As the man* on TV said last night at midnight, "you can draw a line under the past and start afresh".
As I read in Isaiah this morning, for those who are repentant,
"though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow, though they are red like crimson they shall become like wool."
Perhaps a good reflection with which to begin 2008.
*Gethin. Not Jools and his room full of humorously drunk celebrities, nor the two men on their boat setting off fireworks.**
**Which, incidentally, looked like fun.