Hogmanay is the word in Scotland for the last day of the year, and heralds celebrations of the New Year that continues for some days! We even get TWO days of public holiday to celebrate and recover!
This year I am having a particularly quiet one. I'm still lacking in energy and not bouncing around after the various recent infections so have decided to stay in the warm tonight. I also want to avoid any other "bugs" that are currently circulating. Others on the island will head off to gather for midnight and some partying. But I'll be tucked up in bed, with a book, a cup of tea, and listening to "golden oldies" on the radio. Possibly with Button....though lately she's chosen to snoozing on the sofa overnight, the cheek of it!
The weather is mild, though a little breezy and set to remain the same over the first few days of 2015. The sunsets have been a bit disappointing the last couple of days but at least there WAS a red sky tonight.
And I seem to have acquired some "garden ornaments" - five sheep who like the shelter of the garden dyke! (Well they do say "Red sky at night - shepherd's delight!") These are escapees from a neighbouring farm. Hopefully once the New Year celebrations are done they will be returned to their field.
So we come to the end of another year. It's been a pretty good year for me overall. I started the year with the threat of redundancy hanging over me and at least I now know I have a job for the next two to three years so some security at least. And that alone makes me feel positive about all sorts of things!
I've not blogged as much this year (the least number of blogs since I started!), but be assured this is due to lack of time and energy NOT lack of enthusiasm! So I plan to continue next year and try and have a few more posts per month too...but I'll make no promises....and I certainly make no resolutions!
So it remains for me to wish you all the very best for 2015!