Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year




Yes that is a lump of coal you see! It's traditional in Scotland to go first footing on Hogmany (New Year's eve) and tradition has it that you bring a lump of coal to put on the fire, some whiskey and that you be male, dark and handsome! Of course it's difficult to meet all that criteria so often the coal is dismissed and folks bring the whiskey to put a glow in their cheeks instead...that makes everyone feel Bonnie!

So raise your glasses for a wee toast

A guid New Year to ane an a' And mony may ye see
(A good New Year to one and all And many may you see)

7 comments:

kat coyle said...

Cheers! Happy New Year!

Laughton & Patricia Johnston said...

And a guid New Year to you. Hope you had a dark handsome first footer too, just as important as the coal, oh, and some Dundee cake! Sorley and I saw it in here, Mum stayed up until 10pm! Love Dad x

Green Kitchen said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing the tradition. I staying up till almost 4am -- not doing anything exciting, just tweaking my blog. ;)

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Mary Jane said...

Happy Belated New Year. No. thats not right...Its new year, all year! Have a good one!

lillysmuul said...

Wish you happy NEW designing and knitting Year!

magnusmog said...

Oh how lovely, my mum and dad can still be persuaded to sing that song at New Year :)