Posts tagged ‘new year’

January 4, 2019

Happy New Year, Josh

by duncanr

mum-to-be, Sarah, wrote a poem to tell her boyfriend/husband that she was pregnant – the note to be presented to him at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve while he was out clubbing with friends
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Josh’s reaction to news he is to be a father is unknown

full story – here

January 1, 2019

Scotland: the Morning after the Night before

by duncanr

nothing clears the head better after drinking copious amounts of alcohol to welcome in the New Year than a quick dip in the freezing waters of the North Sea, off the East coast of Scotland – mind you, ye’d huv tae be aff yer heid wi’ drink tae dae sic a thing, which is why they cry it the ‘loony dook

the biggest such loony dook is at South Queensferry on the northern outskirts of Edinburgh but I couldn’t find a decent video of this event posted yet on youtube so, instead, here’s a vid of the loony dook at Edinburgh’s Portobello beach
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January 1, 2019

Auld Lang Syne

by duncanr

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January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

by duncanr


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best wishes for 2019 to all Madhatter readers and contributors !

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December 31, 2018

And so it starts

by duncanr

Hogmany/New Year is the occasion for great celebration in Scotland, much more so than Xmas

indeed, for 400 years – mid 16th century – mid 20th Century – christmas was hardly celebrated at all in Scotland with December 25 only becoming a public holiday in 1958 and Boxing Day . . .not recognised as a festive holiday until 1974 ( http://tinyurl.com/y8fhkxne )

while the rest of the world parties on New Years Eve to say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new, in Scotland, New Year celebrations start before Dec 31 and extend beyond Jan 01

so it was that yesterday saw thousands of ordinary revellers bearing flaming torches join pipers and other entertainers in a parade through the streets of Edinburgh . . .

January 2, 2018

Where there’s a Will . . .

by duncanr

there’s a WAY – so the saying goes, and these Kiwis wishing to see in the New Year in the ‘proper fashion’ found a novel way to circumvent New Zealand’s ban on drinking alcohol in public

full story here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42533927

January 1, 2018

Edinburgh : Welcoming in the New Year

by duncanr

January 1, 2017

NSFW 2017 Greeting

by duncanr

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February 7, 2016

Year of the Monkey

by duncanr

the Chinese New Year – year of the Monkey – starts tomorrow and, believe it or not, some folk apparently have a problem with this poster designed to celebrate the event

now when I look at it, I see a monkey but other folk – [dirty buggers] – with mucky minds, see something else . . .

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January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

by duncanr

Happy New Year everyone !

happy new year 2016

it is traditional at this time to play/sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ but I prefer something a bit . . .

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