1 Jan 2019


Due to the bad and humid weather my world is mostly inside now ! I ended 2018 with friends and started 2019 ! In a year we will have a round number 2020 !!

Since a few years we are always the same group getting together for New Years Eve each time at somebody else'. This year it was Chantal who received the group.

We guests had all brought some zakouski (canaps) and our own drinks. Usually it is a cold buffet and we also bring different salads. But this time we were asked to only bring something to eat with the aperitif.

Each of us also had brought 3 little gifts which lay there. One had to take a package and we others had to guess what was inside. The one who found the right content, got the gift ! Nicole was very good in guessing and got the most, I only got one, little espresso cups.

Miss Sheena was very interested in the zakouskis and managed to steal a few, until Monique started to protect our food and was the only one with enough authority to make Sheena sit on her sofa !

Chantal had prepared a beautiful table and decorated the living room very festively

We had a cheese fondu but also with different sorts of ham and baked potatoes. It's a lot of fun to gather around the table and prepare your food yourself ! It was so good that not very much was left.

At midnight we got messages and had to answer them. Sheena was disappointed that the table was empty !

And to finish the evening at 2.30 am, we played a very funny game and laughed a lot. It was a real nice start in the new year !

Mr. G was the only rooster in the chicken coop, but that didn't bother him at all !

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Hate fireworks !

is there a bone inside ?

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  1. That looked like lots of fun.

  2. 2020 is indeed a beautiful number to look forward to!
    Very smart and funny gathering at Chantal's! The table,the food, the gift game - were very nice!
    You look very elegant in your black outfit, Gattina!

  3. Had a beagle when young.
    Wishing you a 2019 that is full of blessings
    Coffee is on

  4. We had salmon and cream cheese on crackers too. Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year. We really struggle to stay up until midnight, but we managed it this year. Your little party looks like fun.

  6. Those nibbles look quite yummy. No wonder the dog wanted some too.

    Have a great 2019!

  7. A guessing game with gifts ... that sounds like a lot of fun. And I do have to give Mr. G credit for being the only rooster. His handsome suit is feather finery at its best!

  8. Those canapes look like they were delicious!
    We stayed up late as well over at friends and had a great evening.

    Thanks for sharing!

    - Lisa

  9. That looks like you had proper fun. Happy New Year belated!

  10. A joyous celebration!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/12/king-of-mountain-kitty-style.html


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