December Reflections

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I have received a few complaints that 'Reflections' has not been updated for ages! I am so happy to see that someone reads it at all! But I have been remiss and apologies. To make amends, I thought you might like to read my latest poem - comments welcome.

December Poem

It’s winter now in Grantown-on-Spey
The short slow days begin with sparkling snowy mornings
Lit by a late low sun.
But not long to go,
The blue black skies are filled with twinkling diamonds of light
Which herald the early evening night.

It’s also a time 
Of fun and good cheer,
Of making friends
Of sharing food,
Mulled red wine,
Coffee, chocolates
And all things good.
Of single malts
Of family and friends.
A time of year to make amends.

December, winter
Coldness, endings,
Wrapped up cosy and warm
Appetites sated,
Whisky poured,
Lessons learned,
Successes savoured,
And as a tear begins to form
As usual, and in a maudlin way,
Don’t forget,
It’s not too long
To new beginnings.
Happy New Near,
Cheer up,
It’s almost Hogmanay.

We wish you all the best for 2013 and look forward to welcoming you to Brooklynn!

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  • Alan & Silvia Woodier, Brooklynn Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3LA Scotland
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Brooklynn guesthouse in Grantown on spey offers fantastic B&B accommodation. Being located on the Scottish Highland Whisky trail we have a restricted licence for guests to enjoy a selection of wines, local beers and, of course, Speyside malts. Our guest house accommodation offers guests a chance to stay right next to the Cairngorm National Park. Brooklynn guest house is the longest established guesthouse in Grantown. Brooklynn guest house offers guests the opportunity to stay in Grantown-on-Spey bed and breakfast accommodation providing evening meals.