There was a time when I would never (ever) have been the first to leave a New Year's gathering (or any other sort of gathering for that matter). Times change and I'm happy to change with them. I only had to walk across that paddock but three little children accompanied me and Archer told me how to kill a possum with my bare hands. So perhaps I am better prepared for 2013 than I would otherwise have been.
The weather was perfect for a bonfire, not cold but cool enough to stand around a fire.
Happy New Year to all!