HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!There have been movings-about-of-things in our house to help us get on with our various projects in the new year. So now this cosy living room above with table set for dinner is also where I will paint new paintings and Tui has made a lovely nest of music making where he will sit with his almost-there-album.
And some new year tales for you ...
First Footing ~ An old custom of north England and Scotland in which the first person to step over the threshold in the new year must be a dark haired man. He would bring bring luck and symbolic gifts of salt for wealth and a lump of coal for warmth and was welcomed with a dram. If the first-footer was a woman, a light haired man or one with a squint there would follow a year full of bad luck!
Tui's mam told us a tale of New Year's Eve: that her father used to say to her as a small girl on December 31st - If you go out today, you'll meet a man with as many noses as there are days left in the year!