Happy New Year!

Started by johninblack, December 31, 2009, 11:38:04 PM

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johninblack

Just wanted to wish all of you a fruitful and prosperous new year.
"F#?K OFF, GRANDAD!!!!"

johninblack

Sue says You lot are the only lot she's really pleased to say "Happy New Year" to.
"F#?K OFF, GRANDAD!!!!"

johninblack

Sami is at work, I don't know what she has to say!! :D
"F#?K OFF, GRANDAD!!!!"

Trapezium Artist

Well, coming from the continental contingent, I can say that it is already fifty minutes into 2010 here in the Netherlands, and the local nutters are still trying to blow themselves up in the street by lobbing fireworks willy-nilly all over the place  :shock:

Reminds me of living in Berlin: there it was like a final days of World War 2 re-enactment every December 31, people firing rockets sideways across streets under passing cars and into other people's apartment windows, amidst general mayhem across the city.

For once, I reckon we Brits have taken the slightly more sensible approach to celebration: can you imagine the streets of the UK tonight if the pissed revellers piled out of the pubs and started letting off rockets at each other?

Anyway, lest I give the impression of being a killjoy ( :!: ), let me nevertheless end by joining JIB in wishing all Frosties* a very fine New Year wherever you are in the world and which ever way you choose to celebrate: cheers!  :D

johninblack

Told you in the announcement thread that I had a cunning plan, my first post of the new year is also my thousandth post.

Happy new year to all.
"F#?K OFF, GRANDAD!!!!"

catherine

Happy New Year - and congrats on  your newly acquired boaster-hood, JiB!

TA, the streets of the village where I live are filled with fireworks at present. My poor cat is quaking in the kitchen. He's a nervous wreck at present as the burglar alarm went off yesterday and the day before while I was at work when the heating came on at 4pm and the rising hot air from the radiators caused the christmas cards strung up on strings far too close to the detector to flap around and set the alarm off.

rogerg

congrats, jib, on being a Boaster!  welcome to the club!

and to all over there, who have hit 2010 or are getting close, Happy New Year!  

it's only 7:22pm here, so we've a ways to go!

wickedwitch

i cant hear any fireworks!

rogerg


MikeEvs

Happy New Year all, I'm watching This Is Spinal Tap :lol:

catherine

An excellent film choice, Mike! Turn it up to 11.

Trapezium Artist

Quote from: "catherine"TA, the streets of the village where I live are filled with fireworks at present. My poor cat is quaking in the kitchen. He's a nervous wreck at present as the burglar alarm went off yesterday and the day before while I was at work when the heating came on at 4pm and the rising hot air from the radiators caused the christmas cards strung up on strings far too close to the detector to flap around and set the alarm off.

Well, p'raps it's because you live in the English lowlands, Catherine: weren't loads of cloggies imported from over here to help drain the marshes? Must've brought their fiendish gunpowder toys with 'em as well ;)

Is it just me though, or have the Brits been pretty much weened off personal fireworks over the years? I certainly remember endless lectures at school and on the telly back in the 1970s about losing an eye or being burned by fireworks; I even have vague memories of being taken into a hospital with my class to see some hapless victims (although I'm fairly sure that's unlikely to be true).

I would even have gone as far as to say that they're nigh on impossible to buy in the UK any more as a private individual, but I suppose your locals have proven me wrong on that one as well.

Still, it scared the living nightlights (sorry) out of me tonight to see some young kids, seven or eight, chucking lit catherine wheels onto the street, launching rockets from their hands, and looking straight down the barrel of some (apparent) duds seconds after lighting them, all under the supervision of their father. Sheesh ...  :shock:

Ash

From October onwards those mysterious Firework Shops open.  Very peculiar, what do these people sell the rest of the year?  It isn't good, especially for animals.  It would always be keep your pets inside on the 5th November, now it is keep your pets inside for 3 months.  

So good morning and a Happy New Year & New Decade to everyone.  I am sad that this will be the fifth decade that I have lived in, but as it hasn't got a name, I'm going to pretend it doesn't count.
Ash
xxx

johninblack

Quote from: "Sarah"but as it hasn't got a name, I'm going to pretend it doesn't count.
Such pukka logic, mind if I use that one myself?
"F#?K OFF, GRANDAD!!!!"

Pedro

It's not called the "Tennies" then?

I guess in three years we'll all be "Teenagers" again...  ;)
"Putting food on the table is more important than 7/8"