The New Season

The New Season

My husband is back to work, and my daughters started the new term at U. of Toronto, so one took the train back yesterday, and the other is leaving today. Now it is time to turn the Christmas lights off, put away the decorations, get rid of the lumber, and begin the transformation into our renewed 2019 selves ,,, click on image for more

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The First Twelve Seconds – A New Year’s Tradition

The First Twelve Seconds – A New Year’s Tradition

What is the very first thing you do in the New Year? Is it watching a dropping ball, as in New York City? Kiss your loved ones, sing or hug? Pop the bubbly open and share a toast? For many people in Mexico, except for the dropping ball, all of the above, but not until everyone has emptied the glass flutes prepared for each person, with exactly twelve grapes … click on image for more

A New Year’s Eve Menu

A New Year’s Eve Menu

New Year's Eve planning is still nebulous, but will probably be a quiet evening for my husband and myself (and dog), since my daughters are now at the stage of going out with their friends. When I was a kid, my family celebrated New Year's Eve the Japanese way, with an udon noodle soup dinner; once I reached the stage of partying out with friends, a formal Mexican menu, like the one in this post, could be expected … click on image for more