Safely in bed
by 10-15 on Old Year's Night thus missing the usual crappy sentimental coverage of New Year on the box-at least it was 9-15 am in Sydney, Australia so the New Year had been seen in ok. Newcastle was very quiet-no fireworks so we were glad to miss the bangs in Kanes Close, Paxton and the usual Scandahooligan pyrotechnics around the corner in Hutton. I am sure Freud could have explained obsession with fireworks-something to do with the male orgasm and penile inadequacy, I shouldn't wonder. But this may not apply in all cases but it is interesting that Men usually let off the fireworks-and indeed light BBQs which is part of the same syndrome-light my fire or something. We seem also to have missed post Fish thunder and lightning in Hutton as well. Norn Iron has been more clement but gales and blizzards are forecast. A collective hangover locally allowed me to have the Golf Course (PBUI) entirely to myself this afternoon. Thank goodness for Hogmanay and the excesses which are expected, if not enjoyed.