It’s a little late, but with the magic of the internet and technology, I can make it appear as if I actually posted this closer to the “Bells” than to the end of the month.
We Scots are famous for our Hogmanay Celebrations, so much so that we are the only country in the world that has a Public Holiday on the 2nd of January as well as the 1st. Fortunately, we’re very sensible people and don’t ever need that extra day to recover. So, it was a little odd to think of our friends and family welcoming in the New Year at home, while we were still playing with our dogs in the middle of our Alaskan afternoon. In the end, we avoided going out to any parties and just stayed at home and listened to the fireworks. It seems that everyone in Alaska loves fireworks – they were going off from about 8pm and they were still being heard when I let the house dogs out at 6.00 in the morning.
Anyway, I would like to say a very Happy New Year and best wishes for the year ahead to anyone who reads this blog – even if you didn’t mean to be on this page….