Two of the most important annual dates in the Scottish calendar are now behind us; Hogmanay and Burns Night. We are so lucky to have two highly important national days so close to each other. Thanks to Rabbie being born on the 25th January, we have a fantastic way to see out the cold January nights with warmth, friendship and joviality.
These national days allow us Scots, wherever we are in the world, to reflect on the past and look forward to the future and spring time with optimism. Of course, it also gives us an excuse to top up the winter blood with a wee dram of our favourite ‘Uisge Beatha’- water of life. So savour your wee dram of winter while it lasts. Burns wrote:
The wintry west extends his blast,
And hail and rain does blaw;
Or the stormy north sends driving forth, The blinding sleet and snaw;
While, tumbling brown, the burn comes down,
And roars frae bank to brae;
And bird and beast in covert rest,
And pass the heartless day.
The winter snowdrops are now already dancing their ‘spring in the air’ ballet, softly proclaiming springtime is just over the horizon. So it’s time to look over your own horizons and start preparing for 2015. There are holidays to plan, places to visit, new homes to buy, maybe a new car to choose, a trip to the theatre, a health and beauty treatment, a repair to your roof, a new driveway or some other home improvements… Yes… it is that time of year again!
So enjoy your read through the first issue of City Life for 2015 and look out for some amazing local businesses advertising services that could help you with your plans for the year ahead…
Flybe flights now available direct from Dundee Airport.
Gardyne Theatre 2015 Box Office is now open.
West End Suzuki are launching the new Suzuki Celerio range.
Plus many more… Home, Garden, Health, Beauty, Financial, Property and Family Services.
Enjoy your Scots winter while it lasts and good luck with your 2015 plans!