Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Xmas & New Year

Originally uploaded by coquelicot.
Soo... long time, no blog! this post is probably very late but I decided to write something about my Xmas and New Year celebrations this year. As my parents have the biggest place to fit us all, they decided to host the traditional Christmas Eve dinner, when, according to the tradition, '12 dishes should be served for each month of past and coming year and one place at the table should be left free; as when a stranger, cold and lonely would knock to the door, he should not be denied the place at the table'. So much for the custom - at our dinner there were only (!) about 11 dishes (hail to my mom, sister and her mother-in-law, without them it wouldn't be possible) but it was a full house - there was 10 people (not counting my sisters little baby, due on that very day!) and there was no place at the table left for anyone else! :-)

The number of presents under the christmas tree was so huge that we had problems to fit them there too! but I guess everyone was pretty happy. The dinner lasted for more than 5 hours and I have to say it was great. This year my dad spared us some hearing cells and decided not to play the violin and sing christmas carols - we listened to CDs instead.

On 25th and 26th of December (which in Poland are both christmas days - we just love those holidays!) we were mostly eating and drinking: at first at my sister's parents-in-law and at my aunt & uncle's place. My cousin Szymon flew back from Ireland to spend these holidays with his family and it was great to see him again after more than 3 months since his wedding in September.

The week between christmas and new year's eve was mostly partying and visiting friends - a grand time if you ask me, exactly as planed earlier, haha! the new year's party was at one of my friend's place and it was also great: we did some karaoke, drunk, danced, drunk more and had great food with a pig, roasted especially for us for this particular occasion. At midnight we had a great panorama all over the city where we could see great firework show.

I have to say that I love to come back home for christmas and new year's. There is no better place for that! :-D

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Nice to see you blogging again. Are we going to see more of it this year?
hopefully, DN! :-) but not everyone has such writing talent as you do! :-)
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