Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year

 12 midnight.
Bringing in the New Year at our neighbours' home.
Once again our hostess cooked up a storm.
Thank you, Elaine!

Chili con carne on the Aga, with lots of other tasty goodies
and puddings to die for!
We had a bit of a bop but by the early hours of the morning we were settled in the kitchen
chatting in that wonderfully comfortable
end of the party way.
On New Year's Day morning the sun shone!
And a new flower bloomed on my orchid.
I added some shop bought roses to the vase containing dried hydrangea heads from the garden
for Jane's flowers in the house at smallbutcharming.
Wishing you all that is good for 2013.


  1. Happy New Year ... and lots of memorable moments, which you are hopefully continuing to share with us!

    Sunshine on Jan 1st is one of the best features for that day. Right after the New Year's Concert for breakfast (around 1pm ;-))


    1. Dear Paula, oh, how good to hear from you again. I'm going to do a post on Miss Cellany just for you!
      Breakfast at 1pm - you started the New Year well!
      /:-) x

  2. Looks to have been a wonderful start to your New Year.

    1. Dear Doc, Yes, it is good to be able to just pootle across the road and enjoy such pleasant company.

  3. It looks like a great party. My orchid has put forth a new flower spike so it's just a question of time now.
    Happy New Year!

    1. Mine is a brand new flower spike as well, Hostess, so I'm feeling rather clever!
      A Happy New Year to you and yours.

  4. As impressed as I am by the new bloom on your orchid I'm really impressed by your neighbor's New Years party.

    I'm taking my flowers and moving to your hood.

    xo jane

  5. What a great hostess you had for NYE, happy new year to you.

    1. Yes, Elaine is the most fantastic hostess. Every year I ask if I can do something to help and she tells me she is just doing a casual put-together. Then we turn up to a fabulous New Year's Eve feast. (I've put on four pounds this holiday!)
      Wishing you good gardening in 2013, and sunshine!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the birth of a new year. Bonnie

  7. Great friends, great food, great flowers...perfect J.

  8. Looks like a great time was had by all - best wishes to you for 2013 - no wonder you've put on a few pounds with all that delicious food you've been tempted with.