this last day of 2005
so tonight we go to a friend's home for dinner - he puts on a lovely sit down 3 course dinner with dessert being served at around 11pm. Then we chat and wait til 12am January 1st & he has a dark haired man (who is known as the first footer), knock at his front door bearing gifts of coal & whiskey * this being an old Scottish custom supposedly to bring good luck.
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
acquaintance be forgot and auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear, for
auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o kindness yet, for auld lang syne."
and with that my friends I hope you have a wonderful New years Eve !