Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year Curiosities

Woody Guthie's New Year's Resolutions 1942

10 Fly Fishing Predictions for the new year! 

2012 in the Western calendar, Chinese New Year 4710,  is the Year of the Water Dragon!

It represents the fourth year in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.The Water Dragon is noted for its calm, visionary intelligence, and balance of right brain creativity with left brain logic. Sounds like a good combination for 2012.

No such thing as a hangover remedy except time.

Eastport, Maine heralds the New Year with the dropping of the maple leaf and giant sardine! People rush in to kiss the fish for a lucky start to the year! The 'Sardine' is  lowered at midnight Eastern Time and the 'Maple Leaf'  lowered an hour earlier at  midnight Atlantic Time. Eastport is poised just west of the Atlantic time zone with the Canadian islands of Deer Island and Campobello located just off shore in Passamaqoddy Bay.

How about planning to spend next New Year's Eve here! Aldourie Castle situated on Loch Ness Scotland! Oh my! Spend some time looking through the pictures...

or maybe your tastes run to this, a shepherd's cottage on the Isle of Skye.

The top 10 Plant-Based food recipes of 2011 from Healthy Girl's Kitchen! You may not find them exciting but I do:)

Here are foods to bring you good luck in the New Year according to Epicurious! Eat them and good fortune will smile on you. I will be cooking lentils for sure.

The transit of Venus is the year’s most anticipated astronomical event and it takes place on June 5th & 6th The Planet Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun and you will see Venus (a small black circle) slowly move across, or “transit” the disc of the Sun.
Transits of Venus are very rare and only a few have been witnessed since the dawn of the telescope. The next one isn’t visible for over another 100 years.

The world is NOT going to end in 2012. 

Now let's have a look at new hairstyles! 32 ideas for next year A lot of these I don't get. Whaat? 

Get ORGANIZED this year! So many terrific ideas! I'm sure you will find something useful:)

Have a Happy and Healthy and Prosperous 2012!


Anonymous said...

don't be so sure on that hangover cure.. something is currently in the works to be cleared by the FDA (though it's really nothing but a combo of existing medicines... aspirin, bromoseltzer & something else).

have a great 2012!

Anonymous said...

oh, lord, the majority of those hair do's look like nothing more than calling bed-head a "style" (why, no, I didn't just roll out of bed, I MEANT to look like this)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

You sure did your homework on this post, Shelagh! I was thrilled to see my own hair-do in the selection - the Shaggy Cut. (I am so rocking the runways, I'll tell ya.)


Alice said...

I am in love with the cottage on the Isle of Skye... we are picking up our VW camper this week (yippeee!) and Scotland is one of the places we are planning to explore in it ;-)

Happy New Year to you Shelagh - I hope 2012 is a good one for you.


PS. I just went to write some dates on the calendar and realised I hadn't yet ordered one! all done now though :-)

susanna said...

Happy New Year to you, too! Thank you for the great links. I just bookmarked the recipes...must eat better and get fit in 2012. And the link to the "get organized" Pins is inspiring - I want to do that this month.

And your landscape photograph is beautiful!