Friday, 2 January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


For as long as I can remember, I have celebrated Hogmanay - New Year's Eve for all you non Scottish folk - at some form of house party with friends and family. This year, however, my family and I went into Edinburgh to join in the annual Street Party, which has become my favourite way to celebrate the New Year.


The streets were absolutely mobbed with a lot of very happy - and slightly drunk - people ready to celebrate the New Year. There was an amazing atmosphere and a lovely buzz in the air. Each of the remaining hours of 2014 was celebrated with an array of fireworks with a huge display lighting up the sky as the clock struck twelve. Acts such as Lily Allen, Twin Atlantic and Scottish folk band, Breabach, preformed on various stages peppering the main street to keep the crowds entertained until the Bells.


The German market was still open to provide sustenance in the form of crepes, bratwurst and hot chocolates as the night grew ever colder.

As the Bells rang out to mark the start of 2015 the crowds celebrated with everyone wishing friends, family and strangers alike a Happy New Year. What a lovely way to ring in 2015!



In our household, New Years Day is for long lies and a trip to South Queensferry to see the Loony Dook. Yesterday's weather was absolutely miserable so our trip to South Queensferry was much debated but it wouldn't really be New Year's day without it.


The Loony Dook is a tradition in which hundreds of very brave people take a dip in the freezing Firth of Forth to raise money for charity. It's a good laugh with many supporting rather, erm...creative...costumes however, I will be sticking to my role as a spectator for the foreseeable future!




For 2015, I've decided not to worry too much about the usual 'getting healthy' resolutions and instead focus more on enjoying the little things in life and start reading more again. However, saying that I have resolved to find a new form of excercise to participate in regularly as there has been a bit of a hole in my life after finishing dancing last year!

Do you have any resolutions for 2015? How did you spend New Yer's Eve/Day?

Lots of love,

Heather x


16 comments:

  1. Great post, I have learned what Hogmanay is from your blog :) Looks like you had a great time :)

    Vievelle

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    1. It was fab thanks! Oh, I'm so glad!!

      Heather x

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  2. This looks like such a fun and fantastic way of welcoming the new year! I have never thought of join in with a street party on New Year's Eve, but I can certainly understand the appeal! :)

    aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. I'd never been before but I will certainly go again! Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating too!

      Heather x

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  3. Wow, that seems pretty festive! Have a great year, Heather!

    Xxx
    http://thoughtsintiffanyblue.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Best wishes for the New Year for you too!

      Heather x

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  4. Hogmanay in Edinburgh seems like so much fun! Happy New Year, Heather! I hope you'll have a wonderful year :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. Thanks Mimmi! You too :) it was soo much fun!

      Heather x

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  5. Looks like a great night! I've just booked a trip to Edinburgh as I've never been, I can't wait! Any recommendations for restaurants or things to do? Happy New Year!

    Gaby xx

    www.GabriellaManchester.me

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    1. Oh Edinburgh is fantastic! I have so many recommendations! Soba is this amazing Asian cuisine restaurant or there is Tiles if you fancy more pub grub. There's so much to do too, there is the National Museum of Scotland which is worth a look, all the cute shops on Cockburn street, Camera Obscura and Edinburgh castle too :)

      Heather x

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  6. Great pictures! Happy new year :)

    xxx
    Camilla
    http://avenuecamilla.com

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!

      Heather x

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  7. Lovely post :) Happy New Year!

    allsprinkle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!

      Heather x

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  8. I loved this post and what a gorgeous way to welcome in the New year! Sounds like a great night! x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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