The sky is clear, the stars bright. A perfect Hogmanay night. The church bells chime in the New Year. They peel out 13 times followed by a pause then chime 14 more times before lapsing into silence. The tikes light fire crackers. These set the old widows mutt a howling. The farm dogs in the valley lend the mutt their vocal support as does the visiting Bassett. The Old Farmer appears on his balcony. We wish him a Happy New Year. At 2:26 Sophie finds she's wandered into the library and the door has shut behind her. She alerts Angus to the enormity of the situation.
Out in the garden at one in the morning we discuss what the high point of 2021 was.
Could any song be better this morning ? :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD4K1v2lKk4