However, it's finishing as it began....poorly. My gorgeous old car - the one I decided to keep after downsizing my collection from 5 to 1, decided to have a hissy fit 30 miles from home and on our way to lunch at my dearest, oldest friends home. Bugger!!! Front suspension totally gave out.....it seems, I was right when I told our mechanic 3 months ago that the accumulator sphere needed regassing and, lo and behold, the last day of 2007 was day it decided to drop it's bundle. Double Bugger!! What a pity our mechanic didn't listen to me.....grrr
But enough of that. It's almost over, only 23 and half hours to go and I can have a celebratory glass of something fizzy and kiss the whole thing goodbye.
So, it's the middle of the night, coolish (that's terrific) and the wind is literally blowing a gale outside fit to rip the fillings out of your teeth. I love it...it's kind of exciting. Yeah, I know - and I'm kind of weird. The Poinciana trees are denuded of seed pods now and are dropping branches everywhere. We filled a whole laundry basket with pods this afternoon and I'm guessing we'll fill the back of the Ute with them and the branches that have dropped tonight. It's such a shame because they're all in flower (for those who don't know, Poinciana's are a large Sth American tree. Up to 6m tall with a canopy up to 15metres and with bright tangerine flowers in Spring/Summer. We've got a monster one in the back yard - 8m high and 15m canopy - and a medium sized (half grown, 4m x 6m) out the front. It's a pity they're bare in winter, but then the Tibouchina's are in flower. I love my trees and shrubs.
God I'm boring!
Okay, it's now 22hrs 58 minutes to 2008 and I've waffled on long enough. Fluffy (the bald 1 of my 2 Devon Rex's) has come to tell me I've ignored him long enough and he requires cuddles NOW, so I'd better go - he's 2 kilos of pure bully when it comes to hugs.
My love to you all and hope you have a wonderful 2008 filled with your hearts desire.