Happy New Year everyone!
I woke up this morning to the sound of trumpets! In my village here in Scotland, every year dedicated members of the local silver band get out of their beds on New Year's Day and march around the streets waking everyone up with their music. I love it! (granted, I don't have a hangover
) Our part of the village heard the music around 8.30 am and I hung out of my window to take a pic just to show you all.
Usually there are only a few members playing (like four or six at the most), but this year there was quite a turnout - practically the whole shebang from the looks of things! Could this be due to the fact that the weather was absolutely awful last night, (howling a gale - they even cancelled the Hogmanay street party in Edinburgh), and that no one could go out to get totally drunk on New Year's Eve?
We saw the New Year in, in front of the TV watching a truly amazing fireworks display broadcast from the London Eye.
Hope you all have a wonderful 2007!
(ETA: Forgot to mention added incentive for band playing is that there are various stops along the route where they are given whisky to "heat up" and keep going. If they haven't been drunk on New Year's Eve, they usually are by the end of New Year's Day!)