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Summary: Nell Wilson and Hilda Annersley accept an invitation from a wartime friend to celebrate New Year in the Dundee of my working class childhood.
Rated: General
Categories: St Clare's House Characters: Hilda Annersley, Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship, Humour, Seasonal
Series: Dr Kelly and the Chalet School
Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Word count: 5426 Read: 14504
Published: 26 Dec 2011 Updated: 31 Dec 2011

1. Chapter 1 by shesings [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (534 words)

2. Chapter 2 by shesings [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (776 words)
Thank you for the reviews! I hope the references to the New Year traditions aren't too heavy going!

3. Chapter 3 by shesings [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1167 words)

4. Chapter 4 29/12/11 by shesings [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (952 words)
"The Back of Schiehallion" - Schiehallion is a mountain in Perthshire. It is conical in shape and geographically fairly near the centre of mainland Scotland, so the "Back of Schiehallion" is a reference to Scotland.

Not only was it considered unlucky for the householder to be his/her own first foot, in our family no-one could go out of the house until a first foot had arrived.

5. Chapter 5 by shesings [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (853 words)

6. Chapter 6 Hogmanay by shesings [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (591 words)
Almost complete and I will try to post the epilogue later today! Stan the Pole is based on a delightful man who was always among my grandmother's earliest first foots.

7. Chapter 7 - Epilogue by shesings [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (553 words)