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!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Another Seasonal Greet

Jack, Hannah and Ava wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Guid New Year. Judging by the sudden facial growth, the wee fella does seem to be maturing remarkably quickly for a 6 year old...

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A Seasonal Greet


It's that time of the year again (seems to have been that way since feckin' October...) May I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2012. Thank you for visiting my blog throughout 2011 and to those of you who have taken the trouble to comment on my various ramblings - it's very much appreciated.

2012 will bring major changes to the life of the Auld Reekie Ranter. I'm very much looking forward to it.


Thursday, 15 December 2011

'tis the Facebook Season


On the 12th Day of Christmas, my Facebook gave to me:

12 folk I'm blocking,
11 friends just watching,
10 corny topics,
9 busted barbies,
8 friends complaining,
7 stalkers stalking,
6 party invites,
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive Drama Queeeensssss,
4 game requests,
3 photo tags,
2 friends-a-pokin &
.......a creep who won't stop inboxing me.....

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Stuck for a Christmas Gift Idea?


I know what you're thinking, fellas - the ideal gift for the love in your life...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Monday, 5 December 2011

To Love...

To love is to risk
Not being loved in return
To hope is to risk pain
To try is to risk failure
But risk must be taken
Because the greatest hazard in life
Is to risk nothing