Category Archives: New Year

The New Year

Happy New Year!!! New Year traditions are as varied as resolutions (I don’t make them), always interesting and fun, not always healthy but who cares? … THE NEW YEAR bannock in Ireland grapes in Spain with wassail in England first-footing … Continue reading

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Old Photograph

Happy New Year to you all. It’s a time of looking forward but also of looking back; the year has rolled over and stored memories come back to haunt me … OLD PHOTOGRAPH the past opens at this tiny universe … Continue reading

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This Long Week

Christmas lasts for a full twelve days, but there’s just one week between Christmas and New Year and I’m never sure whether I should be watching Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or playing party games … THIS LONG WEEK Christmas bells still … Continue reading

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A Clean Slate

Happy New Year! We’ve turned the corner, turned over a new leaf, feel brand new with resolutions made (I don’t make them), a sense of looking forward to new adventures, challenges … A CLEAN SLATE laundered   starched                                  ironed  and folded … Continue reading

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Cosmic

I don’t make New Year resolutions (my resolution is not to make them) but I’ve been pondering my place in the universe, myself a micro-dot in the scale of the cosmos. I have no conclusion except that I do have … Continue reading

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The Future

This week between Christmas and New Year always strikes me as a bit weird. We’ve scarcely finished with one deeply rooted celebration and we’re into another on an entirely different level. The two are linked but I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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Rituals

There are some weird traditions around New Year: make a noise, i.e. party horns, sirens, to say goodbye to the old year; eat lucky food (bannocks in Ireland, 12 grapes at midnight in Spain); drink wassail in parts of England, … Continue reading

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New Year haiku

New Year’s Day. Probably most people are tired, having stayed up to see the New Year in with fireworks and celebration. We watched “Royal Canadian Air Farce”, and went to bed happy. New Year resolutions? I make the same one … Continue reading

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Timed Hands

2013. Another Year. I’ve made one New Year’s resolution every year for a decade or three: not to make a New Year’s resolution. And I’ve managed to keep it so far, intend to go on making it: it’s one I … Continue reading

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Christmas Tea

We’re in that weird week between Christmas and New year, between two festivals, yet life just goes on. As a child I thought I’d fallen out of time somehow, that I was in a nowhere place, off the edge of … Continue reading

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