Happy New Year!!!

‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne’

Robert Burns

For the history of New Years Eve and Hogmanay celebrations please click on our Forbury Newspaper page..

‘Burning the New Year’ a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye..
‘Letters swallow themselves in seconds,
notes friends tied to the doorknob,
transparent scarlet paper,
sizzle like moth wings, marry the air.
So much of any year is flammable,
lists of vegetables, partial poems.
Orange swirling flame of days,
so little is a stone.
Where there was something and suddenly isn’t,
an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves a space.
I begin again with the smallest numbers.
Quick dance, shuffle of losses and leaves,
only the things I didn’t do
crackle after the blazing dies’

xmas lunch

Christmas dinner at The Forbury..(above)
(Below) Christmas photos : Dorothy, Gen & Colleen, Joan with Yvonne and her delicious Roulade, Muriel & Dennis, Jeanette’s birthday drinks with Roberto and Abby and Paddy, David & Lucy making shortbread..Click on images to enlarge


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2 responses to “Happy New Year!!!

  1. jmcculloch98

    The photographs say it all, a very Happy Christmas at The Forbury. Special thanks to June, Chris and all the staff for making it a wonderful Christmas for everyone XXXXX


  2. jmcculloch98

    Thank you John Rose for posting all the photographs supplied by Emma and Gen and other staff, and the Conversations and other articles transcribed by Emma. John also writes seasonal and interesting articles posted on the Newspaper page – always interesting and entertaining. Thanks John x


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