Wednesday, December 31, 2014

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet.


A wonderful World of Disney style start to the day. Ten young deer standing in a line in the field by the crossroads. The early morning sun rising behind them. They're completely unconcerned by our presence. We stand with the PON's and stare. The deer look back. One of those simple, joyful moments.  


Hogmanay chaos. The kilt unwrapped and pressed. Sporran found, then lost. A lantern set out in the courtyard ready to guide travellers to the door. Logs for the fire. A 'wee dram' decanted for the magic hour.


To one and all a wish from everyone here at the Rickety Old Farmhouse for a peaceful, prosperous and healthy 2015.  Whatever the New Year brings may you always have a sheepdog ( or a brace of them ) to guard your door .  


Here's a link to the now familiar Scottish Auld Lang Syne - sung as it should be sung https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PER8f7bQIlg




25 comments:

  1. Have an enjoyable Hogmanay, and all the best for 2015!

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  2. Happy New Year to you Angus, the font... Sophie and Bhub. May you always have enough... and to a peaceful year ahead. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. You write beautifully. I never missed a day of Sophie and Bob at the ROF.

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  3. A wonderful rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Will Bob (with his dark and handsome good looks) be going first-footing after midnight, or is he on duty with Sophie, as your welcoming committee, to greet the first visitors to the ROF on the 1st of January?

    Wishing you, "the Font," Bob and Sophie all the best for 2015.

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  4. Wishing you a very happy Hogmanay and very best wishes to you and your flock for 2015.
    Teena & Merlin.
    xxx

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  5. A Very Happy New Year to all at the ROF and very best wishes for 2015.

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  6. Stuart, being a boy, wonders what your wee dram of choice is.

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    1. Macallan - as old as you can get it and certainly before 2004 when they switched to oak barrels. That latter is more out of conservatism and grumpiness about change rather than any difference in taste .

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    2. His heart is in Islay, but this has given me a birthday gift idea!

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  7. Happy, happy new year to all !
    Susan & les Gang

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  8. I start my busy deadline filled days with this blog because it always makes me smile and reminds me to try and live like a PON. Thank you for your dedication. A happy, healthy 2015 to all.

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  9. What a Beautiful way to start our day. Happy New Year to You and Yours!

    Yogi's Family in Ohio

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  10. May you have a Healthy and Happy 2015. Thank you for sharing your life with PON in France.
    Bentley

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  11. Sophie and Bob, M'Ongoose and 'font,' Best wishes for a peaceful and healthy 2015!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

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  12. Bliadhna mhath ùr to you and yours. Hope the first footer brings treats for the furry fellows at your door.

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  13. A Happy and peaceful New Year to all those at The Rickety Farmhouse in deepest France, from a chilly northern California.

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  14. Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy new year, from Langley, BC, Canada.

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  15. HAPPY 2015 everyone & the dogs too.

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  16. We shall raise a glass to you and yours at the appropriate hour.
    Happy you are in our lives!
    Here's to sheepdogs, forever!

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  17. to you four in the rickety old farmhouse.
    you bring us such joy all year long!
    and yes . . . i have the little ghost of a beloved wee sheep dog at my hearth. and in my heart. always.
    love,
    tam

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  18. Happy New year to the inhabitants of ROF.
    Terrier kisses !!

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  19. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year, with a wee dram to celebrate tonight, and tomorrow, and the day after...

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  20. Happy New Year to Madame Font, M'Ongoose, Bob, and Princess Sophie! May the critters rise up in the hills and dales of France profonde to greet your PONs with beguiling scents and spirited chases in 2015 and beyond. Thank you for the joyful, witty, and keen observations of life from the ROF. An American Friend in Baltimore, MD, USA:)

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  21. Late to chime in, wishing you all at the ROFH all the best for 2015!

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  22. Happy New Year to all at the ROF!!!
    May it bring you health, happiness, love and everything else your hearts desire.
    Looking forward to sharing your escapades in 2015.

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