Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Whilst Australia is just waking up to the first light of 2011, those of us on the other side of the world are starting to gear up for our New Year's Eve celebrations! This is only my second New Year's in the snow and it seems that it is going to be quite a...drippy one! The temperature is just above zero, thanks to a storm system working its way across North America and the ice and snow are starting to melt, just a bit. It is quite nice for it to be so warm outside - you can easily go without gloves and I saw some people braving shorts and skirts (which is a little too optimistic I think, but good for them!)

Tonight we are keeping it simple - a party at A's house, to ring in the New Year with friends and good cheer. On the menu:

something sweet (triple chocolate brownies, always the most requested!)

 and something bubbly!

(Another difference between an Australian and Montreal NYE - in Australia we would probably be drinking Australian sparkling wine - here, I have a selection of Italian, French and Luxembourgian bubbly! And yes, I am skeptical about that last one too!)

So, as the old year comes to a close, I will take this opportunity to wish everyone who is reading this - whether you are a far flung friend, a recent blogging friend, or someone who has randomly stumbled upon this site - a very happy and safe 2011. See you on the other side!


Anonymous said...

those brownies sure look yummy!! Any left? xox

Louise said...

None left! I think A used the last of them to appease their neighbours - the party didn't stop until 6am!

Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy New Year! And did you end up trying the Luxembourgian wine? I'm curious about that! :)