We had a lovely evening. We joined up with our neighbours Chris & Maureen, Ian & Trudi, and had several hours of chat, of stories, of laughter, of wine, and of home-delivered Chinese food. Considering we arrived around seven, it was eleven before we had even stirred from the table. We saw the New Year in watching fireworks being set off all round us. In fact, considering these were not "organised" events, they were quite impressive. The Gorse Fox didn't check the time, but would guess that the New Year was a couple of hours old before we got to bed.
Despite a long discussion with Jasper, he ignored our instructions regarding waiting to wake us. So it was that Jasper dragged the Gorse Fox out of bed at seven-thirty this morning. Not amused.
First real job of the day was retrieving all the dead fireworks that had clearly cascaded down across the gardens. Evidently we were the epicentre of the bombardment.
Finally, and most importantly, the Gorse Fox wishes you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.