Happy New Year ,Bonne Année, Feliz Año Nuevo! 2017.

A very special brief post on wishing you all a very very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2017. May all your hopes and dreams come true in good health. We stay home as in the last few years, with the kids grown and far from family we do not want to go out into the crowds of end of year.

We decided to cook a nice roast duck in orange sauce all home made by the expert French cook in the family, my wife. Then, we added mashed sweet potatoes, and combine it with Moro rice ( a Cuban dish of old Andalucía Spain, consisting of black bean painted rice so its black and call Moros y Cristianos or Moors and Christians, that goes way back in history). All wash down with Cava Freixenet, yes from Spain oops sorry France ….

We started with some Catalan sausages and Porto Ramos Pinto Adriano from Portugal. The end came with a home made chocolate mousse.  A grand total of 6 persons, my father took part and had the duck , yippee a first for him!!!

All the while we switch TV from the celebration in the Champs-Elysées news flash but end up with the ones at Puerta del Sol in Madrid shown on TVE television of Spain. It was wonderful, I had a cam camera of it and was great indeed! Just for a bit of ambiance as best we can.

The town was quiet and very cold 1C or about 33F, and if fell even lower ,but we managed with a good heating system now lol!

Another year goes by, and I to begin work tomorrow afternoon, then ready for the routine of meeting and preparing for a trip to Asia in mid January.  We are setting up our goals to go back to Spain in summer long vacation and looking into the Segovia or Madrid province to rent a house, which we have some indications already. So business wise and personal wise we are ready for 2017; health permitting and God willing.

Will have some personal photos here ,not a fan but for the special day it is worth it me think. Again happy travels and best wishes for all followers and readers of my blog in 2017. Cheers



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2 Comments to “Happy New Year ,Bonne Année, Feliz Año Nuevo! 2017.”

  1. It all looks lovely and I am glad you decided to combine dishes from across the world; we often do that too. I hope all your plans will be realised this year. All the best. 💖


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