I want to start first with a happy birthday wish for our teammember Miriam. Yes, on this last day of the year another Capricorn has a party! So Miriam, I wish you all the best, that you may have a wonderful birthday!
Oh, go to her blog, she has prepared you a lovely freebie kit!!!
It's an odd feeling that another year has passed by, with ups and downs, may be a few more downs than ups, and despite of that I think we are still the rather lucky ones on this world.
It will be a quiet day here, there will be some nice tc this evening and Jan and I will stay at home, just the two of us and I don;t mind. Also it's better for our cats that we are around, there will be fireworks, I heard people spent millions of Euro's again on the fireworks that will be gone in a flash! Oh, I like fireworks, but we don;t buy it anymore ouselves. But in the neighbourhood there are some people who have always lovely firworks and we can watch it from our window. Only the pets don;t like that at all, every time something makes "bang"somewhere in the streets around us, you see them looking around with big eyes. Well, they are a little bit used to it, but at midnight the big blast noice isn;t their favourite moment at all!
I havee bought us a few "oliebollen"and "appelbeignets", traditional things we eat on this day! I used to make them myself, but it's a bit of work to do and as we like to have a few, but not loads, I buy them at the bakery.
The "appelbeignets"(made with slices of apple ) are round because the Franks believed this shape brings good luck.
So this is done already a long, long time! Hmmm, they are yummie, specially with LOADS of casterd sugar on them!!!
Then tomorrow at 12.00 o'clock midday weare sitting at the couch with a cup of coffee and another oliebol, and watching and listening to the New Years Concert from Vienna. That is always cheerful, although I must say it has changed a little bit over the years, not as much ballet and sometimes they throw in another composer. I remember still the BEST years of it, with the conductor Willy Boskowski! All that music of the Strauss family, a lot of ballet, so happy and with also a lot of humour! Nevertheless we still like to watch it. Also kind of tradition, you could say.
I hope everybody will enjoy a good ending of the old year and a brilliant start of the new year! And let's wish and hope the New Year will bring us some happy, good things, that it will give us good health and a lot of friendship and love!
And yes, I havea freebie too on this last day, with a suiting name "Memories of the Past Year".
Enjoy it and we'll meet again in the New Year 2011!