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Didòmhnaich, 01/Jan/2012

Happy New Year 2012, on Islay and Elsewhere!

Islay Fun in stencil

Well then, Happy New Year here as well. Having tasted my way through four delicious Islay/Jura single malt whiskies last night (#1, #2, #3 and #4), while waiting for the fireworks which never came, I still managed to get up reasonably early to listen to the New Year's Concert from Vienna. In the afternoon I went out for a wet and muddy walk along the canal. But now back to the serious business of Islay blogging:

Having walked through the rain for most of my walk today (well, there was a nice pint waiting for me at the half way mark) I had to think of the wet year Islay has had (unlike the south east of England, which technically I believe is still under drought conditions despite some recent rain). Two blog entries today remark on that fact: It's been a wet year! writes Malcolm on the INHT blog while Ian on the Islay Birds blog has similar thoughts. With that in mind lets hope 2012 will be nicer with more views like this:

Picture of a view along a track through dunes on to a sandy beach

Hopefully 2012 will be a sunny (not only from the weather) and great year for all of you! May your dreams and aspirations come true and you will have a successful year!

PS: I'm not sure if he knew that I pretty much missed out on fireworks this year, but earlier this afternoon Donald Feist pointed me towards the quite fabulous picture he had taken of the fireworks and bonfire at the Port Charlotte Hotel, Islay. Thanks Donald!

PPS: If you were expecting the Islay Blogging Roundup today (it is Sunday after all), I've decided to push that out to tomorrow.

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