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Rufus2 Thu 31-Dec-20 12:13:12

I like most of my friends among the animals more than I like most of my friends among mankind Kenneth Grahame

Off we go again! Back into State border closures because of fresh outbreaks in NSW and Victoria. They’re closed/controlled from whichever side you approach.
Victoria’s trouble free run has ended with new cases (nobody has mentioned any further deaths yet), and New Year travel plans have understandably been thrown into chaos.
Nothing like the scale of your problems of course, but it could reinforce dire warnings of this new more contagious strain and we are constantly being told to “Stay indoors unless...” More strict controls to be reintroduced regarding face masks.
We are now listening to “people in the street” saying on TV that they are afraid of bringing the virus home, particularly when they’ve got elderly folk at home.
But let’s not forget we did an excellent job of control in Stage 2 and we’ll soon have this under control.

Official fireworks are still on, particularly in major cities and so we can watch from the comfort of Grandad’s favourite armchair whilst clutching a glass of something or other and a bag of crisps. tchhmm

Expect you’ve seen that short black and white film on TV “Dinner for One”. It’s a world-wide event on TV at NYE and has been shown for donkey’s years here at 6.00 pm
Freddie Frinton as James the butler and May Warden as Miss Sophy!
Very funny still and we watched it every New Year’s Eve.

Last evening were British docos. on MI6 and its work on the Enigma plus action on spies “the name’s Bond, James Bond!” folowed by the lighting up of the Thames bridges in London. A right proper cultural evening!
Our weekend TV fare has virtually no “Specials”, so it’s back to YouTube and DVDs’
“Only Fools and Horses” is always good for a laugh. The episodes where they try to clean two chandeliers and the one involving the plastic dolls popping up from behind the sofa were hilarious. In fact, the whole boxed set will probably be dusted down once I get started!

Right! Just an Hour of 2020 left, but it’s not going out without a bang. I plan to welcome in 2021 and then I can join in your festivities tomorrow from a virtual distance of course! tchgrin
I thought I could give you a preview of 2021, but chances are you may be getting a different version so best left alone.

Happy New Year
Good Health wine wine wine

BlueSky Thu 31-Dec-20 12:22:13

Rufus hoping for a happier and healthier 2021. Take care x winewine

Jane10 Thu 31-Dec-20 13:08:12

Enjoy your evening Rufus2. Its freezing rain on icy snow here so pretty treacherous out on top of the Covid threat!
An afternoon by the fire with Poirot on the TV, mug of tea, fruit cake and manically walking 250 steps on the hour every hour to keep my Fitbit happy!
Happy New Year.

Jaxjacky Thu 31-Dec-20 14:00:58

Hi Rufus, not a lot going on here, couple of steaks for dinner and watch the moving pictures. Thank you for your conversations and peeks into the other side of the world. Wishing you a Healthy and Happy 2021.
Take care 🥂

Megs36 Thu 31-Dec-20 19:40:14

Hi Rufus, wrote a message earlier but must’ve forgotten to send! Anyway Happy New Year and Take Care, Keep Safe.
Cheers 🥂🍷🥂🍷🥂🍷🥂🍷

Squiffy Thu 31-Dec-20 20:31:52

Happy New Year Rufus 🥂🍺

Callistemon Thu 31-Dec-20 21:01:09

Expect you’ve seen that short black and white film on TV “Dinner for One”. It’s a world-wide event on TV at NYE and has been shown for donkey’s years here at 6.00 pm
Yes, my brother, who spent time in Germany, introduced me to this film which is apparently shown every year in Germany on NYE.

I'm sorry to hear about more cases and lockdown there, just when everything seemed more normal.

I may be asleep before midnight, but at least I know it's 2021 in Australia.

Happy New Year to all Down Under and hope for better times to come 🥂🍾

rafichagran Thu 31-Dec-20 21:07:46

Happy New Year Rufus let's hope 2021 is better for us all.

MawBe Thu 31-Dec-20 22:13:33

Happy New Year Rufus and to all for whom it is already 2021

mokryna Thu 31-Dec-20 23:45:31

Happy New Year to everyone from France it’s already 2021!

I remember watching ‘Dinner for One’ when I was in Germany one New Year’s Eve in English!

Take Care

crazyH Thu 31-Dec-20 23:50:20

Happy New Year OoRoo and everyone !!!!

Rufus2 Fri 01-Jan-21 06:26:46

Happy New Year Rufus and to all for whom it is already 2021
Maw Thank you and a Happy New Year to you!
I tried unsuccessfully to flip that card to see if there was an English version on the back. tchgrin

What I did manage to do however was to follow up on Google that illustration in the bottom right-hand corner that looked like a Crofter's coffin and that somehow led to the following URL which might be of interest.
Of course your Celtic compatriots may already know of it, but just in case; We must keep up with our cultural exchanges! tchsmile

All things Sporran; my word they don't come cheap! tchhmm
Good Health