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New year, new you?

“Still round the corner there may wait a new road, or a secret gate”J.R.R. Tolkien

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Medieval street, Eze, France

I realise I haven’t wished you a happy new year.  Although it’s still January (just) so maybe I haven’t quite missed the boat. When exactly does the new year stop being “new” anyway?  Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot

Where I come from we don’t call 31 December “New Year’s Eve”. We call it “Old Year’s Night”, which I actually prefer. It encourages you to look back and reflect, just for one last moment, before leaping headlong into the new year. Continue reading