I'm on a disturbingly static bus which is supposed to be taking me home from the Edinburgh street party, so I just thought I'd take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year.
If I ever get back, I'll post some photos from the party, but you know the drill with the camera on my phone - I might as well be posting photos of Jupiter.
People on the bus are passing the time by swapping New Year's Resolutions. Mine is to point out Mike Smithson's inaccuracies ten times more often than before, just to irritate the sanctimonious anonymous poster from last night...
UPDATE : OK, here are the "photos", so feel free to try to decipher some sense from them. The first one is actually Glasgow from last night, which is slightly irritating, because it's the only half-decent one!
I learned from going to the street party two years ago that moving around after 9pm is a choice that can only lead to pain and despair, so I just made my way to Frederick Street (where the Scottish stage was) and stayed there for most of the evening. The three musical acts were Breabach, Eddi Reader and Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson.
It seems that any splash made by Fairground Attraction in Australia twenty-five years ago must have well and truly worn off by now, because the Aussies behind me were taking bets on which one of the male backing musicians would turn out to be Mr Eddie Reader.
And the reaction of two women to Ross Ainslie/Jarlath Henderson : "I love this band, I don't know who they are, oh I wish I was Scottish." Slightly unfair on Jarlath Henderson, who hails from Northern Ireland!