same for you and yours May,
      I'm glad you liked the little snippet of Hogmanay ;D
      Enjoy your weekend xoxo

  5. Happy New Year Nessie - and a big cuddle to McMuffy pup :)

    Di xx

    1. Happy New Year to you and yours too Di,
      I think 2014 will be a great year...hopefully with lots of creativity too.
      McMuffy loved her cuddle (as per usual) thanks
      Have a wonderful weekend xoxo

  6. LOVED the bagpipes! What a thrilling experience it must be to have them come into the New Year's celebration! We had a quiet evening here, and like it that way, but sure do enjoy seeing what others were up to! Happy New Year!

  7. Wow, that was amazing. We had a Scottish family visit us for our US Thanksgiving one year. He brought his bagpipes and played for us. In Key West, FL they have a Setting of the Sun celebration and a man plays bagpipes as the sun sets. It was a very moving experience for me. Happy New Year!!

  8. Oh, thank you for sharing the pipers! It must have been something to have so many playing in a small area. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  9. Enjoyed the pipers. It must have been very exciting to hear in person. Here's to a wonderful 2014!


  10. I enjoyed the bagpipes - they are always so fun to listen to. Hmmm, I was in bed and asleep when 2014 started! I'm definitely going to have a more positive, fulfilling year!!!


  11. I loved the video clip! What an wonderful and emotional experience that would have been. Wishing you and your family a very, Happy Hogmanay! My Mum is Scottish and my Dad is Irish and New Year's Eve has always been the highlight of our year and we always welcome in the new year as we say goodbye to the old. I get quite emotional over it especially when the countdown begins. Auld Lang Syne is still my favourite tune to have playing as the new year enters.

  12. my handyman was asleep when I turned your video clip on it woke him up and makde him a bit disorientated hehe


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