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Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

. . . Happy New Year!

At the end of this year we add an extra second on to the time … this is done to compensate for the Earth’s gradual decrease in speed as it turns on its axis. Another event for celebration is the bell at Westminster is 150 years old. The name given to the bell is Big Ben and it was cast in the foundry at Whitechapel in 1858. The bell strikes out the old year and welcomes in the new and it’s dong’s ring out over London but are transmitted over the airwaves on both television and radio.

“Dong-dong-dong-dong-dong-dong-dong-dong-dong-dong-dong-dong …

HAPPY NEW YEAR … to each and everyone of you – may this be the year that you have always dreamt about that offers you all that you desire, gives you love, hope, wisdom and most of all peace.”

Big ben

32 comments:

Lee Allport said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the info on Big Ben. Just dropped on your from EntreCard, GREAT BLOG!

Lee
www.mysentimentexactlee.com

A. said...

Wishing you health and every happiness for 2009.

Tj said...

The wonder of a new year beckons, and all our quiet hopes are born anew. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

LadyBanana said...

Happy 2009 :)

Matt said...

Happy New Year to you, as well. I hope 2009 is a very joyous and prosperous year for you. Much health and happiness to you tis year.

Marty said...

Best wishes for much health, happiness and success in the new year!

Heidi said...

May 2009 be the best year for you ... so far!

Jacqueline said...

Hello Polly,
Thanks for those wonderful wishes and may 2009 give you all of the joy and happiness you can handle. :-)

I've enjoyed reading your posts and I'm looking forward to many more.

Jodi said...

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed New Year!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Polly...and right back @ you...a blessed and healthy New Year!!!

all the best,
Amy

Mariuca said...

May this New Year bring you more love, joy and success. HAPPY 2009!

Wishing on a Falling Star
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Lynne said...

Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year!

Laane said...

Happy new year!!!

May many dreams come true.

The Fitness Diva said...

Just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year!

Health and much prosperity to you in 2009!

Fitness Diva

Mike Foster said...

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous, and amazing 2009!

peace,
mike
livelife365
Happy New Year!

SHIELA said...

Happy New Year too! Thanks for the lovely New Year greetings.

bintang said...

Happy New Year 2U2...

Ask Ms Recipe said...

Happy New Year to you as well. Have a great year and many blessings of the new year.

Ask Ms Recipe

BeadedTail said...

Happy New Year! Interesting information about the extra second and Big Ben!

Wishing you a wonderful 2009!

Sandi said...

Happy New Year!

Bryan Karl said...

Happy New Year!

Have an amazing 2009 ahead of you!

Liza said...

hi polly! happy new year too! hope we all have a better 2009.

ally said...

hi Polly!!!

Happy New Year to you! God bless you and your family!!!

Shawie said...

Happy New Year!!!

Jacqueline said...

Wish I could hear Big Ben...
Happy New Year, Polly! :-)

John@Family, Fitness and Finances said...

Thanks for all the support of my blog this past year. It is much appreciated! Looking forward to a great 2009! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

Happy New year!!! I wish you all the best!

Juliana said...

Here's wishing you the best of 2009. Cheers!

John @ Family, Fitness and Finances said...

Looking forward to a great 2009! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Beaderjojo said...

Happy new year to you!

Japanese Recipes said...

Akemashite Omedeto..Happy New Year to You ;)

food-kids-recipe said...

happy new year 2009.wish you luck in this year and success come to you.:D