Welcoming in 2013

England expat life

We welcomed in the new year in style! Dinner at our favorite local dim sum place with a glass or two of sake and a cocktail at the upstairs bar, than back home for a night of drinks and watching all the appropriate tv with our guests, Dave and Penny. There was champagne and baked cheese and I learned all about Jools Holland’s “Hootenanny”. It was no Dick Clark, and no ball drops at midnight (and my three English compatriots definitely laughed at me when I mentioned balls dropping), but there were fireworks at midnight over the sea and we sang auld lang syne in our living room, arms wrapped around each other, so the evening gets a thumbs up from me despite today’s champagne induced hangover.

2013-I’m as ready for you as I’ll ever be. Let’s do this.

5 thoughts on “Welcoming in 2013”

  1. Happy New Year! Your evening looked perfect! Isn’t it funny that we have to live in another country to realize that traditions like the “ball drop” sound so ridiculous. I didn’t even think about it until I read your post and now I can’t stop laughing!

  2. Happy new year guys! Yeah Cath, I know-I’m always tripping up on something that I think is completely normal but turns out is “American”. And it’s been a year! I’m never going to catch on, haha.

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