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CROSSANS ~ Hellraisers of Castlemilk

Happy New Year!

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Karrie Brigitte
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Pt. II - Prologue
Sorrow's Journey
Living Years
Razor's Edge
Tempestuous
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Shattered Illusions
Storms of Fate
Pt. III - Preface
Ch.1 - Dublin
Ch.2 - Rose
Ch.3 - James
Ch.4 - Sons of the Gael
Ch.5 - Glasgow
Hellions' Crucible
Ch.6 - The Hellraisers
The Tale
Sláinte
A Scot's Farewell
Our Story
Love a Crossan
Pt. IV - Contact Me
Shrewish Tales
R U Daft?
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Happy New Year!
BeMy...

A Very Good Year!

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My Christmas Wish 

For You!

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“I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don’t you ?
 

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Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system.

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Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally, but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January 2nd.
 

Bridget Jones's Diary.

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Hogmanay

 

The Scottish New Year is known as Hogmanay and both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day were also known as Daft Days. In Scotland New Year's Eve is called Hogomanay or Night of the Candle.

 

Foods such as three cornered biscuits called Hogmanays are eaten.

 

Other foods that are special at this time are wine, cordials, cheese, bread, shortbread, oatcake, currant loaf and scones.

 

In Scotland an old tradition that still is relevant today is that of the first footer which is said, that whoever the

first person to set foot into your home

on New Year's day decided the family's

luck for the rest of the year.

 

This was based on the belief in the magic power of beginnings. The start of the New Year controlled its future course.

 

After welcoming the New Year,

all the people of the household would

wait to see who the first person to enter

the house after midnight will be, as this person would indicate whether they

would have good luck or bad luck for

the coming year.

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The first person must be a dark haired male, young virile, good natured and prosperous. 

 

He sounds like my cup of tea!! 

 

He should not be empty handed and was supposed to bring with him a small gift such as a piece of coal, bread, salt as they were symbols of life.

     
 

   

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Just Remember:

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Faith is Believing

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in Things when

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Common Sense tells you not to.

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Miracle on 34th Street

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All the Very Best for 2007!

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A Very Happy New Year!

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BAH-HUM DUCK!

 

 

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OOPS!

   

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New Year's Day: 

Now is the accepted time to make your

regular annual good resolutions. 

Next week you can begin paving

Hell with them as usual.

 

Mark Twain

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