Note the gap between the two dogs. Bertie is gradually learning that he cannot take liberties with Misty. By the time he is going home on Monday he will be acclimatised, and hopefully that means he will be well-behaved at the next visit. Misty has had to growl, snarl and bark at him but hasn’t yet resorted to a nip or two thankfully.

It has been a busy and eventful ten days and it seems right to do a catch-up on Hogmanay. A significant day when thoughts tend towards people near and far, relatives long gone and other such things like changing world events. I wonder how much more we techie-age 21st century beings think about a global perspective than did our ancestors many centuries ago?   I suspect we are simply encompassed in the gloup of cyber-soup that is the instant news and messaging of our times. All the more important to breathe a prayer for the world at “The Bells” tonight.

I have been effectively having a rest from the computer for the last week or so. Things that demanded my attention included:

  • Winter camping to collect Berties’s mum
  • Travel in severe gales – not funny
  • 2 different power outages – each quite lengthy. The candles were very atmospheric and festive, but resulted in missing favourite TV programmes….
  • A night of nasty vomiting – don’t know whence it came
  • A three day trip to visit #1 Son and family – lots of fun
  • Time recovering from said sickness – must make tonight’s party!

As you can see, it is no wonder #2 Son was worried when his emails went unanswered. He couldn’t understand what had happened to his techie Mum. I must admit I am looking forward to being back to normal and catching up on reading friends’ blogs and so forth.

Many blessings be with you and yours in the coming year. Undernoted is a photo of a very happy cairn opening one of her Christmas presents.


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5 Responses to Hogmanay

  1. Ray Barnes says:

    New Year Blessings to you and yours Freda. Nice to know you’ve weathered – to some degree – your accumulated storms.
    Enjoy your festivities.

  2. Dianne says:

    I love the beginning of the New Year. Happy New Year to you and may it prove a good year. Dianne

  3. Lyn says:

    Happy New Year, Freda.

    The photo of the two pups is sweet. I can almost hear Bertie saying, “I’m trying, but it’s not easy for a young one like me!”

  4. Anne says:

    The world is almost back to normal. I am catching up too, but a rest from the computer is probably healthy. Happy New Year, Freda!

  5. freda says:

    Thanks, Anne, I am delighted to be taking down the decorations – only the nativity set to pack up tomorrow. Everything looks so roomy (and dusty)

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