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Happy New Year

Baby Buddha




I’m not a Buddhist (or anything like that), but this guy sits alone in the grounds of the University here and we had a little chat this morning.
I got the impression that it’ll be OK, 2007 . . .



5 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. A happy new year to you, John!
    May 2007 bring you all that you seek.

    And many thanks for keeping me entertained with your blog.

    I bought the ingredients for a cottage loaf today, albeit the organic wholemeal version plus dried yeast (ouch), and I’ll get back to you in due course. This little cottage mamma will be a contemporary one! There’s nothing like a challenge, and your posted recipe provided that. 2007 will see me have a go!

    I can’t even begin to compete with Virginia Woolf, however.

    Have a good one, John,

    All the very best,

    jb says: Thanks CFR, I hope that loaf recipe is good. You might have to be a little creative with it. Happy New Year.

  2. Hello John,

    I got the distinct impression that 2006 was sent off pretty gladly and that more than a fair few were happy to see the year go.
    2007? Yes, really hoping it will be ok.

    Once more, a happy new year.

    jb says: I’m sure 2007 will have its problems, Susan. But there’s some hope  . . . Rumsfeld’s gone.

  3. Fromage says:

    I had the same conversation with almost the same inanimate object of devotion and he too said that it was all gonna be Ok. Though it may get a little worse, or tarnished around the edges, or dropped off at the pawn shop for a short spell, or…

    Happy New Year John.

    jb says: Well, I wasn’t going to mention the bad bits. Happy New Year, Fromage.

  4. marly says:

    I’m really glad you had that little chat, because the first thing I heard on NPR this morning was a bolus of the old prophetic doom-gloom from Pat Robertson.

    jb says: I only listened to that guy one time.

  5. marly says:

    Happy New Year.

    I was a bit surprised that he’d managed to infiltrate public radio…

    jb says: Friends in high places . . .