Happy New Year 2014


We welcomed in the New year last night and I hope you’ll forgive this post for being a little late today! Hope you all had a lovely and safe new years eve!

Now as Fiona wrote out Blyton’s New Year Poem, A Little New Year, last year, I’ve gone for another poem in the poetry book called January Days:

The trees are bare, the fields are cold,
The birds roost close together.
Jack Frost at night is fierce and bold,
‘Tis January weather!
The hedges shiver all around,
The skies are cold and grey,
The squirrel’s sleeping safe and sound.
the bees are hid away.

But in a sheltered spot I know,
A primrose is awake,
And the snowdrops pale and slender grow,
And the hazel catkins shake.
Who cares for January cold,
We’ll let him have his fling!
The winter’s getting worn and old,
We’re marching into spring!

So just a little, looking to the future!

Hazel Catkins by Stephanie Woods

Hazel Catkins by Stephanie Woods

And one last thing for New Year’s Day, for all those who are interested in our annual stats (I do believe we published our special WordPress log of them last year), I supply you with the link to them now!

All that remains is for us to wish you a Happy New Year and a quick chorus of Auld Lang Syne!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I’ll be mine,
And we’ll tak a cup o kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wander’d monie a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand my trusty fiere,
And gie’s a hand o thine,
And we’ll tak a right guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne

Meanings
Auld lang syne – times gone by
be pay for
braes – hills
braid – broad
burn – stream
dine – dinnertime

fiere – friend
fit – foot
gowans – daisies
guid-willie waught – goodwill drink
monie – many
morning sun – noon
paidl’t – paddled
pint-stowp – pint tankard
pou’d – pulled
twa – two

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One Response to Happy New Year 2014

  1. Francis says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR STEF, FIONA AND ALL THE BLOGGERS – THANKS FOR YOUR FANTASTIC EFFORTS IN 2013!
    FRANCIS

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