E.J.Wilkins

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Taylor's Port


Happy New Year

It's traditional for "First Footers" (the first person to enter a house in the New Year) to take with them into the house something to eat - a cake or a biscuit; something to drink - often a bottle of beer or wine; and something to help keep the house warm in the coming year - it used to be a piece of coal or a log for the fire, but is now more likely to be something symbolic such as a candle.

For my New Year gift to you and yours I offer you this picture of a delicious Port, taken some time ago in Porto, which was one time capital of Portugal.

I hope 2009 brings you happiness, good health and success in all you strive for.

.

Taylor's Port


Happy New Year

It's traditional for "First Footers" (the first person to enter a house in the New Year) to take with them into the house something to eat - a cake or a biscuit; something to drink - often a bottle of beer or wine; and something to help keep the house warm in the coming year - it used to be a piece of coal or a log for the fire, but is now more likely to be something symbolic such as a candle.

For my New Year gift to you and yours I offer you this picture of a delicious Port, taken some time ago in Porto, which was one time capital of Portugal.

I hope 2009 brings you happiness, good health and success in all you strive for.

.

comments (26)

Very nice Ellie, although of Scottish descent myself it would have to be whisky (without the "E") and a Happy New Year to you and may you post many fine images.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Jan 2009, 02:34
Nice port good photo Happy new year to you Ellie
Grazie Ellie, salute!!!
The Best of the New Year to you too, Ellie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jan 2009, 13:21
Happy New Year Ellie, I hope 2009 will be good for you, I love the tradition, great picture, cheers smile
Have a good 2009 Ellie, a glass of port sounds very appetising even if it is only lunchtime at the moment smile
Many thanks Ellie.
All the best possible things to you and yours!
Happy New Year, Ellie!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 1 Jan 2009, 22:02
Masterfully composed, Ellie.
All the best in 2009.
Kind words Ellie and ones which I reciprocate to you as well. richard
A very happy new year to you too Ellie
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jan 2009, 09:02
So you lugged a whole barrel with you for where and when you are going to be the first footer. You have a clear vision of life smile

Our first footer ma'am
Brought us a wee dram
Now at the end of the day
It's so we can't find our way.

All the best of 2009 to you and yours.
I love the wood pattern
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jan 2009, 16:41
Happy new year Elliesmile
Stilton and crackers with mine please.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 2 Jan 2009, 18:42
That sounds like a really nice tradition. I think I will use it here also smile I'm looking forward to many more beautiful images in 2009.
Happy New Year!
Nice festive warmth to this one. Happy New Year.
  • jamoula McKean
  • Australia
  • 3 Jan 2009, 00:33
And a warm and tasty new year to you too.
Thank you very much Ellie. Same to you too
Great compo, Ellie. I like It.
And Happy New Year.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jan 2009, 08:05
Thank you, Ellie.
I do like a fine port [well, almost any port really].

Really like the composition here.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Back home in Southampton - sob!
  • 4 Jan 2009, 10:36
Thanks you, Ellie, for your New Year greeting; the same to you, too! Already, it seems a while ago; its only the DFS adverts which make me realise it's not that long ago!
Ellie! Welcome back. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I see you're still shooting with that great little E-400 smile That's a neat logo on the glass! Thanks for a great shot.

iain.
I also wish best for you and all the yours you in this new year! A great hug!
  • martie
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2009, 01:53
And Happy New Year's to you! I really like this one - it's warm and filled with promise!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jan 2009, 21:52
thanks for the new year wishes Ellie, and may you enjoy the same good fortune
Mmm this looks tempting, I went to Porto while I was in the Nave, we had a Port bottle party after visiting all the warehouses...

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