1st January 2007 came in with a bang. A Clear night and the moon is nearly full.
The sound of fireworks could be heard everywhere taking over the peace of the village . Added to this was a spectacular display being shown on the TV from the London Eye on the Thames with Big Ben overlooking the show. I'd love to be there next new year.
14 years ago it used to be a very quite affair in this village, no fireworks only the sound of the ships and the boats fog horns in the harbour and out in the Channel, bringing in the new year. I love the fireworks, but I used to love listening out for the fog horns too.
The clearest blue skies over the South of England and the flag flies in a gentle breeze. (sorry to my Scottish and Welsh relatives and my best Irish Friends - I don't have your flags - another new year resolution ... )
The cat has found a lovely warm spot in the garden, it was not cold in the morning at all. But by the late afternoon we had hailstones and black skies - typical!
The first job of the day, to put the arm back on my daughters doll, The inner socket has crumbled away but remembering my new year resolutions I got on to the job straight away!! I then went off to find the hot glue ....... eeuuuuuuu.
I did find it, and hopefully it will do the job for a while. The next task was this awful mess in my workroom....... that's going to take more than a day to do. I WILL RETURN...... and as Scarlet O'Hara said in the film 'Gone with the Wind' - I'll think about that tomorrow....but for the moment let me return to the prettier things in life. Setting the table for our first new year dinner.