Thursday, 31 December 2009

Bluuuue Moooon and Happy New Year

This month we have a 'blue moon' on the 31st of December. Sadly it doesn't mean that the moon will actually be blue it simply means that there are two full moons this month - 13 moons this year instead of 12. Because the lunar cycle is around 29.5 days the year has 11 extra days, so every few years the days add up and we get an extra moon. There was apparently also a partial eclipse at about 7.30 pm (GMT) but I missed that.

So, another year. Are you writing up your resolutions? :)

Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green,
Here we come a-wand'ring
So fair to be seen.
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail, too,
And God bless you, and send you
A Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

Oh I meant to add, every New Year’s Eve my Great-Grandma would say to my Mum: if you go to the Toll Bar and if you look you’ll see a man with as many noses as there are days in the year.

Here's to a blessed and peaceful New Year. Come Lord Jesus!


  1. Happy New Year to you and yours. May you all be blessed many times over.

  2. Happy New Year to you to, Sarah :)

  3. The blessings of Our Lord to all your family.