The slight curiosity of the date as expressed in the title inspires me in part to post on New Year's day, and to hope that 2011 proves to be a happy and prosperous New Year for us all. Whatever it brings some events, pleasant or otherwise, will prove quite unexpected and take us by surprise.
I saw the New Year in at the Oxford Oratory, with a Mass at 11pm and Benediction at Midnight - a tradition the Fathers established in 2000. Afterwards we had refreshments in the Social Centre - and if champagne and caviar as a way to celebrate the beginning of 2011 is a foretaste of what is to come it may well be a good year... but then, as a Yorkshireman, I come with inbuilt pessimism...so, I'm not counting on it. Not being Father Z I did not photograph the refreshments, but that is how we marked the turn of the year.
A happy New Year to you all.
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