Friday, December 31, 2010

Last day and a birthday!

Goodmorning everybody!

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 "oliebollen"were made in early days to sacrifice to the Germanic goddess Perchta. By baking them in fat(oil) they believed that the goddess would do you no harm.
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!
Download    HERE 
                  or     HERE


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Dec. 31, 2010. Thanks again.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [01 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

annlo said...

Thank you for this gorgeous kit and for all your other so beautiful creations!

Happy New 2011!

Ariadne said...

Thanks so much Kyra!
BTW the top link has a 404 code.
Huge Hugs, Ariadne/Janet