All Spick & Span

I’m ready. My home has been scrubbed & its all shiny. Rubbish has been put out & my rubber gloves are as tired as I am. The insincere texts have already started of have a great time, blah, blah. I’m feeling nostalgic. Wishing things hadn’t changed doesn’t do me any good. Forward is the only way to go. The page is about to turn & I can’t wait.

I am going to be making resolutions this year. I’m going to try hard to appreciate & love the people in my life who put up with me. I can’t be easy to be around. O & I’m also going to change my bloody kitchen worktop.

2013 is almost over. I’m ready for 2014. I hope its a year full of happy days. I don’t want for much in life & I hope God blesses each & every one of us. Happy New Year world.


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its Hogmany

Its Hogmany which in Scotland is New Years eve. In my part we pronounce it Hugmany. We have silly traditions that I remember my Dad performing. We leave the old year sober & with a clean home. We make sure we have no rubbish in our homes & await our first foot. The first foot should be tall & dark. The first person who’ll come into my home next year will be my eldest with his girlfriend. I’m hoping that’s a good omen. We raise a glass of whiskey at the stroke of midnight. We celebrate the passing year with a thought to those no longer with us.That’s the bit that gets me lol. Its a brief moment before we move on & look forward to another year.

We Scots are great at celebrating New Year. We forgive easily & forget quickly. This year has been an easy one for me. I lost nobody but I hope & pray for those that have. Losing a child, partner, spouse or parent seems like a punishment but its just life. We go on because we have no choice. I personally keep my memories close of my Dad & whilst I’ll always miss him I can smile without him. I know he’s somewhere he’s just out of my world. My faith in God though battered is still within me & I pray for those who struggle with loss.

Hogmany is a wonderful day. The sigh of relief is ready to be sighed at midnight. Until then I have a lot of work to do before my house is Hogmany ready. In case I don’t get back today; Happy New Year. I hope 2014 fills you with joy & hope.


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