1 January 2008


How the years fly by! Here we all are in 2008 and last night I was in the local pub where bon homie was in pleasant abundance. We linked arms and again sang the first few lines of Robbie Burns's ancient ode to brotherhood, friendship and taking stock of one's life. There are several verses and this is just one of the least remembered sections. "A right guid willy waught" sounds like something vaguely rude but it actually just means a really good drink together:-
And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right guid willy waught,
For auld lang syne.
Happy New Year to all visitors to this blog - old or new. Let's pledge to do our best to make this a happy year in which we face life's trials and tribulations with courage, enjoy the good times with relish and give a helping hand to those who need assistance.


  1. Good times with Henderson's Relish!
    (I want some.)

  2. Dermot4:53 am

    Going up! The Tigers are going up!

  3. happy new year, lets hope not so much rain eh?

  4. And a happy new year to you, YP!

  5. Happy New year mate, have a cold one & we'll save you a sheep

  6. happy new year mr pudding. have you got that photo as a poster by any chance?


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