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We spent New year’s Eve at home. Slowly the oil balls and apple beignets disappeared (see previous message). Danique woke up at 10 PM because of the fireworks noise outside. She stayed with us on the couch, waiting for midnight to come. Then we all watched and enjoyed the fireworks from people in our neighbourhood. Of course there was champagne. Our neighbours stopped by for some handshaking and kisses and then we went to bed at 3.30 AM.
For New Year’s Eve it is a Dutch tradition to “oil balls” and “apple beignets”. These are deep fried dough goodies that will bring luck for the new year to come. The dough is dropped into the deep fryer by using two spoons. They are served with powdered sugar. The “apple beignet” is a variety with a slice of apple.
Happy New Year.
Sa 01-Jan-2011 00.00-02.00: We celebrated New Year’s Eve in Nijmegen with the family of Sjoukje’s brother Anne-Pier. We stayed overnight until the next morning.
17.00-18.30: Our neighbours Has and Meritxell stopped by with a bottle of Spanish Cava.