Feliz año nuevo 2008!

1 01 2008

Only five minutes left before the clock strikes midnight in Europe, but I have already wished Happy New Year to O in Spain and my grandmother in Sweden via skype – didn’t want to risk getting stuck without a connection when everybody else wants to call.

We are busy getting ready here, putting on some nice clothes – we are Swedes after all and we like to dress up for New Year’s🙂 and preparing the dinner. The menu is as follows:

  • Starter: Prawn cocktail in huge locally grown avocados
  • Main: Seared tuna steaks with tropical (mango and papaya) salsa
  • Dessert: a good old English Trifle (layers of sponge cake, jelly, custard and jam)

At midnight we will be drinking Californian champagne – an interesting choice which I don’t take any responsibility for!

My brother is going to try to find the old time New Year’s classic Dinner for one  (Grevinnan och betjänten) on youtube…

I think that it will be a good New Year’s eve, even if we celebrate it 5 hours after everybody we know in Europe!

And I will make sure that we listen to the best new year’s song by ABBA:

“Happy New Year”

No more champagne
And the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you
Feeling lost and feeling blue
It’s the end of the party
And the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday
Now’s the time for us to say…

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don’t we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Sometimes I see
How the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives
In the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool
And he thinks he’ll be okay
Dragging on, feet of clay
Never knowing he’s astray
Keeps on going anyway…

Seems to me now
That the dreams we had before
Are all dead, nothing more
Than confetti on the floor
It’s the end of a decade
In another ten years time
Who can say what we’ll find
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine…


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1 01 2008
bryssling

Gott Nytt År och stort tack för julkortet!
Kramar från Bryssel!

1 01 2008
petchie

Bryssling, ert bryssliga nyårsfirande lät bara sååå härligt! Jag hade gärna ätit konstiga cypriotiska kakor och fransk foie gras (bara en pytteliten smakbit dock)😉 men vårt firande var ganska ok det också.. Dock vill jag inte rekommendera californisk champagne!
God fortsättning på 2008!
KRAM

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