Happy New Year!!!

Posted on January 1, 2010

Happy 2010 everyone. So what are you going for? Is it to be Twenty Ten, or Two Thousand and Ten? I think it will be Two Thousand and Ten for me, Twenty Ten sounds a bit American, though saying that, in History we have always learnt about Ten Sixty Six, not One Thousand and Sixty Six, and America didn’t even exist then.

I suppose if we go with Twenty rather than Two Thousand, it will make the Cricket Twenty20 world Cup pretty interesting in Twenty Twenty. “So here we are live at Lords for the opening ceremony for the Twenty Twenty, Twenty Twenty World Cup.” I challenge anyone to get the word Twenty four successive times in one sentence.

I better stop there hadn’t I. Anyway New Years Eve was great fun, we had a party at Brian and Lorraine’s, and saw in The New Year at the local church. I started the New year in normal Bob fashion by shaking hands with the only person amongst the crowd who didn’t actually have a hand, more a shiny stump, it was quite a shock I can tell you. We then sang Auld Laing Sine which goes a bit like this.

“Should old acquaintance be forgot,
La De da da, da, dee da,

Laaa Daa Daa Daa Daa,Daa,
For Old Lang Syne My Dear,
For Old Lang Syne,

Laa, Daa, Daa, daa, Daa, Daa
For Old Laing Syne.

Apparently this song was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788, but that’s as far as my knowledge extends. I don’t know what Auld Lang Syne means, maybe Lang Syne is a person, or more likely, it is an old Scottish saying for Burn the English Dogs On A Bonfire. Still, it was obviously written for New Year, as you can blab any old drunken nonsense out of your mouth and it matches the lyrics, which are bizarre to say the least.

And there’s a hand my trusty fiere,
And gies a hand o thine,
And we’ll tak a rigt gude willy waught
For auld lang syne

Anyone got any clues to what that is about? I can only assume Robbie Burns liked a wee tipple himself from time to time, and you have to presume presume he didn’t use Microsoft Word spell check.

Anyway thanks to Brian and Lorri for putting on a fine party, star attraction being dancing King Harry, pictured below

Sally Rings The Midnight Bells

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