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  • New Year Celebrations - The Bells

    What do you all do at the bells, or is that just a Scottish tradition?

    We have gone back to the old ways recently, that our parents used to do years ago, and go round our neighbours.

    We live in a little cul-de-sac and get on really well, and after one particular girls' night we all decided that we were fed up going into town and waiting 3 hours for a taxi home so now we all go round each others' which is really good fun and very convenient.

    What do you do?

  • #2
    Now that realy is a sign of getting old

    We are going to stay with some camping buddies for a few days. Will see the new year in with them
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    • #3
      We always go to families houses and take it in turn to host it. I guess it started like that when me and my cousins were born and nobody could go out.
      I went out on the town a few years ago, and we ordered a taxi home for half 12, it turned up at 11:45! We were told if we didn't accept it we wouldn't get another for hours! I was so miffed
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      • #4
        Sounds good goldy

        Don't know about getting old, though cos it requires REAL stamina to stay up till 7am the next morning singing and dancing and *ahem* drinking tea

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        • #5
          Fire work display, beach bbq, piper, other music, loads of people really looking forward to it,
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          • #6
            Sounds good to spend it with your family Louise

            See, that's what I mean about the taxis, you're at their mercy when (or if) they decide to turn up - can put a real damper on your celebrations


            Phoenixjewellery, that sounds like a really good night Where do get a piper from, that'll come out at the bells? Is it someone you know?

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            • #7
              I am up at Oban and the piper is a local guy and he just appears each year
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              • #8
                does anyone go first footing?
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                • #9
                  We usually celebrate at home with just us and a large bottle of vodka (of course). This year I think we'll go down to the local club to have a few drinks with my dad cos mum has decided to go to Scotland to see her family and he didn't want to go - think its cos they like a wee dram (or twenty) and he only has a few drinks cos of the tablets he takes. Anyway, we'll probably take the car, just have a few and then come home to our bottle of vodka.

                  On NY's Day OH's daughter is coming round with her fella and our 2 lads will probably be in so I'm gonna do party food instead of a roast and we'll drink again.

                  Beach party sounds fab - I can just imagine it . . . large bonfire, BBQ, pipers and everyone all wrapped up in their winter woolies . . . .
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ElaineJ View Post
                    does anyone go first footing?
                    Yes, that's what we do at the bells, Elaine although it's usually my son that gets requests to do the official first footing in the street cos he is very tall, dark (he hasn't washed for a while lol) and the delussional neighbours seem to think he's handsome, so he qualifies

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                    • #11
                      I can't remember why, but about three years ago my dad decided that we'd have a fake beach party/barbeque in our garden to celebrate new year. I did wear my bikini in the house but put plenty of layers on to go get food lol. My dad is nuts
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by auntynet View Post
                        We usually celebrate at home with just us and a large bottle of vodka (of course).
                        Sounds like my kind of celebration

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Louise88 View Post
                          I can't remember why, but about three years ago my dad decided that we'd have a fake beach party/barbeque in our garden to celebrate new year. I did wear my bikini in the house but put plenty of layers on to go get food lol. My dad is nuts
                          I have the outside of my house lit up with soooo many lights and Dave's son put them up a few years ago but he never takes them down no matter how much I nag him. I've even told him we had a letter from the council saying they were a safety hazzard and had to be taken down but he didn't fall for that.

                          I've been saying for 3 years now we're gonna have a christmas party in the middle of the summer and put them all on and have christmas music playing very loud . . . . we'll do anything to annoy the neighbours!
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                          • #14
                            Anything to annoy the neighbours?! Invest in a game called Rock Band, it has ours banging on the wall lol
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                            • #15
                              The neighbour joined onto us is ok - its the "Victor Meldrew" over the fence that is the problem.

                              DON'T ASK!!!!!

                              BTW - we're doing it again - getting off topic!
                              Auntynet

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