“Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow,
The year is going, let him go,
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I’ve heard a few Scottish people say that you should only wish someone Happy New Year once the year has dawned, which is why so many people here say “Happy New Year when it comes“. Well, it’s come, it’s here! We’ve just toasted the New Year in, watching the celebrations around Scotland on t.v. and going outside to see the beautiful stars in the sky and to hear the clamour of many fireworks all around us. We also opened up the windows, front and back, to let the old year out and the new year in. So: Happy New Year, everyone! I hope this year brings you all many blessings, and I hope the road before you is smooth and interesting. Here’s to 2013!