2 Jan 2008

Welcome to 2008

As the monument clock struck twelve, 2008 arrived! Heather and I left the pub to bring in the new year in the lovely but freezing fresh air.
As we didn't head to the pub till elevenish so most folks were a drink or ten ahead of us, but it was a nice atmosphere and the bagpipes got you going. I have filmed the lad playing the bagpipes, so when I get home I will post it up, you can hear the bagpipes and see my sister pulling faces whilst trying to get on film. She loves being in photographs and is certainly not camera shy, chalk and cheese is the way most folks describe us.
A few drinks later and it was half three, time for home. It was definitely nicer spending New Years Eve up here in Scotland with my sister, than anything I had planned to do at home. Although there was a distinct lack of sexy highlanders with or without a kilt.

On the first day of this new year I slept in and then mooched about until it was time to head down to the harbour to see the bonfire and firework display. Before the fireworks started the bagpipers played some rousing tunes as they walked towards the harbour, it was lovely to hear. The fireworks were nowt special but it was a lovely setting beside the sea. Taking photographs of fireworks is bloody tricky, so here are the ones that turned out the best.

New Years Day

After the fireworks were finished it was time to head home for a haggis supper, which was lovely. I have had haggis quite a few times now and have become quite partial to it. Its the perfect stodgy food when you have had a stroll in the fresh air and are a little hungover from the night before.

So Happy New Year to all my blog buddies, old and new! I hope you all had a good time and that 2008 will be great year for you.


  1. Happy New Year Claire, good luck with your studies.....

  2. Happy New Year, my friend! I wish you 365 days of wonderfulness!

  3. Looking forward to the video of the bagpipes playing. Seems like you rung the New Year in the right way!

    Happy 2008 to you!!

  4. Loved your New Year's Eve celebration and your dinner description too. Had to go google "Haggis" as I may be half Scottish in ancestry but don't know much about traditional food from there. Interesting food, for sure! As was the post and pictures. Hope you're already having a Happy New Year.

  5. Happy New Year to you, my dear friend! :)

  6. A Happy New Year to you, too!

    In fact, I hope this year will be even happier for you, once you come by my fine web-log and pick up my special award which I have lavished upon you...


  7. Happy New Year, It seems you had a great Holiday and I look forward to hearing more about it and school.