Saturday, 31 December 2011

Here's to 2012


So farewell then, 2011. It's not been the best of years for many people and for the Auld Reekie Ranter it's been a difficult time. However, I would like to thank those of you who are good enough to visit these pages and bear witness to my seemingly never-ending rants of despair. In particular, I thank those who regularly post their comments of support; Peggy, Adullamite, Kenfitlike, A Daft Scots Lass and Joanna among others make an old man very happy and I appreciate you taking the time and effort to respond to my ramblings.

2012 promises to be a big year. I wish happiness to everyone, I wish everyone the strength to get through any problems they may have. I hope the politicians have the ability to get this country back on its feet, and stop the suffering of many; however, I fear the worst is yet to come in this respect. The people of Scotland can make 2012 a step closer to independence for our country. It's time to show courage, my fellow Scots.

Courage is what I need in the weeks ahead. Stormy waters lie ahead for the Ranter but I  go into the New Year with hope and positive thinking - yes, I know that doesn't sound like me but I know with the help of my loved ones,  I can make it through.

I wish you all health and happiness - and a great 2012!

12 comments:

Jane F said...

Same to you Mike!

kenfitlike said...

Lang may the Auld Reekie Ranter's Lum Reek!

All the best Mike.

Adullamite said...

May 2012 be better than you hope for Mike, all the best to a great writer and a real humourist!

Mike Smith said...

Thank you all and best wishes to you too. Adullamite - have you been at the malt again?!

miruspeg said...

Courage, positive thinking is there for the taking Mike!
Look forward to reading your rants in 2012....my very special friend.
So dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up!
Warmest hugs
Peggy xxxxx

Mike Smith said...

Thanks, Peggy. Your words are always an inspiration. Awrabest to you.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Mike, I'm sending positive vibes and good thoughts that the coming weeks and year are easy, healthy, happy and good for you and your family.

You are one of my very first followers and regular readers and it's a pleasure visiting your blog.

Here's to a great 2012 for all of us.

Cheers, jj

Mike Smith said...

Thanks, Joanna - my best wishes to you.

Mo said...

2012 is gonna be a superb year.

Vicky said...

Hope its not too stormy - I'm only a few rows in front of you!

P said...

Happy New Year Auld Reekie

Mike Smith said...

Thank you Mo, Vickster and 'P'