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20th Feb 2013 10:02:25
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Hello Sandra. I'm very new to this site (a refugee from Sagazone!) so have only just seen your posting. First of all, I fear I'm going to go all pedantic on you - it's not "hogmany", it's "Hogmanay"!!
But you're absolutely right about all the rest. My Hogmanay is to sit in alone (but not lonely), doors locked and no lights visible, my message to the world being "Stay away, I'm not in!" On the stroke of midnight, I raise my glass (usually a single malt whisky, but sometimes a good port) and toast my lost ones. Sadly, I no longer have a partner and my daughter (39) is married and lives in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, and my son (36), not yet married, lives with his girlfriend in Dunfermline, Fife.
On New Year's Day, I go to my local for a drink with my friends and do my annual inspection of "corpses" - there are usually some very sad sights being propped up by the bar!!:-)
So, having just caught up with you, I hope it's not too late to wish you and your husband every joy and good health in 2013:-)

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