Sunday, January 5, 2014

Feet First - Jan 1



Here's a fun new meme hosted by My Happy Place called Feet First.

Here's what you have to do…….on the 1st day of every month, get a shot of your feet planted firmly or floating in the air or lying on a beach or wherever your journey may find you on that given day.  Blog about it and what is happening in your life on that very day.  Then link back up here with me so we can all "travel the world" together.

It can be a single shot, a collage, a mosaic, or an overlay of sorts.  Whatever your heart desires on that given day.


January 1, 2014 - Mazatlan Mexico

I only heard about this meme today so decided to look back at my photos from January 1 to see if I had anything appropriate.

Feet first - reminds me of the Scottish tradition of first footing on New Year's Eve or Hogmanay.
my parents followed this tradition for years when they first came to Canada.
First footing starts immediately after midnight. This involves being the first person to cross the threshold of a friend or neighbour and often involves the giving of symbolic gifts such as salt (less common today), coal, shortbread, whisky, and black bun (a rich fruit cake) intended to bring different kinds of luck to the householder. Food and drink (as the gifts) are then given to the guests. This may go on throughout the early hours of the morning and well into the next day (although modern days see people visiting houses well into the middle of January). The first-foot is supposed to set the luck for the rest of the year. Traditionally, tall dark men are preferred as the first-foot.


 Sorted by date and time I came across these as my contribution to Feet First january 2014:

This was taken before we headed out for the evening's festivities! All of us on our FEET. We bought our festive gear in Las Vegas last week.



Taken at 12:18 AM while my FEET were planted on the dance floor at Torres Mazatlan




We made some little ones happy by giving them our New Year  festive wear. This little one was worn off her FEET.

Total fluke photo on New Year's Day, DH taking a selfie, and my FEET are in the background.






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