Happy New Year!!!

Musique: Auld Lang Syne

*With just hours away for my New Year to begin, I wanted to leave you with this*

To all of you my dear readers, friends, givers of joy... Happy New Year!! This year has been amazing, I've had such joy, travels, new beginnings, this blog and best of all the arrival of my second daughter Noémie, who we love dearly. What will the New Year bring!?! Let's see - I wish you a long and wonderful 2012, full of love and happiness to wrap you in warmth in each new day. May you be filled with new experiences, new beginnings, happiness, love, adventures and all the sweet treasures the world has to offer! Love others and never be afraid to give that love to yourself too, your most deserving of it. Thank you each and everyone of you for the comments, the messages, the laughs, fantastic posts and for always following along with me whether it be here, Twitter, Facebook or otherwise, I appreciate it from the center of my heart, I have been humbled by all of you throughout the year and I look forward to sharing many more adventures and wonders with you in 2012 - let's make it sparkle and shine!!

All love & glitter

 "Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." Helen Keller.

A dear reader asked what one might do in Scotland around this time, so I put this together..enjoy!!

As we ring in the bells, we sing the unforgettable "Auld Lang Syne" a little history for you:

"Auld Lang Syne" (Scots pronunciation: [ˈɔːld lɑŋˈsəin]: note "s" rather than "z") is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially (but far from exclusively) in the English-speaking world; its traditional use being to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, it is also sung at funerals, graduations and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. The international Boy Scout youth movement, in many countries, uses it as a close to jamborees and other functions.
The song's Scots title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", or more idiomatically, "long long ago", "days gone by" or "old times". Consequently "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, is loosely translated as "for (the sake of) old times".
The phrase "Auld Lang Syne" is also used in similar poems by Robert Ayton (1570–1638), Allan Ramsay (1686–1757), and James Watson (1711) as well as older folk songs predating Burns. Matthew Fitt uses the phrase "In the days of auld lang syne" as the equivalent of "Once upon a time..." in his retelling of fairy tales in the Scots language.

Hogmanay is the Scot's word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year. It is however, normally only the start of the celebration begins on New Year's and lasts through the night until the morning of New Year's Day (1 January) or, in some cases, January 2nd which is a Scottish Bank Holiday.

To read what I and many do on New Year's, click below:

Scottish Hogmanay Customs Traditions

 "Blianadh Bha Ur"

Happy New Year in Scottish Gaelic, which is pronounced like 'blee Anna va ur'!!


  1. Happy New Year, darling! Have a wonderful time celebrating tonight! And wishing you a 2012 filled with much love, happiness and prosperity! Looking forward to much more of the beauty you share with us on a daily basis :) xoxo

  2. May the New Year be full all all the things that cannot be bought with money.
    Much love, dear friend.

  3. Beautiful profile pic! :-) Happy New Year from New York!



  4. Despite being from Northern Ireland in my opinion nobody celebrates New Year's like the Scots do! Have an excellent 2012 doll!

  5. Such lovely photos!

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  6. yaya happy new years! ^-^


  7. Happy new year! Live, love and laugh your way through 2012.

  8. Happy New Year Kizzy! Cheers to an adventurous, splendid, happy and healthy new year - am looking forward to sharing many more things with you!

  9. Happy New Year my dear! Hope you had a good night :)

  10. Happy New Year! Let the new adventure begin :)

    xx Cat

  11. How interesting! Thanks for the info...

    Blessings on your new year,

  12. Happy new year hope you have a wonderful year!

  13. I wish you lots of love and laughter this year and every year dear!
    Ooh and thanks for the background on Auld Lang Syne (a favorite since I had to learn it for middle school choir!)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  14. Happy New Year to you too darlin'! I LOVE reading your blog, it puts me in such a nice, dreamy state of mind...Have to follow you on Twitter too... :) xxx

  15. Happy New Year! What a fantastic year it has been for you, I am so glad to have discovered your blog. I hope to go to London form NYE one day!

  16. You always leave the best comments, dear! Hope you have a wonderful new year, as well. Take care!

  17. 2012 is gonna be AWESOME!! :D Happy New Year



  18. Happy New Year Kizzy!!! What a beautiful message girl. You are so blessed! And thanks for posting the history behind the song. On the news the other day, they were asking people what it meant and what were the words and folks didn't know. hahahaha I love your new blog layout! I can't wait to read your future posts. I got rid of my private FB page, so I only have blog FB page. ((HUG))


  19. Happy New Year! I hope you and your family have an awesome year ahead! :)

  20. Happy New Year sweet Kizzy - see you have just made my day by teaching me this - I know the song but not the meaning - now I do - YAY. This is exactly why I love blogging.
    Happy 2012 doll,

  21. Happy New Year!!!!!

  22. Gorgeous styling!& post too! :)


  23. Happy New Year! These pictures are STUNNING! I live in Edinburgh but missed the fireworks as I was celebrating in a club (getting far too drunk!) Good luck for 2012 xx

  24. I LOVE the Eiffel Tower gif - I was there in November and took my own back to back shots of the tower while it was glittering and made a gif, haha! ;-)


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