Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year for 2012 from JMB and Miss Moggs


And so ends 2011, a rather sparse year for posts on this blog, from me at least, although Moggs has been entertaining you with her thoughts about this and that. Healthwise it has been so much better for me than 2010 and I am assuming my cancer is cured until proven otherwise. So far, so good!

Besides spending way too much time in Second Life, running my three art galleries, this year I have become involved with a wonderful seniors' centre called Brock House Society and volunteer in the Library and the Office there. Yes, I still convene my Thursday walking group so I have lots to keep me busy and on my toes.

While you my blog friends have not been so much in my life of late, what I wrote before still remains so true I'm will repeat it. You have all enriched my life in so many ways. You've challenged my mind with your posts, you've helped me with my tech problems, you've taught me so much about your different worlds, you've entertained me with your humour. Some of you have shared your poetry and stories and your beautiful paintings and photographs. You've welcomed me into your lives and shared your innermost thoughts and I am grateful to each and every one of you.

I wish you all health, happiness and prosperity for 2012, may it be infinitely better than 2011 and being half Scottish, I'll close with the words of Rabbie Burns in Auld Lang Syne and make a toast (non-alcoholic, of course) to you all.

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.

or for the linguistically challenged English speakers

And there is a hand, my trusty friend!
And give me a hand of yours!
And we will take a right good-will drink,
For old long past.

Eddi Reader, Scottish singer/songwriter, in a very different version of Auld Lang Syne

NB: Words and translation from the World Burns Club


CherryPie said...

Happy New Year, I wish you and Moggs the best for 2012

Tom Paine said...

All the very best to you and Moggsy for 2012.

jmb said...

Thank you both Cherie and Tom. May 2012 be good to you.

jams o donnell said...

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year!

Ellee Seymour said...

And Happy New Year wishes to you and Moggsy from Cambridgeshire's Fens.

Moggsy said...

Thank you all x

James Higham said...

And from me.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Happy New Year from us in Sicily, jmb.

sally in norfolk said...

better late than never... Happy new Year :-)