An old grouch at Hogmanay — 4 Comments

  1. Ian, I thought I was the only one with the “What’s all the fuss about?” feeling.

    A happy calendar change to you and family.



  2. Grannymar,

    I always felt in the North that the New Year was a Protestant response to the perception that “Christ-Mass” was something for Catholics. I knew of one Presbyterian minister who lost members of his congregation when he introduced a Christmas Day service; it was a place where they held a Watchnight Service on 31st December each year, without any dissenting voices.

  3. And a happy new year to you and yours Ian and fond wishes for a great 2008 (hey that rhymes!) I agree, a lot of fuss about nothing but the fireworks in Sydney are spectacular and funds raised this year go to the WWF so it’s not all show and revelry but a little more impressive than watching a clock at Trafalgar Square.

  4. Just watched Sydney on the RTE news – don’t think Dublin would quite manage that. We don’t have the clear skies, anyway, even when it is midsummer, as it is in Oz.

    When the fireworks are over, what do people do? Hope it’s more fun than walking home feeling you must have missed something!

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