We all decided that this year New Years Eve should be a gentle and family occasion, 2016 was a bit of a rollercoaster, so we would like 2017 to enter gently like a stately galleon, in the hope that we will sail through the coming year just as smoothly.
But before we settle down for the evening we have hung a small lantern from one of the trees down on the riverbank …..
…….. to help guide in the New Year in a subtle and discrete way, without the need for whistles, bells and flutes, party poppers, extravagant firework displays, crazy string or balloons…..
Then, Darrell has promised us an evening of Pringles, pickled onions and sophisticated cheeses accompanied by cocktails mixed by his own fair hand, from our deluxe cocktail cabinet, something we promised ourselves that we would have when we moved, as befitting bijoux apartment living.
He says he has been looking for something that would “ …….. reflect the mood and colour of the river on this final day of the year!” Hmmmmmmm, well, I have to say it’s looking a bit murky at the moment…….
…….. so, I think it will be probably be a round of mudslides, possibly followed by a cheeky Long Island Iced Tea or two. It has to be said that poor Darrell has also had the additional problem of finding cocktails with wholesome names that won’t provoke probing questions from an enquiring Nigel! We would rather not have to explain a Slippery N***le to him, so we've knocked that one on the head entirely!
xxx Wishing you a very Happy New Year & a very safe night tonight. xxx