Sunday, December 31, 2017
A year of health and happiness to all.
Ostrich an unusual main course for the New Years eve dinner in the local cafe. This morning, ahead of the great event, service at the cafe is a little slow but the PONs are finally rewarded with a bowl of water and a shared half croissant. Tails wag enthusiastically.
The bollards in the little market town bedecked in ever so slightly scary seasonal faces and red bonnets. Hundreds of them. Who thinks of these things ? Bob is put off his stride by their presence and hurries back to the car without going through his usual 'christening' routine.
Home to find the kilt and sporran in readiness for Hogmanay. That special time of year when Gaels cast care aside and remember what's gone before and relish the innocence and excitement of what's to come.
For all visitors to The Rickety Old Farmhouse may 2018 find you with a loyal companion alongside to stare down the wind when the weather turns stormy .....
.... and a trusted friend to fearlessly guard the front door .
A year of health and happiness to all. May your world be a properly virtuous and humane place.
To usher in the start of what is likely to be a remarkable 2018 here's Auld Lang Syne as it should be sung : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PER8f7bQIlg