I've just been looking up the time difference with various parts of the World that some of our posters reside in. Happy New Year already to hp-bedoboy who should by now have downed his last glass of whatever is his poison, kissed anything that moves in a skirt or trouser suit (in the interests of equality) and be off to bed either on his own or accompanied. AWAYINBC however has another 8 and a bit hours to go for his New Years treats. I won't be up at that time of his morning so Happy New Year when it arrives. Give the bears a big smacker from me (and then run like feck). As for the rest of us normal people who live solely by UK time. We aren't going to be part of Europe soon so I think we should adopt that stiff upper lip British thing and have our own celebration no matter what. Just in case I'm not awake when it happens in just over half an hour's time, I've had a glass or one, I hope everyone has a very happy and properous New Year and only good things happen in 2019.