Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Should auld acquaintance be forgot ?





New Years Eve. The house a hive of activity. Kilts unwrapped and pressed, tables set, cutlery found, then mislaid, then found again. Bob and Sophie's first experience of pre-Hogmanay chaos. Sporrans eyed warily.

Tripped over in the kitchen, chased out of the library, exiled from the dining room they finally settle on the staircase. Not the first generation of PON's to have watched Hogmanay preparations from the staircase. Different PON's, different staircases but on the stroke of midnight tonight they'll know they're family. " I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be " - PON wisdom.

And here's a New Year song which will be heard here at midnight.


A Good New Year to one and all from all of us in The Rickety Old Farmhouse. . 



20 comments:

  1. Hope the pups don't frightened away the 'First-footer'. Hope 2014 is wonderful for everyone in the Rickety Farmhouse and village.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. Wishing Angus, "the Font", Bob and Sophie the most wonderful 2014. Keep regaling us with your PON tales/tails - they are the first blog I turn to every morning!

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  3. Fantastic kilt. Nothing more dashing!!
    Wishing you a very happy Hogmanay.
    Kisses for those PON noses.
    See you on the other side!
    x

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  4. Wishing you, the Font, Bob and Sophie, all the best of everything for the New Year!!
    Happy Hogmanay!!
    I am looking forward to all your blog posts for 2014.....can't wait....like Fat Dormouse above, it's the first blog I read every morning, because it's my favourite.

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  5. Bliadhna mhath Ur...Have a great party.
    Ancient Clan MacDonald tartan? It is a common sight here in New Scotland.

    http://163degrees.blogspot.ca/2010/01/address-to-haggis.html

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  6. Dougie MacLean's version is beautiful I also like Caledonia.

    Happy New Year to all

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  7. Athbhliain faoi mhaise! Enjoy the celebrations!

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  8. Happy New Years! I have enjoyed reading your stories.
    Thanks for a look at Bob & Sophie's life in a small part of France. Love the pictures into your life.
    Bentley

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  9. What a year it had been! Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Never!
    Wishing the new year brings you the best life has to offer. Remembering
    Wilf and Digby with love.
    I'll be listening to the hauntingly
    lovely voice of Mairi Campbell sing
    Auld Lang Syne. If I over imbibe, there's always Jimi Hendrix version.

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  10. What a perfect version of the song. Can't stop the tears as I think of those we love and those we have lost.

    Sending you and the font and Bob and Sophie my very best wishes for the New Year and gratitude for the joy you bring all of us every day!

    Joan and Just Harry (aka J. Harold Dog)

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  11. Bob, Sophie, go for the sporran!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS Happy New Year and thanks for all the pleasure over the past year. Gail.

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  12. Oh yes, the tears for those loved and lost. Beautiful nostalgic version. my best to you, the Font, Sophie and Bob and thanks for great pleasing postings.....

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  13. Ah, the tartan. Sigh.
    Be there again in the fall!
    The happiest of New Years to you All!!
    xoxo

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  14. All the best to you and yours for 2014!! I should pull out my kilt - sans kilt pin. Have no idea where it went!

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  15. Angus, I think this is the first time since in the years I've been following your blog that you've not been searching for your sporran!


    But I hope your Hogmanay celebration this evening has been an enjoyable and memorable one! I wish you and 'the font' another "year without fear" and may the New Year bring continued health and happiness to everyone at the Rickety Old Farmhouse!

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  16. Happy New Year from across the big pee....it's fireworks and Kenzie shivering and shaking here in Florida.
    Aroooooo to you, Bonnie n Kenzie

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  17. Happy New Year--that is already being celebrated in your corner of the world. Feel any different from 2013 ??
    Thanks for the wonderful blog and for sharing the PONs with us

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  18. as i write this it's almost 7pm here and about 2am on new years day where you are!
    i always love hogmanay because we get glimpses of your beautiful kilt. and i can imagine the pipes and the joy of it all.
    happy new year to you angus and to the font and the two perfect puppies! thank you for the delight you give us each day. xo

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