A pre-New Year’s note

As ancient Babylonians first started celebrating New Year 4000 years ago, we don’t think such an old and common tradition should be taken lightly. Admittedly, we’re not exactly fans of big parties and crowds so we decided to throw a little house party, more of a tea party, plus the champagne. And so the tradition of surrounding ourselves with friends and family – because the first people you see will either bring you good luck or bad luck – just fits right in. We choose the first. And there will be cats too…

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We won’t cook anything special, we’ll just serve the biscuits and cookies left over from Christmas because they certainly deserve to be eaten. Of course, there will be all sorts of finger food, salty snacks, dips and salads. And no, we won’t be doing all of that by ourselves. We’ll also employ our guests, and the recipe we find most delicious will be posted here.

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We’re looking forward to a comfortable and relaxed get-together, fine food and a toast at midnight with good wishes. Those of you who feel brave enough might even make some New Year’s resolutions. But don’t do it if you don’t really mean it. Trust us.

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Whatever way you choose to celebrate, be cheerful, honest and open-hearted because we are closing the doors on something old and are embarking on new adventures.

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