Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year!

It is 2015 already! Unbelievable!Happy New Year to you all!
I hope you all had a great time!
I will hopefully manage to blog more this year, or maybe not!
I am working on my New Year's Resolutions and will post them the soonest!
It's the camera thing that is delaying me. My compact pocket Olympus X-925 broke down for some reason and I am trying to learn how to use hubby's old camera a compact Nikon Coolpix L810.It was a camera that had an accident, had broken down, was fixed but the fixed camera didn't make hubby happy so was left in a drawer and a new NIKON DSLR 5100 was bought. So I just inherited the Coolpix (in a lovely red colour) and today I decided to have a look at it and see if I can use it.Till I get something else!Or not!
For the time being I will show you some photos from New Year's Eve.
This year after many many years we celebrated it at home with our relatives!
We had  a great dinner with beef, wild boar, lots of salads and desserts.

Here's the dessert I made, similar to the chocolate one I had made for Christmas. See the 4th of July tablecloth? I wanted a chance to use it!
 Barca was of course with us! She was such a good girl!
 We cut the vasilopita (New Year's pie) and the coin in the pie was won by our house!How great is that! I had bought a lovely blown glass pomagranate to give to the person who would win the coin. So we are keeping it in our house!How great is that!And no I didn't fix the cutting or put the coin in the pie. It is put by the pastry shop!
Then we exchanged gifts.
I got some books, wine, desserts, a cap and scarf and here are two gifts from my brother's family that I really loved.
We gave some gifts as well.(But no photos!)
We talked on the phone with relatives and friends.
Then we went to my mother's place and cut the pie there too.
On New Year's Day we walked Barca on the sea front! The view was magnificent but the cold was terrible!(That's a selfie with my mobile and then screenprint!) I am wearing the cap and scarf my cousin sent me!Thanks P.

Hope the new year brings happiness to everyone!


Sheryl said...

Thank you for sharing your New Year´s Eve photos with us. Table looks very inviting and cosy. Our weather is very cold also. Happy New Year.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful celebration you had with family. And such good traditions. Happy New year sweet friend. I'm wishing you much happiness in this new year! Hugs, Diane

Purple Pixie Dust said...

thanks for visiting my blog have a very happy, healthy and blessed new year. hugs Lynda Ruth

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Χρόνια πολλά και καλή χρονιά Αριάδνη !!!! Πάντα με χαρές το σπιτικό σου !!!! Πολλά φιλιά !!

Kaisievic said...

Wild boar - wow! Looks like such a fun night. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

you had a great time with your family, I love all the pictures, especially Barca. how big is she!
I'm glad you found the coin in the cake, I was just reading a book where a King's Cake was mentioned, if you found the coin you'd be king for the day and everybody would have to do as you told. nice, uh?
Happy New Year!

Frances said...

Looks like a very fun New Year's celebration with wonderful family and food!
I'm not familiar with the New Year's pie and the coin, but it sounds similar to the King Cakes we have here during Mardi Gras (or Carnival). The King Cake has a little plastic baby in it!
Happy 2015!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Happy New Year! That last picture with the snowy mountains behind the sea is beautiful!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Ariadne, and family, not forgetting Barca of course!Hope this New Year brings you health, happiness and all you can wish for! Much love,xxx

butterfly said...

Happy New Year, lovely family photos.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Happy New Year, Ariadne! I've never heard of the coin-in-the-pie tradition. Sounds like fun! :D

Decor Asylum said...

Καλή Χρονιά Αριάδνη!

Anonymous said...

happy new year ariadne!

Αθηνά said...

Καλώς σε βρήκα Αριάδνη!! Καλή Χρονιά με υγεία!

lol mommy said...

Happy new year Ariadne, very nice family photos, Barca is adorable!!! I hope the problem with your camera to be solved shortly in case to see more incredible photos of thessalonikh.