A Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to one and all. It has been such an amazing and successful year for the Fellowship that the festive season zipped by before we knew it; as did the proposed date for our end of year dinner; we did manage to squeeze that in last week!
As they say “Tempus Fugit” and the year has done that; it makes one think.
This morning as I was driving across the city in the light of a lovely winter sunrise for an early appointment, my attention was drawn to hoards of students making their way to the University’s Kings Buildings.
The girl with the mis-matched leggings, one striped and one spotted caught my attention and whisked me back some ten years to when my eldest granddaughter used to wear something similar.
Where have all the years gone, she’s now 18, a student and in her spare time teaches contemporary dance to children who think she’s awesome. But what spare time; she never has any; her diary is packed to overflowing.
It was Charles Darwin who said; “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life,” how very true.
So it is we are 16 days into 2014; diets done, New Years resolutions history and the terrifying thought of someone challenging me to have a go on the carousel spinning some 200 feet up in the air above St Andrews Square is thankfully no longer a possibility.
Whatever your plans for 2014 have a great year.

PS. “The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything they have.”

PPS. “Twelve Years A Slave” is a must see!