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With 2 days To Go Till Hogmanay (New Year’s To You) Another Tutorial On ‘Auld Lang Syne’ With Linked, Crossed Arms.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> ‘Auld Lang Syne’ with linked
>>  arms
 — Dec. 2, 2013.
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Click for YouTube video.

Click for YouTube video.

You really should try and do it right. So much more satisfying.
The crossed, linked hands are symbolic — across your heart and the connection with others.
Cracks me up to see Americans struggling with this every New Year’s Eve. So practice beforehand.

Happy New Year.


29 Days Till Hogmanay (New Year’s To You). How To Do ‘Auld Lang Syne’ With Linked, Crossed Arms — The Right Way.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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>> ‘Auld Lang Syne’: Proper Way

>>Dec. 31, 2012.
>> Hogmanay — Dec. 29, 2012.
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To do it properly YOU have to have linked, crossed arms -- as shown in this YouTube video. Click to access. From Edinburgh Hogmanay -- where, obviously, they know how to do it properly.

To do it properly YOU have to have linked, crossed arms — as shown in this YouTube video. Click to access. From Edinburgh Hogmanay — where, obviously, they know how to do it properly.


30 Days Till New Year’s. Hogmanay To Us The Blessed. How To Sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Like A Native.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ‘Auld Lang Syne’: Proper Way

>>Dec. 31, 2012.
>> Hogmanay — Dec. 29, 2012.
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Click to access YouTube vide. From 'Scottish TV' noless. This is how you do it in the mother country. Help if you were sipping good Scotch all night. Turn the volume -- HIGH.

Click to access YouTube vide. From ‘Scottish TV’ noless. This is how you do it in the mother country. Help if you were sipping good Scotch all night. Turn the volume — HIGH.


Wolfeboro, NH, ‘First Night’ Celebrations New Year’s Eve 2012 (i.e., December 31). Worth Going.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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1. Wolfeboro, NH, Christmas Tree Lighting, 2012 — Nov. 24, 2012.
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Wolfeboro Christmas Tree Lighting, 2012, Clearlakes Chorale,

>>Wolfeboro’s Community Chorus Sings Carols — Nov. 24, 2012.


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The hot air balloons were a blast.

A bit like Venice in Wolfeboro. Even I made a mask. It was a a lot of fun. We were in that hall for a good 2 hours.

It was a lot of fun.

The Wolfeboro puppets are a class act. Bravo. I even prefer them to the Hanover butterflies.


To access the official ‘First Night’ Wolfeboro Website … CLICK.


The ‘First Night’ 2012 Wolfeboro, NH events. I scanned this from a paper because I could not find it online. Click to ENLARGE.


Though we had started going, with glee, to the midnight fireworks a couple of years earlier, last year was the first time we bought buttons and participated in the whole ‘First Night’ Wolfeboro experience. It was a blast.

Yes, the weather could not have been better. It, as you might be able to judge from some of the pictures, was balmy. That made a huge difference. Yes, I am going to buy some $7 buttons in the next few weeks. At 50% off they are a deal. At $7 per ‘adult’ you can’t beat it.

The hot air balloon building would appeal to most kids. But, make sure you allocate at least 2 hours for it. [Just so that you know, the hamsters race inside plastic balls! So, if you are hoping to see hamsters charging down lanes like miniature greyhounds, you might be disappointed. Very nice pet show. Teischan and I went last year while Devanee worked on the balloon.]

The parade and fireworks are a must. You can see both without having a button.

The ‘hat & mask making’ is a lot of fun too. We all had a ball.

I am a sucker for (good) harp music. So I am going to try and catch Aine Minogue at the church. Never heard of her. But, since I will not be going to heaven, I need to get my fill of harp music here.

I do have a gripe, a major one at that. Yes, next year I will contact the Committee and see if we can fix it. My gripe. This whole New Year’s Eve party winds down before midnight! Yes, we have the fireworks … but that is it. They need to have at least one hour of partying after that.

Yes, as an adopted Scot who has celebrated Hogmanay in Scotland, I know how to do this in style. I will share my expertise with the relevant folks. You got to do the ‘Auld Lang Syne‘ and the ladies need to be kissed by a ‘tall’ (by Scottish standards, which means 5′ 6″ and above) DARK man. No, I am not volunteering, though this was the reason I used to get invited up to Scotland for Hogmanay. Chimney sweeps are hard to find, and I was reasonably ‘civilized’ and moderately ‘presentable’.

Click to watch Hogmanay in Glasgow, Scotland on YouTube. They have lots more video.