Update for 2013…

Hope everyone had a fab Hogmanay celebration. Things were brilliant in my corner of Scotland. A party in the village hall and a small fireworks display at midnight. I had my heart set on going into Aberdeen but am really glad I decided to stay home.

I’ve been flying below the radar of late (like what we call in Scotland a low flyer – Grouse and Stella), but that’s okay. I may have been quiet but I’ve been spying on my creator Melanie Robertson-King and I’m chuffed to say that she’s working on her second book featuring me… and I even spied an e-mail she sent to a writer friend with her concept for the cover for it! But, sorry, my lips are sealed. I’ll wait until Melanie is ready to reveal the details, then I’ll share and tweet her fab news!

I just wish she would get her laptop’s keyboard fixed. Those wonky “D” and “O” keys are hard on the fingers when you have to push them so hard. Not to mention the strange words you get.

It will soon be Robbie Burns Day and there will be a huge celebration in the village hall – haggis, tatties, neeps, trifle, speeches followed by a ceilidh. I can’t wait!

Happy Hogmanay!

Weather permitting, I’ll be going to the Hogmanay Fireworks display in Aberdeen. It promises to be great fun. Let’s hope the weather will cooperate so that it doesn’t get cancelled.

Any of you make New Year’s resolutions? I used to but by the end of January, I’d broken most of them so I’ve given up.

Have a great night tomorrow night, whatever your plans are.

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Aberdeen’s Christmas Tree lighting at the Castlegate

Another winter event I do my best not to miss. Not sure I go in for the preceding carol service but if I want to get a good spot to watch them light the tree, I need to get into Aberdeen early.

photo courtesy of aberdeencity.gov.uk

So lots of things happening here in and around Aberdeen and I plan on being part of them! Hope you’ll be able to join me.