2020 - what a nice round number of a year.
What were you doing on the first day of the last decade? I could find out what we were up to if I searched back through old diaries but nowadays looking back just makes me sad for a life that has changed so much, so I look forward instead...............
Today in Lowestoft in Suffolk.......... the Eastern-most point in England, the sun rises at 8.03am - Hopefully we will see it shining through the clouds. I've been reading about New Years Day charms, the first thing carried into the house on January 1st. In Scotland it's a lump of coal, bread and a coin and in past times in Wales children would go through the door carrying an apple skewered with pieces of evergreens to bring good luck, in return they were given pennies and sweets.
The full moon on the 10th of January is known as the Moon after Yule or the Wolf Moon. Wolves (and foxes) don't hibernate so with much of their prey tucked away for winter they would have been hanging around the villages and towns looking for food which, according to my little book
is perhaps why the January full moon was also known as the Stay-at-home moon .........although I've never come across this name before so they might have made it up.
But it sounds like a good plan ............and in my quiet and simple life a stay-at-home January with plenty to read, wood for the fire and food in the cupboards sounds just about perfect...........although it won't give me much to write about on the blog!
I'd just like to thank everyone who reads my ramblings, everyone who leaves a comment and all the other blog writers around the world who cheer up my day and allow others into their homes and lives.
And apologise Yet Again for not commenting often on other blogs and being very bad at replying to comments on my blog. I hope to improve that in 2020 - but no guarantees!
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.
I'm taking a few days off blogging just to catch up with myself and some jobs that need doing
Back in a while