Monday, December 31, 2018

A barnstormer of a year.

For the PONs it's not so much the end of an old year as the start of a new one. They look forward to endless days full of ever mounting excitement. This morning they hurtle round the garden at high speed in search of c-a-t-s. Sophie, with her metal legs, can demonstrate a remarkable turn of speed when she wants to.

While the rest of the household sleeps, Angus and the PONs drive off to the market. Turbot for dinner. The fishmonger tells me that they're best cooked in a really hot oven. I thank him for this information.

The greengrocer has had a fresh delivery of truffles. He sees me and brings over two 'found and dug out this very morning '. We head off to the Italian pasta lady to buy some tagliatelle to go with this unexpected purchase.

Back at The Rickety Old Farmhouse 'The Font' is valiantly trying to encourage the hyacinths to come into flower for the dinner table. Good luck with that. An electric heater is wheeled in and placed next to them.

Sporrans are found with unexpected ease.

The kilt is given a quick sprucing up.

And so we venture into a New Year. Some years you know are going to be barnstormers. 2019 seems likely to be such a  year.  Calm or turbulent we are going where we've not been before so let's enjoy the adventure. The words of a Saint seem just right : ' Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage. Anger at the way things are and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are '.

And here's Auld Lang Syne sung with just the right degree of inflection and at the right speed   :

A wonderfully Happy and Healthy New Year to one and all.

PS : This was probably the best exhibition we went to in 2018 :


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
All the very best to all at the ROF!!! See you on the other side of tonight :-) YAM xx

Taste of France said...

Hosting a party at the ROF?
Best wishes for 2019, to you and all the inhabitants of the little village.

Narrative jewelry said...

Happy and healthy new year to you, the Font, Bob and Sophie, and all your familly !
Belle et heureuse année Angus !

WFT Nobby said...

Wishing all at the ROF the Happiest of New Years.
How was the tagliatelle truffle?

WFT Nobby said...

Wishing all at the ROF the Happiest of New Years.
How was the tagliatelle truffle?

Susan said...

Best wishes for the new year. I suspect you live in even more interesting times than many of us.

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the otter sporran!

Anonymous said...

A very Happy Hogmanay to you all.

Teena & Merlin


potty said...

Is one sporran summer and the other winter weight?

10NISNE1 said...

Happy New Year to everyone at the Rickety Old Farmhouse!

Emm said...

Happy new year to all at the ROF.
Such barnstormer, interesting times, indeed. Every time I think we've seen it all, the universe says "Hold my beer."

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Happy new year.

Charlotte said...

Happy New year to everyone. May 2019 be outstanding year for all of us.
Another year to enjoy the fun and interesting things shared on this blog each day. Love this blog. Thank

Unknown said...

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