01 January 2012

and a happy new year to you too


We stayed in and enjoyed an evening by the fire.  The clock was broken years ago when my son, intrigued, decided to see what happened if you opened the window and twisted the hands.  One fell off and we've had trouble telling the time ever since.  Thank goodness for Apple.  Just before midnight  we poured the whiskies, turned on the telly, and watched the fireworks with no sound because we could hear the enormous bangs resounding all the way across London, mingled in with local fireworks.  As  soon as they died down we could hear sirens.  It is London after all.  The candles and the tree in the front window lit the way, the door was open to welcome in the New Year and my brother first footed with a glass of champagne in his hand.  We raised a glass and ignored the fierce eyebrows in the background.


Wishing you a happy, healthy and hope-filled 2012.

8 comments:

Val + the Girls- BK +CK said...

Happy New Year !!!!
and it's still the Old Year here for just 6 hours and a few minutes more :0)

(Love the Clock story)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

And a very happy 2012 to you , too ! At the very least , it should be interesting ....

Annie said...

Happy New Year!

Champagne here, and we watched the fireworks too, with the sound on for the bangs, but wishing we could turn off the music they played. Little local cacophany here, Welsh villages aren't too big on New Year fireworks, and no sirens, but the old lady next door did start singing Auld Lang Syne!

Jules Holland's Hootenanny and a walk at 1.00 am in the peaceful dark ended our day (if you discount being woken by teenagers cavorting drunkenly on the village green and singing Tom Jones' songs* loudly at 4.00 am! It's not unusual (pun intended), it is Wales ;D

* They thought they were being hilariously funny!

Liz said...

That clock is a bit like my dad's old one which always shows half past 6. No first footers here so I had a bath! Hope the new year is a good one for you.

H said...

happy new year hoping all your wishes come true in 2012 !
Heather
oh and continued happy blogging

Rattling On said...

Happy New Year! I also had neighbours out singing on the street, I quite liked it! SNow here this morning...

VP said...

Happy New Year Colleen - may 2012 be a good one for you and yours and be filled with exploration anew :)

Milo said...

Happy New Year!